E131 – Five Ways To Make The Holidays Less Detrimental To Your Health

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss five things you can do during the summer holidays to help your health stay on track despite the disruptions to your schedule and typical routine. Holidays like the Fourth of July bring a number of opportunities to eat foods and do activities that may be outside of your norm, and Julie and Charlie have some ways to combat the effects this can have Read more…

E130 – Callusing The Neuromuscular System For Life’s Stressors – Interview with Kirk Bradshaw of ATI

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie sit down with Kirk Bradshaw of Athletic Training Institute (ATI) in Bellevue, WA. Kirk and the team of coaches at ATI utilize Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®), resistance training, and other modalities – including their ADAPT facility – to “callus” their clients’ neuromuscular system to environmental and life stressors. Kirk discusses this “callusing” concept, its role in preventing injury and disease, and how it allows the Read more…

Tips To Recover Better From Your Workouts

Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays. Now this week, we are talking to those of you who are working out consistently but don’t feel like you are recovering well. What things can you start doing with your workouts and between your workouts to help your body recover so you can continue to exercise on a regular basis? 1) Include Structured Recovery Days Our first tip to help you recover better from your Read more…

E129 – Why Your Plantar Fasciitis May Not Be A Foot Issue

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss plantar fasciitis and why what is often claimed to be one of the most common foot ailments may not actually be a foot issue at all. They discuss what other culprits may be contributing to this foot symptom and how to go about addressing these underlying issues. Check out all of the details in this week’s episode! If you would like to find Read more…

Strength Training Tips For Your Feet

Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays. This week, we are talking to those of you who are looking to improve the strength of your feet. What things can you do in the gym to help your foot muscles get stronger? 1) Spend Little Bits of Time In Less-Restrictive Shoes Our first tip to help strengthen your foot muscles is to spend micro amounts of time in flatter shoes or less restrictive shoes. Read more…

E128 – Trainers – Why Understanding Mechanics Is A Must – Interview with Tom Purvis, developer of RTS®

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie sit down with Tom Purvis, the developer of the Resistance Training Specialist® program (RTS®), as well as ExerciseProfessional.com and PersonalTraining.com. This wide-ranging discussion touches on many topics, including the importance of understanding mechanics as a personal trainer, the difference between making decisions with clients and following protocols, and the role of resistance training in long-term health and function. Check out all of the details in Read more…

How to lift weights consistently, even if you don’t enjoy it.

Welcome back everybody to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays. This week we are talking to you who do not enjoy doing resistance training. You may enjoy going for runs, riding your bike, or taking walks, but when it comes to lifting weights, it’s just not your jam. We get it – resistance training is not enjoyed by everyone – BUT you still have to get it in. Here’s how you can make sure your Read more…

How To Prevent Soreness When Returning To Exercise

Welcome back everyone to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays. This week, we are talking to those of you who are returning to the gym for the first time in a while. You may be working out with a trainer or in a small group, but either way, you are doing exercises that you haven’t done for at least 10 weeks. What things can you keep in mind while you are exercising to help prevent Read more…

E127 – Which Category Do You Fall Into?

This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss the two categories that they see a lot of people falling into right now–either they are in great shape after having a lot of time to exercise while at home or they haven’t been exercising at all. Whichever category you fall into, there are very specific things you need to be doing now as you go from working out at home to working Read more…