Catalyst 4 Fitness

General Health

Liver Detoxification

Liver detoxification isn’t simply staying away from alcohol for a period of time. If you are like most people, you don’t often think about your liver but if you are interested in living as healthy as possible, attending to your liver can have big payoffs. Named after the Old English[…]

Read More »

Warming Up Before Exercise

You might be tempted to skip the warm up when you work out.  After all, you only have so much time to exercise – “Let’s just get on with it already!  I’m in a hurry!” But warming up before exercise is a critical component of your fitness routine, and skipping[…]

Read More »

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[…]

Read More »

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[…]

Read More »

HIIT – Fad or Real?

High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT – fad or real? HIIT is a workout that includes various intervals structured in a way to ensure you get maximum benefits from your workout in a short amount of time. Not for the inexperienced, HIIT: Builds endurance Boosts metabolism Builds muscle while losing[…]

Read More »

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[…]

Read More »

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[…]

Read More »

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[…]

Read More »

Seasonal Affective Disorder

It’s that time of year again—a time of cool breezes, colored leaves and holiday preparation.  Fall and winter are exciting times…  Unless you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. If you struggle with winter depression, this time of year is not filled with joy and anticipation.  Instead, you probably feel like[…]

Read More »

Rest and Recovery For Optimum Health

Vacation season is about to go into full swing.  Whether you are traveling to the mountains or the beach, it’s the time of year when many of us start planning for a much needed break from the daily grind. When you think of getting fit, resting is probably not the[…]

Read More »