May is workplace health and fitness month

This month employers are encouraged to help their employees improve their health and fitness. That’s good news, who wouldn’t appreciate the support of your employer? Some of the suggestions to motivate employees are: Give employees a fitness tracker Create health challenges for employees to get the most steps in a day/week/month create after-hours basketball, softball, touch […]

Why do I gain so fast and lose so slow

“Why do I gain so fast and lose so slow?” I get that question all the time. Frustrated folks looking to lose some weight and hoping to improve their health express their wish that they could lose weight as quickly as they gain it. There’s a standard reply to that question, but it’s not really […]

What is holistic weight loss and what makes it so effective

Holistic weight loss is a confusing concept to many. To clear things up, it’s not holy weight loss. It’s not a Christian, or any other denominational, way to lose weight. There’s no praying to make me thinner or deliver me from the sinful temptations of bad food. It’s no guilt weight loss.   In fact, it’s […]

I could not be prouder of firefighter Dana McLean who has lost almost 100 pounds

In honor of today being National Firefighters Day, I thought it was appropriate for me to republish Dana McLean’s motivational weight loss story. By now, it’s very possible he’s lost 100 pounds and possibly a few more. You are the man, Dana! When Weight Watchers of Maine launched its Fit to Rescue ME program in […]

The best exercise to bust belly fat

Belly fat. You hate it, who doesn’t? It just sits in rolls. Often it gets out of control and it  wraps around your body so that the belly fat rolls are as visible on your sides and back as they are in front.   Some men try to pretend they don’t have belly fat by […]

9 habits you didn’t realize are why you’re gaining weight

There is a saying that says “habits are like chains. You don’t know how strong they are until you go to break them.” Some habits don’t cause trouble for folks when they’re younger, but when they reach their 40s or 50s, and for some people even their 30s, the habits of their youth cause weight […]