Fit for Life

How many times have you decided to exercise and not taken action? You know exercise is good for you, yet the motivation hasn’t surfaced.

There is definitely a difference between knowing you should do something and wanting to do something, and exercise often gets pushed to the side because quite frankly no one really wants to do it.

The key to exercising, and wanting to exercise, is twofold. The first component to success is to find an exercise that you actually like. No joke, there are probably dozens of exercises that you would find fun and enjoyable. The second component of this is to align your newfound fun exercise options with your goals.

What do you want to achieve by exercising and how do you want it to improve your life?

Over the course of this eBook we’ll take a look at 15 ways that exercise improves your life. You’ll have an abundance of benefits to choose from. We’ll also talk about a wide variety of exercises along the way so you can begin to think beyond the elliptical and treadmill. Those are both great exercise machines, but there are more options to consider.

Rest assured, once you find an exercise or two that you enjoy and you begin to realize the benefits of exercise, you will become a lifetime exerciser.

Muscle Building for Everyone

We all have preferences for how we want to appear and what we find attractive. Many people enjoy the way muscle mass makes them look and feel. Both men and women may feel more empowered when they have visible muscles. And many people feel sexier when their body is toned and muscular.

What you will learn inside...

  • So Why Do You Want to Build Muscle Mass?
  • What's Required to Build Muscle Mass? 
  • When to Fuel Your Body and Other Important Muscle Building Steps
  • Muscle Building - It's All About Lifting Heavy

Peak Physical Fitness

Are You Ready To Reach Your Peak Physical Fitness?

Peak physical fitness is something that few people aspire to attain. Those who pursue it are both inspiring and unstoppable. Simply setting your mind to this goal shows that you’re a special person. Let’s face it; reaching peak physical fitness isn’t going to be a walk in the park. 

What you will learn inside...

  • Surprising Benefits of Peak Physical Fitness
  • What Does Peak Fitness Mean to You?
  • Choosing/Creating Your Training Program
  • Training Programs and Approaches to Consider
  • The Role of Diet and Sleep in Your Quest for Peak Physical Fitness
  • Evaluating Your Progress - Testing and Tracking Your Fitness

The Pilates Fitness Guide

Pilates isn't a new form of exercise. It's been around since its inventor and creator Joseph Pilates began training people. He developed his system as part of his personal quest for personal fitness. 

In the mid-1920's Joseph moved to the United States and began teaching it here. Joseph Pilates died in 1967, but his methods didn't die with him. In fact, they've only grown in popularity. 

Over the past ten years, the number of people practicing of Pilates has grown exponentially. It's one of the few exercise programs that works the whole body. It's readily modifiable to a person's fitness level, goals, and schedule. 

Benefits of Pilates

  • Mobility
  • Strength
  • Confidence
  • Weight loss 
  • Body awareness 
  • Better posture 
  • Longer, leaner muscles 

"Pilates is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work."

- Joseph H. Pilates

How to Fight Sitting Disease, at the Office and at Home - Standup

How many hours a day are you sitting down? Think about it. You’re sitting at your kitchen table, or on the couch, drinking your morning coffee. You are in the car on your way to work and while you run errands. You sit at work, most likely. You sit during lunch and dinner. You sit on your commute home and you sit when you get home.

Most of us spend more than 70 percent of our day sitting down. And some estimates are that most people spend more than 90 percent of their day either sitting down or sleeping.

Here’s the problem…

Your body was designed to move. Your muscles, bones, joints and even your cells all respond to movement. When you’re not moving, everything slows down. This slowdown can cause serious problems over time.

We’re talking about life and death problems. It’s such a big problem that doctors and researchers have given it a name. It’s called “sitting disease.” Let’s first give a formal definition of sitting disease and then we’ll talk about symptoms, risks, and some potentially frightening statistics.

A Formal Definition of Sitting Disease

Sitting disease is the name given to the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle. Specifically, these consequences lead to metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes, cancer and more. Sitting disease is characterized by sitting or remaining inactive for most of the day with little or no exercise.

Upgrade Your Metabolism - How to Burn More Fat without Eating Less

What Exactly Is Your Metabolism And Why Does Boosting It Help You Lose Weight?

The word "metabolism" is raised in just about every conversation about weight loss. But what exactly is your metabolism? And what does it mean to boost it? 

A Definition of Metabolism

Metabolism is actually a broad term. It's used to define the collective systems in your body that create and use energy. The process begins when you put food or nutrients into your mouth. Your body begins digesting them and converting the food into fuel and energy. At a cellular level, energy is created and used. 

Most of the energy you use comes from the creation of ATP. However, glucose and fat are also additional sources of fuel and can be used depending on the energy that is required. For example, if you're taking a hike you'll primarily use ATP. If you're doing strength training then you may tap into your glucose stores for energy. 

When most people think about boosting metabolism they're focusing on burning energy faster. But boosting metabolism also relates to what type of energy you burn. For example, if you want to lose weight then you want your fitness plan to tap into the fat stores for energy. 

Total Fitness - Lifestyle Shift

Your lifestyle can positively (or negatively) impact your level of fitness and health. When you sleep properly, learn how to manage stress and cut back on the unhealthy habits that make up your current lifestyle, you begin to feel better ... healthier, stronger and fitter. And others notice as well.

You experience healthy energy levels all day. Your confident manner and newly fit body draw complements which further reinforce that what you are doing is working in a marvelously positive way. Reaping all the rewards offered by a fit and health-filled lifestyle also means motivating yourself and developing a healthy mindset.

You need to add exercise and movement into your daily schedule. It also makes sense to drink a lot of water, develop healthy eating habits, and understand the proper influence of socializing with other positive individuals like yourself.

This report can help you do all of these things, with the ultimate reward a healthy, happy and fit new you that is in charge of every aspect of your life.

There are 8 pillars to this new healthy lifestyle, but remember that you don't need to change everything at once. Simply read through, and start adopting lifestyle shifts gradually, until they become habits.

Ready to get started?

The Fun Way to Get Fit: Outdoors

There are many reasons to exercise. It gives you more energy during the day, it helps you sleep better, and it improves your mood. Exercise also controls weight, balances your metabolism and other systems, and can lengthen your life by helping prevent disease.

What if you could have all of those benefits of exercise plus a few more, with one small change to your exercise approach? We’re talking about shifting your workout outdoors. Outdoor fitness gives you all the benefits of exercising indoors, and takes it to a new level. You’ll be amazed what a little fresh air and sunshine can do for your health and well-being. 

What Is Outdoor Fitness and Why Try It?

Outdoor fitness is, in simplest terms, exercising outdoors. It can be anything from playing basketball in your driveway to running, or from hiking to participating in an outdoor boot camp. In fact, there are so many different ways to enjoy outdoor fitness that the bulk of this report is dedicated to sharing ideas about how you can get outside and get in shape. 

Preventing Childhood Obesity-What Every Parent Needs to Know

The numbers are shocking. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Today, more than one-third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese. 


What's going on in the lives of children that's causing such a tremendous increase in obesity, and what can we do about it?

The truth is that there are likely many reasons why obesity is on the rise. 

We know: 

More people are eating processed food. We're talking about fast and easy meals like take-out meals, frozen meals, and meals that largely come from bags and boxes. They're packed with sugar, saturated and trans fats, and more calories than a growing child needs. 

Heart Healhy Habits

Who Is At Risk For Heart Disease?

In the media there's a lot of talk about diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's and whatever disease is a current hot topic. The truth is that while these diseases are certainly frightening, none of them has the same impact on health and well-being that heart disease does.

  • Heart disease is the number one killer in America. Here are some shocking statistics provide by the Center for Disease Control.
  • About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year - that's 1 out of every 4 deaths.
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.
  • About every 25 seconds, someone in the U.S. will have a coronary event, and every minute, someone will die from a coronary event.
  • Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. 

And almost everyone has a risk factor for heart disease. Before we take a look at those risk factors, let's define what heart disease really is, and why it's such a deadly disease.

Heart disease is an umbrella term for any type of disorder or condition that affects your heart. In most cases what happens is that your arteries are weakened. You may suffer from atherosclerosis, which is a condition that develops when a substance called plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries. 

The buildup narrows the arteries and makes it more difficult for the blood to flow through. Clots can form, which can stop blood flow. The stress and strain on your heart can cause the walls to thicken. If a clot forms it can stop blood flow and cause a heart attack or stroke. 

Chances are you'll see yourself in some of these risk factors.