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From the Desk of Dr. Len

More Stress = More Rest

Monday, August 24, 2015
Whether you know it or not, exercise is a form of stress and the more intense the workout the more stressful it is on the body. That being said, if you are taxing your body with additional stress because you workout or started a workout routine – you need to make sure too increa ..

Can Hormones Effect Your Workout

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Yes they can! Hormones can affect your Workouts and Results. The first thing you need to realize is that when you exercise you activate your stress hormones. These are your fight or flight hormones, cortisol and adrenaline. The important thing to understand  ..

Insoles for your shoes

Saturday, August 15, 2015
The other day I was talking about ‘zero drop’ shoes and why I prefer them over your typical shoe that has a 11-14 millimeter drop from the heel to your toes. I mentioned how all the cushioning and padding was more of a marketing ploy to get you to buy their shoes over their  ..

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 ..