Six hard truths about why you might not be losing weight

Have you ever noticed that losing weight is so much harder than gaining weight?  You “think” you are doing all the right things but somehow you still struggle to lose those unwanted pounds.  Learn six hard truths that may be affecting your weight loss goals.   A few weeks back we wrote about why fall can be a barrier to weight loss – think fall treats … Continue reading Six hard truths about why you might not be losing weight

Get a grip on high blood pressure without medication

Over 100 million Americans suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure) which can cause a variety of health issues including stroke.  There are two primary ways that most people use to lower their blood pressure. 1. Taking blood pressure reducing medication such as beta blockers 2. Intense exercise totaling 70 minutes or more per week In 1973, the JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) published … Continue reading Get a grip on high blood pressure without medication

The ultimate test of fitness

There is one exercise that not only tests one’s physical strength and cardio endurance but also one’s mental fitness.  Can you guess what it is? What single exercise can test both one’s physical and mental ability?  Something that measures your strength and cardio fitness while at the same time testing your mental will?  All with the goal of completing in seven minutes.  If you guessed … Continue reading The ultimate test of fitness

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A good workout is better than medicine

Until 2015, I was never into workouts.  I tried many things over the years but nothing “stuck.” In November 2014 I quit smoking for good after a friend of mine (and former smoking buddy) passed away from lung cancer.  As the weight piled on I decided I had to do something so I gave OrangeTheory Fitness a try.  Their workouts checked all the boxes for … Continue reading A good workout is better than medicine