Weight Loss

Can You Actually Boost Your Metabolism? Yes–Here’s How

There’s an overwhelming amount of information out there about how to rev up your metabolism to burn more calories and lose weight. Certain foods (the spicier the better!), magic pills and other strategies like only drinking ice water promise impressive…


5 Important Reasons Older Adults Should Exercise Daily

What’s your excuse for not exercising? Are you sick, out-of-shape, tired or feel like you’re just too old? Think again. Those kinds of fears and myths keep many older adults from working out regularly. That might explain why three out…


#HealthyMe: Running a Tough Mudder (With Video)

My friend and colleague Kyle Hall and I tackled one of the trendiest fitness challenges this past weekend – the obstacle-filled dirt run! We ran the Tough Mudder held Saturday, Sept. 20 in Brooklyn, Michigan at the Michigan International Speedway…


4 Non-Traditional Ab Workouts

One of the most sought after looks are tight, ripped abs. There are potentially hundreds of exercises that attack the abs directly. But what if you want a little bang for your buck? Meaning, what exercises can you do that…



5 Questions You Forgot to Ask Your Personal Trainer

If you’re anything like me and have struggled to lose weight on your own, even after changing your diet and going to the gym, you may consider hiring a personal trainer. The decision to hire a trainer is a personal…



The Silent Killer: Six Things You Need to Know

You have probably heard about high blood pressure, also called hypertension, but you may not know why it’s important to understand. Blood pressure (BP) is the force of blood against the artery wall. If your blood pressure stays high over…


The Skinny on Brown Fat

Brown fat has recently received media attention due to research that has shown it to be beneficial for increasing the rate at which calories are burned, among other things. Between being thought to help make people thinner and less prone…


Eight Health and Fitness Myths Debunked

There are all kinds of myths out there about health and fitness. What workouts are best, what foods cause weight loss, exactly how many sit ups do you need to be doing to see abs? Lets take a look at…


“Skinny” but Unhealthy: The Truth is on the Inside

Everyone has a friend that can eat whatever they want, whenever they want, and never gain a pound. There’s also that friend who weighs more than others but is in great shape. So, is it healthy to be large and fit,…