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Body Designs 235: Personal Trainers

Welcome back to the Body Designs Blog! Yes, we took a break during government’s mandated shut down. But now your Body Designs Personal Trainers have returned to doing business in the gym! Over the past several months there has been a lot of talk about the dangers of working out in a gym environment as […]


Body Designs 230: True Ketosis

True Ketosis is when the body uses fat instead of carbohydrates (stored glycogen) for energy.  In this condition, ketones (a type of acid) are produced when fat is burned. As the body’s ketone levels rise, so does blood acidity.  This can lead to ketoacidosis, a serious condition that can prove fatal.   Did you know this?  […]

Body Designs 229: No BEEF with Red Meat!

Body Designs 229: No BEEF with Red Meat!

More and more of my clients, and self defined “fitness-minded” people around the world are withdrawing from eating red meat. So, what’s their beef with Red Meat? The reasons purported range from avoiding “high” health risks like cancer, diabetes and heart disease to being environmentally conscious. However, are these or any other reasons valid enough […]

Close-up of deformed fingers of the hands in an adult female patient with rheumatoid arthritis, a joint disease causing pain, deformity and restricting movement.

Body Designs 228: Preventing Arthritis

Joint inflammation, or Arthritis, affects 40 million persons in the United States. Arthritis is the result of the reduction in the normal amount of flexible tissue (cartilage) that rest between and protects your joints from pressure and shock when you move. Unfortunately there is no cure for Arthritis. And while genetics can increase one’s chance […]

Ashwagandha and Moon Milk

Body Designs 227: Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is the newest “super food” to become popular on the health and fitness scene. Classified as an “adaptogen,” this Indian herb is proven to help the body manage stress. And by its definition, “smell of the horse,” it has a strong smell and is able to increase one’s strength. Some of its benefits include: […]


Body Designs 226: Increase Health Benefits with Friendships

While we have become more connected with social media, we have become more disconnected from face to face interaction.  And even though many are living longer thanks to the medical industry, could we increase our health benefits with friendships?  Are you a loner?  Do you have a ton of acquaintances, but no real pals or […]

Seaweed and Arnold

Body Designs 225: Seaweed Snack

In an attempt to lose weight, clients often ask for new “healthy” snack options.  Everyone knows the health benefits but is pretty much tired of the usual suspects.  Handful of mixed nuts? Veggie sticks dipped in hummus? Fruit mixed into Nonfat Greek Yogurt?  Been there. Done that! Some say, it’s nice to have something to […]


Body Designs 223: No Limit on Hydration Benefits

California’s drought lasted 376 weeks.  And according to officials, it began on December 27, 2011 and ended on March 5, 2019.  There are many negative effects of droughts.  Weather conditions are primed for fast-spreading and dangerous wildfires.  The reduced water allocations can potentially harm sea life consequently reducing our ecosystem.  Unstable ground surfaces can form […]

Frozen Heart

Body Designs 222: Heart Health Hazards

Across the country, this winter, which ends this week, is on track to be the coldest in almost two decades.  Body Designs 222: Heart Health Hazards will look at the effects cold weather has on your heart. As you know, smoking, abnormally high cholesterol, diabetes, consistently high blood pressure, stress, abdominal obesity, sedentary lifestyle and […]