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At Muscle Activation Schaumburg, we believe your health is your most valuable asset. Join hosts Charlie and Julie Cates as they discuss how to utilize exercise to help improve and maintain your health, as well as interviews with health and wellness experts from various fields including chiropractic, accupuncture, psychology, nutrition, and functional medicine. Both Charlie and Julie are certified personal trainers and Muscle Activation Techniques® practitioners in Schaumburg, IL.

Exercise Is Health Muscle Activation Schaumburg

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 46 Ratings

At Muscle Activation Schaumburg, we believe your health is your most valuable asset. Join hosts Charlie and Julie Cates as they discuss how to utilize exercise to help improve and maintain your health, as well as interviews with health and wellness experts from various fields including chiropractic, accupuncture, psychology, nutrition, and functional medicine. Both Charlie and Julie are certified personal trainers and Muscle Activation Techniques® practitioners in Schaumburg, IL.

    A More Effective Way To Boost Your Metabolism

    A More Effective Way To Boost Your Metabolism

    There are a ton of health benenfits to having a well-functioning metabolism. From better weight management to increased energy to more efficient body temperature regualtion, there is definitely a list of pros to having your metabolism firing on all cylinders.
    Exercising regularly has been shown to be an effective strategy to increase metabolism. However, while many workout programs tout themselves as "metabolism-boosting", most ways of exercising that are focused on boosting metabolism leave you at greater risk for soreness, achiness, and injury.
    Is this just something that comes with the territory when trying to boost your metabolism? Or are there changes you can make to your workouts to help you boost your metabolism in a more efficient and safe manner?
    On this week's episode of the Exercise Is Health® podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss the ins and outs of what an effective exercise strategy looks like to not only boost metabolism, but do so in a way that is safe with minimal chance of soreness and injury.
    If you are trying to get your metabolism revved up, this episode is for you!
    Check out the details in this week's episode!
    Want to get instant access to hundreds of workouts that build your health, strength, and function that you can do right from your living room using minimal equipment on any device? Sign up for our Exercise For Life Membership Program!
    This exclusive program will have all of your home workout needs met with strength training workouts, cardio workouts, mobility workshops, and more!
    Just head to http://www.exerciseforlifestudios.com/membership to get started!

    • 24 min
    3 Reasons Why Your Metabolism Has Its Foot On The Break - Interview with Dr. Jessie Hehmeyer

    3 Reasons Why Your Metabolism Has Its Foot On The Break - Interview with Dr. Jessie Hehmeyer

    Are you struggling to keep weight off? Does your energy feel low throughout the day? Do you find yourself craving quick sources of energy like sugar or caffeine?
    These are all signs and symptoms that your metabolism may be slowing down... so what can you do about it??
    On this week's episode of the Exercise Is Health® podcast, Julie and Charlie sit down with Dr. Jessie Hehmeyer to discuss some underlying reasons why your metabolism may be slowing down. While many experts will focus on the popular scapegoats - like your thyroid function - Dr. Hehmeyer has a unique perspective on what may be going on with your body and what you can do about it.
    Check out all of the details in this week's episode!
    Interested in working with Dr. Hehmeyer? Be sure to schedule a complimentary consultation with her on her website here: www.WellEmpowered.com. And remember - Exercise Is Health® listeners get 10% off when you mention that you heard our podcast :-)
    Want to get instant access to hundreds of workouts that build your health, strength, and function that you can do right from your living room using minimal equipment on any device? Sign up for our Exercise For Life Membership Program!
    This exclusive program will have all of your home workout needs met with strength training workouts, cardio workouts, mobility workshops, and more!
    Just head to http://www.exerciseforlifestudios.com/membership to get started!

    • 28 min
    Why Prioritizing Results Is Getting You Worse Results

    Why Prioritizing Results Is Getting You Worse Results

    Are you focused on getting results with your workouts? Whether it is losing weight, increasing your strength, improving your mobility, or boosting your health overall, the results are often the thing that gets us started with exercise.
    However, prioritizing your results may actually be getting you worse results, especially if you are thinking about results in the ways the mainstream fitness industry promotes.
    So if prioritizing your results is actually sabotaging your efforts, what should you be prioritizing instead?
    On this week's episode of the Exercise Is Health® podcast, that is exactly what Julie and Charlie are discussing. They break down a simple plan to keep your focus and priorities where they need to be when you workout to set you up for the best chance of success long-term.
    Capped off with clear, actionable steps of how you can put this information to use, this episode is a must-listen if you want more than just a flash-in-the-pan plan for your health and fitness.
    Check out all of the details in this week's episode!
    Want to get instant access to hundreds of workouts that build your health, strength, and function that you can do right from your living room using minimal equipment on any device? Sign up for our Exercise For Life Membership Program!
    This exclusive program will have all of your home workout needs met with strength training workouts, cardio workouts, mobility workshops, and more!
    Just head to http://www.exerciseforlifestudios.com/membership to get started!

    • 25 min
    Why Your Crunches Aren't Cutting It

    Why Your Crunches Aren't Cutting It

    Are your core workouts leaving your body feeling worse?
    Maybe your back feels tight after doing core exercises. Or maybe there is a zinging that you feel down your leg after working your abs. Or maybe your core doesn't seem to be getting any stronger despite doing all of the exercises you know how to do.
    There are some very simple reasons why this could be happening, and on this week's episode of the Exercise Is Health® podcast, Julie and Charlie are breaking down what they are and what you can do about it.
    The truth is that most core workouts leave your low back and spine vulnerable to injury because they miss the necessary steps to help your core muscles get stronger. However, with some very simple tweaks to what exercises you are doing and how you are doing them, you can completley change this for yourself.
    Check out all of the details in this week's episode!
    Want to get instant access to hundreds of workouts that build your health, strength, and function that you can do right from your living room using minimal equipment on any device? Sign up for our Exercise For Life Membership Program!
    This exclusive program will have all of your home workout needs met with strength training workouts, cardio workouts, mobility workshops, and more!
    Just head to http://www.exerciseforlifestudios.com/membership to get started!
     

    • 22 min
    How To Hack Your Fitness New Year's Resolutions If You Are 50+

    How To Hack Your Fitness New Year's Resolutions If You Are 50+

    Do you find yourself caught in the same cycle year after year where you set health and fitness goals for yourself on January 1, but by mid-February they are only a distant memory?
    If so, there are three things you need to understand: 1. You are not alone; 2. It is not your fault; 3. You CAN change this cycle for yourself!
    This is one of the biggest pitfalls that so many fall into every year, but you need to know that the mainstream fitness industry is not setting you up to succeed long-term. They want to keep you entertained in the here and now, regardless of what that does to your health overall. 
    So how can you break out of this cycle once and for all??
    That is exactly what Julie and Charlie are discussing on this week's episode of the Exercise Is Health® podcast. They lay out a straightforward plan for you to follow to not only get you results faster, but help make sure your results are sustainable because you will be able to keep coming back to your workouts to build your health and strength without feeling sore or injured.
    Check out all of the details in this week's episode!
    Want to get instant access to hundreds of workouts that build your health, strength, and function that you can do right from your living room using minimal equipment on any device? Sign up for our Exercise For Life Membership Program!
    This exclusive program will have all of your home workout needs met with strength training workouts, cardio workouts, mobility workshops, and more!
    Just head to http://www.exerciseforlifestudios.com/membership to get started!

    • 23 min
    The Science of Fasting & Longevity - Interview with Dr. Joseph Antoun

    The Science of Fasting & Longevity - Interview with Dr. Joseph Antoun

    Fasting for health and longevity purposes is a hot topic these days, and for good reason. The science backing up fasting as a healthy practice appears to be very sound.
    But, what considerations do you need to take if you are going to try fasting? Is it as simple as just not eating for a while? Or are there some nuances you need to be aware of for your own safety and wellbeing?
    On this week's episode of the Exercise Is Health® podcast, Julie and Charlie sit down with Dr. Joseph Antoun to discuss the idea of fasting, how it can promote longevity, and what you need to know about the former to help you attain the latter.
    If you have ever considered fasting - whether intermittent, extended fasting, or otherwise - listen up! This podcast contains information you are definitely going to want to hear before you start.
    Check out all of the details in this week's episode!
    Want to connect with Dr. Antoun?
    Send him a connection on LinkedIn here and be sure to check out all of the work being done on L-Nutra here!
    Want to get instant access to hundreds of workouts that build your health, strength, and function that you can do right from your living room using minimal equipment on any device? Sign up for our Exercise For Life Membership Program!
    This exclusive program will have all of your home workout needs met with strength training workouts, cardio workouts, mobility workshops, and more!
    Just head to http://www.exerciseforlifestudios.com/membership to get started!

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

yeahitsme ,

Exercise learner

Charlie and Julie really articulate the best way to exercise! Exercise has always been important to me but as someone who is currently in the process of losing weight this episode was particularly important!

Chris Kissel ,

Great information

These episodes come from the sound foundation of Muscle Activation Techniques. My advice to all is to hire a good trainer to take your fitness to the next level.

4islandgirls ,

Pretty Ignorant

You lost me with the Carnivore Diet episode. Anyone who can promote a diet that excludes all vegetables makes zero sense. And when the author said there is not a single diet that has evidence of being beneficial over the long haul, that is beyond ignorant. As one example, ever heard of the Blue Zones?

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