E46 – The Role of the Muscular System

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss the many roles of the muscular system and how influential the muscular system can be throughout the entire body.  So often they hear from clients, “I didn’t know this would improve by doing Muscle Activation Techniques®.”  But the reality is, when the muscular … Continued

Joints feeling good after MAT®? Here are three proposed reasons why.

Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays where we are talking about one exercise topic for two minutes and giving you three reasons why you should follow our advice.  Now this week, we are talking to those of you who have experienced Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®) and all the awesome muscle-related benefits of … Continued

E45 – Why The Best Trainers Use Machines

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss two of the biggst myths in the fitness industry – the myths that machines are not useful and the best trainers do not use machines.  They break down why machines are extremely valuable if you have quality equipment and know how to use … Continued

E44 – The Psychology of Chronic Pain with Dr. Konstantinos Kostas, Ph.D.

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie interview Dr. Konstantinos Kostas, Ph.D..  Dr. Kostas is a health psychologist specializing in helping patients cope with the psychological difficulties of chronic pain.  Dr. Kostas treats patients within the Amita Health System in the Chicagoland area. In this interview, Julie and Charlie discuss many … Continued

Over 40? Resistance training is a MUST for you.

Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays where we are talking about one exercise topic for two minutes and giving you three reasons why you should follow our advice.  Now this week, we are talking to those of you who are over 40 and trying to figure out what you need to be … Continued

E43 – Why do you recommend people lift slowly?

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie answer a common question they get about one of their top exercise recommendations – lifting slowly.  If you have ever wondered why Julie and Charlie so strongly recommend that you move slowly when you lift weights when the majority of the fitness industry is … Continued

How to start exercising again after a car accident

Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays where we are talking about one exercise topic for two minutes and giving you three reasons why you should follow our advice.  Now this week, we are talking to those of you who have been in a car accident and you are still experiencing some of … Continued

E42 – What is rotator cuff disease? An interview with Dr. Thomas Obermeyer

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie interview Dr. Thomas Obermeyer of Barrington Orthopedic Specialists to discuss one of the most common shoulder issues plaguing many people today – rotator cuff disease.  What is rotator cuff disease?  What are contributing factors to it?  What can be done about it?  Check out … Continued

Chronically tight muscles? We have some ideas!

Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays where we are talking about one exercise topic for two minutes and giving you three reasons why you should follow our advice.  Now this week, we are talking to those of you who are chronically tight, who are chronically achy, and who spend a lot of … Continued