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The boot class is an excellent regimen.I have gone down 2 sizes in 2 months.I lost inches in my waist and my body is toned.I have more energy and I eat healthier.I would recommend this boot camp class to everyone.I have never felt so good mentally and physically.

Ginina B., Michigan

 

 

In a short while of attending the body boot camp (2 months approx.)I have noticed and extreme improvement in my endurance.My muscles are toning up beautifully and I am constantly shedding weight.Prussia is awesome and extremely motivational.I feel like we are a big family here.Everyone looks out for and motivates each other.I am excited about continuing with my weight loss and BEAUTY building experience.

Amber W., Michigan

 

 

I came in a few months ago weighing 142 lbs and wearing a size 10 in clothes.I have dropped to a size 8 in clothes and weigh 135lbs.I am looking good and feeling great! Thanks for the encouragement!

Angel W., Michigan

 

 

I went to bootcamp from May 2010 to September 2010. I was a size 22 when I started and now I'm a size 16. WOW! is all I can say. Prussia is an exceptional motivator. I highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to lose weight!!!

Danielle H., Michigan

 

 

What can I say? A group of women working it. This is exactly what I needed to get those last 5 lbs off. ONLY US WOMEN! The support is great. I lost the weight I needed. I now go for maintenance and because it's so much FUN.

Anonymous, Michigan

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Sunday
May152011

EXERCISE WON’T BRING YOU TO YOUR KNEES

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EXERCISE WON’T BRING YOU TO YOUR KNEES

(DETROIT, MI April 30, 2012) – If you regularly work out at a moderate or intensive level, you may be concerned – as many people are – that exercise could “wear and tear” your knee joints.

You can relax! A new research published last week in the scientific journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world, shows that physical activity is actually beneficial to knee health.

“There is some truth to the saying ‘a moment on the lips leads to a lifetime on the hips’,” says Prussia Hall, a personal trainer at every BODY in Detroit, MI. “That’s why it is so important to pay attention to what we eat and how we burn the extra calories during this time of the year. This is certainly not the time to become sedentary.”

You might think that eating sensibly during the season that is so focused on food and drink is an impossible task. And so is fitting exercise into your hectic schedule.

“The main concern has always been that vigorous exercise could cause bony spurs called osteophytes, an overgrowth of bone tissue which develops in deteriorating joints and tendons,” says Prussia Hall, a personal trainer at every BODY in Detroit, MI. “But these new findings clearly show that physical activity, if done correctly, is not harmful to the knees.”

Hall explains that, according to the research, spurs may be the body’s healthy response to ongoing stimulation from physical activity. “As a matter of fact, rather than hurting the knees, exercise has been shown to cause fewer injuries to the knee’s cartilage, a flexible connective tissue found in joints between bones,” she says.

Hall points out that the study’s findings should reassure all those who forego exercise for the fear of injuring their knees. “It is understandable that people want to protect their knee joints as well as related muscles and tendons because they play such an important role in how we move and carry the body weight,” she notes.

“However, giving up physical activity altogether is not the answer. What you need is a safe way to exercise.”

Everyone, and especially those who are susceptible to twisting and stretching injuries of the knee, would benefit from exercises and stretches that focus on the glutes, hips, quadriceps, hamstrings and calves.

“A fitness professional can show you a whole range of exercises that are terrific for your knees’ strength and flexibility,” Hall says. “What is also important is maintaining a healthy body weight so your knees don’t buckle under the extra pressure, and also wearing appropriate footwear.”

Hall adds that while exercise is good for the knees, it is beneficial for all the other joints and bones as well.

“Lack of exercise can make your joints more painful by weakening the supporting muscles,” she says. “Just like for the knees, strength, flexibility and endurance training can make a world of difference in making all your joints less stiff and sore. Here too, a fitness instructor can guide you toward the most effective and safest exercises.”

About every BODY:

Launched by fitness expert Prussia Hall in October 2008, every BODY offers women’s only and co-ed personal training and boot camp fitness programs which specialize in the areas of women’s fitness, corporate wellness, teen health, weight loss and nutrition. Program details and client testimonials are available at www.everybodyllc.com. Hall, a certified fitness expert with over 8 years experience in the fitness industry, can be reached at info@everybodyllc.com or 800-217-8247.

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About Prussia Hall, Fitness Expert:

Hall is a certified fitness expert (B.B.A., M.S., NASM, CPT) with over 8 years of experience in the fitness industry. Hall can be reached at info@everybodyllc.com or 800-217-8247 and is available for media interviews on topics related to health, wellness and fitness.

Sunday
May152011

WE ARE FAMILY

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WHEN IT COMES TO OBESITY, YOU CAN FIGHT MOTHER NATURE -AND WIN!

(DETROIT, MI March 1, 2012) – If you are one of millions of people in this country who are genetically predisposed to be obese, you shouldn’t despair. That’s because new research suggests you can lower your risk of genetic obesity by being physically active.

The “fat gene” is present in approximately three-quarters of Americans, researchers say, and is associated with a 20 to 30 percent increased risk of weight gain.

“Many of us believe that once a condition – in this case, obesity – is ‘programmed’ into our genes, there is no way to escape it,” says Prussia Hall, a personal trainer at every BODY in Detroit, MI. “Fortunately, as this study shows, that’s not the case.”

In fact, this newest research, published in the recent issue of PloS Medicine Journal, indicates that even people who carry the gene can reduce their risk of obesity with regular exercise, and control their weight much better than those who are genetically predisposed but do not work out.

Preventing the excess weight and fat from piling on is not only a matter of health, but also of life and death: according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 112,000 Americans die each year from illnesses related to obesity – heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and many others.

“The message here is as clear as a bell: if you are susceptible to obesity, it is absolutely essential to do everything in your power to maintain a healthy weight,” Hall notes. “The good news is that you can blunt the impact of genetics with something as simple as exercise.”

A vigorous fitness program performed on regular and sustained basis will be effective, she says, especially if combined with a sensible restricted-calorie diet consisting of lean protein, fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy fats, in addition to some lean dairy and whole grains.

“If you want a routine that’s highly effective for weight loss and maintenance, consider interval training,” Hall suggests. “It will boost your metabolism for a longer period than traditional steady-state cardio, and continue to burn calories and fat for many hours after your workout is finished.”

A fitness instructor can help you find a weight and fat busting exercise program that’s best for you. The important thing, Hall says, is to do everything you can to beat Mother Nature.

“Remember: just because obesity is in your genes doesn’t mean it’s beyond your control,” she says. “Think ‘fit,’ not ‘fat’!”

About every BODY:

Launched by fitness expert Prussia Hall in October 2008, every BODY offers women’s only and co-ed personal training and boot camp fitness programs which specialize in the areas of women’s fitness, corporate wellness, teen health, weight loss and nutrition. Program details and client testimonials are available at www.everybodyllc.com. Hall, a certified fitness expert with over 8 years experience in the fitness industry, can be reached at info@everybodyllc.com or 800-217-8247.

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About Prussia Hall, Fitness Expert:

Hall is a certified fitness expert (B.B.A., M.S., NASM, CPT) with over 8 years of experience in the fitness industry. Hall can be reached at info@everybodyllc.com or 800-217-8247 and is available for media interviews on topics related to health, wellness and fitness.

Sunday
May152011

YOUR HEARTBEAT

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TAKE EXERCISE TO HEART

(DETROIT, MI February 1, 2012) – If you are upset that Patriots lost to Giants on Sunday night, you’d better keep a close watch on your heart health.

As incredible as it sounds, research published last year in the journal Clinical Cardiology, suggests that emotional stress over the favorite team’s Super Bowl loss may cause heart attacks, especially in people who already have cardiovascular disease.

Although the agony of defeat is admittedly an unusual trigger for a coronary, heart health in general is a timely topic right now. Each year, February marks the annual Heart Month, during which prevention and management of this disease – the leading killer of Americans – is brought to public attention.

“The reason this is so important is not only because heart disease claims about 910,000 lives each year in this country, but also because the majority of these cases could be prevented,” says Prussia Hall, a personal trainer at every BODY in Detroit, MI.

According to American Heart Association, more than 70 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with some form of heart disease, and millions of cases remain undetected.

Even though preventive measures such as low-fat diet and regular exercise have been proven to be effective cardiovascular disease deterrents, many people’s attempts to get healthy are (no pun intended) half-hearted at best:

• According to the 2010 National Health Interview Survey, only 5 percent of American adults engage in some type of vigorous physical activity on any given day. “This means 95 percent either exercise infrequently or not at all,” Hall says. “How scary is that?”
• A study by AC Nielsen market research group a few years ago showed that, even though many Americans know that bad nutrition is unhealthy, 20 percent – about 60 million – eat fast food at least twice a week.

“”Saturated fat found in abundance in junk foods will raise the cholesterol level and clog the arteries – heart disease just waiting to happen,” Hall warns.

Combine these two bad habits – poor diet and lack of physical activity – and your risk for coronary disease goes up, especially if you bring other factors, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high stress level, or smoking – into the mix.

“Exercise and good eating habits help us lose extra pounds we may have piled on over the years and maintain healthy weight afterwards,” Hall notes. “That’s very important because inactivity leads to obesity, and obesity is a risk factor for heart disease.”

A brisk, vigorous exercise that raises your heart rate and breathing for an extended period of time – for example, interval training – will improve your cardiovascular endurance, and burn lots of fat and calories, Hall says. “And that is going to keep your ticker healthy and strong, even long after the Super Bowl is finished!”

About every BODY:

Launched by fitness expert Prussia Hall in October 2008, every BODY offers women’s only and co-ed personal training and boot camp fitness programs which specialize in the areas of women’s fitness, corporate wellness, teen health, weight loss and nutrition. Program details and client testimonials are available at www.everybodyllc.com. Hall, a certified fitness expert with over 8 years experience in the fitness industry, can be reached at info@everybodyllc.com or 800-217-8247.

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About Prussia Hall, Fitness Expert:

Hall is a certified fitness expert (B.B.A., M.S., NASM, CPT) with over 8 years of experience in the fitness industry. Hall can be reached at info@everybodyllc.com or 800-217-8247 and is available for media interviews on topics related to health, wellness and fitness.

Sunday
May152011

BEATING CANCER

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EXERCISE, EAT RIGHT TO BEAT CANCER RISK

(DETROIT, MI January 1, 2012) -As so many of us are trying to adapt a healthier lifestyle in the New Year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) is providing, with its newly updated set of recommendations, helpful tips on keeping cancer at bay.

The guidelines, released last week, focus on the importance of regular physical activity, healthy nutrition, and tobacco-free life in preventing cancer, the second leading cause of death in the United States.

While certain kinds of cancer are hereditary, often they are attributed to unhealthy lifestyle. According to ACS, each year one-third of all cancer deaths in this country are caused by poor diet and lack of exercise, and another third is linked to tobacco use – both smoking and chewing.

“It’s true that in some cases of cancer, genetics may play a role, but much too often, bad habits are to blame,” says Prussia Hall, a personal trainer at every BODY in Detroit, MI. “It is well known that inactivity, sedentary lifestyle, and unhealthy diet can contribute not only to many forms of cancer, but also to other preventable illnesses like heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.”

To lower cancer risk, the ACS recommends not smoking, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, and eating a low-fat, high-fiber diet that includes at least 2½ cups of fruits and vegetables every day, as well as whole grains instead of refined grain products. Consumption of red and processed meat, as well as alcohol, should be limited, the ACS says.

How can a healthy diet and physical activity help keep cancer at bay?

“In several ways,” Hall says. “For example, exercise boosts the immune system so it is more resistant to various diseases. It may also alter levels of certain hormones that feed the growth and spread of tumors.”

Another important reason, Hall points out, is that “physical activity along with a calorie-restricted diet prevents obesity, a major risk factor for many types of cancer.” ACS reports that doctors are seeing more patients with cancers linked to obesity, including pancreatic, esophageal, liver and kidney cancers.

In fact, the American Institute for Cancer Research estimated in 2009 that over 100,000 cases of cancer cases diagnosed in this country each year are caused by excess body fat.

“This is another example of a huge impact our lifestyle choices can have on our health and longevity,” Hall notes.

To maximize and maintain weight loss, Hall recommends fat reducing workouts like interval training in combination with strength-boosting exercises.

“Interval training is very effective, with the added bonus that it continues to burn fat and calories for up to 24 to 36 hours after the workout is finished,” Hall says. “As for strength training, while it may not burn as many calories during the session, it does boost the overall calorie expenditure and builds muscle which is a huge metabolism booster, not to mention all the other health benefits, such stronger muscles and bones.”

What it all comes down to, Hall adds, “is that combining healthy diet with regular physical activity may very well reduce our lifetime risk of developing or dying from cancer.”

About every BODY:

Launched by fitness expert Prussia Hall in October 2008, every BODY offers women’s only and co-ed personal training and boot camp fitness programs which specialize in the areas of women’s fitness, corporate wellness, teen health, weight loss and nutrition. Program details and client testimonials are available at www.everybodyllc.com. Hall, a certified fitness expert with over 8 years experience in the fitness industry, can be reached at info@everybodyllc.com or 800-217-8247.

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About Prussia Hall, Fitness Expert:

Hall is a certified fitness expert (B.B.A., M.S., NASM, CPT) with over 8 years of experience in the fitness industry. Hall can be reached at info@everybodyllc.com or 800-217-8247 and is available for media interviews on topics related to health, wellness and fitness.

Sunday
May152011

WEIGH YOU DOWN

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THIS YEAR, DON’T LET THE HOLIDAYS WEIGH YOU DOWN

(DETROIT, MI November 28, 2011) – Thanksgiving might be over but the holiday season is just beginning, and you know what that means: eating like there’s no tomorrow!

The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s – appropriately named “the binge season” – is notorious for weight gain. Even if you put on only a pound or two each holiday season, you may, according to the National Institutes of Health, carry this extra weight for years to come.

“There is some truth to the saying ‘a moment on the lips leads to a lifetime on the hips’,” says Prussia Hall, a personal trainer at every BODY in Detroit, MI. “That’s why it is so important to pay attention to what we eat and how we burn the extra calories during this time of the year. This is certainly not the time to become sedentary.”

You might think that eating sensibly during the season that is so focused on food and drink is an impossible task. And so is fitting exercise into your hectic schedule.

Not so, Hall says. “It’s all comes down to good planning, a dash of motivation, and a pinch of self-control. It may not be easy when you are surrounded by all this delicious food, but you will be rewarded on January 1 when you look in the mirror and realize you haven’t gained a single pound!”

Her tips for holiday weight management:

Watch what you eat: If you regularly follow a calorie-restricted diet rich in lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and whole grains, a little splurge once in a while probably won’t hurt you – assuming you pay attention to portion control, don’t reach for second helpings, and avoid the most caloric and fat-laden food and drink on the table.

Make time for fitness: No matter how busy or tired you are, don’t even think of skipping exercise. Why is it so important? Physical activity will help you burn off extra calories if you over-indulge. Even if you don’t consume food in excess, exercise will help control and maintain your weight.

What is the most time-efficient workout that will burn lots of calories and fat, and still allow you to enjoy all the festivities? Interval training, Hall says. “It only takes 20 minutes or so three times a week so you can fit it into your schedule even during the busiest time.”

Not sure how to make the most of your interval training session? “That’s where a fitness instructor can help you by creating a set of exercises that will boost your metabolism and burn fat for dramatic results during the holiday season – and beyond,” Hall notes.

About every BODY:

Launched by fitness expert Prussia Hall in October 2008, every BODY offers women’s only and co-ed personal training and boot camp fitness programs which specialize in the areas of women’s fitness, corporate wellness, teen health, weight loss and nutrition. Program details and client testimonials are available at www.everybodyllc.com. Hall, a certified fitness expert with over 8 years experience in the fitness industry, can be reached at info@everybodyllc.com or 800-217-8247.

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About Prussia Hall, Fitness Expert:

Hall is a certified fitness expert (B.B.A., M.S., NASM, CPT) with over 8 years of experience in the fitness industry. Hall can be reached at info@everybodyllc.com or 800-217-8247 and is available for media interviews on topics related to health, wellness and fitness.

Sunday
May152011

TRICKY TREAT

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SCARY TRUTH ABOUT HALLOWEEN CANDY: IT’S A TRICKY TREAT

(DETROIT, MI October 27, 2011) — Whatever age you are, if you have a sweet tooth, Halloween is your kind of holiday. But before you start indulging in all those sugary treats, be aware of the consequences too much candy can have on your health and weight.

“A typical candy is high in sugar, dextrose, fructose corn syrup, as well as artificial color and flavor,” says Prussia Hall, a personal trainer at every BODY in Detroit, MI. “None of it is good for you because it is high in sugar (and sometimes fat) and calories but has virtually no nutrients.”

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the average American consumes almost 26 pounds of candy each year – a large percentage of it around Halloween. Why is this bad? Because according to the USDA National Nutrient Database, just one piece of candy almost exceeds the USDA recommended daily values for empty-calorie foods and added sugar.

“If you add to this all the other junk food and drinks that many people consume on daily basis, it should not be a surprise to anyone that a high-calorie diet, whether from fat or sugar, will lead to weight gain,” Hall notes. “And obesity carries its own set of risks, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes.”

Can you still enjoy Halloween without gorging on candy and other sweets? Absolutely, Hall says.

“It’s all a matter of being creative and finding tasty snacks that will satisfy you, without piling on extra pounds or decaying your teeth,” she says. “For example, small boxes of raisins, pretzels, mixed nuts, or unsalted and unbuttered popcorn are all better choices.”

Still craving something sweet? Turn to dark chocolate, Hall suggests. “Recent research shows it is rich in antioxidants – vitamins, minerals, and other substances that protect the body from harmful free radicals. Of course, you should not eat chocolate in excessive quantities – a single square is sufficient for health benefits,” she notes.

If, despite all these warnings, your willpower on Halloween is zero and you end up consuming lots of candy, get into the “damage control” mode as soon as possible.

“The next day eat light, drink a lot of water, and make sure to do some metabolism-boosting workouts,” Hall advises. “Your trainer can show you exercises that will continue to burn fat and calories even after you finish your workout.”

While an occasional splurge will probably not hurt you, a Swedish study released last year showed that even a brief period of excess food consumption can have long term effects on body weight and fat storage.

“That’s why we should all be conscious of what we consume and how this impacts our health and weight,” Hall says. “And that’s why it is so important to work out regularly and eat healthy on continuous basis – even on Halloween!”

About every BODY:

Launched by fitness expert Prussia Hall in October 2008, every BODY offers women’s only and co-ed personal training and boot camp fitness programs which specialize in the areas of women’s fitness, corporate wellness, teen health, weight loss and nutrition. Program details and client testimonials are available at www.everybodyllc.com. Hall, a certified fitness expert with over 8 years experience in the fitness industry, can be reached at info@everybodyllc.com or 800-217-8247.

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About Prussia Hall, Fitness Expert:

Hall is a certified fitness expert (B.B.A., M.S., NASM, CPT) with over 8 years of experience in the fitness industry. Hall can be reached at info@everybodyllc.com or 800-217-8247 and is available for media interviews on topics related to health, wellness and fitness.

Sunday
May152011

BECOME A LOSER

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START MOVING AND BECOME A LOSER

(DETROIT, MI October 17, 2011) — There is good news and bad news about the latest U.S. obesity statistics.

The good news, according to the just-released Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey, is that, for the first time in three years, the number of obese and overweight people in this country has declined slightly.

The bad news, the study found, is that nearly 26 percent of Americans are still obese, and another 36 percent are overweight.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines adult obesity as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. An overweight person’s BMI ranges between 25 and 29.9.

“What this means is that over 60 percent of our entire population – that’s roughly 180 million people – need to lose weight,” says Prussia Hall, a personal trainer at every BODY in Detroit, MI. “If they don’t, they could end up with heart disease, diabetes, cancer, stroke, arthritis, physical disability, and many other medical conditions that can be caused by obesity and overweight.”

In fact, CDC says that about 112,000 Americans die each year from illnesses related to obesity.

However, Hall points out that there is hope for people who want to lose weight – or prevent dangerous levels of weight gain in the first place.

“Most people become overweight because of poor eating habits and lack of physical activity,” she notes. “So forget any ‘miraculous’ slimming gimmicks or crash diets that you might have seen advertised on TV, and focus on adapting a healthy lifestyle that includes a lower calorie diet consisting of lean proteins, plenty of vegetables, fruits, healthy fats and quality carbs along with regular exercise.”

Her tips for a achieving a lasting weight loss, the healthy way:
• Make a mental commitment to getting fit and healthy – and be determined to stay on track!
• If you already have obesity-related health problems, ask your doctor whether it is safe for you to exercise.
• Start slowly and increase the intensity of your workouts gradually over time. A fitness instructor can show you how to achieve this and keep you motivated as well.
• Once you become more adept in your fitness program, focus on exercises that help you achieve weight loss quicker and more effectively – the ones that will continue to burn fat and calories for many hours after your workout is finished. Here too your trainer can guide you.

“Once you reach your goal, remember to continue eating sensibly and exercising, so that you can maintain your weight loss,” Hall advises. “You will not only look and feel better, but also develop positive habits that will, hopefully, replace your old, unhealthy lifestyle which had caused your weight problems in the first place.”

About every BODY:

Launched by fitness expert Prussia Hall in October 2008, every BODY offers women’s only and co-ed personal training and boot camp fitness programs which specialize in the areas of women’s fitness, corporate wellness, teen health, weight loss and nutrition. Program details and client testimonials are available at www.everybodyllc.com. Hall, a certified fitness expert with over 8 years experience in the fitness industry, can be reached at info@everybodyllc.com or 800-217-8247.

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About Prussia Hall, Fitness Expert:

Hall is a certified fitness expert (B.B.A., M.S., NASM, CPT) with over 8 years of experience in the fitness industry. Hall can be reached at info@everybodyllc.com or 800-217-8247 and is available for media interviews on topics related to health, wellness and fitness.

Sunday
May152011

TWIST AND SHOUT

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DETROIT PERSONAL TRAINER: TO CURE ACHING BACK, GET UP AND KEEP MOVING!

(DETROIT, MI October 6, 2011) — What do you do when a backache sidelines you? Chances are you are going to rest and relax until the pain subsides.

However, a new study from University of Gothenburg in Sweden suggests that exercise, not inactivity, will help us recover from the back pain quicker.

This is an important finding for millions of people because back pain – whether caused by muscle strain or injury – affects about 80 percent of adult Americans at some time in their lives. As a matter of fact, it is the second leading cause for missed workdays after the common cold.

“The researchers found that inactivity can actually undermine the healing process because it ‘locks up’ the body’s movement, which can worsen the back pain and slow down recovery,” notes Prussia Hall, a personal trainer at every BODY in Detroit, MI.

While our first reaction to the backache may be to sit or lie down and avoid all movement, remaining immobile for an extended period of time will weaken our muscles. And weak muscles, Hall points out, will not protect the spine from further injuries.

“That’s why well-chosen exercises are crucial not only for recovery from backache, but also for protection against future pain,” she says.

For best and quickest relief from an aching back, Hall suggests gentle stretching and strengthening exercises – without straining or jolting impacted areas.

“There are several types of exercises that can help alleviate the pain while restoring mobility and flexibility to your back better than bed rest,” she says. “A trainer will show you the best moves.”

Another benefit of working with a fitness professional is that he or she can make sure you work out safely in a controlled and gradual manner.

“There are certain exercises that a person suffering from back pain should avoid,” Hall says. “If you go it alone, without proper guidance, you might inadvertently do something that will exacerbate your condition instead of improving it. The back is a very sensitive area so you should not take any risks.”

Once the acute pain phase is gone, Hall suggests a more advanced program of strengthening and stretching exercises that will make your core muscles and other supporting tissues more resistant.

“As always, prevention is the best policy,” she says. “In other words, strengthen your back muscles so they are less prone to aches, pains and injuries in the future.”

About every BODY:

Launched by fitness expert Prussia Hall in October 2008, every BODY offers women’s only and co-ed personal training and boot camp fitness programs which specialize in the areas of women’s fitness, corporate wellness, teen health, weight loss and nutrition. Program details and client testimonials are available at www.everybodyllc.com. Hall, a certified fitness expert with over 8 years experience in the fitness industry, can be reached at info@everybodyllc.com or 800-217-8247.

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About Prussia Hall, Fitness Expert:

Hall is a certified fitness expert (B.B.A., M.S., NASM, CPT) with over 8 years of experience in the fitness industry. Hall can be reached at info@everybodyllc.com or 800-217-8247 and is available for media interviews on topics related to health, wellness and fitness.

Sunday
May152011

PAINFUL JOINTS

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DETROIT PERSONAL TRAINER: EXERCISE WILL EASE PAINFUL JOINTS

(DETROIT, MI September 8, 2011) – Research has shown that regular physical activity can help reduce pain, swelling and stiffness of arthritis. However, a new study suggests that the majority of 46 million arthritis sufferers in the United States are not getting enough – or any – exercise.

The just-released findings from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine show that only 13 percent of men and 8 percent of women afflicted with various forms of arthritis meet federal guidelines of 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity, low-impact activity per week.

"Either these people are not aware of benefits of physical activity, or they are afraid it will exacerbate their symptoms," says Prussia Hall, a personal trainer at every BODY in Detroit, MI. "However, a well-planned exercise program will bring them a measure of comfort and relief from all the pain and stiffness." 

Hall points out that exercise will benefit arthritis sufferers in a number of ways. "It will help maintain a normal range of movement, improve muscle strength and flexibility, and keep bones and all the tissue around them stronger," she says. 

Another major benefit of a regular exercise routine is that it will help with weight loss and maintenance. That is very important, Hall says, because according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 66 percent of adult arthritis patients in the U.S. are overweight or obese. 

"Obesity is a known risk factor in the onset of arthritis and the subsequent deterioration of this condition," Hall says. "That’s because carrying the extra weight strains and tears the joints, so maintaining a healthy weight is a must – not only for arthritis relief, but also for prevention of heart disease and diabetes." 

This call to action is all the more pressing because CDC says that, by 2030, an estimated 67 million Americans adults will likely have some form of arthritis – 20 million more people than currently. 

For arthritis sufferers who have been inactive but want to start exercising, Hall recommends getting their doctor’s permission first. Then, ask a fitness professional to create a program especially for you, taking into account the type of arthritis you suffer from, which joints are impacted, and the amount of inflammation you have. Working with a certified trainer ensures that your program is not only effective, but also safe. 

"For example, flexibility exercises will increase your ability to move your joints through their full range. Strength training will build strong muscles that help support and protect the joints," Hall says. "There are numerous other exercises as well that will reduce your pain and stiffness, and improve your overall fitness level at the same time." 

About every BODY:

Launched by fitness expert Prussia Hall in October 2008, every BODY offers women’s only and co-ed personal training and boot camp fitness programs which specialize in the areas of women’s fitness, corporate wellness, teen health, weight loss and nutrition. Program details and client testimonials are available at www.everybodyllc.com. Hall, a certified fitness expert with over 8 years experience in the fitness industry, can be reached at info@everybodyllc.com or 800-217-8247.

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About Prussia Hall, Fitness Expert:

Hall is a certified fitness expert (B.B.A., M.S., NASM, CPT) with over 8 years of experience in the fitness industry. Hall can be reached at info@everybodyllc.com or 800-217-8247 and is available for media interviews on topics related to health, wellness and fitness.

This article is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations in this and other articles is at the choice and risk of the reader.

Sunday
May152011

HOW NOW BROWN COW

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DETROIT PERSONAL TRAINER: CHOCOLATE MILK IS GOOD FOR YOU – DRINK TO THAT!

(DETROIT, MI July 11, 2011) – You have just worked out and broke some sweat. Now it is time to replenish your body with a tall glass of refreshing, cold…chocolate milk.

Surprised? Don’t be! A new University of Texas study found that low-fat chocolate milk is a great post-exercise drink.

“After resistance training, it is very important to help the body recuperate,” says Prussia Hall, a personal trainer at every BODY in Detroit, MI. “This new research confirms that chocolate milk is excellent for this purpose because it has a good carbohydrate to protein ratio, which helps replenish energy systems, as well as repair and build more muscle than traditional sports drinks.”

This newest study comes on the heels of earlier research suggesting that ingredients in low-fat chocolate milk, such as calcium, sodium and a bit of sugar, lead to a quicker post- exercise recovery.

What if low-fat chocolate milk is not your cup of tea? If your exercise routine is especially intense, Hall says you might benefit from a post-workout sports drink – the ingredients included in these beverages will increase your energy level and help you recover quicker.

Hall stresses that while a post-training drink is important for the recovery process, so is sufficient hydration during the exercise itself.

In fact, data from the American Council on Exercise shows that the body can lose more than a quart of water during one hour of exercise – fluids that must be replaced not only to improve the quality of your workout, reduce fatigue and muscle cramping, but also to prevent the dangers of dehydration – heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even kidney failure.

“Therefore, drinking water during a workout – about 4 to 6 ounces for every 15-20 minutes of exercise – is essential, and even more so in the summer,” Hall says.

What are the best workout thirst quenchers?

“Basically, it depends on your goals, taste, as well as the length and intensity of your sessions,” Hall says. “However, it is wise to avoid drinks that are high in calories and sugar- you don’t want to put on weight – and certainly stay away from alcohol.”

For best hydration, Hall recommends:

• Water is still the best choice for hydration, especially if weight loss is your goal and for less strenuous workouts.

• For high intensity, longer duration workouts, you may want to consider a sports-drink that is low in sugar and contains electrolytes. And for those who are adventurous and open to new experiences, you may want to consider beetroot juice, this might be a refreshing alternative. A new research from Exeter University in Britain shows that, due to high nitrate levels present in this drink, it not only hydrates, but also boosts athletic performance.

“Whatever fluids you choose, be consistent about hydration, not just during your workout but throughout the day” Hall says. “It’s one of the simplest steps you can take to ensure a safe and effective workout and recovery period, and overall better health.”

About every BODY:

Launched by fitness expert Prussia Hall in October 2008, every BODY offers women’s only and co-ed personal training and boot camp fitness programs which specialize in the areas of women’s fitness, corporate wellness, teen health, weight loss and nutrition. Program details and client testimonials are available at www.everybodyllc.com. Hall, a certified fitness expert with over 8 years experience in the fitness industry, can be reached at info@everybodyllc.com or 800-217-8247.

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About Prussia Hall, Fitness Expert:

Hall is a certified fitness expert (B.B.A., M.S., NASM, CPT) with over 8 years of experience in the fitness industry. Hall can be reached at info@everybodyllc.com or 800-217-8247 and is available for media interviews on topics related to health, wellness and fitness.