Author: Teresa Heitman

A Better Plank

A Better Plank

A plank (also called a hover or bridge) is an isometric core strength exercise that involves maintaining a position similar to a push-up for the maximum possible time. Dave Parise has a lot of good advice. This is one of my favorites. Shorten your plank with the help of a foam...

You Need Exercise With That Diet

You Need Exercise With That Diet

A new study looked at the effects of diet alone versus diet plus exercise for overweight, post-menapausal women. The researcher compared the lean muscle mass of different groups after twelve months. The conclusions: Aerobic exercise added to dietary weight loss diminished the loss of lean muscle mass among overweight and...

Are You At Risk for Kyphosis?

If you sit at a computer 8 hours a day like I used to do, you may have excessive kyphosis. It was the first thing Shannon noticed about me those years ago when I started training with her. Thoracic kyphosis is a forward rounding or curvature of the middle and...

Regarding NBC’s The Biggest Loser®

Regarding NBC’s The Biggest Loser®

The Biggest Loser…aims to jump-start weight loss in the most severely obese individuals through an intensive fitness, nutrition, and behavioral reconditioning program under the supervision of physicians, registered dietitians, and professional fitness trainers who use varying approaches to motivate, inspire, and sometimes embarrass and shame the Biggest Loser participants into...

Debunking 10 Exercise Myths

Exercise Myth 1. You Will Burn More Fat If You Exercise Longer at a Lower Intensity. The most important focus in exercise and fat weight control is how many calories are burned during the activity. Exercise Myth 2. If You’re Not Going to Work Out Hard and Often, Exercise Is...

Tracking Your Health

Seven in ten (69%) U.S. adults track a health indicator for themselves or a loved one and many say this activity has changed their overall approach to health, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. [button link=”http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Tracking-for-Health.aspx” type=”big”]View the PEW Report[/button]