Catalyst 4 Fitness

General Health

Weight Loss Success – Erika S

Real People. Real Progress. Real Weight Loss. Tell us about yourself. I am 33 (almost 34!) years old, even though sometimes I act and feel like I’m about 25. 😉 I have been in sales and marketing for almost 3 years and recently decided to get a second Master’s degree[…]

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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? They are the most effective way to prevent influenza and its complications.  Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination, and these antibodies provide protection against infection with the[…]

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The Truth About Carbs

Social media, online articles, print magazines, TV news shows – they all claim that their latest story has discovered the truth about carbs. I believe that carbs are not the enemy, but that certain types of carbs are better for you than others. And like all foods, if you take[…]

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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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