Archive for November, 2011

The best exercise to prevent holiday weight gain

November 24, 2011

I read recently that the average Thanksgiving dinner contains an estimated 4500 calories.  And that’s just the meal proper.  That doesn’t include all the junk you eat before everyone gathers at the table or the turkey sandwich you eat after the family has packed up and headed home.  That’s enough calories for two to three […]

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Are you powering a Hummer with a weedwacker?

November 22, 2011

Our bodies are a lot like cars.  They come in different shapes and sizes.  Some are built for speed, some for power, others to carry a lot of stuff, or luxury, and more. Each one has an engine, again various sizes.  What’s common between them is that they all require fuel. If you put in […]

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Metabolic age…is it important and why?

November 4, 2011

I was recently asked a question about metabolic age.  Specifically, the question was “my metabolic age is 48 and I was told it could be lowered to 43. Is that possible?” Metabolic age is a comparison between a person’s basal metabolic rate (BMR)  against the average BMR for an age.  The calculation uses a benchmark, your […]

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