Why I Support the Use of Dietary Supplements

It’s true, it is often questionable to consider using Dietary Supplements for daily use. After all, we all eat a good amount of foods. So, what’s the point? And, to add to the questions, the FDA continues to examine the use of—or misuse of—supplements as being detrimental to the well-being of most Americans.

With all the facts on the table, I still contend that with various factors at hand we should give taking dietary supplements a good look. It has been my experience that with the environmental issues we have at hand, the amount of stress most of us endure on a daily basis, and the lack of adequate nutrition throughout the day from poorly planned meals or the lack thereof; it is probably best to take a conservative amount of most multi-vitamin and mineral supplements. Continue reading Why I Support the Use of Dietary Supplements

Research Begins to Question Use of BMI – Body Mass Index

Body Mass Index (more commonly known as BMI) has been used by all health professionals and those in health insurance agencies for years to decide whether or not an individual is at an “ideal” weight. According to the index which is calculated by dividing the person’s weight by the square of the person’s height; someone with a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is “healthy”, whereas a BMI of 25 to 29.9 is classed as “overweight” and a BMI of 30 or over is categorized as “obese”.

Recently a study was done on 40,420 people and the numbers for BMI just did not correlate exactly with their physical health! This study was published last week in the International Journal of Obesity. Continue reading Research Begins to Question Use of BMI – Body Mass Index

Member Stories: Maria Franklin Raises Cervical Cancer Awareness

We’re extremely proud of our members. Over the years their work out agendas and sporting endeavors serve as healthy examples of how it feels to be “Elite,” and how exercise not only adds years to your life, but life to your years! Today we’d like to highlight another member’s experience:

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society estimates almost 13,000 new cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed in 2015, I’m on a mission to make sure this number goes down, way down. Continue reading Member Stories: Maria Franklin Raises Cervical Cancer Awareness

Fitness For The Former Fat Girl

215 pounds. There it was. It was staring at me and the nurse on that ugly, white scale. Wait..what?! That can’t be true. I mean, I know in college you tend to gain some, but I couldn’t have gained that much! Denial shot through me like a bullet and then nothing but shame was left. Continue reading Fitness For The Former Fat Girl