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? […]
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: […]
This article details how hormone balance help you feel better.
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 […]
Without question, there are as many varieties of sleeping habits in the world as there are people. Some like to sleep with blackout curtains or a mask to ensure complete darkness. Some like to sleep with a night light either to shine a stumble-free path to the bathroom or to keep the boogie man away. […]
This Article describes the benefits of having a positive mindset for exercise and diet.
Do you or someone you know snore? Do you or someone you know need to lose weight? Did you know that snoring has negative effects on weight loss? Did you know that addressing one issue, can help the other? Body Designs 2017: Stop Snoring…Lose Weight will shed light on the topic. Most people know that […]
In honor of the French national football team (not soccer) winning this year’s World Cup just about a month ago and fact that tonight, Tracy and I will be celebrating our nuptials at Mar’sel, Terranea’s five star French restaurant, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Body Designs 215: French Fare explains the why and how the French […]
Over the years, Tracy and I each have had much success training clients who “kicked it up a notch” in preparation for special occasions other than weddings such as the Oscars, Golden Globes, milestone birthdays, modeling shoots, exercise videos and the like. But, as my Physique Competitor Fiance Tracy will tell you, it is easier […]
At Body Designs West, we offer a wide variety of cardiovascular equipment. We have stair climbers, a stepmill, a recumbent and an upright stationary bike, several ellipticals and five treadmills. While all of them get used at some point each week, the machines that get the most use are, the treadmills. As in gyms all […]