General Health


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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Achieving Goals

Achieving goals is much more difficult than just wanting it. It is said that practice makes perfect, and practicing visualization to reach your goals is no different. When used properly, this can be extremely powerful. As you think about your goals, consider the following. Use your imagination to see yourself[…]

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How To Lose Weight

One day you look in the mirror and think “ugh” and then you wonder how to lose weight? Zig Ziglar once said, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” The general flow of human life tends to be toward ease and comfort.  One day flows into[…]

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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 whey protein powder? You don’t want to waste your money. You want to buy the protein that is going to help you reach your goals. Finding the best protein powder may not[…]

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Catalyst 4 Fitness Whey Protein vanilla

Runny Nose When Exercising

Do you always get a runny nose when exercising? You could experience this in a gym or outside, whether you are lifting weights or running a race. It could also happen in both hot and cold weather, and even if you don’t suffer from allergies. Why does my nose run[…]

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Muscle Loss

Age-related muscle loss is real. Getting older is a part of life but we don’t have to surrender to it and give up. As we age, we experience the loss of muscle tissue. This is called sarcopenia, and it can result in us losing up to 20% of our muscle[…]

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A cartoon of a doctor talking with his patient about the benefits of exercising on his overall health, including muscle loss

Hormone Imbalance

Do you know what your pituitary gland, thyroid, thymus, adrenal glands and pancreas have in common?  They are all endocrine glands, and their jobs are to make hormones, and all can contribute to hormone imbalance. Hormones are chemicals that deliver messages throughout your entire body via the bloodstream.  These messages[…]

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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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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[…]

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