Health

Neck, Shoulder, or Back Pain? Think about your Thoracic Spine

Unfortunately for all those with neck, shoulder, and back pain due to poor posture, the initial cause of our pains is..... gravity. However, while we can not yet escape the torments of gravity, our sedentary lifestyle continually exacerbates these postural problems when we sit all day at a desk, in front of the computer, or in front of a TV.

New Lifestyle Officer: Luke Sniewski

Luke Sniewski is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Personal Trainer. His entrepreneurial nature drives him to seek new and revolutionary solutions within the fitness industry. Sniewski has trained clients from every kind of background in every gym setting.. Changing the lifestyle and attacking the real issues is an approach that allows clients to make real long-term changes in their lives without falling back into the patterns that created the problems in the first place.

That's right: A few pages of No Gym Required™ for FREE!

Since there are not too many days left in summer, we thought we'd throw you all a few pages from No Gym Required™: Unleash your Inner Rock Star. There some fun text, some stretches, a menu plan, and some recipes. Anyway - hope you enjoy. If you would like a little more, feel free to comment and we'll try to accommodate.

Times "Why Exercise Won't Make you Thin" put in Question

John Cloud's recent Times cover story article on exercise has certainly gotten a lot of attention. It makes the case for exercise NOT contributing to weight loss in any significant way. Go figure. All of us preaching that a consistent regimen of exercise with proper eating habits lead to improved weight management and improved overall health all for naught...

Tips and Tricks for Exercising No Gym Required™

We're all short on time. Between excessive personal and professional demands and our desire to have some downtime sometimes, schedules get stretched pretty thin. Too thin if you ask me!

No Gym Required™ Tips & Tricks to Improve Eating Habits

It's no secret that if you're looking to lose weight or improve your overall health, the biggest thing you can do is eat properly. Eating plays such a huge role that a proper and healthy diet has been proven to drastically improve overall health and can severely improve or reverse the effects of certain diseases like diabetes!

There is a lesson there for us all.

Athletic Therapy

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Are you a Physio?

On a daily basis i like many of my colleagues hear this question. So, I thought i would take this opportunity to post the scope of practice of an Athletic Therapist. For those of you residing in the U.S.A. we are referred to as an Athletic Trainer. I am simply doing this to bring clarity to the differences between Athletic Therapists and Physiotherapists.

Scope of Practice of a Certified Athletic Therapist

Calcium and Captain Obvious Overeating News

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calcium.gifSo lets get right to it–There's been some controversial reports about calcium and weight loss. Some studies show that dairy based calcium supports fat and weight loss and may even help control appetite (some of these studies were conducted at the University of Tennessee). But other studies (mainly conducted at Purdue University and Ohio State) show that calcium does not cause weight or fat loss at all.

Addressing Motivation

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A customer recently emailed me because they have lost their motivation (see email below). I kept their name anonymous for obvious reasons but wanted to share their message with you because this issue touches us all at some point or another. More importantly, I think this is one of those things that we can overcome with the right help. See the customer's comment and my reply below:

NO GYM REQUIRED™ Homework

Article of the Day

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Short article from "O" magazine again supporting the benefits of quick effective workouts: as little as 10 minutes a day of walking is enough!

"Researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, reported findings from a study involving 464 women who weren't exercisers. After six months, a group who walked an average of 72 minutes a week at two to three mph—that's about 10 minutes of mall-pace striding a day—had significantly improved heart strength and general fitness, nearly matching the efforts of women exercising almost twice as long.