SHAKING YOURSELF FIT CAN BE DANGEROUS

SHAKING YOURSELF FIT CAN BE DANGEROUS

Whole body vibration (WBV) exercise involves standing (or doing movements such as squats) on a vibrational platform. These machines have been promoted heavily at various fitness conventions that I have attended. For the most part, it is a passive exercise that involves no running, lifting or sweating. All the benefits come (supposedly) come from doing […]

So Which Weight Is Right For You?

So Which Weight Is Right For You?

Written by Gail Sas It depends on your personal goals.  For example, a women looking for strength gains might be concerned primarily with the size of his/her muscles.  However, most people should use both the scale and the tape measure. But try not to be a slave to either instrument.  Instead, weigh yourself just once […]

Understanding Body Fat Analysis

Understanding Body Fat Analysis

UNDERSTANDING BODY FAT ANALYSIS By Gail Sas There is growing evidence that clearly links body composition with health risks and development of certain diseases.  New research indicates that fat loss, not weight loss, can extend human longevity. By measuring body composition rather then relying on the bathroom scale, a person’s health status can be more […]

How Important Is The Body Mass Index Evaluation?

How Important Is The Body Mass Index Evaluation?

Officially known as the Quetelet Index, the Body Mass Index is a widely used clinical assessment to determine the appropriateness of the person’s scale weight. However, this is another theory and just a guideline. Many factors contribute to the overall evaluation of whether a person is actually overweight or obese. Much of that has been […]

Thyroid and Weight Gain

Thyroid and Weight Gain

Thyroid and Weight Gain Whatever causes changes to make thyroid run on low, consequences happen. The pathway to thyroid weight gain involves changes in brain chemistry (brain fog), carb cravings, weight gain, low energy, depressed mood among other symptoms.  Low thyroid hormone levels lead to altered serotonin and beta-endorphin.  GABA and other neurotransmitters that regulate […]