Category: Exercise

Less Sleep Causes Weight Gain

Less Sleep Causes Weight Gain
Are you getting your beauty rest? Less sleep may alter your appearance more than previously thought.  Research on the science of sleep shows a link – and credible studies indicate a correlation between lack of sleep and overeating among Americans. One study from Columbia University / St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital found that people who sleep... Read more »

Skip The Sportade To Burn More Fat

Skip The Sportade To Burn More Fat
It’s hot out there! Make sure you stay hydrated when you workout. Pro athletes are always on TV telling you to drink flavored sports drinks – so they must do something, right? Not really. On average these rainbow colored drinks contain about 100 calories per serving. Most bottles are 2.5 servings. That totals almost as... Read more »

Burning Calories Chicago-Style

Burning Calories Chicago-Style
So far I’ve been primarily touting the benefits of strength training. It’s not that I’m anti cardio, I just think strength training is the most efficient way to make long term changes to your body. However, this is Chicago – and is the tradition after what seems like 9 months of winter, it’s time to... Read more »
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Your Boyfriend Makes You Fat

Your Boyfriend Makes You Fat
Love will make you fat. Being in a long-term relationship typically adds 5-10 lbs of ‘Love Chub’. When you’re single there is a clear incentive to look good. It’s not the desire that fades so much as the new lifestyle and habits that blossom with the relationship. Just because you’re attached doesn’t mean you have... Read more »

Your Metabolism and You

Your Metabolism and You
Your metabolism is a complex network of hormones and enzymes that convert food into fuel.  Your metabolic rate is what determines how many calories you burn each day. It is controlled by your thyroid and is largely a factor of muscle mass. Muscles burn calories to function. The more muscle you have, the more calories... Read more »

The Aerobic Myth

The Aerobic Myth
We have been told over and over that the best activity for burning calories and fat is aerobic exercise. I’m not disagreeing that aerobic exercise offers many benefits, from heart health to reduction of mental stress and to enhancing brain function. That’s all good. But if you really want to burn calories, the newest exercise... Read more »
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Hey Chicago, It's Josha (pronounced Joe-sha)

Hey Chicago, It's Josha (pronounced Joe-sha)
Hello fitness friends! My name is Josha Krueger and I am a NSCA CSCS certified fitness trainer. I am also a former college and pro soccer player. I played soccer at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, starting on varsity as a freshman and was part of the team that broke UWM into the NCAA tournament. I loved... Read more »