Things Look Better from The Ridge: And so do many people who go there

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Here is good news for the New Year; health is contagious. Healthy people consort with their likes and good behaviors are reinforced. This applies to fitness, eating, and avoiding addictive attractions. Naturally, runners don’t hang out with smokers–an increasing rare category. Ever seen someone smoking at a triathlon, or even … Read More

Getting Results

Exercise training can have huge impacts on body composition, muscle function, cardiorespiratory fitness and overall quality of life. A study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research evaluated the effects of receiving exercise training from a certified professional versus self-directed exercise training on body mass and other fitness-related measures … Read More

Get Moving and Stay Moving

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It’s well known that regular physical activity can lead to many long-lasting health benefits. In fact, physical fitness is considered to be one of the most important markers to predict cardiovascular disease and mortality. What is physical fitness? Physical fitness encompasses a variety of fitness-related metrics such as aerobic endurance, … Read More

Total Body Transformation Project | Update from Elizabeth

Wow, this has been a busy month! My commitment to exercise and healthier eating was tested in several ways. Mid October, my son and I went to visit my mom and grandma and aunts and uncles for a week. Our schedule was completely off, I had no access to a … Read More

Fitness Matters | Physical Activity….What?

What is the difference between physical activity and exercise? Why should we be physically active?  What are the benefits? These are very common questions I often hear regarding physical activity and exercise. What is it? Physical activity can be defined as any movement that expends energy. Exercise is a type … Read More

Total Body Transformation | Update from Elizabeth

Meet Elizabeth.  She was chosen by the Ridge and Complete Nutrition as one of our “disease risk” candidates for the Total Body Transformation Project.  As a mom, she battled debilitating migraines and lack of sleep as she tried to take care of her son’s health issues over the last few … Read More