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Quit working out? That’s crazy talk! I don’t really mean “quit” working out. But maybe there’s reason to take a break. Click HERE to start listening!

World’s Fattest Man Loses 630 lbs!

10 Stubborn Exercise Myths that Won’t Die Debunked by Science

Every wonder why dieting is hard?  So did we. Here’s our discussion about it…and some interesting articles, too? Click HERE to start listening!

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Sometimes, schedules just don’t work out. I’ve tried several times to have Carlton on my podcast, but it just hasn’t happened.  I get it!  He’s an in-demand trainer from Austin, Texas, and many of his clients want to schedule time in the evening.

So instead of waiting several more months, I thought I’d just make it happen by the wonders of technology.  Carlton does a weekly “tipz” show, and he’s always got something to say worth hearing.  Check out one of his latest videos!

Here’s his website:


About our Guest Blogger:

David Haas joined the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance in 2011 as a cancer support group and awareness program advocate. In addition to researching the many valuable programs available to our site’s visitors, David often blogs about programs and campaigns underway at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, as well as creative fitness ideas for those dealing with cancer, while creating relationships with similar organizations.


Exercise Can Help Control Cancer

Cancer is one of the major killers of Americans today. Each year, hundreds of thousands die from lung cancer, prostate or breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and mesothelioma.

Exercise is a key component in the fight against cancer. Research has shown that exercise retards cancer growth at several different sites. Exercise also can help fight cancer through enhancing the activity of some cells in the immune system like natural killer cells (white blood cells that kill certain types of cancers), cytotoxic T cells and macrophages.

Animal studies of mice with malignancies indicated that exercising animals showed inhibited tumor growth, extended survival time and even occasional complete tumor regression when compared with sedentary, control animals. In addition, evidence suggests that lack of exercise puts men at heightened risk of colon cancer and women at heightened risk of reproductive system cancers.

Just as the idea of heart patients exercising shocked people 40 years ago, the notion of exercise for cancer patients might surprise many people today. While there are many side effects of cancer, the biggest problem for cancer patients isn’t hair loss or vomiting, but fatigue. There is no medical treatment for fatigue except rest. For many of these patients, the more they rest, the worse they feel.

While a certain amount of rest is good, too much may decrease energy levels. Exercise can counter this “fatigue spiral”, improve physical functioning and possibly enhance immune function.

There are many more beneficial effects of maintaining proper fitness during cancer. Exercise can help empower people with cancer. For many cancer patients, people are always doing things for them, but exercise is something they can do for themselves. It helps give people back a sense of control. In addition to helping them lose weight and increase strength and endurance, exercising makes them feel better. Physical activity can help counter the low self-esteem that may result from cancer treatments.

In general, cancer patients undergoing treatment should focus on light exercise to maintain strength and endurance, and to try to increase their level of function. Cancer survivors in remission should seek exercises that will return them to their former level of physical fitness.

For all cancer patients, an exercise program should include the three basic components of physical fitness: cardio endurance, muscle strengthening and flexibility. Flexibility training can be achieved through stretching exercises or by taking a stretching or yoga class.

Whether you’re trying to prevent cancer or recovering from it, consider improving your level of physical conditioning. Proper fitness could be one of the keys to keeping your body cancer free.


Read more:
National Cancer Institute article about exercise
David’s bio

Today is “National Running Day”, which is a day dedicated to promote and encourage running!

If you’re a runner, or even if you’re not, get out there and run a bit!  And why not take someone with you?

Let’s get moving!!

Everything you need to know about creating a home gym is in the THIS podcast! We talk with Aaron’s long-time friend Adam Brown about what it takes to guild that perfect home gym…for you! Click HERE to start listening!

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Have you heard of High Intensity Interval Training, or “HIIT”? It might be just the thing you need to jump start your workout. Learn what you need to know about how to get started! Click HERE to start listening!

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Science Daily: Exercise Is Not Enough for Sedentary Workers

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This week the guys discuss compulsive eating, getting back on track, how to win the “head game” and more. Quite the lively discussion! Oh, and Aaron uses dozens of cliches, too. Click HERE to start listening!

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He’s back! Who, you might ask, is back? Steve Kamb, that’s who! The leader of the Rebellion from is back with us for a second week discussing fitness and health. Click HERE to start listening!

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Weight Watchers! If you’re going to “diet”, here’s our recommendation. Not only are they the MOST successful diet program, they have great FREE resources, including lot’s of recipes!

We stopped on the way home from the Tough Mudder today to grab some lunch (more on that later), and Joshua and I started talking about lunch choices at Arby’s and whether or not mine would meet the 1 Meal – 1 Workout standard. I told him that I had gotten the small sandwich and the small fries with a diet drink.

Pretty reasonable, right?

That started a discussion about what’s “reasonable”. I told Joshua that I figured if I was reasonably active and ate reasonable meals, then it would make sense that I would be in “reasonably good” shape.

It’s my guess that people that do one (eat reasonably or are reasonably active) but maybe fail on the other (eat poorly or are fairly sedentary), would be somewhat out of shape. People like me, that used to fail on BOTH almost all of the time, would be VERY out of shape. I think for most of us, we don’t have to strive to be paragons of fitness with a 50 point workout plan, scales to weigh our food and an organic garden behind our house. We just need to work at being reasonable.