Tag Archives: obesity

MirrorAthlete Reveals Fitness Consulting Trade Secrets

Updated: 20 March 2018 Marc beginning a 10mile walk in Central CA. A former client Sid asked specific questions regarding information I posted on MirrorAthlete’s first web site back in 2007. His queries provided an opportunity to share more of the company’s history with readers and reflect on how we got into publishing our first book. [Sid’s Questions] … I can’t seem to locate your MirrorAthlete pain chronicles I read back in the early years. “I (more…)

Use the Glycemic Food Index to Lose Weight and Control Diabetes Naturally

Visit COOL-places that motivate you to walk more. Last Updated:  20 January 2018 A good way to manage diabetes and lose weight safely is to understand the connection between the different types of carbohydrate foods consumed…  And the effects unhealthy food choice has on blood sugar levels can lead to illness and disease. Learn how to select healthier food choices listed in a Glycemic Index (GI).  When applying this knowledge consistently – helps to maintain (more…)

Weight Loss and Fitness Secrets Revealed – New Year New You!

Heritage Trail Tigard, OR – Begin a walking habit.. It does a body good. Last Updated:  22 Dec 2017 It’s a new year and will it also be the beginning of a new you? How many time have you tried making a New Year’s resolution?  Or one you’d actually make a commitment to and it stuck? So what is your New Year’s Resolution, what do you want to change about yourself, or life? Is it (more…)

Restaurant and Grocery Foods Healthy?

The oysters, gumbo shrimp and appetizers seem healthy enough. But its the soup stock, frying technique, dips and sauces one should be suspect as overly fattening and chucked full of  food chemicals. Updated: 23 October 2017 When is the last time you ordered your favorite restaurant meal, big gulp – diet drink, breakfast sandwich, burger or pizza, etc. Then felt like you wanted more and doubled down in one sitting.  Then repeated the same food (more…)

Diabetes A Serious Disease

Diabetes Basics 101 – Reduce Health Risk. Last Updated:  19 January 2018 An individual with blood sugar levels outside of normal range and diagnosed as having low insulin production… and/or glucose absorption malfunction is best described as a Type 1 or Type 2 diabetic. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas allowing glucose to be absorbed by the body.  This hormone is required to stabilize & metabolize the body’s sugar.  Insulin triggers cells of the (more…)

Consumers Bilked by Fitness Pitch Half-Truths

Updated:  20 July 2017 Do you recall infomercials and advertisements where exercise gadgets and weight loss supplements, etc., promised great weight loss or muscle building results? Remember the abs flex, thigh buster and trampoline equipment and plethora of herbal supplement and dietary programs that guaranteed fat would melt away like butter.   Or the latest DVD or fitness class promoting High Intensity Interval Training [HIIT], or dance, boot camp, spinning class, or circuit-like exercise promised to be your ticket to Atlas or body beautiful status. If your familiar with these things, you’ve also noticed a celebrity, athlete or other recognized talent, or regular (more…)

Walking is a Superior Fat Burning Activity

What many people don’t know is during low-intensity aerobic exercise like walking the muscles prefer to burn fat fuel. That’s right the metabolic energy needed to walk prefers stored body fat to move the large muscles in the legs and buttocks. But those same muscles used during high-intensity aerobics exercise like running, sprinting or high intensity aerobic dance or boot camp training prefer mostly blood glucose [sugar] and stored liver and muscle glycogen fuel from carbohydrate conversion. When intense (more…)

City Recreation Reversing Inactivity Pandemic

“communities are trending in support of more city recreation facilities, services and programs.” Now more than ever people are attracted to walkable cities and community recreation facilities to help melt away unforgiving body fat and get more fit. Parents want these fit healthy opportunities and resources for their children as seen in recent city services surveys and studies.  Local and National statistics show there is good reason communities are trending in this direction. The National Center for (more…)