Fitness Blog
Should You Lift Weights?

Should You Lift Weights?

By Ed Shepherd CHC, CPT If you’ve ever lifted weights, you’ve probably wondered more than once just how much weight you should lift. Are you lifting enough? How heavy do you go? Most of us tend to err on the lighter side, something researchers have already...

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There Are Five Components Of Fitness

There Are Five Components Of Fitness

By Ed Shepherd CHC, CPT There are five components to fitness, they include: body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility. So, you can tell if someone is physically fit by determining how well they perform in each...

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Morning Workouts Will Change Your Life

Morning Workouts Will Change Your Life

By Ed Shepherd CHC, CPT Morning workouts will prepare you for the day ahead, prevent you from making excuses not to go to the gym and help to kick start your healthy lifestyle the right way making you more committed to it. You will experience better sleep without the...

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Resistance Training – Is It For You?

Resistance Training – Is It For You?

By Ed Shepherd CHC, CPT Resistance/strength training is an exercise, or set of exercises, that helps the different muscles in your body to become stronger and more powerful. Resistance training may include free weights and machines, body weight exercises like push ups...

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Exercise and Older Adults

Exercise and Older Adults

By Ed Shepherd CHC, CPT Regular exercise is essential for those older adults (over 65 years) who wish to maintain independence and quality of life. It’s no secret that the U.S. population is aging and by 2030 it is estimated that one in five Americans, or about 71...

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7 Best Exercises for a Full-Body Workout

7 Best Exercises for a Full-Body Workout

By Ed Shepherd CHC, CPT There are lots of exercises, but do you know which exercises are the best ones for a full-body workout?In general, I believe to earn the title “best” it will have to be an easy-to-learn exercise that targets multiple muscle groups and gives you...

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If Exercise Were A Pill

If Exercise Were A Pill

By Dr. Kenneth Cooper It is ironic that in today’s high-tech health-care world that something as simple as exercise can create measurable health benefits. If you were told that a certain pill could boost your immune system, lower the risk of heart disease, cancer,...

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Circuit Training

Circuit Training

Circuit Training gets your heart rate up and strengthens your muscles at the same time. By Ed Shepherd CHC, CPT Circuit Training is Versatile Circuit training is a method of functional and weight training that maximizes the volume of work done in a short period of...

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The Right Way to Workout

The Right Way to Workout

By Ed Shepherd CHC, CPT Here are the 7 WORST things to do: Mistake #1 : Doing Isolated Exercises Doing most isolated exercises like leg extensions will NOT get you any significant results and may in fact do harm. These one-muscle-at-a-time moves simply do not...

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