Catalyst 4 Fitness

General Health

My Knees Are Popping

You bend down and hear it. You stand up and hear it. You think to yourself “Oh, my knees are popping again.” Is it dangerous? Is it indicating a problem you should have a doctor look at? If you experience pain while climbing steps, it could be an early sign[…]

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Runny Nose When Exercising

Do you often get a runny nose when exercising even if you don’t have a cold? It could be rhinitis. Rhinitis is when the nasal mucous membranes are inflamed. Exercise, as well as the metabolic boost that it creates, makes your mucous membranes produce more mucous.  This additional mucous picks[…]

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Foods to Avoid

When I began writing this, I intended to title it the “Worst 5 Foods” but there were so many foods and meals from restaurants, desserts, drinks, and side dishes that my list was nearly endless. Instead, I decided to group some general foods together, although I do use a few[…]

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Lower Back Pain

Did you know that 80% of adults suffer from lower back pain at some time in our lives? It can be caused by a strain, structural problems like a damaged vertebrae or sciatica, arthritis, osteoporosis, sleep disorders, a bad mattress, even bending or turning awkwardly. Once it occurs, at best[…]

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Older Adults Staying Active

Getting older is a part of life but we don’t have to surrender to it and give up. There are many older adults staying active and you can too. As we age, we experience the loss of muscle tissue. This is called sarcopenia, and it can result in us losing[…]

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Alone Time For Moms in Cincinnati

I recently spent time with a childhood friend and we held a conversation about alone time for moms that I think will resonate with many people. My friend is a daughter, a wife, a mom of 5 kids aged 18 and younger, works full-time, and assists her husband in running[…]

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Your Comfort Zone

If you want to reach any goal, if you want to be successful, if you want to amaze yourself, you must be willing to get out of your comfort zone. You’ll know you have done this when feel a twinge of panic, your heart rate sharply rises, you break into[…]

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