Sleep, Muscle Gain, and Fat Loss

I’ve always liked personal training. I enjoy talking about and teaching exercise and instructing workouts. I love watching people become stronger, healthier, and happier. I hate waking up early, though, and think most people who wanted to work out before six in the morning were out of their minds, especially when most of them sacrificed sleep […]

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Q&A: Mental Stress and Workout Frequency

Question: Does mental stress affect workout recovery? If so, if reducing stress is not possible should people prone to psychological stress reduce workout frequency? Answer: A high level of mental stress can negatively affect sleep, hormones, and immune function which can hamper recovery from and adaptation to training; however, exercise has been shown to reduce stress and improve people’s ability to cope with it so […]

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Choices

“The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now” – Zig Ziglar Many choices we make daily affect our health, fitness and appearance, either helping or hurting us. Some decisions affect us more directly and immediately, others more indirectly and over a longer period of […]

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