Author Archives: Chris Thompson

Start A Streak!

Don’t underestimate the power of a streak.  It’s amazing the momentum one can build by doing something EVERY DAY, even if it’s a seemingly small challenge.  The impact this makes over time can be tremendous, resulting in a much fitter, healthier and happier body. The first key to the streak is that it is a […]

How Do We Tone Muscle??

How do we Tone Muscle?? Everyone wants a little more tone and definition, the question is how do we accomplish this?!  By lifting small weights and going for the high repetition burn?? NO.  This will do next to NOTHING. The only way to tone muscle is to increase its size and decrease the body fat […]

Why do the “Biggest Losers” gain all of their weight back?!

A recent NY Times article documented how the vast majority of “Biggest Loser” contestants gain most if not all of their weight back, and sometimes beyond their starting weight. Pretty depressing news for many people. Why is this??  In short, your body has a ‘set-point,’ and the longer you have been a certain weight, the more comfortable your […]

Curb your Appetite and Maintain your Energy with Fiber!

Fiber (formerly called roughage) is a general term that refers to the substances in food resisting digestion. The amount of fiber in a food is determined by its plant source and the amount of processing it undergoes. The more a food is processed, the more the fiber is broken down and the lower the fiber content.  Dietary fiber […]

The importance of refueling after your workout!

We always see gym goers walking around with their blender bottles filled with protein, chugging away after their workout is complete.  Is it REALLY necessary to refuel that soon after your workout though?  The answer is…YES!  One hour post workout is a very important window of time.   Your body is primed and ready to refuel […]

Slower Heart = Longer Life!

A brand new study reveals that compared with those who had a resting heart rate of 50 beats per minute or less, those with resting heart rates of 71 to 80 beats per minute increased their risk of early death (4-5 years early) by over 50 percent! Those with heart rates between 81 to 90 beats doubled […]

Why Do Men Lose Weight Faster Than Women?

 How do those darn men lose weight so fast?  Well, there are a couple main reasons and we’ll show you what you can do about it.  One, men have more muscle mass.  Remember, every pound of muscle burns up to an additional 50 calories per day of metabolism.  So, the more muscle you have the […]

Post Menopausal Ladies, Get your Vitamin D!

As temperatures steadily decline this time of year, so does our exposure to our beloved sunlight- which is where our bodies get 80-90% of Vitamin D!  If you fall in the post menopausal category, it is extremely important to take a supplement  if you are not getting enough of this vitamin.  The onset of menopause can […]

Eat Spicy, Live Long!

A 2015 Harvard based study which covered a 4-year period of 485,000 people, found that compared with eating hot food, mainly chili peppers, less than once a week, having it once or twice a week resulted in a 10 percent reduced overall risk for death. Consuming spicy food six to seven times a week reduced […]