Catalyst 4 Fitness

Nutrition

Weekend Warriors

Weekend Warriors – Fitness starts in your mind.  Ask any athlete or fit person what the number one secret is to his success at fitness, and he will tell you it is commitment. Commitment to fitness means that you are in it for the long haul.  Fitness commitment rises above bad[…]

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Always Buy Organic Foods

If you want the best, healthiest foods you should always buy organic foods, right? Let’s start by defining organic. The United States Department of Agriculture defines a product to be organic if it is grown, or if the animal is fed, according to certain standards.  Listing and describing the standards[…]

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How Much Protein

How much protein do you need to gain lean muscle? The answer to this seemingly straightforward question is complicated to say the least. Think of asking 10 people what their favorite color is. You will probably get 10 different answers. To sustain life you need about 36 grams of protein[…]

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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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5 Mistakes in Dieting

The word “diet” should be removed from the dictionary. I don’t believe any diet is a good idea. I think leading a healthy lifestyle is a more sustainable solution, and more realistic to help you reach your goals and maintain your successful fat loss. Here are 5 mistakes in dieting.[…]

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Holiday Eating and Binging

With the holidays approaching, unless you want to look like a stuffed turkey when the new year comes, you need to stay away from the holiday eating and binging cycle. Instead, create a plan on how to navigate the family dinners, work parties, and office “food days”.  Here are some[…]

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5 Ways to Use Protein Powder

Protein powder can be an integral part of a healthy diet. Try to incorporate these 5 ways to use protein powder throughout every week. Keep in mind the type and brand of protein powder you take is important to helping you reach your goals and enjoying the taste. Do not go[…]

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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[…]

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