One important way you can lower your risk for heart disease and stroke is to keep your LDL or "bad" cholesterol level down and your HDL or "good" cholesterol level up. If you have a family or personal history of stroke, heart disease or high cholesterol, try to keep your LDL below 100 mg/dL. The good cholesterol should be at least 40 mg/dL but higher is better, and 60 mg/dL or greater gives some protection against heart disease.

Fight Fatigue Naturally With These 5 Daily Fixes


Are you Eating Clean for Fat Loss ?

Are you Eating Clean or Eating Correctly? The topic of "eating clean for fat loss" always seems to come up. Yes if you eat clean (and I mean really clean and consistent for a lengthy period of time), fat loss can be a byproduct of your food selection. However this is a really blind approach to achieving long lasting and successful fat loss. I can say first hand, I've fielded COUNTLESS inquiries from people saying "I eat clean but I just can't seem to lose the weight". I want to clarify "eating clean" doesn't mean eating CORRECTLY when it comes to fat loss.

Back To Basics: SQUATS

I do Hard Things

This week I took my son to Cub Scout Camp. It was a Wonderful experience. One of the things I will remember most about this trip is the hike to the neighboring Boy Scout camp. I had hurt my knee last year and my ankle 6 months ago. Since my injuries I had fallen back into my past ways and have been a bit lazy in my work outs. I paid for it this trip. We were at the furthest camping spot from everything and after the first day of pushing myself so hard hiking everywhere, I was really sore. I had tight calves and other sore spots too. The third day of camping was the hardest.

Attend the National Posture Institute's CEC Posture Workshop at University of Kentucky (July 27-28, 2013)

Join us for NPI's CEC Workshop at University of Kentucky (July 27-28). Attend NPI’s Resistance Training-Posture Correction CEC Workshop. Become a Certified Posture Specialist or Resistance Training Professional. Register:

CrossCore® Hamstring Curls

CrossCore® Hamstring Curls. Work both legs together or one at a time. Now you have the choice. Thank you ROTATION!

Fooling Yourself!

If you are constantly telling everyone that you are exercising or killing it in your workouts, then do it! Stop lying to everyone and yourself if you are not. Your body will tell everyone the truth!Everyday I see people posting about how healthy they are and how healthy they eat. Then they post up pictures of themselves and friends drinking alcohol and eating crap. Plus showing themselves sitting in a chair playing video games. So whats the reality? Your body has not changed in 2 years, but yet you say you are killing it everyday!Stop Fooling Yourself!!

Today's Fitness/Health Tip: SETTING GOALS

Changing a behavior is not always easy. It can partly depend on believing in your ability to do the behavior and what you're asked to do. For example, you might strongly believe in your ability to walk for another five minutes per day, but have no confidence that you can eat two servings of fish next week. Behavioral scientists call this belief in your own ability to succeed self-efficacy. One way to strengthen your self-efficacy is to set small, achievable goals.Success with smaller goals can greatly improve your ability to take charge of the larger ones.

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