Catalyst 4 Fitness

Nutrition

Out Exercise a Bad Diet

Ever heard someone give themselves permission to indulge their sweet tooth just because they just had a great workout?  It’s a common excuse. Many people believe that because they exercise, they’re in the black when looking at their calorie input vs. calorie output.  However you can not out exercise a[…]

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Effects of Stress

We all hear how bad stress is for us, and that we have to control it. But what does this really mean? What are the effects of stress on us? How Does Your Body React to Stress? When you experience stress, your body releases a hormone called cortisol.  In small[…]

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Winter Weight Gain

Did you know that research shows the average winter weight gain to be five to seven pounds? Some people gain this extra weight because they have Seasonal Affective Disorder—a type of winter depression.  But most of us can’t blame winter depression for our tendency to pick up extra weight during[…]

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Food Allergies

More and more we are hearing about food allergies and food sensitivities.  It is important to understand the difference between the two and their associated health issues. The Differences On the surface, food sensitivities and food allergies may seem to be the same, and while they can even cause some[…]

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Holiday Survival Guide

During the holiday season it seems everywhere we turn there are tempting foods and drinks—from treats at office parties to our own traditional family favorites.  When you add in a busy schedule filled with shopping and get-togethers, you could have a recipe for disaster as far as your scale is[…]

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Alcohol and Fitness

How bad is alcohol for me? How many beers can I have if I only drink on the weekends? What if it’s light-colored beer? Wine is better than beer, right? But vodka is clear – isn’t that better for you? If I had a dollar for each time I’m asked[…]

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Gluten and Carbs

Are you going gluten free?  If so, you aren’t alone.  Many Americans are reducing the gluten in their diets.  Some are doing this because they have a confirmed diagnosis of Celiac disease, some are gluten sensitive, and others are finding that reducing gluten aids them in weight loss. What is[…]

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Alzheimer’s – Feared Worse Than Death

Surveys have shown that there is something that Americans fear more than death.  It is Alzheimer’s disease.  For most of us, losing our personhood–those characteristics which make us who we are–is a fate worse than death. What is Alzheimer’s? Named after Alois Alzheimer, who discovered the condition in 1906, Alzheimer’s[…]

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Do It Anyway

Look at the calendar. It’s the end of September. Stores are already tempting you with Halloween candy, and very soon it will be the season filled with company parties, happy hours, and family gatherings – all of which you are expected to or at least feel compelled to attend. How[…]

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