Instead of Dairy…
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In our last blog post, we discussed the Perils of Dairy. So, it seemed obvious that the next thing we should address is the alternatives to dairy milk. In this post, we... Read More

Body Weight Exercises
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Body weight exercises don't use any equipment. These are important for people with joint issues that will be aggravated by extra resistance. If you're travelling, you can do them anywhere. If you... Read More

The Perils of Dairy
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While growing up I drank a lot of milk. Probably 3 glasses a day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. I was told it was “good for your bones” and “just good for you”.... Read More

Dynamic vs Static Stretching
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I have been going in road races for many years. When I first started out, maybe the first 3 to 4 years, I always noticed a lot of the runners doing warm up... Read More

Good Fats vs Bad Fats
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  Mono fats, Poly fat, Saturated fats, Trans fats…………Aargh!!!! It’s enough to make your head spin! Good fats, Bad fats. What do they do and how the heck can you make sense... Read More

Hydration!!!!!
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  Whether you live in the arid Southwest or in the humid Northeast if you’re outside and active you must hydrate. Especially in warm weather your body needs to replenish the fluids... Read More

Good and BAD Posture!
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Have you ever sat in a public place and watched people walk by? Probably. Right? Have you seen how people hold their bodies? Some are upright. But many, not so much. We... Read More

Coconut Oil – Superfood??
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Dr. Mehmet Oz called coconut oil a “Superpower”. Renowned Osteopath Dr. Joseph Mercola states that the benefits of coconut oil are “near miraculous”. CSPI WOW! I better get me some. But first... Read More

Exercise and Balance – Part 1
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This will be the first in a series of posts concerning the benefits of exercise in our senior years. We will address its effects on balance, disease, mental state and strength. This... Read More

A Tip for Decreasing Recovery TIme
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Foam rollers. Have you noticed in the past year or so this new activity in the fitness world? In an area where participants typically are stretching, they are now rolling their bodies... Read More

Protein for Weight Loss
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In the 40 years that I have spent in the fitness world, one group of athletes above others demonstrates an incredible ability to control their weight. Whether they want to gain but... Read More

Feel the HEAT!!!
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This is the 2nd part of a series about recovery modalities. This post will exam using heat in order to recover from one workout to another. While cold is beneficial during the... Read More

Seniors And Their Workouts
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Due to my education and work experience I train seniors. For my purpose I define those 65 or over as a senior. In fact at any given time in the past 12... Read More

Eat My?!?!?!
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Errr, I mean Eat Your Veggies!! Your mother always said to eat your vegetables. What does this mean exactly? Can I just get a wedge of iceberg lettuce, throw some tomatoes in... Read More

Supplement Confusion
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I grew up in a household (in the 70’s) with a mother who believed in taking vitamins. Known today as supplements. At that point my mother recommended multi-vitamins. Just to ensure that... Read More

Got Your Back????
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How’s your neck feel? How about the top of your shoulders? Do you have a tightness between your shoulder blades? Well it turns out your not alone. In the last couple of... Read More

Are You Experienced???
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Are you experienced? Not long after I moved to Phoenix and joined those who would climb the local mountains, did I find myself remarking about other “novice” hikers. You know what I... Read More

One on One vs Group Training
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In most cases there are two types of training that you can receive from a trainer. The first one is one on one and the second is group training. First off the... Read More

Napping!!!
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Napping. Yes what we’re talking about is that brief time period we have when we lie down during the course of our day to recharge our body’s batteries. What?!?!?! You mean you... Read More

What Have They Done To Oatmeal?!?!?
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Oatmeal – Known to be one the best choices for breakfast. Has recently been trumpeted by the fast-food industry as evidence of their attempts to present the public with “wholesome” food. Once... Read More

Holy Guacamole!!!
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The BIG game is upon us. What are you going to serve? There seems to be a misunderstanding about some of the foods involved. Yes there are plenty of BAD foods. But... Read More

I Deserve That!!!!
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After a recent group hike several of us stopped on the way home to get something to eat. One of the hikers ordered what seemed like everything that was on the menu.... Read More

Chocolate – Good vs Evil
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In the last few years there has been a lot of talk about the health benefits of chocolate. Coincidentally the International Cocoa Organization states that production has risen from 1.2 million tons... Read More

Exercise and Arthritis
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Nearly 27 million Americans are affected by arthritis. So what is arthritis and where does exercise come into the picture? When the cartilage, which is the cushion at the ends of your... Read More

Effects of Alcohol on Exercise
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With alcohol being the most common drug of choice one has to wonder what effects it has on your athletic performance. Sorry folks but this blog has to be written. For the... Read More

Red Wine vs White Wine
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Red wine or white wine? Every now and then I am asked this question by those who imbibe. In fact one time I was asked in a very unscientific manner, “I’m going... Read More

Are Tanning Beds Good For You?
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Lately I’ve been noticing advertisements for tanning salons claiming that they are a good source of Vitamin D, in other words good for you. I felt this was a bit of a... Read More

SURRENDER = STRENGTH
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I have always been surprised that I have had more female clients than male. Such is the case with most of the Personal Trainers that I know. Even when I worked in... Read More

It’s Easy……Really!!
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My partner and I were invited to go on a mountain bike ride with another trainer and her clients. A separate friend who was going on the same trip told me that... Read More

COMMITMENT!!!
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UNTIL ONE IS COMMITTED Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all facts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance... Read More

Muscle Recovery
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People who are new to working out often ask why they can’t exercise the same muscles everyday. In brief this is what I tell them. First off for a true workout to... Read More

Book Recommendation
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I want to recommend a book to you. I’m on holiday right now. And as with most times that I take off, I use this time to catch up with my reading.... Read More

H1N1 vs Obesity
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With all the attention these days given to the H1N1 flu you would think that this is the only danger lurking out there. Yes, this flu can be horrible to go through... Read More

To Eat Or Not To Eat
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Today is Thanksgiving. How will you spend it? Most of the people I spoke to this week told me of spending time with their families and sitting down to a traditional holiday... Read More

Preparing for the FEAST
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Turkey day has arrived! How are you going to approach this most hallowed days of dining? Consider this – If you’re going to someone else’s house eat something before you go. Protein... Read More

Preparing For The Holidays
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Well we’ve come to that time of year again. The HOLIDAYS!! If you’re not careful this time of year can be stressful, overwhelming, full of distractions from your goals and an overall... Read More

Obesity=Disability=Pre-Existing
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It was announced Thursday that Americans are entering their 70’s with disabilities in greater numbers than in previous generations. Big surprise that goes along with this study which was authored by Teresa... Read More

I LOVE Push-Ups!!!
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I love push-ups! Anyone that trains with me can tell you so. As soon as someone enters the Longevity Personal Training world my clients learn how to do them and also learn... Read More

Why Am I So Tired????
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My alarm goes off at 4:10am. My first appointment of the day is at 5:30am. My last will end at 7pm. I make my way to bed by 9:30pm and then repeat... Read More

How Do You Train?
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I train a lot of people. Some have events they are working towards. Some have very specific goals (weight loss, balance, specific body parts they want to improve). Yet quite a few... Read More

Trail vs Road??
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The race began as we ran down the trail into the desert. Down into the washes and then back out, down and then back out. The washes were a mix of sand... Read More

Meta WHAT?!?!?!
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When we talk about metabolism and metabolic rate the first thing that comes to mind is energy. We all know people who have “slower” (gain weight easy) and others who have “fast”... Read More

I Know EVERYTHING……Really???
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As trainers we are looked at as the ones who have all the answers to your questions regarding health & fitness. Well, here’s the bad news. Not really. Although I have met... Read More

How Do You Pick Charities To Give To???
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With the recent economic times the unfortunate victims can be charities. Just when many charities such as the Salvation Army or Goodwill Industries are hearing a greater call for their services, their... Read More

Eating Healthy At The Airport
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This weekend I’m traveling to Asheville, NC. I work with quite a few people who travel extensively. Their common complaint is how hard it is to maintain a healthful diet while on... Read More

I Am Not A Mouse!!!
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The other day I was told by a client about a recent article released by the BBC that spoke about the effects of eating late at night. This study was conducted at... Read More

Traveling To Unknown Parts
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Next weekend I’m going to be in Asheville NC. I’ve never been there, but I have seen the town and area written up in many magazines. In fact it has been listed... Read More

Small Races vs Large Races
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Today I had the opportunity to run in the Annual Jerome Hill Climb. There might have been 150 runners in attendance. The weather was on the cool side and although the sun... Read More

CHEW YOUR FOOD!!!!
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Are you like most people with a busy schedule who inhales their food rather than chews it correctly and actually gets a chance to enjoy it? Chewing doesn’t only allow us to... Read More

OH SH**……That Feels Good!!!!
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Recent studies have concluded that the more aggressively you express yourself verbally while going through discomfort, the easier it is to withstand it. During an experiment that was being held at Keele... Read More

Soggy Vegetables…..Should I??
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A couple of days ago I picked up lunch for my partner (Marcia) and I. We try to eat right so I brought home some steamed vegetables over chicken and rice. Normally... Read More

Correct Posture
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Recently during a training session I was asked to instruct on correct posture. I was a little taken back initially because I thought this was an automatic thing that we just did.... Read More

Stretching…..Do You???
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Not having enough time is not a good enough reason to not stretch. After all it really doesn’t have to take any more than 3 to 4 minutes to complete. This post... Read More