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All About Fitness is a free podcast that explores how exercise can successfully manage the aging process. From popular fitness programs to recently-developed exercise equipment, discover new trends and evidence-based solutions that can help you slow down the effects of time and stress on your body. No matter your age, learn how to burn calories, build stronger muscles and get YOUR best body straight from the people who conduct the research, invent the products and create the workouts that ma ...
 
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Once a man becomes a husband and father it can be easy to become so focused on work in order to provide for the family that things like health and wellness take a backseat. Unfortunately in many cases it's not until a catastrophic health event like the diagnosis of a disease or a heart attack that a man realizes that he has overlooked his health. I…
 
Approximately 60% of American adults live with some kind of chronic health condition. Many diseases like diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and obesity are preventable with healthy lifestyle choices like exercise and good nutrition. However, even if you workout regularly and watch what you eat, it's still important to make your health a prio…
 
Alcohol, drugs, gambling. shopping, sex and food are all known addictions; however one category is missing - that of processed food. Yes, that's right, not just food but processed food. Many processed foods have been chemically engineered to have the same effect on your brain as drugs like cocaine or heroin. It's important to realize that if you fi…
 
The purpose of a business is to generate a profit by delivering a product or service to customers. The primary business model of the fitness industry is based on collecting monthly membership dues to have access to a facility to use the equipment and/or take instructor-led exercise classes. Because the membership model can provide a consistent reve…
 
Insanity = Repeating the same thing over and over yet expecting different results. The longer you follow an exercise program, the greater the risk of a plateau. Periodization refers to a structured program that alternates between periods of high, moderate and low intensity exercise in order to maximize the benefits of rest and recovery. Learn how p…
 
Where's your favorite place to exercise? Yes, a hard workout with friends at the gym can make you feel great, but when was the last time you took the time to get out in nature and use that as your gym? Not just exercising outside, but getting off the grid and out into real nature? Melanie Webb is a personal trainer with a background in biology who …
 
The old proverb, "Necessity is the mother of invention" accurately sums up how Sarah Bowmar has evolved from a young woman interested in working out to being on stage as a fitness competitor to promoting fitness programs on social media to starting a supplement company with her husband, Bowmar Nutrition. Throughout her career in fitness, Sarah has …
 
The more that researchers study sleep, the more they learn about how important it is for optimal health. In a recent study published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers observed that adults between the ages of 50 and 70 who average less than 6 hours of sleep per night had a 30% HIGHER risk of developing dementia and losing cognitive f…
 
There are all sorts of gimmicks and fads that are marketed as nutrition solutions for rapid weight loss or muscle growth. Don't be misled by any of that hype, because it is the fuel for how your body functions, proper nutrition is essential for optimal health. Your body needs ALL macronutrients: protein, fat AND carbohydrates. This Quick Fit Tip is…
 
Once upon a time the prevailing thought was that athletes should AVOID lifting weights because adding muscle would reduce their athletic ability which explains why football players had two-a-day practices and baseball players had spring training; they had to get in playing shape for their respective sports. Now in 2021 most high school athletes rec…
 
Regular physical activity is essential for optimal health, especially for children who crave activity. Exercise is physical activity for a purpose, while general physical activity includes all of the daily tasks related to living such as walking to the store, taking the stairs or doing yard work. Even though modern technology has sought to remove t…
 
Fitness is having the ability to do what you want to do when you want to do. Aging happens to everyone but consistent exercise, along with other healthy habits, like good nutrition and sleep, can slow down the effects of time. No matter how old you are right now, tomorrow you will be one day older; but don't worry, staying fit will give you the fre…
 
Mike Fitch is a movement coach and personal trainer who realized that while lifting weights can build a strong body, too much could cause injuries. In an effort to find a way to strength train with a lower risk of injury, Mike began experimenting with different types of bodyweight exercises. Starting with gymnastics and evolving into parkour, hand …
 
Fitness can happen anywhere there is space to move. Brandon Wagner and Marc Coronel are personal trainers from Tucson, AZ and Las Vegas, NV, respectively; they are also master trainers, educators who travel the world to teach other personal trainers how to design the workout programs that produce results! On this episode, Brandon and Marc share the…
 
From improving health to burning calories to growing muscle to slowing down the aging process, exercise provides many important benefits. However, there is not one single type of workout that you should be doing, rather, performing a variety of different activities can be the best way to achieve the results that you want from your fitness routine. …
 
The fitness lifestyle that began in the U.S. has grown to all parts of the globe; from Manhattan to Moscow to Manila, customers flock to gyms and studios in pursuit of sculpted bodies. Jack Thomas grew up in the U.K. and ended up in Bangkok where he opened BASE, a fitness studio. Jack also hosts the Fitness Business Asia podcast and on this episode…
 
The Kaatsu Method, also known as vascular occlusion, uses pressure bands worn during exercise to cause blood flow restriction which stimulates rapid muscle growth. Dr. Jim Stray-Gundersen is a medical doctor and exercise physiologist who has been very involved in the US Olympic training program for a number of years. Dr. Stray-Gundersen has develop…
 
Over the course of the aging process, the human body can lose up to 10% of muscle mass per decade but strength training can slow down this muscle loss. Robert Linkul is a personal trainer who helps his older adult clients add muscle and become stronger as they age. On this episode, Robert discusses the benefits of strength training for slowing down…
 
Lis Halfpapp and Fred Devito teach barre, an exercise format featuring light weights and bodyweight movements to produce tremendous results. This episode features co-host Tricia Murphy Madden and discusses a method of exercise that can help maintain optimal health well into the later years. Lis and Fred are in their 60s with energy levels and appea…
 
Aging happens, there is nothing that can be done to stop or reverse the passage of time; HOWEVER, regular exercise could help slow the aging process allowing us to maintain optimal health well into our later years. Dr. Norman Lazarus is a MD and PhD who researches exercise and aging, on this episode he shares what he has learned from studying maste…
 
Dr. Daniel Levitin was a musician who earned a PhD in cognitive psychology and became an expert in neuroscience; his book, Successful Aging, reviews how the body changes over the course of the aging process and identifies what we can do to extend our health span. On this episode, Dr. Levitin talks about his book as well as sharing key insights on w…
 
Chronological aging is the length of time that you have been alive and began the moment you were born. Biological aging refers to the normal degradation of cells, tissues and organs that occurs as a result of the passage of time. Successful aging is aging free from disease and with optimal levels of cognitive and physical function. This Quick Fit T…
 
The Paleo diet is based on how our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate as they roamed the land looking for sustenance, but is it right for the 21st century? Dr. Herman Pontzer is a professor at Duke University who studies how the human metabolism varies among different peoples around the globe and wrote the book, Burn which looks how our metabolism has e…
 
Fat is an essential component of our bodies and could be considered an organ. Yes, having too much fat could be bad for you and cause disease, but your body does need some fat to control many essential functions. Dr. Sylvia Tara has her PhD in Biochemistry and wanted to know why it could be so difficult to eliminate unwanted fat from the body; the …
 
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