Catalyst 4 Fitness

General Health

Turning Fat into Muscle

I’m often asked how long it will take for a client to turn fat into muscle. That would be like a candy bar turning into a piece of chicken. Muscle and fat are completely different types of tissue and can’t magically be transformed from one to another. You can build[…]

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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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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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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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Your Comfort Zone

If you want to reach any goal, if you want to be successful, if you want to amaze yourself, you must be willing to get out of your comfort zone. You’ll know you have done this when feel a twinge of panic, your heart rate sharply rises, you break into[…]

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My Knees Are Popping

You bend down and hear it. You stand up and hear it. You think to yourself “Oh, my knees are popping again.” Is it dangerous? Is it indicating a problem you should have a doctor look at? If you experience pain while climbing steps, it could be an early sign[…]

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