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From the Desk of Dr. Len

You're ONLY as Healthy as Your Weakest Functioning System

Monday, August 10, 2015
It is said that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. The same can be said about your health and that you are only as healthy as your weakest functioning system! You may have a physique that most people envy for, but that doesn’t mean you are healthy.  ..

Reduce Cellulite

Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Over the years women have complained of cellulite. They can’t lose it! They can’t get rid of it! They’re dieting and exercising with little or no results. Some try “cosmetic” creams and potions, which only draw water into the area, which reduces that cott ..

Cardio or Weight Training

Monday, July 27, 2015
There is nothing worse than losing muscle, but the simple fact is that from the ago of 30 and on everyone will gradually lose about a half a pound of muscle a year. It doesn’t matter if you are a man or woman – on average you are going to lose muscle. This b ..

What Shoes Should I Run With?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Let me first say that for centuries, we have been walking about barefooted or with shoes that had little or no padding. Whereas today, most of the athletic shoes on the market have 1-2 inches of padding under our feet. Now, I don’t have too much of a problem with padding under ou ..

Walking Backwards for Tight Hamstrings

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
If you are one of the millions of people who struggle with tight hamstrings, here is a simple exercise you can do to help lengthen those tight hamstrings. Walk or jog backwards! Tight hamstrings are very common for anyone who sits for extended periods of time ..

Exercise can be a Double Edge Sword

Wednesday, July 08, 2015
The last thing you want to do is over-stress or over-train an already exhausted body. Exercise is a double edge sword. It can be both Stress Reducing and or Stress Producing. Exercise is a form of stress – the more intense the workout, the more stressful it is on th ..

Why Can't I Fall Asleep?

Wednesday, July 01, 2015
If you can't fall asleep at night, think past the Usual Suspects…..of too much coffee, not dark enough, temperature, sound, etc. What's happening is that we keep stimulating our nervous system, our brain messengers (neurotransmitters...NT) that are excitatory, which ..

Should You Workout with a Hangover?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
It depends? What kind of workout are you talking about? How intense is your workout going to be? When was the last time you ate? Do you have a problem or history with low blood sugar or hypoglycemia? Based on those additional questions will ..

What Sweetener to Use

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Sugar is everywhere and marketers try to lure you to buy there products based on sugar or the lack of sugar. Keep in mind that sugars are carbohydrates and we need carbs, but we want to stay away from the bad carbs. Not all carbs or sugars are the same but we don’ ..

Front Squats Over Back Squats

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Why Front Squats? The two biggest reasons I like front squats over typical back squats are More emphasis or stress on the thighs Less stress on the low back The fact that you keep your back more perpendicular when doing a front squ ..