The Cardiorespiratory System: Structure, Function, and Exercise Application

Heart Location and Structure The heart is a muscular organ located in the chest, or thoracic cavity, diagonally behind the breastbone, or sternum. Shaped and sized similarly to that of a clenched fist, this relatively small organ performs a tremendous amount of work to maintain life processes. Even at rest, the amount of blood pumped […]

Lucky 13 – Bodyweight Exercise

Editors Note: This is a contribution from Sergeant Michael Volkin, best-selling author of military books and inventor of Strength Stack 52 bodyweight fitness cards. The Top 13 Reasons Why You Need to Start Doing Bodyweight Exercises I’ll admit it; I am hooked on bodyweight exercises. I have been working out for 2 decades, rotating through dozens of different workout fads, but […]

Portion Control

There have been many emails from readers asking about portion control – and more specifically whether or not to actually take it into account when trying to live a healthier lifestyle. And while I think portion control is important to health it is not important in the conventional ways and needn’t be consciously controlled when sitting down to eat. […]

What Is Strong?

Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing. – Unknown For those expecting to see a post about strength levels in the gym this article may leave you disappointed. Instead this post is about strength in all walks of life – We sometimes forget that strength encompasses the mind and […]

Celery and Peppers for Brain Health…

 Muffet There are always healthy foods in abundance around us. The amazing thing is that as research delves further into these foods we are starting to see what specific benefits certain foods can have. Most plant foods contain amazing organic compounds which can have a medicinal effect. I recently came across a very interesting article highlighting a […]