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May 21, 2017
The Best Tips On Getting Fit And Having Fun At The Same Time
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Learning how to get fit takes time and effort, and it can be difficult to find the energy to workout consistently every day when you’re tired from long hours at work or taking care of the kids. However, daily exercise can help with more than just your figure; it can also boost your self-esteem...
February 5, 2017
Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions: Strategies for Turning Your Goals into Habits
Do you have goals for the coming year? You’re not alone. Many people make New Year’s resolutions to work toward goals that will make their lives better over the next year. But New Year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to keep, with many people giving up on their goals just a few...
January 11, 2017
Similar to the beginning of every other year, you have already vowed to save more money and lose some weight. You plan to make the gym part of your daily routine and even settle down with a partner to start a family. You may even be sure that this is the year you will get that big promotion. However, broad New Year's resolutions like these are usually destined for failure.
With a broad resolution,...
November 5, 2016
Muscle toning requires exercise and proper nutrition. While many believe that in order to build muscle, one must load up on protein and carbohydrates, this recently is known to not be so simple. Recent findings have shown that amino acids and protein signal muscles to grow and build protein, even while food deprived.
Additionally, research shows that diets that are high in carbohydrates deplete...
September 19, 2016
One of the most effective ways to lose weight is to get a quality night's sleep. Studies have shown that dieters who get at least 8 hours of sleep lose twice as much weight as those who are sleeping for fewer than 6. Your bedtime routine has a big impact on weight loss due to quality sleep. Here are six ways to help boost weight loss through your nighttime practices.
Cool Down
It may...
September 12, 2016
Relief From Shoulder Pain in the Gym
Shoulder injuries make up over a third of all major weight-room injuries because they are not limited to one body type. No matter one's ability, the shoulder can be overworked or over-strained, resulting in injury. These injuries often take several months to recover from and often end up recurring with time.
Chances are, if you are spending time...
July 18, 2016
Does Your DNA Make You More Social?
Do you tend to be more of a lone wolf, or do people describe you as a social butterfly? If you’ve ever wondered why some people prefer to be social while others seem content with a more solitary existence, science could have the answers. Your desires for social interaction, and even romantic relationships, could be impacted by your genetics. A recent...
July 5, 2016
While aging is an unavoidable process, your attitude about it can greatly affect your experience with aging. People physically and mentally age at different paces, much of this having to do with one's lifestyle, but a positive attitude helps as well. The way you see the aging process can be a big factor in your physical health.
Studies have shown that as you see yourself increasing in age,...
June 14, 2016
With the summer in full swing, this is an ideal time to make changes to lifestyle routines. They should be wholesale and not just around the edges. Robust activity is a good place to start with a focus on reaching equilibrium with the work-life balance. Think beyond the typical examples such as exercising, but consider activities that enrich and empower the holistic self. Take a look at gym memberships,...
May 17, 2016
Even if you have spent hours in the gym burning fat and toning your physique, did you know most of that hard work can become unraveled simply by skipping just a few workouts?
When you exercise on a regular basis, you not only gain physical benefits, but neurological ones as well. Although these gains only take a few weeks to notice, they can disappear just as quickly once the exercise stops....
May 4, 2016
People face an alarming number of unhealthy variables every day. These items pose a health risk, especially when accumulated throughout time. With the use of extensive chemicals in products and ever-evolving electronics, there are a lot of everyday items that may hurt your body and are best to be avoided. Here are ten items that should be put aside for better health.
Artificial Sweeteners
January 4, 2016
SMART goals — commonly defined as specific, measureable, achievable, relevant and time-bound — have been used in the corporate world since the early 1980s. The concept has stood the test of time because it works.
Anyone can set goals without these criteria, but if goals aren’t clearly defined and geared toward your real objective, you’ll likely lose interest. Also, if...
December 17, 2015
What to Eat to Build Muscle and Lose Fat
If you’re working out but not seeing the results you hoped for, it may have less to do with what you’re doing wrong in the gym and more to do with what's going on in the kitchen.
The foods you eat play a huge role in the benefits you gain from exercise, whether you’re trying to slim down or bulk up. To get the best results,...
December 17, 2015
Dos and donts of food
According to WebMD, the foods we eat can have a direct impact on our mood, with some making us feel worse and others giving us a mental boost. For example, research shows that a heart-healthy diet, consisting of foods that are high in fiber and low in saturated fat, can boost your mood. However, foods that are high in fat or have a high glycemic load can have the opposite...
October 20, 2015
Strength Training Benefits for Seniors
As concern over the rise in health issues such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease continues to grow, the importance of getting regular exercise, including both aerobic and strength-training activities, is becoming more widely recognized. While this applies to adults of all ages, when it comes to senior citizens, strength-training may be especially...
September 13, 2015
The Medicine Cabinet in Your Kitchen
Increased awareness of the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is leading many people to increase their activity levels and reevaluate the foods they eat on a daily basis.
Many people are already enjoying the benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle, as weight loss and better nutrition often lead to the disappearance of chronic illnesses...
June 30, 2015
BetterBody is happy to announce our new additional service. Dr. Zach Ray PT. and his staff will be available in the afternoon starting July 1, 2015 for any physical therapy or sport specific training needs you or your athlete.
Dr Zach Ray PT is well known as a teacher of the teachers. He is recognized nationally as a leading expert in sports medicine having taught and lectured in various...
May 25, 2015
Eliminate soft drinks and processed foods from your diet to improve your health.
It’s funny how we live in a society that condemns the use of certain illegal drugs, but people seem to glorify the consumption of junk food and soft drinks. Fast food chains are popular and they make billions each year. This is something that is causing obesity and a large number of serious illnesses that...
May 3, 2015
Don’t Give in to Those Cravings
It happens to the best of us. No matter how healthy you eat or how much you exercise, every now and then you get hit with an insatiable craving for something you know you'll regret eating. Whether it's a cheesy pizza with all the toppings or triple fudge sundae, there are a few things that can help you fend off the temptation.
Walk it off
May 3, 2015
Men in general are usually not affected by someone saying that their clothes don’t look good, or that their new hairstyle looks boring or outdated. This is the kind of issue that would normally be important to women and for the most part this is true, but there are actually many things that can make a man feel insecure and we are going to be listing some of the most relevant ones in this article.
April 29, 2015
Whether you're in your twenties yourself or you are raising kids, it's important to instill good fitness habits at this age as they will greatly improve chances of being healthy and fit later on in life. This sounds logical, but it is also based on research, where early twenty somethings were studied, and the ones who practiced good fitness habits were healthier later on in life. It doesn't require...
March 23, 2015
We are living in the ‘age’ of obesity. Within the last century, there hasn't been as much people obesity as now. Due to the huge rise of this disease, there has also been a sharp rise in the number of cancer cases directly linked to obesity. Annually, hundreds of thousands of cancer cases are associated with obesity, as claimed by National Cancer Institute. In fact, Obesity is fast overtaking...
March 16, 2015
Stress is inevitable. Unfortunately we face stressful situations on a daily basis. It can be brought about by a variety of scenarios such as work, relationship issues, the death of a loved one, loss of a job and many others. Some of these factors may be unavoidable however, there are foods that can easily help restrain the consequences of high stress levels.
When a person becomes stressed, the...
December 18, 2014
Is your day just dragging on and you can’t seem to keep your eyes open let alone accomplish some major tasks? Try changing up what you eat to boost your energy levels
and help you sail through your day.
An excess of sugars or foods that are high on the glycemic index can drain your battery quickly and leave you feeling sluggish and tired. Try to stay away from “white”...
December 6, 2014
The holidays are here and enjoying the season with friends and family usually includes having a nice beverage, alcoholic or not. A lot of the time, the drink we choose has a lot of hidden calories that do not help maintain your waistline and may negate all the hard work you've done at the gym.
Holiday celebrations can translate into additional calories from drinks that you wouldn’t normally...
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22315 Mulholland Highway
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Calabasas, California 91302
Phone: (818) 224-4734