Lifting Heavy Weights Is Not Required For Building Muscle

A study done at McMaster University which was reported in Science Daily showed that it is really not the amount of weight you lift but the fact that you achieve muscular fatigue.  It is muscular fatigue that is the critical point in building muscle and heavy weights are not required. People often think they need to belong […]

Why Do We Eat More Than We Need To?

In TurboCharged we advise eating only when you are actually hungry.  The 8 steps are designed to: teach you to recognize real hunger from unnecessary cravings; provide guidance on correct natural and nutrient dense foods; reduce the stress that leads to fat storage and; train your body to burn your excess fat for energy. This […]

Everyone is on a Diet – Is Yours Killing You?

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Here in America, because so many people are overweight, the word “diet” has become synonymous with a specific way of eating to lose weight.  It is also seen as something temporary, which is implemented only for as long as it takes to reach a target weight.  This definition is actually quite unique and unusual. When […]

The Breath of Life

Breathing exercises are essential to health.  Our lives are busier than ever.  Ask almost anyone and they’ll say their feelings of greater stress are parallel to the fact that we all seem to be struggling with the fact that the day has only 24 hours! A primary key to utilizing the benefits of breathing exercises […]

Thirteen Tips for Optimal Health

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Drink more pure water every day. Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds and quality protein. Always choose natural, unprocessed and preservative-free foods. Eliminate all simple sugars. Get outdoors and enjoy nature as often as possible Get 7-8 hours of restful sleep every night. Take time to relax and de-stress every day. Be […]

Circadian Rhythms and Health

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We recently wrote about a study which concluded there was a direct link between modern technology and obesity.  New research from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland looks at the technology link from a different angle which brings us all the way back to the invention and adoption of the electric light bulb.  Electric light […]

The Difference Between Dieting and Long-Term Weight Management

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Why do many dieters reach their weight goal, only to find that the pounds eventually return? Research from scientists from Penn State University may help explain why.  They found that the behaviors that help people lose weight aren’t the same as those that help them maintain their new body. This study actually looked at whether […]

Eat This, Not That…and Get Yourself “TurboCharged!”

Choosing which foods to eat and which to avoid is the biggest challenge for anyone trying to get into shape.  So, here is some practical advice. Thirty years of research and continuous experimentation have lead to the following easy to implement tips: 1.  Think you’re hungry?  Have a big drink or two of water first! […]