A doctor recently told me that in medical school, they only had a few days dedicated to nutrition, and less than that dedicated to the positive effects of exercise.  With some reports saying that 80% of medical conditions can be linked to lifestyle, why do doctors spend more time learning about medications than they do…

After working with thousands in the health and fitness arena you can easily begin to make fairly accurate generalizations. One generalization that I can make is that many people have two common misperceptions. One being a misperception of one’s true appearance, and the other being a misperception of what an intense workout really feels like….

The Lancet, a medical journal, published some interesting lifestyle factors that can contribute to dementia.  Some of these caught me by surprise.  Here are things that can add to the risk of dementia… ~Mid-life hearing loss ~Failing to complete secondary education ~ Smoking ~Failing to seek early treatment for depression ~ Lack of physical activity…

Your body needs sleep, and here is a quick list of reasons why. ~ We are told to get 8 hours for a reason.  Both under and over sleeping is linked to poor health. ~ Poor sleep habits have been linked to obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes to name a few. ~…

Insects are not just for breakfast anymore.  In fact more than 2 billion people worldwide eat insects as a part of their daily diet.  Here is an article from WebMD that talks about it: The next time you see a grasshopper, try to imagine it as a snack. If might help if you know that…

How do you find the best personal trainer in Cincinnati?  It seems like multiple outlets in Cincinnati have their own “awards” for the best plastic surgeon, the best photography studio, and yes….the best personal trainer in Cincinnati.  How do these media outlets pick the “best”?  Is it maybe the personal training center that advertised with…

Healthy eating leads to healthy feelings toward yourself.  When most of what you put in your mouth is nutritionally sound, then when some junk food enters, it is no big deal.  All too often people feel shame or guilt after eating some junk food.  This is not a healthy behavior. While everyone is different, what…

Did you know we have a YouTube channel that is full of educational videos, and no sales pitches?  Many of these video are excerpts from our 3-time award winning TV show.  We recently had this super cool comment, below, left about our video about carrying hand weights while walking.  Does doing this benefit you or…

Many people do not know the difference between muscle mass, definition, and tone.  Let your favorite personal trainer from Cincinnati explain it to you in terms that are easy to understand.

Sudden cardiac arrest is associated with sexual activity far more often in men than women, research suggests.  But sex is a rare trigger for sudden cardiac arrest. Only 34 out of the 4,557 cardiac arrests examined occurred during or within one hour of sexual intercourse and 32 of those affected were men. Dr. Chugh said…

It is common for those overweight to jokingly say “I don’t have abs!”  The fact is….yes you do!  Everyone has the same musculature in the mid-section, but not everyone can “see the 6-pack”.  There are a couple of reasons why you might not be able to see your abs, and this video will reveal them…

While many people tend to put on a few pounds over the winter months because of decreased outdoor activity, there are many dedicated individuals who brave the cold and refuse to let the weather be an excuse for a decreased fitness level. While the risks of exercising in the heat have many risks, there are…

Exercise is known to be beneficial to bone health but there is reluctance to use high intensity programs in older women with low bone mass because of the risk of fracture or other injury. A new Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study found that only 30 minutes twice a week of high intensity resistance…

Fitbits and other fitness tracks miscalculate calories burned by a huge amount! The best models are off by 27%, and the worst by 93%.  This can be disastrous should a person adjust their calorie intake based on this information.  The good news is that many fitness devices did a decent job in monitoring heart rate….

Your Cincinnati personal trainer might be lack higher education and extensive experience. The fallacy of personal training is that a “certified” personal trainer is not necessarily a qualified one.  Your personal trainer in Cincinnati, or anywhere in the USA for that matter, could easily lack even the most basic knowledge, and certainly the medically based…

Past research had indicated that someone who is fat, could actually be “fit” if metabolically healthy, meaning they had no indications of heart disease, diabetes, etc..  I have had numerous obese clients who say their blood work is perfect…does this mean they are fit and not at risk? The biggest study on this topic, using…

Exercising multiple times a week is the best way to keep the mind sharp if you’re over 50, research suggests. 39 studies were reviewed and they found that memory and brain activity was most improved for those that exercised their muscle and their heart. Weight lifting with cardio is a great combination, and this was…

Your sex, your style of cosmetics, your hair dye, and your preference of beer or wine are all revealed by analyzing the molecules left on your cell phone!  Scientists in California using a technique called mass spectrometry looked at 500 samples taken from the mobile phones of 40 people.  They also said that can tell…

You have probably heard of people that get out of prison and have a hard time adapting to life outside of the jail cell.  After spending years in prison, it becomes the “norm”.  Although an incredibly rough place to live, with often times very ugly things happening, and surrounded by potentially evil people…it becomes a…

The general public often confuses ligaments for tendons, and sprains for strains.  Ligaments and tendons are two separate tissues in the human anatomy, with one of these connective tissues supporting one bony structure with another, and the other connecting muscles to bones.  When either of these tissues are injured, it is referred to as a…

This guy is 105 years old and just set a bicycling record in his age group of 14 miles in one hour.  Robert Marchand said that he could have done better.  His legs were not sore but his arms were from his “rheumatism”. I feel bittersweet when I see things like this.  One side of…

Time for me to vent a little bit.  Most people associate weight loss with starving themselves.  Itsy-bitsy portions, and always being hungry…never satisfied.  BULL CRAP!  Now if you are eating calorie dense food, portion control is a huge factor in losing weight, as most people eating a traditional American diet are pounding down sugar, fat,…

This is a great article forwarded to me from a client that appeared in the Wall Street Journal. Click here to read it.

A two-year study was performed to find the effectiveness of wearing a FitBit, or other fitness tracker.  500 people were split into two groups, with one wearing a fitness tracker.  By the end of the trial the group wearing the tracker had lost less weight than the group not wearing the device. Although the popularity…

Odor analysts have determined that polyester gets much smellier than cotton or wool. But sweat is not to blame, because sweat itself does not stink. It is the bacteria that live in your armpit and groin that produce the funk. Up to 300 types of bacteria inhabit your armpit. Some are associated with normal body…

Sprain, strain, tendons, and ligaments.  More often than not, lay people use the wrong terminology when describing injuries and probably one of the most common is when describing a “strain” or a “sprain”.  The terms are used to not only describe the type of soft-tissue injury but also is referencing the type of tissue in…

Our government has approved a number of weight loss techniques.  All of them fail to address the root problem, which is changing a person’s behavior.  But surely there will be many that look to this as an easy way to lose weight, and sadly will try one of these. One is an inflatable stomach-filling balloon….

With the days not only getting hotter, but also getting shorter at the same time, I though I would give you something to cool down with. As if pulling the tire with a 45-pound weight on it is not hard enough, it was just a few short months ago that Bill Matulewicz did that with…

Philadelphia will become the first US city to implement a tax on sugary drinks starting in January of 2017.  It is expected to raise $90 million dollars and improve the health of 1.5 million residents.  More than 68% of adults and 41% of kids in Philadelphia are overweight or obese.  The revenue is going to…

If I had to pick the top fallacy in the fitness world it would be “cardio”.  Cardiovascular exercise is often proclaimed as one of the best way to burn fat. It also has been said to improve the strength of your heart and lungs, reduce stress, and help you sleep better. Is all of this…

The checkout counter at the grocery store offers an excellent reflection of a person’s lifestyle. Next time at the grocery store, look at what is on the checkout belt and then look at the customer.  You will see a pattern. I was recently 2 customers behind a former client as they were finalizing their transaction…

A recent study noted a significant improvement in running endurance after participants took a placebo.  Studies have also noted that when a placebo is ethically injected, it produces better results than those taken orally, but both forms produce notable improvement.  Placebos are accepted as a scientfic fact…the mind is powerful! Arnold was quoted as saying…

In Britain, health experts are considering a new twist to food labeling.  With 2/3 of the adult population being overweight or obese, the Royal Society of Public Health is considering exercise equivalent food labels.  This means every food label would include graphics the inform the consumer how much exercise would be required to burn off…

Man’s best friend is certainly the best choice for a pet that will contribute to maintaining an active lifestyle. Whether it’s running, walking, or a simple game of catch with a Frisbee, dogs have the versatility to be your fitness friend, while felines would be a fitness foe. For some, having a dog increases the…

The BMJ, one of  the oldest medical journals in the world, recently reported on the overspending for a number of drugs, especially cancer drugs.  Let me give you an idea of what is going on.  Let’s say you need a total of 150mg of a drug, but the drug is only sold in 100mg bottles. …

If you are overweight and the diet you are following is not giving you at least one pound of weight loss per week, you are on the wrong program.  Contact me by March 10th, 2016, and request our medically approved nutrition program and get it at 50% off our normal price of $75. Our program…

Whenever there is enough snow, my girlfriend Ann and I (at 50+ years young) will be the only people over 20 that are pounding the hill with our sleds.  We often get asked “which ones are your kids?”, only to reply that we left them at home. On the way back to the car, sweaty…

Sonya Hughes is a honorable graduate of lifestyle change.  After coming to Sensible Fitness years ago, she has maintained a healthy lifestyle and is still living large today.  This is her story… I have struggled with my weight since 2004, after I was severely injured in an automobile accident. My most notable injury was a…

A group of people were given more food than they could ever eat (buffet style meals and unlimited snacks) and got 8 hours of sleep.  Then the group was given the same access to food, but only had 4-5 hours sleep.  When the people got less sleep, they ate 400 calories more per day. This…

We have an incredible yoga class on Thursdays, let by an instructor that really should be a super-hero…Deana is awesome.  The class is every Thursday at 6pm.  For more details on this class that focuses on stretching and core strength, click here.

I have been so incredibly proud of several clients for their extra efforts of staying after their workout to get some cardio in.  This is a great time to burn fat, because all of the carbs get burned up during a strength training workout…leaving fat as a prime energy source. Becky Finger comes in at…

There is a long list of medical studies that show connections between exercise, muscular health, and mental acuity…even in the elderly.  But now a recent study done on twins suggests the same. Why is this different?  Well, if one twin’s body and/or thinking ability differs significantly over time, the cause is less likely to be…

Dick Thomas came to us after his daughter and Sensible Fitness client Sally Hayes (and granddaughter Emily) thought it would help with his mobility.  At 91 years old, you just don’t get around like you used to!  Dick’s doctor agreed and thought that exercise could help his COPD (chronic onset pulmonary disease). Although Dick had…

Kathy Dubbs came to Sensible Fitness a year and a half ago.  These are her words….. Retired, morbidly obese carrying over 200 lbs in excess weight, with two total knee replacements, neuropathy, arthritis, and developing back issues.  I had lost over 100 lbs on a 20 week medically supervised diet of meal supplements with no…

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