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.
"If exercising is painful for me, how do I do it consistently?"
This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie answer a question that comes up with a lot of people - how do you get yourself to exercise consistently if it doesn't feel good for you? If you have ever felt like your body was not enjoying your workouts, this discussion is for you. Check out all of the details about what to do and why in this week's episode!
"Yeah, but I'm active all day..."
This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss a phrase that is often thrown around when people don't find themselves not exercising as frequently as they know they should... "Yeah, but I'm active all day...". If you are moving all day, great! Keep it up! But it is not a substitute for your formal workouts, and Julie and Charlie explain why. Check out the details in this week's episode!
How Lifting Weights Can Make You More Flexible
This week on the Exercise Is Health Podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss a common misconception in the mainstream fitness industry that says lifting weights and building muscle will reduce your flexibility. In fact, the exact opposite is true -- lifting weights can actually make you more flexible! But how you do it matters... Check out the details in this week's episode!
Can lifting weights grow your brain?
This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss a topic that can have profound implications for your overall health and quality of life. It is often cited that walking and other forms of aerobic exercise can improve the health of your brain, but what about lifting weights? Is there any evidence to show that resistance training can also contribute to brain growth? Check out this week's episode for the details!
Core Muscle Myths
This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie travel down the road of the one of the most sought-after areas in health and fitness - the core. There are some huge myths and misunderstandings about the core and what needs to be done to keep it safe, strong, and looking good. Julie and Charlie tackle these myths head-on to cut through the nonsense and give you a clear understanding of what you need to do to train your core in a safe, effective, and sustainable manner.
Why The 80:20 Rule Of Diet & Exercise Is BS
This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie take on one of the most common myths perpetuated by the mainstream fitness industry - that 80% of the results you get in the gym are from your diet and 20% are from your exercise. While what you eat can influence your health, to say that 80% of your results are due to diet is total BS. Check out this week's episode to learn why.
Very important on what to look for as we exercise
these podcasts are what everyone who is exercising needs to know. they tell you how to listen to your body. Test out how low you can go before breaking form. it matters that you stay in your range rather than trying to do it faster. Totally a great find.
focused topics on exercise that most of us ignore!
This is a great show. And if you want to know more about MAT or RTS - this is a perfect show for you!
LOVE THESE PODCASTS!!
Charlie and Julie’s weekly podcasts are awesome! The two of them, as well as each of their guests, speak on different topics all related to our health, and I have learned so much! In many of their podcasts, I feel like they are speaking specifically to ME!! Every week, I look forward to each new episode! Thank you for sharing your wisdom, and that of your guests, with the rest of us, so that we can ALL be the best version of ourselves!!