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Rotator cuff: Spotting problems, and options for treatment

Your rotator cuff is a group of four tendons and muscles that surround, stabilize and move the shoulder joint. It helps you lift and rotate your arm, while keeping your upper arm bone, stable within the socket of your shoulder. Injuries to the rotator cuff are fairly common. If can[…]

5 steps on how to cut back on unhealthy snacks

People don’t really eat regular meals as much as they’d like to think. When researchers had subjects track their food and drink with smartphones, they discovered most were eating constantly for about 15 hours a day. Snacking continuously has become the new normal. However, constantly eating low quality, calorie-dense foods[…]

Some treatment options for social anxiety disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder, or SAD, is a condition where the fear of embarrassing or humiliating yourself is so intense, you avoid any social situation that may trigger it. The majority of people are afraid to get up and make a speech in public. But for someone with SAD, things that[…]

Here are some memory improvement tips and tricks

As we get older, memories start to fade. Thoughts can become muddled or confused. Researchers have discovered that decline can start much sooner than many people expect. Some studies show it may begin as soon as puberty ends. The decline accelerates as we move through adulthood into our 40s, 50s[…]

Is strength training or cardio more important for older adults?

There’s a simple question I get asked on a regular basis. “Which is better for me, cardio or strength training?” My answer has always been “Both.” Weight training is necessary to build muscle and cardio helps keep your heart healthy. But scientists have now said, one is definitely more important[…]

Simplicity is the key to achieving success

Success is easier to achieve with simplicity. In 2006 I wrote an article where I said, “The single greatest cause behind an idea failure is complexity. When something is too complicated, people tend to ignore, disregard or simply abandon it.” In today’s increasingly complex world, that advice still stands. In[…]

Just a few random thoughts, tips and observations

There are a lot of “unspoken truths” about weight loss and gyms. Things that everyone should know, but many don’t. To help you out, here are some random tips, ideas and observations that I’ve picked up from being in the fitness business for the last 20 years. Very few people[…]