WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BALANCE - The television program, “Good Morning America” had a segment about a 26 year old female that decided to transform her body from competitive physique athlete to average everyday “Jane.” She posted the photo above on Facebook to share her (initial feelings of “shame”) with the world before deciding she was happier with the new person. […]
IMPRESSED? - YOU SHOULDN’T BE!! These are simply pictures without a story behind them. All they prove is I’ve successfully developed muscles. They don’t measure my HEALTH, they don’t measure my HAPPINESS, they don’t measure my commitment to ANYTHING other than muscle development. Aesthetics is a common GOAL of exercise. Clothes don’t fit…, mirrors become the enemy…, […]
My REALISTIC Exercise Video - Everyone knows we’re supposed to exercise. Most people, however, have no idea how to SAFELY and EFFECTIVELY exercise within a REASONABLE time frame. The following 8 minute “raw” home video created on April 27th, 2017 provides simple examples of exercises that work each major muscle group. Desired results (clinical and aesthetic) can be achieved within […]
CREATING ACCOUNTABILITY - When it comes to our jobs, accountability often determines whether our paycheck reflects an increase or not. Knowing that someone or some group will evaluate job performance adds a level of accountability to the work performed. When it comes to exercise, ACCOUNTABILITY is another concept that helps incentivize people to stay on track. For most […]
IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET HEALTHY WITHOUT EXERCISING? - NO! I don’t care how many articles profess cleaning a house, walking a dog and standing instead of sitting at a desk constitutes exercise; these activities do NOT SUBSTITUTE for structured exercise programs. They are all good activities and should be incorporated into our lives, but structured physical exercise is mandatory to achieve and maintain […]
WHAT MAKES EXERCISE SO DIFFICULT? - For most of us, the word EXERCISE usually creates a strong EMOTIONAL response that looks something like one of these pictures: Why does exercise create such “traumatic” reactions and expressions? Is it because: We don’t like being told what to do? We don’t like doing things that aren’t FUN? We don’t like spending money on […]
Exercise OR Red Wine: For Most, Not A Difficult Choice! - That is right! You now have a choice because “science” and “research” has once again proven an “equal” benefit to either one. One hour of physical exercise offers the SAME PHYSICAL BENEFITS as one glass of RED WINE! Hmmmmm….. To achieve these potential benefits, however, one must be willing to compromise. You see, the benefits […]
WHAT 1 ACTIVITY IS ASSOCIATED GOOD HEALTH, DISEASE AND DEATH? - According to the World Health Organization: 1 ACTIVITY  has been responsible for providing the following benefits: reduce the risk of hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, breast and colon cancer and depression; reduce the risk of falls as well as hip or vertebral fractures; improve bone and functional health;   According to the World Health […]
HAS SCIENCE PROVEN EXERCISE OVER RATED? - . IS IT TRUE THAT EXERCISE  IS UNNECESSARY TO OBTAIN GOOD HEALTH? EXERCISE: 1. Reduces blood pressure 2. Reduces cholesterol levels 3. Increases the concentration of high-density lipoprotein (HDL or “good” cholesterol in the blood) 4. Reduces chances for coronary heart disease 5. Increases efficiency of heart and lowers resting heart rate 6. Makes heart […]
EXERCISE MEETS GOLDILOCKS - Does a day go buy without reading, seeing or hearing about the benefits and necessity to exercise? Gym memberships, dance classes, yoga studios and outdoor recreational clubs continue to grow from the increasing numbers of deconditioned aging adults. Those least enthusiastic about beginning this endeavor commonly ask the same question, “What is the BEST EXERCISE […]
EXERCISE CONFESSIONS - As the leading resolution for the new year is underway, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss the reality of exercise by sharing my exercise confessions. People assume those who participate in regular exercise do so because of the enjoyment it provides. CONFESSION #1: I DO NOT enjoy the feeling of lifting weights to […]
Did Your Doctor Tell You To Start Exercising? - . Women are willing to have their breasts compressed during a mammogram reducing this sensitive tissue to objects resembling IHOP pancakes. Men are willing to bend over from the waist and patiently wait for the medical diagnostic finger to determine the health of their prostate. These are two procedures that are uncomfortable and dreaded by […]
Having FUN With Exercise, Seriously! - How unusual; an article written by a doctor suggesting to the world that exercise needs to be integrated into an individual’s lifestyle. If that exciting opening line hasn’t created narcolepsy (falling asleep multiple times daily without intent) get ready for some entertaining and motivating ideas to begin an exercise program. Let’s not waste time; I know […]
I Hate Exercise, But I’ll Give It 10 Minutes - Does this sound familiar? “I know I should exercise, but I’m just not motivated.” “I have a family, a job and I just don’t have the time.” “I wouldn’t even know where to begin.” “I just don’t have the energy.” Changing lifestyle patterns can be as difficult as quitting smoking or successfully maintaining weight loss. […]
CAN’T SAFE ALTERNATIVES BE PROFITABLE? - I am providing this short blog to inform anyone intending to buy or currently using health club accessories to REVIEW ALL LABELS ON THE PRODUCTS OR CLOTHING. Common sense would lead one to believe they enhance performance IN A SAFE MANNER. Review the two pictures below and see if anything creates any questions or concerns. […]
EXERCISE: The Love/Hate Relationship - My name is Dr. Jonathan Colter. I am 55 years old and am addicted to feeling healthy and enjoying life. I have exercised for over 37 years and have made this commitment as part of a lifestyle choice. NOW LET’S TALK REALITY: I do not find lifting weights fun! I do not find cardiovascular exercise […]

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  1. love the realness of your posts….you are a major cheerleader!

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