The Controversial Issue What in the world is going on here? Is this the new face of our military? I certainly have a different vision in my head of a

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The Controversial Issue

Fat Soldier

What in the world is going on here? Is this the new face of our military? I certainly have a different vision in my head of a soldier… you know that chiseled face, body that looks like it can endure anything. Here's an interesting statistic I read from one my health club industry journals; 69% of the American population has never been a member of any health club. Gee that corresponds pretty close to the percentage of overweight Americans.

This is upsetting not only to me personally as your fitness professional but now to those whose bottom line is being effected, your employer. And business owners are fighting back both viciously and graciously.
Viciously, employers are being reported as to not hire overweight individuals on the basis of health-care costs risks and the general perception of a lazy person looking to trade time for money. In addition, employers have also began to charge or deduct wages from the pay-stubs of employees who are overweight, smoking, and other deleterious lifestyles that clearly lead to decline in health and increase in health-care costs.
The gracious aspect is that many employers are being proactive in assisting, encouraging and improving their employees’ state of health. They put on-site fitness centers in the building; reimburse gym membership fees, trainer fees, and other positive fitness opportunities.
Why? One, the fact that for every $1 a business spends on improving the fitness of their employees they save $10 in health-care costs.
Secondly, many business owners or execs actively enrich themselves in books, blogs, listen to audio-books, podcasts, attend webinars and seminars – all pertaining to self-help, increasing prosperity, motivation, relationships on various levels (from personal to management).
One consistent message delivered to these people who want more from life is to participate in an active lifestyle and exercise daily.


5 Ingredients Food Manufacturers Have Conspired to Make You Fat & Unhealthy in Order to Make a Buck

How much thought do you put into what you eat?

If you want to get into great shape then you'll be interested to know that 80% of your fitness results are attributed to your diet.

The food manufacturers increase confusion by printing misleading labels and bogus health claims.

Sometimes it seems like the whole system is set up to confuse and frustrate us into buying the latest and greatest packaged food.

The bottom line is that your physique is largely a result of what you eat, so the foods that you put into your body should be carefully selected.

It's time to re-examine what you eat.

It all starts with reading nutritional labels. The nutritional content and ingredient list will give you everything you need to know about the quality of the food item.

1: High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
HFCS is a man-made sugar, derived predominantly from genetically modified corn. The sweet concoction has been shown to promote binges and hysterical hunger, and wreaks havoc on your blood sugar levels, promoting fat storage.

The introduction of HFCS into our food supply directly paralleled a 47% spike in Type 2 Diabetes cases as well as an 80% increase in obesity. Food manufacturers use HFCS in many mainstream products, including the following:

Sauces (including ketchup)
Energy Bars
Soft Drinks / Fruit Juices
Processed baked goods
Ice Cream
Salad Dressing
Most packaged snack foods

2: Hydrogenated Fat / Partially Hydrogenated Fat (Trans Fat)
Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats have undergone such extensive processing that the chemical structure has changed from a “cis” shape, which the human body recognizes and utilizes, to a “trans” shape, which is foreign and destructive to human physiology.

Check each food label for the word ‘hydrogenated' and avoid it diligently. Cutting out hydrogenated fats is a simple step towards looking and feeling your best.

3: Aspartame
Aspartame is an artificial sweetener that was denied 8 times by the FDA before being approved in 1973. Many scientists objected the approval, claiming that aspartame hadn't been proven safe for use as a food additive.

MIT neuroscientist, Richard Wurtman, researched the effects of aspartame and concluded that it promotes cravings for foods high in calories and carbohydrates. Though aspartame is calorie-free it still causes insulin to be released, which job is to stow away sugar – when this sugar is not available, the result is often hypoglycemia and severe hunger. Not exactly a recipe for weight loss.

4: White Sugar
White sugar comes from the juice of a sugar cane plant that has undergone an intensive refining process. In this process all of the enzymes, fiber, vitamins and minerals are destroyed, rendering it nutritionally void. White sugar is also extremely high in calories, which your body loves to store away in fat cells.

Refined sugar has been linked to a weakened immune system, hyperactivity, ADD, mental and emotional disorders, dental cavities, hypoglycemia, enlargement of the liver and kidneys, and an imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain. All that and it leads to weight gain.

5: White Flour
White flour comes from natural whole wheat that has been stripped of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. This results in a nutritionally void product that is packed with calories that release quickly into your system, creating a spike in blood sugar. As you know, this promotes fat storage and leads to hysterical hunger and cravings. You don't need that.

Once you cut these 5 items out of your diet, you'll be pleased with the results. Expect to lose weight, to have more energy and to feel better than you have in a long time.

If you're serious about looking and feeling your best through purifying your diet, then focus on eating real food items. Real foods include lean meats, vegetables, whole grains, fruits, nuts and seeds.

Would you like to expedite your fitness and weight loss results? Call or email today to get started on a fitness program that will quickly transform your body.

Monty Moran
Text or Call: 701-261-9636
Facebook: Cormax West

Remember, while nutrition is vitally important for weight loss, true results are achieved through a combination of both nutrition and challenging, progressive exercise.



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The Language of Emotions

There are basically three levels of people in one certain aspect. Those with little knowledge and never expand their potential. The many who continually pursue to increase their knowledge. And the few who take the knowledge they have obtained, combined with goals, set intentions, emotionally involve themselves in seeing their goals through, and APPLY their knowledge in the form of action to ultimately attempt to fulfill their potential.
And because many of us learn a lot and have plenty of dreams and set many goals then go out and spin our wheels with no progress; we need to pause to realize we missed something.
We need to be emotionally attached to whatever it is we want to achieve. Think about it. When you first meet a person and fall in love- you can’t get that person out of your head. When you tour a house or dwelling of choice that appeals to you, suddenly you are imagining where the furniture will go. When you test drive a car you like, seems like all of a sudden you notice every car that is similar to the one you want – you keep seeing that car driving around.
So now when it comes to health & fitness how to do you emotionally attach to your goals? Will you be the parent sitting at the playground while the kid(s) play or the parent who is right in there playing right next to them? In the summer, are you the one who wears a one-piece swimsuit or better yet the one who even swims with a t-shirt on or proudly wear a bikini or swim trunks without a shirt or potbelly? When I had my gym in West Fargo I wrote on the walls E=MV. When asked I would explain M is me, V is my activity level and E is my overall energy. See my blog E=MV to read the short story. With that, will you be the couch potato who’s sense of reality is whatever is taught to via television or after work and weekends do you get out and explore the world for yourself. Attach your WHY to your goals and getting your workout on becomes an enjoyable experience because the results are more than worth it.

I hope I rattled your cage a little and opened your mind.

Monty Moran
I Change Lives