Category Archives: Article

5 Unusual Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

In an earlier post, we looked at some of the most common reasons why people struggle to lose weight – mainly related to exercise and nutrition. But what if you’ve tried all of those things and are still struggling? Then it’s time to consider more unusual reasons why you’re not losing weight. Stress Cortisol is […]

Most Common Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

The most common reasons you’re not losing weight are most likely related to nutrition and exercise. In. That. Order. But it’s not as simple as calories in vs calories out. It’s about biochemistry. Let’s take a closer look at the basics: Nutrition Notice I said “nutrition” rather than “diet.” Diet implies a temporary white knuckle […]

What is the Best Exercise for Older Adults?

As a professional Personal Trainer who trains older and elder adults in the Minneapolis area, I often get asked “What is the best exercise for older adults?” My answer to any “what is the best exercise” question, no matter what your age or ability, is… “It depends.” What goals are you trying to accomplish? Best […]

Home Based Exercise Improves Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

A newly published study from the peer reviewed Journal of Sports Science and Medicine indicates that home based exercise programs that include balance and agility and/or resistance training can significantly reduce osteoarthritis pain in the knee: The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of a home-based kinesthesia, balance and agility (KBA) exercise […]

Top 3 Most Effective Chest Exercises

Want to know which exercise isolates the pectoralis major the most? Check out this study to learn which are the most effective chest exercises, conducted by the American Council on Exercise: ACE-Sponsored Research: Top 3 Most Effective Chest Exercises. Other exercises than the ones mentioned in this study may be more beneficial for you, depending […]

Effects of Six Months of Combined Aerobic and Strength Training for Elderly Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Hot off the press from the September issue of the peer reviewed Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, an article about strength training for elderly adults with type 2 diabletes: This study evaluated the effects of a 6-month combined aerobic and resistance training program on the body composition, glycemic control, lipid profile, and functional capacity […]

Exercise After Gastric Bypass Surgery

A well designed exercise program is essential to the health and well being of everyone, but those who have undergone recent gastric bypass surgery have their own unique needs to consider. This is where a skilled and experienced post rehab exercise professional can help! After gastric bypass surgery, are there specific exercise precautions I should […]

Goal Setting Success

After spending a great deal of time the last couple of weeks helping my clients with their goals for the upcoming year, I realized: Many folks have a general idea of what they want to accomplish when it comes to setting goals, but they don’t go far enough with the planning to actually improve their […]

How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The holiday season is well under way; a time of celebrating with friends and family as well as a time of abundance. With all of the social functions, high fat & sugary treats, holiday cheer (also known as alcoholic beverages or sugary punch), time spent shopping, decorating, sending greeting cards, and perhaps traveling, this time […]

Dehydration vs Hyponatremia in Endurance Events

Originally written by Kelly Doyle, MS, CSCS July 25, 2005 Dehydration vs Hyponatremia in Endurance Events Hydration status, fluid consumption, and the effects on health and performance during endurance activities is a complex topic that continues to be investigated. Exercise induced dehydration is defined as the loss of body water that occurs during the course […]