Buddy System

October 31st, 2012

I am happy to hear you have a great support system, that’s very important but please consider us at Fitness Heaven to also be your support. Read the rest of this entry »

Skipping meals

October 29th, 2012

I eat only once or twice a day but my MD wants be to eat 4-5 small meals. Won’t that cause weight gain? I do not need to gain any more weight! Read the rest of this entry »

The Mysterious and Often Misunderstood Condition – Fibromyalgia

October 22nd, 2012

The symptoms are many: achy joints, tender spots throughout the body, fatigue, muscle spasms, shortness of breath and soreness. Yet the severity varies. For the estimated 10 to 11 million Americans (mostly female), the manifestation of these symptoms is annoying, frustrating and often debilitating. Read the rest of this entry »

What do you eat before a workout?

October 15th, 2012

Several people have asked me what eat before exercising in the morning. You need a source of energy in the morning since you have been on a fast since dinner. Here are the favorite choices of sports nutritionists: a piece of whole wheat toast, small bowl of whole grain cereal, low fat or nonfat yogurt, granola bar, whole grain bagel, or even some of the new prepared smoothies. Another idea is to ask your MD what to eat in the morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Parenting Boundaries and Behavior Modifiers, Part 2

October 12th, 2012

Our boundaries consist of the following: We will not be physically or verbally abused. We will not knowingly believe or support lies. We will not allow chemical abuse in our homes. We will not rescue people from their chemical abuse or other irresponsible behavior. We will not finance a person’s chemical dependency or other irresponsible behavior. We will not lie to protect you or me from your chemical dependence. We will not use our home for a detox center. If you want to act crazy, that’s your business, but don’t do it in front of us. You can spoil your fun, your day, your life, but we won’t let you spoil ours. Read the rest of this entry »

Parenting Boundaries and Behavior Modifiers, Part 1

October 5th, 2012

A common question asked by parents is, ‘What controls behaviors?’ Every behavior has three possible consequences: one is called the Reinforcers, two the Punishers and three the Extinguishers. Read the rest of this entry »

Resistance Training Beneficial for PostMenopausal Women

September 30th, 2012

For your female members who find high-intensity strength training too difficult, a new study found that low-intensity training was just as effective for improving muscular strength and size in postmenopausal women. Read the rest of this entry »

Water and Weight Loss

September 27th, 2012

Water works! We all know to we are suppose to drink water … but do you know why it helps with weight loss? Here’s why.

Water, water, water. Doctors, nurses, nutritionists, fitness and health experts cannot emphasize enough the importance of sufficient water intake on a daily basis. Why is water necessary to promote health and help in weight loss? Read the rest of this entry »

I get a Sharp Pain in my Lower Back

September 17th, 2012

Dr. Lin: Dear Sharp Pain, any time I hear the word “shooting” I think of a nerve problem. If you do have shooting pain down the back of your leg that feels like an electric shock you could have some kind of nerve impingement in the lower back. Impingement can be caused from a number of things such as an injured disc, or tight piriformis muscle. Read the rest of this entry »

Prevention of Diabetes. Part 2

September 11th, 2012

Smoking, high blood pressure and high levels of LDL, or “bad” cholesterol accelerate the damage to the larger blood vessels of the heart, brain and legs. Dietary therapy and medications should be used to keep the LDL cholesterol level below 100 mg/dl in patients with diabetes. Read the rest of this entry »