The TurboCharged Perspective on Exercise

Fit women doing a spin class with enthusiatic instructor

After reading TurboCharged, some people question if we are anti-exercise or anti-health club.  This could not be further from the truth.  Let’s break down this misperception and clarify our perspective. When one carries excess body fat, the body is under unnecessary stress and strain.  Prolonging this state is counter-productive to the ultimate goal of a […]

Healthy Bones

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Osteoporosis is the weakening of bones caused by an imbalance between bone building and bone destruction.  People typically start to lose bone mass as they age and it is now becoming more common in younger people. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, it is estimated that 8 million women and 2 million men in America […]

The Benefits of Rebounding

Mini Trampoline Jumping

The benefits of rebounding have been touted for quite some time.  In 1980, NASA was looking for the best way to recondition astronauts after they returned from space.  During a 14 days space trip they lost up to 15% of their bone and muscle mass.  It seems that in a zero gravity environment, the body […]

In Search of the Elusive Exercise Afterburn

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It is often cited that there are additional calories burned above and beyond the actual time you exercise.  However, you will find that there are about an equal number of studies that either support or counter the case.  All exercisers hope it is true and some even swear by it. A small study of 10 men, […]

Excuses, Excuses

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“Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” — George Washington Carver, botanist It is said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.  Many people will make the decision to lose some excess weight and often “diet” over and over again […]