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The human brain and sets of three’s

Our brain likes to see and hear things in 3’s

3 Wise Men

Three blind mice, 3 little pigs, 3 billy goats gruff

red, yellow, green stoplight

red, white, blue American flag

Three Stooges

Three Amigos

Stop, drop roll, I could go on, you get the picture

Todays workout is no different, I have 3 sets of leg exercises, one set is strength for the quads, one set is conditioning for the calves, and the last one is cardio for burning more fat

and thats it, the good, the bad, the ugly

Headaches, inflammation and Magnesium in your diet

Better Control of Inflammation

A diet low in magnesium has been linked to unwanted increases in the inflammatory process. While some amount of inflammation is necessary to support normal immune function and tissue repair after injury, chronic and low-grade inflammation has increasingly been tied to increased risk of heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.

Restoring magnesium levels to recommended intakes has led to normalization of inflammation in clinical trial settings. For example, one large clinical trial found that a Nordic diet strategy — a diet rich in fish, whole grains, and vegetables as sources of magnesium — led to a suppression of the important inflammatory trigger interleukin http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=75

 

Top 10 Foods Highest in Magnesium

http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/foods-high-in-magnesium.php

It’s only been 10 months

last two months of the year coming up, so far through Oct

  • our best person lost 124 lbs in 7 months
  • 12yr old is down 15lbs in 3 months this month
  • older lady with neurological muscle disease is getting balance/strength back & losing weight
  • had 3 great pregnancies (one labor lasted only 4hrs)
  • had successful neck & shoulder surgeries come back to workout
  • battled 2 bouts of cancer again this year and made it
  • met some wonderful people from Edmonson Co
  • rowed 833,561 meters in a monthly challenge (one guy did 100,000m alone)
  • did a lunge challenge in May (a lady did over 1600 extra lunges)
  • did a few mud runs and played wiffle ball
  • had some clients I meet years ago come back to the studio
  • pissed some people off (of course)
  • lost a few clients to some “gyms” (figure they will be back too) ((again))

I say its been a GREAT year so far & HEY we still got 2 months to go!!! 

Uncle Jeffy never says “uncle”

Uncle Jeffy at 2pm today went under the knife to have a procedure done called

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion

 

to relieve pressure on his spinal cord to keep his shoulder and arm from losing anymore strength

 

its a 5 hour surgery and he is expected to be in recovery room around 9pm

Wish him luck!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flu shot? this is not for me

I won’t be getting a flu shot this year, this is why

 

Why I quit my job

I completed my Masters degree in 2003 and worked at the hospital here in Bowling Green till 2008.  I worked in cardiac rehab where people went to strengthen and rehabilitate after heart surgery.  During my time the heart doctors were performing over 380 open heart surgeries a year which is more than two-a-day sometimes, WOW!!!!

Most of the patients we had were over the age of 55 but some people trickled in under 50yrs old, I’m going all-in to say the younger generation will be having heart attacks and surgery at 35-40yrs because of the lifestyle our “society” has created.

Death in the "USHeart disease is the #1 killer among women and the population of the United States as a whole, more people die from heart problems than cancer & accidents combined.

Looking at the death list again,

  1. heart disease
  2. cancer
  3. stroke
  4. respiratory disease
  5. diabetes

These 5 things are contributed and complicated by OBESITY and the reason I quit my job at the hospital.  I want to help people before they get high blood pressure, before they have open heart surgery, before diabetes & cancer, before they go to the hospital, before they die!!

The only way I know how to help is to educate and show people how, I believe its my responsibility to throw it in your face and help you help yourself!!  Physical activity, eating healthy, and limiting tobacco use are three things we can do to help from having a heart attack, once you commit to my program you will find your own strengths and weakness in life,  you will know what needs to be done to make changes that make a difference to help you fight obesity.

I believe being born and living in KY we are at a disadvantage and already behind the 8-ball.  More premature deaths in our state than most others in the nation and its mainly because of our lifestyle,  education, and income level.  We need change, we need something else to help.  More money is spent on drugs and surgeries than ever before, in my opinion they are just doing a job, another day at work for the Doctors, lawyers & Insurance companies

I am ready to do something different

Lets get to work!!

Your doctor says to exercise, so what?

so what? go sew buttons on your underwear is what I was told!

Something I been thinking about, I had a surgeon who once worked out with me & when ObamaCare was being talked about he kinda took offense to it.

His point on Obesity was that surgeons or “doctors” would get to the point to where they won’t admit or even call on obese patients bc of the liability of them not taking initiative and following through with their care plan. The way I understood his argument was that the new plan was to pay healthcare providers based on performance or outcomes of the treatment groups. He didn’t like this idea and I could see his frustration

So ObamaCare has tentatively passed and now the fun begins!! I welcome this new age of “care” bc in my opinion Kentucky needs a change from the past – our kids, cancer, education, obesity, heart disease and premature death are the worst in the country and we need CHANGE!! Some of the hospitals may not want you but I do

So to all of you that your doctor said to exercise, I AM READY FOR THIS!!
Are you?

Warren Co Schools Turns Head Against Obesity Issue

This Picture was on the front page Daily News and when I saw it my blood boiled!!  I’m all about family enrichment ideas but how in the world can you promote a doughnut eating program targeting kids?

Kentucky school children are fighting the worst Obesity epidemic this country has ever faced and then the Warren Co School Board and Rockfield Elementary promote doughnut eating.

The thing that upsets me the most is that Warren Co School Board already voted down a proposed Physical Activity Bill because Mike Wilson said   “I think we do a pretty good job of tracking food and nutrition anyway. It causes problems for us when Frankfortcomes out with something like this.”

Kids in this country today are expected to die sooner than ever before.  High blood pressure, type II diabetes, ADHD, irritable bowl, joint inflammation, and all sorts of adult health problems are being seen in the population of the young.  I believe the heart attack of today at 45yrs old will be the heart attack at 25 for kids born after 1995.  If you are a doctor, nurse or pharmaceutical sales then that’s good for job security but for me it’s very frustrating  because our kids are the future.

Kentucky is one of the worst in production, income, education but leading the nation in Obesity and health problems.

Something has to change and I’m here to help, just ask!!

Just my opinion, What’s yours?


GT Get Fit Tip: Release Cortisol – Increase Body Fat

While cortisol is an important and helpful part of the body’s response to stress, it’s important that the body’s relaxation response to be activated so the body’s functions can return to normal following a stressful event. Unfortunately, in our current high-stress culture, the body’s stress response is activated so often that the body doesn’t always have a chance to return to normal, resulting in a state of chronic stress.

Higher and more prolonged levels of cortisol in the bloodstream (like those associated with chronic stress) have been shown to have negative effects, such as:

 

  • Impaired cognitive performance
  • Suppressed thyroid function
  • Blood sugar imbalances such as hyperglycemia
  • Decreased bone density
  • Decrease in muscle tissue
  • Higher blood pressure
  • Lowered immunity and inflammatory responses in the body, slowed wound healing, and other health consequences
  • Increased abdominal fat, which is associated with a greater amount of health problems than fat deposited in other areas of the body. Some of the health problems associated with increased stomach fat are heart attacksstrokes, the development of metabolic syndrome, higher levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and lower levels of “good” cholesterol (HDL), which can lead to other health problems!

To keep cortisol levels healthy and under control, the body’s relaxation response should be activated after the fight or flight response occurs. You can learn to relax your body with various stress management techniques, and you can make lifestyle changes in order to keep your body from reacting to stress in the first place.    http://stress.about.com/od/stresshealth/a/cortisol.htm

 

 

Arthritis Flare-up Support, Comfort, Relief this Summer

Millions of us deal with arthritis & joint inflammation, the older we get the more prevalent and chronic the pain gets.

Pain is felt when  two bones of a joint rub together and cause irritation

If you are more than 10lbs over weight or have high blood pressure & stress levels then your flare-ups could happen more frequently.  One of the best treatments for arthritis is to give the bones and joints support.  Skeletal muscle in the body is designed to support those bones and joints.

Sugar, processed foods, acidic drinks, alcohol could all contribute to irritate and activate the arthritis in our bodies.

Make sure when you eat that you are nourishing your body with nutrients and getting some type of  structured physical activity to stimulate blood flow to lubricate and sooth arthritic joints.

This summer I will be using my personal training studio to devote more time to help people with Arthritis and joint pain, If you experience flare-ups & suffer please  leave a comment or contact me about getting some SUPPORT, COMFORT & RELIEF this summer.

My goal is to help you have more good days than bad days

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