Fitness mentality

Fix your attitude about health and fitness

Guest Post - Estrogen - how is it bad for you?

The following article was written by: Dr. William Wong, ND, PhD.

Women have been seduced by the promises of estrogen. As a young woman, estrogen in birth control pills kept you from getting pregnant. Estrogen also may have been used to keep your periods regular and acne clear. For gals over 40 this hormone is touted to keep bones firm, libido up and keep all of the nastiness of menopause at bay.

So, what has almost 50 years of treating women with estrogen taught us?

The lessons are these: Estrogen is good for 6 things:

1. Starting your periods.

Guest Post - Making the Vegan Diet Work

The following article was written by Mike Mahler

There is no way that you can get big and strong on a vegan diet! I used to hear this all the time from my meat-eating friends. I say, used to as I never hear it anymore from people that know me or from people that have seen my photos on my website. Yes my friends, you can in fact get bigger and stronger on a vegetarian diet. You can even do it on a vegan diet (no animal products whatsoever).

Please Don't Waste My Time

This guy came into my morning exercise class on one morning and told me he really wanted to lose weight and could I please help him. I said of course I would and thanked him for coming to the class. I said I will hang after class and we can talk then. He thanked me and started asking me about diet. I again told him "after class." He again said OK but...and I told him that it wasn't fair to the others we would talk after class. I locked down my mic and began the class.

Guest Post - You Have to Make it a Priority

The following article was written by Sara Cheatham and is printed here with permission from the author.

When people ask me what I “do” and I tell them that I am a personal trainer, they automatically start spewing excuses as to why they are out of shape and
unhappy with their bodies. I don’t have to ask a thing. I am suddenly a shrink. Personal facts surface quickly and without reserve. Mind you, all I have
said is that I am a personal trainer. Suddenly I’m their life long best friend. “I don’t have time… I have kids… I go to school… my job wears me out… I
just have no energy… I used to workout…” I’ve heard every excuse in the book.