Small Changes to Your Routine Can Yield BIG Results

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In the last two Weekly Wellness articles, I talked about the importance of body recomposition, and how increasing your body’s muscle mass has a dramatic impact on your metabolism. Now that we have established the importance of gaining muscle for improved body recomposition, I would like to suggest several small changes that you can make in your fitness routine that can help you to burn more fat and build more muscle. Shift from Cardiovascular Workouts to Strength Training If you … Continue reading

Adding Lean Muscle to Burn Fat

Welcome back to Weekly Wellness.  In my first article, I talked about the importance of body recomposition over the idea of losing weight.  The main reason I use the term body recomposition is to underline the importance of maintaining a healthy level of lean muscle.  Let’s take a look at why building lean muscle is very important to your body’s metabolism. Metabolism is measured by a metric called Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR).  According to the National Strength and Conditioning Association, … Continue reading

Do You Really Want to Lose Weight?

Welcome to WEEKLY WELLNESS, a new column featured here in the Doings Weekly.  By way of introduction, I am a personal trainer and business owner in the sports performance industry, with a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from Illinois State.   In my career, I have trained people of all shapes, sizes and abilities. I have been asked by the Doings Weekly to write a column about health and fitness.  So every week, I will write columns about personal fitness, nutrition … Continue reading