You 2.0

You 2.0
by John Holley MS, CSCS
http://bemovelive.com

 

Have you ever seen the lines at a cell phone or electronics store the day a new phone goes on sale? People will wait in line overnight in order to pay a premium for technology, which they’ll want to replace in six months with the next latest and greatest phone. I totally get it…we are driven to be the best and that includes having the best…but what about feeling our best?

Feeling your best may require an upgrade of your current operating habits. You may have to DVR Jimmy Fallon in order to get more sleep or leave the ice cream on the shelf so you can drop a few pounds. I’m just spit balling here, but you may have to stretch after you workout or spend more time in the produce section of the grocery store. 

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Posted Friday, March 14, 2014 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Health, Nutrition, Wellness

 
 
 

A Sensible Approach to Weight Loss (As Not Seen on TV) Part 1

A Sensible Approach to Weight Loss (As Not Seen on TV) Part 1

   John Holley MS, CSCS

http://www.bemovelive.wordpress.com

This is the time of year for weight loss resolutions, but most of the same people who tried to lose weight last year are trying again this year. This is because the majority of diets don’t focus on lasting behavior change.

So, which is the "best diet" to follow? I would recommend you ask yourself two questions to measure your readiness to begin any weight control program: 

  1. Is this a good time for me to start a program? If you are under heavy stress or a hectic travel schedule, for instance, you may want to postpone your efforts until the timing is better. You need to give this effort one hundred percent of your attention.
  2. Are you self-motivated to lose weight or are you being pressured to lose weight by someone else? You are most likely to be successful in ...

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Posted Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Fitness, Health, Nutrition, Wellness

 
 
 

What's Your Number?

What's Your Number?
John Holley MS, CSCS
www.4johnholley.wordpress.com

 

What do the numbers you get after your annual physical mean? And why should you care? Let’s take a look:

Your waist circumference is the distance around your waist measured at the point between the top of your hipbone and your bottom rib. This point is usually just below your navel. This number is important because excess abdominal fat indicates a higher risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A number above 35 inches for women and 40 inches for men signals an elevated risk for disease.

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the vessels. The top number (systolic) measures pressure as your heart beats. The diastolic, or bottom, number measures pressure as your heart relaxes. A reading above 120/80 mmHg (millimeters of mercury) shows a greater risk for heart disease, kidney disease and stroke.

Cholesterol is a ...

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Posted Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Health, Wellness

 
 
 

Stand Up Straight

Stand Up Straight
by: John Holley

The world is moving forward. Whether you are in the car, working at your desk or eating, the majority of your day is spent with your shoulders and spine rounded forward. Hours spent this way lead to an overloading of the tissues, a shortening of the musculature on the front of your body and a lengthening of the muscles along the back of the body. Even your workouts can exacerbate the problems if you focus on exercises (bench press, military press and stomach crunches, for example), which enhance the tightness of the same anterior muscles. Meanwhile, your lower back is sore, your shoulders and neck hurt and your hip flexors are so tight it is painful to get up from your chair.

When you stand with optimal posture, your ear lobe is aligned vertically with your shoulder and, then your hip, your knee and ankle. This does ...

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Posted Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 by Christa Gonzales in Healthy Living, Wellness