From America's Fitness Coach®

Why most thin people are thin — October 17, 2016

Why most thin people are thin

We tend to look at those who are thin and simply assume that they have some magic genes that keep them that way, regardless of how they eat and exercise. Though that may be the case for a select few, it is not the case for most. Studies show that those who manage to successfully control their weight over many years, do so by disciplining themselves to follow certain rules.

Here are 4 of the rules most thin people live by:

1. Thin people know what they’re going to eat next. A Dutch research group found that planning your responses to hunger helps you shed pounds faster.

Chocolate can improve your exercise — October 10, 2016

Chocolate can improve your exercise


Chocolate is made from plants, which means it contains many of the health benefits of dark vegetables. These benefits are from flavonoids, which act as antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from aging caused by free radicals, which can cause damage that leads to heart disease. Dark chocolate contains a large number of antioxidants (nearly 8 times the number found in strawberries). Flavonoids also help relax blood pressure through the production of nitric oxide, and balance certain hormones in the body.

5 simple things that promote happiness — October 3, 2016

5 simple things that promote happiness

Generally, when you think about fitness, the first thought is physical exercise. However, fitness is defined as a  state of general physical and mental wellbeing. In one sense, you are fit when you can successfully not only cope with the stress of daily living; mental, emotional, and physical, but move beyond just coping to peak performance. Fitness is about improving one’s quality of life by enhancing daily well-being, with more happiness and less stress.

The Mental Capital and Wellbeing report, which was compiled by more than 400 scientists, conducted a  campaign to encourage behavior that will make people feel better about themselves. Out of this study came 5 simple things that one should try and do daily.

1-week of eating only processed food… what happened to his body? — September 27, 2016

1-week of eating only processed food… what happened to his body?

Processed foods are more convenient – that’s what it comes down to. It’s so much easier to bake a cake by opening up a box, pouring out a dry mix, and adding an egg and some oil than starting from scratch. About 90 percent of the money that Americans spend on food is used to buy processed items. The problem is, most processed foods have a laundry list of ingredients similar to that of a can of paint.

How big is your brain? — September 20, 2016

How big is your brain?

If you’ve been keeping up at all with the latest studies and discoveries concerning exercise and the brain, you’re aware that there is a strong connection. Scientists know that the hippocampus inevitably begins to shrink as we age, leading to impaired memory and an increased risk of dementia.

In a recent study, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Illinois, Rice University and Ohio State University recruited 120 sedentary older people without dementia.

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