Category Archives: Health and Fitness

Thinkin’ bout peeling an apple

A dear friend of mine has passed on. Sometimes before he passed when we sat talking he would pick up an apple and pull out his pocket knife. He would quietly look down at the apple and begin peeling. Carefully

Importance of proper electrolytes

Greg Burkett

Electrolytes are ionic solutions (salts), existing in nature in the form of minerals. Electrolytes are responsible for keeping the body properly hydrated so the muscles and nerves can function properly.

Teach the body to burn fat


Efficiency is a term that is we have associated with our body functions. From a nutrition perspective, being metabolically efficient simply means being able to use the proper nutrients at the right times.

Learning to eat with Hypoglycemia

Greg Burkett MUG CL

Hypoglycemia is the term for a blood glucose level that is lower than normal. When foods are digested in the body, they are broken down into many nutrients. These nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream to be used in performing various body functions.

Massage therapy for better health and well being

Greg Burkett MUG CL

Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being. Other then just creating a fantastic feeling from total relaxation, massages can be

Alternative health options offer possible solutions

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A gallon of milk costs over $3 and gas is now over $3.40 per gallon. The price of every thing has gone up so much so that many people don't know how they're going to afford to get around anymore.

Fitness advice: Eating healthy, staying healthy


Eating healthy, maintaining a nutritional diet, and exercising adequately is not the only factors needed to keep weight off and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Appearing healthy is not about being unrealistically thin, or keeping yourself from eating the foods that

Behavior reveals secrets of lasting weight loss


For the millions of Americans who struggle to lose weight and keep it off, there may be help. The National Weight Control Registry has identified methods that thousands of individuals have used to successfully maintain weight loss. Individuals looking to

Fitness advisor says fast fat loss program works

Greg Burkett MUG CL

A Fast Immediate Fat Loss Program is said proven effective by Orange County based fitness advisor Greg Burkett. It could be that your fat loss burning is reduced and you need to start it back with a correct Metabolic Resistance

Fitness menu for healthy lifestyles

Greg Burkett MUG CL

Its not a complete full diet but is of some great help. Any help we can get to maintain a good health lifestyle I am all for. Breakfast, lunch and dinner and a few snacks are part of the program.

Weight Lifting 101

Greg Burkett MUG CL

To obtain the greatest results from your workouts it does require an understanding of the basics.  Learning the basic fundamentals will help you achieve your goals quickly and, most importantly, safely.  Practice these rules every time you exercise.  They are the foundation to avoiding

Dance your way to cancer prevention


When Karen Franklin was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, it was her passion for Zumba® that helped her beat the disease. Franklin’s story, say experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, reminds us about exercise’s cancer-fighting benefits.

A beginner’s plan for workout newcomers

Greg Burkett MUG CL

Welcome to the first day of a new life. You have finally made the huge step of joining the gym. It won't be long before you begin to feel and look better.

Big losers in Orange County fitness challenge


In addition to the weight losses all of them have reported size losses of one to almost three sizes along with a tremendous increase of energy. After the monthly measurements were taken all of the teachers had losses of Body

Simple arm exercises designed for women

Greg Burkett

Queen Victoria wave, turkey flap, arm waddle, everlasting wave, chalkboard jiggle, (this one came from the school teachers), and many other nicknames have been given the backside of your arms. Whatever you call it, you don’t want it.

Change your thinking for massive muscular legs


By now you are thinking I am crazy. What, no heavy squats? No leg presses with 4 weights on each end? I can assure you that I am not crazy, however, what I am is a fitness advisor for 25

OC fitness trainer inspired by Jack LaLanne


I have been a fitness professional for over 25 years. I did not start in my work world as one. I went through some other arenas prior to getting into this industry. Through the years I have met many people

Full body core exercises for home and travel

Greg Burkett

This exercise program is one that may be performed at home or in a hotel room while traveling. This is an excellent routine that will tone, strengthen, and help you lose weight.
This program hits almost every muscle in your body

Eat well for better health and fitness


This diet suggestion helps to explain some of the foods for certain areas and can be vitality important for success in addition to your diet. This is provided for you to guide in foods allowing for more variety and potential

23 quick tips for massive muscle gain

Greg Burkett

For the New Year, Orange County based personal trainer Greg Burkett offers 23 quick tips for massive muscle gain.

Salt essentials for healthier choices

Greg Burkett

Salt is essential to the life of all animals on our planet. When you explore the differences of salt you can make a healthier decision. If your following a diet, trying to lose weight, reduce water retention, its necessary to