legs of a young man walking
July 14, 2016

Step Your Way to Fitness

Starting from square one to build fitness through walking

 

A lot of our discussion about losing weight at Shape Up Church centers on making changes to your diet – after you’ve Engaged Your Brain and Tongue, of course! Even Bob Harper, the host and fitness expert on the popular show the Biggest Loser admits that when it comes to weight loss, “It is all about your nutrition. It is 80 percent nutrition. It is 20 percent fitness.”[1]

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various protein shakes
May 12, 2016

What’s The Deal with Protein?

Why everyone needs it and the best place to get it

 

If you’ve been around Shape Up Church for any amount of time, you’ve probably realized that we talk a great deal about protein. You may sometimes wonder, “Dr. Jeff, I’m not a bodybuilder or gym rat trying to build bulging biceps. Do I really need that much protein?” The answer is a resounding YES! Whether you want to lose unwanted pounds, maintain a healthy weight, or build muscle mass, getting sufficient protein each day is absolutely essential.

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Woman looking in mirror
May 5, 2016

A Healthy Start: Change The Way You See

You might expect this article to be focused on your physical health – after all, we are called Shape Up Church! But what I really want to talk about today is much simpler than that. It is the foundation of your life on which all other things (including your health and fitness) are built. I want to talk to you about the way you see.

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Woman with belly fat
April 21, 2016

Chronic Inflammation: The Silent Killer

What It Is and How To Prevent It

When life-threatening diseases like cancer, heart disease, or dementia strike, it can feel like they came out of nowhere. But many of these diseases are caused by year after year of chronic inflammation in the cells. For this reason, chronic inflammation is often called the “silent killer.” Read on to learn more about what causes chronic inflammation, and even better, practical steps you can take now to prevent it!

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Woman chooses between salad and cake
April 14, 2016

5 Shortcuts to Success

Every day, I hear the following question from someone just beginning the Rapid Weight Loss Program: “This is too hard. How do I keep going?” Let me first say this – making a drastic lifestyle change to improve your health and lose weight can be hard at first, but the good news is that it will get easier. Soon these new, healthy habits will replace the old, unhealthy ones, and you will be practically on autopilot, racing toward your goal!

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