Catalyst 4 Fitness

General Health

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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Cortisol and Fat Loss

Some have called it the “master” of all hormones.  Others curse it for wreaking havoc on our body’s fragile endocrine balance.  In spite of mixed opinions, this is certain: cortisol and fat loss are intricately connected. As a powerful hormone it is necessary for life, but if its level is[…]

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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[…]

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Resistance Training or Aerobic Exercise

Now that the weather is getting nice, you may be tempted to forgo your resistance training and head outdoors for some aerobic exercise in the fresh air.  But beware:  if you give up your resistance training, you will be giving up more than you bargained for. Why Resistance Train? Resistance[…]

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Sleep Deprivation

How often do you hear someone say, “I had a great night’s sleep last night!” or “I feel refreshed and energetic!”?  Probably not very often.  Sleep deprivation seems to be the new normal.  In fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation, it is the new normal:  most Americans are sleep-deprived. […]

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Find Your Motivation

Motivation is different for everyone – for some it is internal, for others it is external. Once you find your motivation, you are on the path to success. Mike Fohner, cross country running coach, tells this story about one of his students: Last year, one of my young cross-country runners[…]

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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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Best Protein Powder

Protein powders can be part of a healthy diet, but how do you know which is the best protein powder? You don’t want to waste your money, and you want to buy the protein that is going to help you reach your goals. If you aren’t working with a trainer[…]

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Runny Nose When Exercising

Do you often get a runny nose when exercising even if you don’t have a cold? It could be rhinitis. Rhinitis is when the nasal mucous membranes are inflamed. Exercise, as well as the metabolic boost that it creates, makes your mucous membranes produce more mucous.  This additional mucous picks[…]

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Older Adults Staying Active

Getting older is a part of life but we don’t have to surrender to it and give up. There are many older adults staying active and you can too. As we age, we experience the loss of muscle tissue. This is called sarcopenia, and it can result in us losing[…]

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