The Neuroscience Of Exercise

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Neuroscience is the study of the brain, the spinal cord, how the nervous system develops, its structure, what it does, and its impact on behavior and cognitive functions.

The neuroscience of physical, mental, and spiritual health is very dear to my heart because of my family's history of mental illness.

My family practiced healthy living; we lived on a farm, eating fresh fare and vegetables we grew from our garden. We were dancers, athletes, health-conscious, spiritual. What went wrong?

My sister was diagnosed with schizophrenia at age twenty. She just passed away last Christmas, having spent her entire life in mental institutions. My brother suffered brain damage when he was five months old. He is still in a mental institution today at 64 years old. My mother suffered from religious psychosis and was hospitalized on many occasions. My father couldn't take it anymore. When I was ten years old, he jumped out a second-story window, broke all his bones, and ended up in the psych ward. Consequently, he was on medication for the rest of his life and passed away from dementia in 2009.

As a teenager, I was confused and baffled by all these dysfunctional behaviors; I didn't want to be like them, I left home at age 15.

So began the conquest of searching for answers throughout my entire life, which I wanted to share some of my findings.

The brain can regenerate itself with the right activities, mindsets, and nutrition. It is what we know as neuroplasticity.

The benefits of mindset and nutrition for brain health are widespread, but not so much when it relates to exercise.

Research shows that exercise induces neuroplasticity.

It increases oxygen in the brain by opening new pathways internally; it stimulates the development of blood vessels in the brain, improves healing of neural tissue, creates new neurons in memory formation areas of the brain, and stimulates cellular growth that supports cognitive function.

It stabilizes mood behavior by augmenting the production of mood-elevation neurochemicals such as dopamine and endorphins. Other studies indicate that it helps in addiction recovery and potentially tempering impulsive/compulsive behaviors, as it also increases the production of serotonin.

The nervous system connects every cell in the body to the brain through the spine. It controls every cell, tissue, and organ, as well as emotions, feelings, and thoughts. The brain is like the electrical panel in your home, the nerves are like the wiring, and the spinal cord the conduit.

When your nervous system is stressed out you are prone to

  1. Overthinking
  2. Poor diet
  3. Doing strenuous exercises counterproductive to where your body is at by not factoring in your age, posture, conditioning, limitation of range of motion, injuries, or the right fitness tool to physically strengthen the body.

The chances are that your nervousness will blow a fuse, much like the electrical panel in the house, potentially resulting in injury, illness, depression, anxiety, and/or addictions.

If the conduit is damaged, the electricity will not reach the control box.

Similarly, if the spine is misaligned, it affects the nerve tissue by altering blood flow to the spinal cord and impairs the neurochemicals' delivery to the brain.

Bad posture also prematurely ages the spine, joints, tendons, and ligaments and results in injuries such as Sciatica, frozen shoulder, knee pain, hip pain, and back pain.

Clearing the neuromuscular pathways to the brain through postural realignment exercises is imperative to restore blood flow to the brain and prevent early degeneration of the spine.

While exercise, in general, has proven to be an essential component of neuroplasticity and brain health, research shows that strength training explicitly provides additional health benefits.

A study published by the Karger Journal of Gerontology shows that increasing leg strength, the most massive muscle in the body, is linked to improved brain function because it improves the flow of blood into the brain. The study also shows that increasing leg power improved cognitive aging over the following ten years by increasing brain volume and brain activation, as shown in functional MRI studies after 12 years.

Grounding the physical body and strengthening it through exercises that strengthen the nervous system is like upgrading the electrical panel wiring of your house, providing a sense of calm, relieving stress, and restoring a state of balance in the body.

I leave you with a thought.

Could strength training be the answer to the fountain of youth?

Written by Batista Gremaud – co-founder of Dr Fitness International - No1 Best Selling Author - Recipient of the “Most Outstanding Fitness Program” award 2019 by The Winners Circle -

Originally written for and published in #Inthelimelight magazine for @ClarissaBurt


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Health Is Wealth – Your Greatest Asset

Think of exercise as putting money in the bank. Exercise is an investment in yourself and serves as the best insurance against falls, illnesses, and unforeseen health conditions.

Lack of exercise might be the next pandemic according to Lancet—one in 10 premature deaths are attributed to sedentary lifestyles that lead to heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

One of the fundamental laws of nature is that the weak die early; the strong live long.

Can you guess which one of the following activities best builds muscles and boosts your immune system?

1) Yoga

2) Pilates

3) Running

4) Swimming

5) Walking

6) Lifting Weights

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While all of those activities are good, only weight training offers the best benefits for the human musculoskeletal system. Unless your body has been compromised in ways that prevent working out with weights, almost anyone can find a plan of action that works well, is both challenging and fun, and makes you feel good in many ways.

Of course, these excuses do a great job of holding you back. Do any sound familiar?

  • “I’m too busy!”
  • “I don’t like strength training. I like hiking and being outdoors.”
  • “When my children leave home, I will be able to take better care of myself.”
  • “I don't want to be bulky!”
  • “I walk my dog; that’s enough.”
  • “I do yoga; I am OK!”
  • “Why do I need to be stronger anyway?”

It’s time for a true story: A painter came to my house. He was 80 years old and was suffering from diabetes and arthritis. I saw how he struggled. He said, “If I knew I’d live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.”

While you may not be painting houses when you are 80, if you had invested time and work in weight training, you’d be able to do it—and many other activities that are much more fun—with little difficulty.

Becoming increasingly stronger as you utilize weights in your exercise patterns relieves stress, anxiety, and pain. It keeps the body grounded, which in turn strengthens the nervous system with the release of positive endorphins to the brain. However intellectually savvy, financially accomplished, or spiritually enlightened you are, when your physical strength is low, so are all your other attributes.

Over the last decade, gyms made many improvements to assist people in learning workout routines, providing better equipment, and being responsible for safety. People of all ages can learn to exercise efficiently in proper environments. If a gym membership is not possible, many virtual training programs are accessible on the internet.

Strength training at home requires you to lift more weight than you would with simple bodyweight exercises, stretching, or just walking.

It can be accomplished by holding cans of food, gallon containers of water, and even textbooks. Isometric exercises use gravity or self-imposed resistance to create a sturdy physique. A word of caution: Depending on your fitness level, choosing to do exercises that rely on body weight principles (push-ups, pull-ups, yoga, or running stairs) may exacerbate old injuries, create new ones, or put the body out of balance

Any worthwhile strength training program, whether done at home or in a gym, must take into consideration postural analysis and include ergonomics, proper movement biomechanics, sequencing, weight ratio, and specific numbers of sets and reps to promote sustained and gradual strength increase. Without proper training experience, it would not be advisable to develop a training protocol on your own, especially with such a direct impact on the brain and central nervous system. Hiring a personal trainer or a fitness specialist is recommended, but before doing so, make sure to do your due diligence and check on their references and track record. Create a goal to establish a healthy habit that can be sustained over a lifetime, much like brushing your teeth. The best way to get stronger faster is by going to a gym.

Most people can safely take up walking. But it's best to check with your doctor before starting an exercise program if you have a chronic or unstable health condition, such as heart disease, asthma or another respiratory ailment, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, or diabetes.


Ideal equipment for strength training at home:

  • A set of workout bands.
  • A couple of dumbbells to use alone or in combination with the workout bands to add more resistance.

For your aerobics and general fitness, keep moving:

  • Work in the yard and garden.
  • Vacuum, mop, and dust
  • Go out for power walks at least 15 minutes each day.

Pay attention to your attitude:

It is a fact that being seated in front of a screen for too many hours a day requires balance with physical activity, so set boundaries by knowing the extent of your physical and emotional limits.

Communicate with your loved ones; ask them to participate in or share your practices.

The time for global transformation has arrived, and it starts with each individual. Attention to your physical presence in positive ways—strength training, healthy diet, good sleep hygiene, and balanced work and leisure activities—pays off in billions of ways.

Dare to live young!


A stronger you

Written by Batista Gremaud – co-founder of Dr Fitness International - No1 Best Selling Author - Recipient of the “Most Outstanding Fitness Program” award 2019 by The Winners Circle -

Originally written for and published in #Inthelimelight magazine for @ClarissaBurt


When it comes to living young, being fit, and on top of your game at any age, maintaining a healthy musculature is everything.

Muscles also give the body shape. You cannot shape fat.

While eating healthy is vital for general health and wellbeing, you will not develop lean muscle mass by dieting. 


There is no best diet. The goal must be to maintain a healthy BMI of 10% to 16% for men and 18% to 24% for women.


BMI, aka Body Composition Index, is the term used to describe the different components that make up a person's weight. The human body is made up of lean tissue (muscles and organs), bones, and water, which are metabolically active, and fatty tissue that is not.

Women often believe that they have a slow metabolism due to hormonal imbalance, insulin resistance, thyroid dysfunction, or genetics. Sometimes that's true, but often it is due to having very little muscle mass because of underdeveloped muscles or loss of muscle mass due to lack of sufficient strength training, which causes the metabolism to slow down. 


Misinformed people flock to the treadmill, desperately trying to shed unwanted fat. Unfortunately, the conventional wisdom about cardiovascular fitness is just as flawed as it is about how and what we should eat. The truth is if you take part in long periods of cardio combined with low-calorie intake, you will almost certainly gain weight in the long run!

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When the body detects hunger from calorie deprivation and long bouts of exercise, a vast array of fat-storing and appetite-stimulating hormones spring to life, causing your hormones to conspire against you by eliciting food cravings.


Ultimately, whether it is low-carb, no-carb, low fat, organic, fasting, vegetarian, vegan, fruit, and vegetables, you are going to end up overeating and destroying the hormones that regulate metabolism and longevity. The result, your body goes into hibernation and stores fat. This is a survival mechanism that happens naturally.


Most people do not recognize this inherent flaw in dieting, minimal, and unsustainable fat loss without any muscle gain through strength training. 

Increasing muscle mass is the missing link to sustainable fat loss.

Developing lean muscle mass changes your body composition and reduces visceral fat that surrounds the internal organs. Visceral fat creates chronic inflammation, which is a significant cause of autoimmune disorders and other illnesses associated with being overweight, including heart disease and diabetes.

You cannot assess visceral fat by stepping on a scale.

Strength training is an essential component of lowering visceral fat, building lean muscle mass, and improving body composition and, best of all, slowing down aging prematurely.

Therefore aiming to lose fat and gaining muscle definition with strength training is a healthier way than trying to lose weight solely.

Another benefit of increased lean muscle mass is that muscles contain, on average, 75% water, the same as the amount in the brain. Fat contains only 10% water. Think about it. Water provides the means for the kidneys and liver to eliminate toxins. Water is essential to life, making up most of our blood that circulates and provides nutrients and oxygen to the body. 

Losing fat should not be confused with losing weight, as the two are very different.

One can have an efficient weight lifting workout plan, eat right, burn fat, and begin to look trimmer in appearance, even though there is a gain in weight because muscle weighs more than fat. Another person can spend hours on a treadmill, eat a poorly balanced diet, and lose weight in the form of muscle loss, potentially causing health-threatening complications. 

You still must burn more calories than you take in to lose weight.

Tracking your calories is a must, which can be quite an eye-opener, as the calories add up fast based on the choices of food eaten each day. On average, a 500 caloric deficit will yield a one-pound weight loss per week, which is a healthy goal. There are convenient free apps available to help determine your healthy personal caloric intake range based on your gender, age, weight, height, and lifestyle. and are very easy to use and will allow you to determine which foods are the culprits, make wiser nutritional choices, and enable you to maintain a caloric deficit safely. You will lose weight progressively healthily and sustainably.

Remember living young and being fit and healthy is all about muscles.

Muscle loss syndrome starts as early as age thirty. It snowballs as time goes by. Muscle loss syndrome is generally not apparent until age forty, but at that time, hormones start changing. By the time you reach your fifties and sixties, the consequences of muscle loss can be catastrophic, such as developing life-threatening diseases like osteoporosis, for example. 


Osteoporosis is called a "silent killer" because there are generally no symptoms. You will only know about it when a bone breaks unexpectedly. Bone loss happens more rapidly in women than in men, especially right around the time of menopause when the hormones change. One in three women and one in five men over fifty will have osteoporosis.

Women are often under the assumption that lifting lightweight and doing high reps is considered strength training and will lead to a healthy, lean, sculpted body. But this is not true; this is only an extension of more aerobic activity.

Women need to lift heavy weight to maintain lean muscle mass and healthy bone mass. Do not fear to become bulky, though; medically speaking, women do not produce enough testosterone to create this type of look.


Strength training is the no1 scientifically proven sport to prevent/reverse osteoporosis, maintain a healthy musculature, and slow down the aging process.


A balanced weight lifting program will enable you to develop a beautifully sculpted feminine physique that turns heads and have people wondering what you are doing.

Dare to live young!

Written by Batista Gremaud – co-founder @

Originally written for and published in #Inthelimelight magazine for @ClarissaBurt 

Urgent…disturbing statistics

Urgent... A matter of Life and Death.

Disturbing statistics!

A sedentary lifestyle is responsible for one out of ten mortalities worldwide or over 5.3 million+ yearly since 2012. Health authorities pronounced this matter as a worldwide pandemic; Harvard analysts found that lack of exercise is accountable for a shocking rise in people passing away from coronary illness, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, and colon malignancies.

Studies have demonstrated that it is more probable that those with prior health conditions will die from the coronavirus.


strong, responsive immune system is superior to any mask, medication, or vaccine. Because without it - nothing will help you! It is your insurance against viruses, against falls, accidents, and other unforeseen circumstances that may occur.

One of the foundational law of nature states that the weak shall die, and the strong shall live. 

Therefore, your first priority needs to become a stronger you, that is if you want to thrive in your personal and professional life, not just survive or even die; Physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically stronger, because you can't have one without the other. They are interrelated. 

Sadly enough, many have been and are still laughing at the face of death. 

Attitudes and language that put you at risk of dying prematurely

"I am so busy."

"I am good; I walk every day."

"My children come first."

"My business comes first."

"My cat has diabetes." 

You cannot take care of anyone or anything, whether it is your pet, children, significant other, parent, a friend, your business when you are sick or dead or lack the strength to handle problems that come up.


Which one of the following activities is likely to make you stronger, faster?

1) Yoga 

2) Pilates 

3) Running 

4) Swimming 

5) Walking 

6) Lifting Weights 

Right answer: #6

The number 1 scientifically proven anti-aging sport, is STRENGTH TRAINING;

What better approach to get STRONGER! 

Without getting too scientific, what you need to know is that there are two types of muscle fibers in the body.

Slow-twitch muscle fibers activate concentric contractions, these are the muscles we use in yoga and in aerobic, treadmills, dancing and marathon runners  etc…. This develops endurance, it is called static strength. It does not have the necessary properties to build muscle mass. If you are trying to lose weight, then a good thing to know is that studies have shown that those who do a lot of yoga have a slower metabolism, so yoga would not be a good activity of choice for the purpose of losing weight.

Fast-twitch muscle use eccentric contractions, it is an anaerobic activity; it develops explosive strength and is muscle building. Strength training and sprinters employ fast-twitch muscles. Note that most sprinters need to do strength training to balance out muscle mass by developing their upper body, as sprinting mainly builds leg muscles, which would leave them with an unbalanced physique, and poor performance.

Using lightweight and high repetitions fall into the slow-twitch category and is not a muscle-building activity and neither is lifting 10 lbs dumbbells at home or putting 2 lb bands on your wrists while on your walk or doing dishes. These types of activities are still falling in the aerobic category.

Aerobic activities and Yoga, are scientifically proven to be missing the key anti-aging component to a balanced exercise program, which is muscle building.

Here is an overview of what happens to the body as a result of losing muscle mass, which begins as early as age 30, depending on your lifestyle. The women on the top row of the picture are incorporating strength training to their weekly activities,  while the women at the bottom row are not.


If you are not building muscle mass, you are losing muscle mass. Muscle loss syndrome is no joke; it leads to serious health problems.

There are various categories of issues that may arise

A. If you have a tendency towards weight gain, you will continue to gain weight and suffer the health consequences associated with it, such as

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cancers
  • Back and neck pain
  • sciatica

B. If you are small framed or petite, you will use muscle tissue for energy, which will deplete your body

  • Weak immune system
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes,
  • Anemia.
  • You’ll also be prone to suffer from back and neck pain but for you especially, you will be in very serious danger of developing
  • Osteoporosis

In any case, you are aging prematurely.

Don’t wait until you get sick to take action. I saw an advertising panel from AARP the other day, it said strength is not optional. Strength is not optional and you develop and keep it with strength training; that is why it is called strength training, or bodybuilding!


Of course, we understand, you have no time, remember:

Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to make time for illnesses.” Earl of Derby

This is why you need a structured strength training system, the keyword here is a system, that will address your basic needs (aerobic and anaerobic = endurance and muscle building)  to stay healthy, saving time money and energy long term but also to give you the education needed to sustain the workouts on your own, for the rest of your life, because there are no quick fixes here, this about adopting healthy habits. After all, you wouldn’t stop brushing your teeth just because you had a cleaning last week, right? It is the same thing with strength training, if you don’t do it, your body will suffer decay and you will have to pay the price sooner or later.

By the way, health is cumulative, you start losing muscle mass as early as 30 years old, depending on your lifestyle and your fitness activities,  so the sooner you start on a healthy and balanced strength training system, the easier it will be for you later on in life.


The path to becoming physically and emotionally strong requires increasing your physical strength while keeping the body grounded. This is done with specific ergonomic strength training. 

The process immediately relieves stress and produces endorphins that counteract the negative effect of the cortisol hormone that is created by fear, anxiety, worry, and tension.

Ideally, the process of increasing physical strength is done in a gym where adequate weight lifting equipment is found. Since the gyms are temporarily closed virtual programs are available online to do in the comfort of your home, eliminating any excuse not to exercise.    

It is each individual's responsibility to educate themselves on what to do at home. Many well-intentioned people are getting injured at home by doing activities that are beyond their comfort zone. A dancer friend of mine just reported spraining her ankle by jump roping with her son. Others are doing exercises based on body weight, such as pull-ups, push-ups, walking lunges, which can be really hard on the joints, causing shoulder and knee pain. 


To build strength and develop lean muscle mass, you must lift more weight than what you would do with bodyweight activities alone. Despite mainstream thinking, yoga isn't a muscle-building activity, for instance. 


Below are a few thoughts to build strength at home 

  • Purchase some workout bands
  • Purchase some free weights, 
  • Use your imagination and check your home for things that you could utilize, for example, a gallon of water, soup jars, cat litter sacks. 
  • Learn proper ergonomic techniques to build strength safely and at the same time correct your posture


For cardio health and general wellness, move. 

  • Mow the lawn
  • Do some spring cleaning
  • Wash your car
  • Work in the garden


  • Take frequent breaks (every 45 min take 5 min to stretch)
  • Stand on your porch or an open window and breathe some fresh air
  • Meditate

Other useful tips 

  • Cut down on television and news 
  • Explore fun and healthy activities with your family 
  • Clean up your pantry and try new healthy recipes


Many people are spending their days online, attending everyone's virtual events. This can be more of an escape from reality than providing real solutions. Instead, sit in silence and spend quality time with your family. Escaping reality has never improved anyone's circumstances.

Learn to set your boundaries and say NO to loved ones in order not to hurt yourself.


Don't' use lockdown as an excuse to become a couch potato, indulging in junk food, and booze every night. Use this time to become healthier. Learn new things that can transform your life, and your reality beyond the lockdown and the pandemic.

This is a time for global transformation, which must start with you first.

Gandhi once said:

"Be the change you wish to see in the world."

You don't know what you don't know. So when an expert crosses your path, keep an open mind and an open heart, as she/he may be the angel sent to SAVE YOUR LIFE. 



Is it safe to go to the gym during the pandemic?

As the coronavirus keeps spreading, many are concerned about keeping up with their workouts.

Students from all around the world are contacting us with these urgent questions;

  • Is it safe to go to the gym during the pandemic?
  • Should I take a break from working out?
  • Should I workout at home?
  • How can I protect myself?
  • My gym is in lock down, what should I do?

Here is Dr Fitness USA's take on this matter

The British medical journal The Lancet released a series of studies showing that physical inactivity causes 1 in 10 deaths worldwide, putting it on par with the dangers of smoking and obesity. The results also suggest that public health officials treat this situation as a pandemic. Specifically, Harvard researchers say that inactivity is responsible for an increase in deaths from coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, breast and colon cancers, and caused more than 5.3 million deaths in 2008 worldwide. Harvard researchers also say if physical activity went up by as little a 10% to 20% worldwide, it could save between a half-million and 1.3 million lives each year.


The first principle for avoiding getting sick, whether it may be the coronavirus, the flu, cancer, heart disease, or any other deadly conditions, is to have a robust immune system. The laws of nature state that the weak dies and the strong survives.

Boosting your immune system is achieved through optimizing your body to work at maximum efficiency through a healthy diet, appropriate strength increasing exercises and stress management.


Your nervous system controls the healing mechanism of the body, movements, thoughts, and emotions; much like an outdated electrical panel of a house, when you plug in too many appliances, it will blow a fuse. The same happens with the body. When the nervous system is on overload, the body will break down.

In times of high stress, it becomes even more important to work out not only to relieve stress by strengthening the nervous system physically but also to produce endorphins, the feel-good hormone, which counteracts the stress response that damages the immune system.

You must keep your body strong, healthy, and in optimum condition, ready to fight infections, which is of utmost importance for everyone now more than ever. Exercise also improves mental health, relieves depression, and increases clear thinking, which can help to maintain physical, mental and emotional equilibrium in these difficult times of pandemic.


Avoid group classes

Health officials are recommending social distancing, so if your thing is Zumba, spin classes, spartan races, boot camps, marathons, then this may be more harmful than healthy. You might also want to skip the treadmill and take a brisk walk outdoor, which will give you the added benefit of breathing some fresh air. Over exhorting yourself with long durations of aerobic activities can also weaken your immune system. 

Avoid lying down on the dirty gym floor,

doing push-ups or planks, for example. Bring your own yoga mat.

Avoid the sauna and steam room

Those with colds often use them to break up congestion in the sinuses and lungs, making the sauna a cesspool of germs. 

Favor weight lifting

In recent years, many studies have pointed toward strength training as the number one anti-aging sport for longevity and boosting the immune system. People of all ages are now flocking to gyms worldwide to stay strong, and potentially saving their lives!

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, coronavirus spreads more easily between people standing within about 6 feet of each other than through contact with contaminated surfaces. Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces appear to lower the chances of transmission. 

Here is what to do

  • Be vigilant and wipe equipment, dumbbells, barbells, handles, etc., before and after use, with a 60% alcohol-based disinfectant.  
  • Wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds, and also make sure to wash under your fingernails, which often people forget to do. 
  • Wash your gym clothes and gloves daily.
  • Making homemade wipes can be done by soaking paper towels in one part bleach to nine parts of water. You can keep this supply with you in the car or gym bag. Use a Tupperware container or something sealable to store them in. Keep the solution in a spray bottle and use as needed.

As we collectively take proactive measures to keep our workout stations clean and adhere to proper self-hygiene standards, we will keep a safer environment for everyone. This applies to the gym environment and everywhere else, by the way. 

Use common sense

If you live in a city with an outbreak, it may be a good idea to skip the gym for a while until things get under control. While working out at home may never be as effective as a complete training done in the gym with proper equipment, it is better than nothing and will keep you moving while helping to keep your sanity. 

Dr Fitness USA has set up coronavirus emergency programs that you can do at home, if you are in a lock down area, or if you just want to play it safe. Book a call to inquire about our home workout plans

Outdoor workouts can also be a substitute, just as long as you keep your distance with people.

However, if you live someplace that has not experienced an outbreak, your chances of getting infected by the virus at the gym are slim, as long as you keep 3 to 5 feet distance with other people and adhere to proper hygiene principles as listed above. The benefits of continuing with your gym workouts will far exceed the dangers, specially now that the gyms are so empty!

Gyms actually have three advantages over other places where people gather or shop:

People in gyms tend to be healthy, and few of us work out when we’re under the weather.
Gymgoers tend to be more health-conscious than, say, the person in the grocery store who inspects a dozen pieces of fruit before selecting one. We wash our hands, use sanitizer, and wipe down our equipment when we’re finished with it.
Because gyms have so much glass and chrome, and because those surfaces look lik

e crap when they’re dirty or smudged, most facilities have someone who cleans them at least once a day. (You might even be that person.) What was once an onerous chore is now a selling point.
None of this means there’s no risk to fitness pros and enthusiasts, or that gyms can’t do better, especially when it comes to cleaning the non-shiny things like weight plates and cable attachments.
But when you think about how many articles and news reports over the years have portrayed gyms as hot zones for infectious pathogens, it’s reassuring to know they’re relatively well-positioned for a moment like this.
The bottom line is you need to keep strong and healthy, physically, emotionally and mentally and working out does that. So keep going.

Dr Fitness USA’s strength training protocol is guaranteed to increase your strength by 20% to 50%, boost your immune system and optimize your health, potentially saving your life.

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Strength Training helps prevent cancer


By Batista Gremaud @

A study by the University of Sydney on 80,000 adults thirty years old and up found that strength training was significantly more likely than cardio in preventing premature cancer-related deaths.

Those studied that did strength training just twice a week were almost one third (31 percent) less likely to die from cancer. The overall likelihood of dying prematurely from any cause also dropped by 23 percent.

While those who combined both aerobic and strength training had the best outcomes overall, aerobic exercises alone did not reduce a person's risk of dying from cancer.

Strength training lowers the levels of hormones, such as estrogen and insulin, which are known to correlate with the development and progression of cancerous cells. Post-menopausal women who increase their physical activity lower their risk of breast cancer. 

Strength training alters the metabolism by developing lean muscle mass, which results in decreased exposure to the bile acids of the gastrointestinal tract. It reduces inflammation in the body and boosts the immune system, allowing the body to fight diseases and function properly.

Starting a strength-training program, even when diagnosed with cancer, can yield positive outcomes. 

Starting on a strength-training program as soon as possible after being diagnosed with cancer is highly recommended. After diagnosis, typically people slow down; stress, depression, and fatigue set in. Treatment tends to make a person less active, which aggravates the situation. 

Strength training lifts your mood and increases self-confidence. It makes you stronger, and improves your balance, making daily activities more comfortable to perform. You will have more energy and reduce the risk of losing bone mass (osteoporosis) that some cancer treatment can cause. One week of being bedridden produces the equivalent of 1-year bone loss. Contrary to popular belief, osteoporosis is reversible. Bone is alive and can regenerate. Strength training is the no1 scientifically proven sport to fight osteoporosis.

It can also help in shortening the length of time spent in the hospital by making your treatment more effective at destroying tumor cells, as it boosts your immune system. 

Studies conducted by the Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Cancer at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada suggests that increased level of physical activity reduce the risk of cancer coming back. 

Before starting any exercise program, consult with your physician to make sure it is right for you. The information provided in this article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 

It is also recommended to seek the advice of a professional that can help you achieve your fitness goals gradually and safely. Before hiring a health coach, do your due diligence and check their track record, and success rate. 


Dr Fitness USA's Body Design Formula is the lifeline to increasing your strength by 20% to 50% in 20 minutes, regain 15 years of your youth and potentially allowing you to become 100% pain-free so you too can enjoy your favorite activities with vibrant health and energy by addressing:

  • Structural alignment of the spine for pain management
  • Strength increase for stress management, mood behavior, and increased productivity
  • The anti-aging secret to regaining 15 years of your youth
  • Sustainability and education for long term results
  • Programs  are available online, worldwide

Schedule a complimentary consultation today to discuss which plan will suit your needs. Simply click the green button below to schedule.