April 2016

Shouldn’t He Be Doing Cardio? Part Two: Why Do You Care?

  Part Two How has contempt for the overweight become so embedded in our culture that it even permeates into their weight loss efforts? For one, we live in a society with appalling shows such as The Biggest Loser bolstering the idea that the most effective exercise routine centers on [...]

March 2016

Shouldn’t He Be Doing Cardio? Part One: The Truth About Fat Loss & Resistance Training

  “You know the type of guy I mean…” a friend said to me recently over dinner, with a smirk and an air of superiority. We were debating the merits of free weights: who should be strength training and who should be focusing their attentions elsewhere. “He’s the overweight guy [...]

Four Exercises to Help Low Back Pain

National Academy of Sports Medicine trainer Karin Meessen reviews four simple exercises to help alleviate low back pain.

February 2016

Exercise vs. Movement: What are We Moving For?

What is your body doing now? How are you moving? Do you feel any tension or internal pressure? The body is in continuous motion, yet some movements are smaller than others. Even as you sit there, you are breathing. Your blood is pumping. Your spine is shifting to balance your [...]