Catalyst 4 Fitness

General Health

Travel and Diet

Traveling for work or pleasure doesn’t mean you have to lose ground on the progress you’ve made with your diet.  An easy travel and diet meal is protein powder and almonds or oatmeal. The almonds and oatmeal can be measured out and placed in baggies. Along with them, it’s easy[…]

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How Important Is Sleep?

How Important Is Sleep? More than you would think. Those who say they’ll “sleep when they’re dead” may be doing that before the rest of us. Studies have shown that sleep affects our physical and mental health, and also our immune system.   When we fail to consistently get enough sleep,[…]

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Raise Your Metabolism

One way to help lose weight is to raise your metabolism. We hear this a lot but what does it really mean? Let’s start at the beginning. Did you know that metabolism was originally called “insensible perspiration”? In the 1600s, Santorio Santorio performed controlled experiments by weighing himself in a[…]

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Should You Get A Flu Shot?

Pharmacies, health clinics, and doctor’s offices offer them, but should you get a flu shot? Flu shots are the most effective way to prevent influenza and its complications.  It is recommended for everyone to get one, and especially the elderly, the young, and pregnant women. Is there anyone who shouldn’t[…]

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The Truth About The Biggest Loser

If you haven’t heard, there is a reality show called The Biggest Loser. I say this in jest. Of course you’ve heard about it, as have thousands of others. According to online research, apparently the 2010 season had its largest audience with 1,580,000 viewers. Knowing this, and the fact that this show is[…]

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