Posts by: Joe Eitel

My Thoughts After 4 Months on a Ketogenic Diet

For the past four months I’ve drastically modified my diet to follow a keto diet regimen. This diet consists of high fat, moderate protein, and very low carbohydrates. Eating lots of fat and salt is totally against everything I’ve learned over the years. I was taught to consume whole grains, fruits, veggies, and lean meats. The ketogenic diet is basically the complete opposite! It was a little scary at first, but I was persistent and dedicated in following the ketogenic lifestyle. Here are my thoughts thus far… Read More…

My Thoughts on Life, Success, Hard Work and Fake People

annoying people on phones at the gym

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Are you a poser, or are you putting in the work to get better? I see people wearing their trendy yoga pants, Under Armour gear, expensive gym shoes, Fitbits, drinking protein shakes, popping supplements, following the next diet craze – and the list goes on… But, what good is all that? Read More…

Secret to making Bigger Gains and getting in Shape

The right mindset will lead to fitness success

Improving your fitness level, making bigger gains in the gym, or losing weight all comes down to one simple – yet not easy – strategy. The title may be a bit misleading because this “secret” is not really a secret at all. It’s something we all have and use every single day. Read More…

Picking the Right Fitness Class

Yoga pose of woman at Move Wellness of Ann Arbor

Exercise classes in Ann Arbor, Michigan, are not hard to find. MOVE Fitness Ann Arbor offers classes geared towards beginners, experts and every level in between. It makes things easier if a customer already knows which classes work for them, but if you are new to guided fitness, the sheer variety of class types and trends can be overwhelming. Read More…

Get off your ass! Your life depends on it

Sitting all day is bad for your health

I read an interesting article several months ago in the LA Times (read it here). It was an interview with Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic at Arizona State University. He had some interesting things to say about the negative health implications of sitting too much, even saying “sitting could be worse than smoking.” Read More…

“Disruptive Innovations” in the Healthcare System [Infographic]

healhcare spending waste from technology
It’s pretty remarkable, and alarming, that approximately $11 billion per year is wasted due to “inefficient communications” in the healthcare system. Technology is so very helpful in the healthcare industry but only when used efficiently. Unfortunately, inefficient use of technology in today’s healthcare system is an all-to common problem that needs reform…and fast! That’s A LOT of money being wasted! Click through to check out an infographic from the team at The George Washington University School of Business that explains the issue and possible resolutions. Read More…

How to Calculate Calories Burned on an Elliptical at High Intensity

Elliptical machine are not accurate in terms of calories burned
The only highly accurate way to determine the number of calories burned during an elliptical workout is to use indirect calorimetry equipment that tracks your breathing rate as you exercise. This equipment is typically found only at high-level athletic training facilities and doctor’s offices. Since you probably don’t have access to this equipment, the next-best option is to manually calculate the number of calories you burn. This method is not 100 percent accurate, but it will give you a better gauge of your calories burned than will the elliptical’s calorie tracking program. Read More…

How Much Time Will It Take to Reduce Belly Fat?

lose belly fat
Belly fat accumulates just beneath the skin and deep within the abdomen surrounding the organs. The fat is known as subcutaneous fat and visceral fat, respectively. Reducing your caloric intake and exercising regularly are the two ways to naturally reduce both types of fat around your waistline, and both strategies take time to produce results — think weeks, not days. Modifying your diet leads to quicker results compared to exercise, but a combination of both strategies will help melt away the fat even faster. Read More…

Gluten Free For Weight Loss…Yes Or No?

Gluten free weight loss diet

You may have heard about the gluten free diet at the gym, from your friend or even when reading celebrity weight loss news. Even though the diet is mainly recommended for those suffering from celiac disease, it has gained popularity in recent years for helping individuals to lose weight.

If gluten-free has been haunting you for a while and you’re thinking of giving it a go, here are some pros and cons of the diet you should consider first. Read More…

Recovery Time for Muscular Endurance Between Sets

muscle recovery between sets
As if exercise wasn’t confusing enough — now throw recovery time between sets into the mix. It’s actually an important detail when trying to maximize your results in the gym. However, optimal rest time between sets varies depending upon your fitness goals – building strength or increasing muscular endurance. In general, short rest times between sets are more effective for increasing muscular endurance. Read More…

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