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  • Personal Training in Oakland - Next Level Personal Fitness Systems - Protect your Lungs for Fitness!!

    Protect your Lungs for Fitness!!

    Air Quality: Breathing good air is essential if we are to live on the planet earth. Without it ,like water we will die. Currently we are experiencing a rash of fires here in Northern California that is placing our communities under duress and limiting the activities that we can perform out in our environment. So what can we do to minimize the effects of poor air quality on our bodies? Here are some things to consider:
    Where loose fitting clothing that can help dissipate the air through your clothing so that it doesn't make you to hot
    Wear a proper fitting face mask. It has been recommended to use a N95 ( see the picture )
    Drink a lot of fluids. to keep your body hydrated. Heat exposure ....

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  • Just the Facts....

    Here are some current health facts to challenge your brain cells.... Women's Health
    Heavy menstrual bleeding affects roughly 1 in 5 women
    Arthritis is the most common cause of disability for women
    Nearly 19 women die every day from prescription opioid drug overdoses
    Migraine headaches are three times more common in women than men
    About 12% of American women age 13 - 44 have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term Those with Joint pain have a higher propensity to have a lack of sleep. Poor sleep leads to poor growth hormone release which reduces healing. Solutions:
    Take a hot shower before bed
    Don't look at TV, phone, computers before you sleep. It affects ....

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  • Personal Training in Oakland - Next Level Personal Fitness Systems - The Next Level Fitness Formula

    The Next Level Fitness Formula

    The image you see is the cellular structure of one of the most important molecules in our body. ( ATP ) adenosine triphosphate is a molecule that is within each and every cell of our bodies. This molecule is the "Spark Plug" that gets our cells burning energy. Please check out this cool video on how "ATP" works. This energy which we derive from foods ( ANY AND ALL FOODS ) helps facilitate the metabolism of
    Carbohydrates
    Fats
    Protein ..............into the fuel we need to live. Please checkout the short video that I have about ATP. The key to using ATP effectively is to follow this principle that I have outlined below:
    Frequency = Days
    Consistency = your output
    Effort ....

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  • Personal Training in Oakland - Next Level Personal Fitness Systems - Foraging for Food at The Grocery Store

    Foraging for Food at The Grocery Store

    Foraging for Food. Sounds primal. Well it is. Shopping for food is analogous to us foraging for food as our distant ancestors did many years ago. Except for the fact that we don't need to till the soil, feed the animals nor got hunt for them. When we get hungry we simply get in our car or bike and go out and get food. Some of this food we store at home for later use. Others we consume on the spot such as eating out with friends and family. But, for the most part this Blog will focus on foraging at the local grocery store. We can tackle foraging at the local restaurant for another b log. We do our best to pick out the best food that is "put" out there for us to consume. But, ....

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  • Personal Training in Oakland - Next Level Personal Fitness Systems - Creating a Healthy Joint Account

    Creating a Healthy Joint Account

    Having healthy joints is a key to maintaining an active lifestyle. When we have joint pain. We have limited range of motion and our ability to interact in our environment is reduced. Here are some great tips on how to maintain healthy and limber joints that can help you live a active lifestyle as much as possible:
    Chiropractic Adjustments : Regular assessment of your joints is beneficial in helping to helping relieve pressure on your joint surfaces. Minimizing this " friction" can decrease your susceptibility to degenerative joint disease
    Stretching
    : Regularly stretching your muscles helps to increase the plasticity of your muscles. Simple meaning? Your muscles are more mendable ....

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  • Personal Training in Oakland - Next Level Personal Fitness Systems - It's that time of the Year Again.......

    It's that time of the Year Again.......

    ...where people get ill and begin to cough and sneeze. Although it is a process our immune system goes through to adapt to the changes of the season. We have to and should be aware of a few things to help minimize our susceptibility to " coming down with something "
    Here are some recommendations from the CDC ( Centers of Disease Control ) on navigating the " flu season
    " https://www.cdc.gov/features/rhinoviruses/index.html Please review the information listed above. There are associated links that you can peruse to further protect you, your family a and others. Currently @ Next Level we have these tools on hand to combat " ":
    Hand Sanitizer
    Soap
    Disinfectant Wipes If you are ....

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  • Personal Training in Oakland - Next Level Personal Fitness Systems - Fitness By the Numbers

    Fitness By the Numbers

    Here are some numbers as to why we exercise:
    1 in 3 American Adults are at risk for developing High Blood Pressure ( www.cdc.gov/mmwt/preview/mmwhtml/mm6135a3.htm )
    40 % of Americans are now considered Obese ( National Health and Nutrition Exam Survey Data Brief No. 288 Oct 2017 )
    40% of empty calories that children eat on a daily/weekly basis ( www.statisticbrain.com )
    1 in 10 Adults who don't get enough fruits and vegetables on a daily basis ( www.cdc.gov )
    43.8 million Americans who experiences a mental stress each year ( www.nami.org )
    The American Journal of Psychiatry indicates that 1 hour of exercise/week can help reduce your risk suffering depression ( ....

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  • Personal Training in Oakland - Next Level Personal Fitness Systems - How to Navigate Diets

    How to Navigate Diets

    Recently, It has come to my attention about some of the latest methods being promulgated to the general public concerning losing weight. The latest idea is " intermittent fasting
    ". This concept proposes days of regular calorie consumption with days of minimal calorie intake. Namely 1200 -2000 calories on regular food todays and less than 25% ( 500 calories or so) women. And 25% ( 600 calories or so ) men. There seem to be (2) main ways of implementing this idea: the 5/2 and the 16/8 plan
    5/2 intermittent fasting is when you eat regular healthy food choices ( 1200 - 2000 calories / day ) 3 days out of the week and on 2 of those days you are consuming 500 - 600 calories or so of healthy ....

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  • Personal Training in Oakland - Next Level Personal Fitness Systems - Unconventional Ways Older Adults can Maintain an Active Lifestyle

    Unconventional Ways Older Adults can Maintain an Active Lifestyle

    A Study released by the University of Michigan Medical School in 2017 reported that regular exercise spurs healthy aging and helps with chronic disease management. Older adults can profit from aerobic exercise, strength training, stretching and balance work, the study said. The minimum requirement was that individuals train at least 3 x a week for 40 minutes.* *the study initially indicated 30 minutes. But I added an extra 10 minutes to take into account performing the Dynamic stretching routine and an aerobic workout. Perform anywhere from 3 - 8 minutes. The study went on to describe what Exercise improves in adults as we get older:
    Bone Density for increase bone strength: Decrease ....

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