What if you went to your doctor because you were not feeling very well and upon completion of a thorough examination, the doctor simply prescribes a healthy workout regimen and nutritious meal plan as your treatment? It seems as though this is going to become a more frequent occurrence for preventative healthcare. As more and more individuals realize that they are not living very healthy lifestyles which could inevitably bring about diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, they may also be realizing that some form of self treatment is not that difficult to implement. Does it really take a doctor to tell someone that they need to eat healthy foods and exercise in order to prevent sickness? Whether it does or not, that is what doctors are going to be doing as is explained in an LA Times article published on the 9th of January 2013 by Melissa Healy.
Basically, the article explains that those that are obese and/or at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes will be “prescribed” the Diabetes Prevention Program. This program simply consists of a 12 week session in which a coach teaches the individuals to lose five to seven percent of their body weight, limit fat and caloric intake, track and control portion size and overall food intake, and ensure that they are getting at least 150 minutes of exercise each week.
Those that participated in and adhered to the aforementioned program were able to reach weight loss goals in approximately three months and were able to maintain a healthy weight for more than a year. The results were that they mitigated their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes by 58 percent, as was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2002.
This article also touches on how the government might implement these practices in regard to healthcare and insurance. For example, these programs for weight loss and lifestyle modification will be available to patients through their health insurance. So health insurance could essentially pay for your gym membership. The take-away from that would be that in utilizing these preventative techniques, the government will be preventing illness rather than treating it at a greater cost later on.
Nonetheless, we all need to eat healthy, nutrient rich, properly portioned meals. it is also very important that we exercise regularly. We don’t need to visit a doctor to figure that out. Visit your local gym and talk to a Personal Trainer. They can help you on your way to a much healthier lifestyle, not to mention diabetes prevention before it becomes a concern at all. There is a saying that goes like this: “If you do not make time for exercise now, you will have to make time for illness later!” Make time to live a healthy lifestyle NOW.
Fitness Results Upland has done it again hiring another amazing athlete to be part of our group fitness and personal training team! Please help us welcome Errol Stump!
As an Upland local Errol Stump graduated from Upland High School in 2005. While at Upland Errol competed in Varsity swimming for 4 years and Varsity water polo for 3 years. After high school Errol continued his passion for swimming at Mt. SAC earning “All American Honors” and serving as swim team captain. After earning his AA, Errol transferred to the University of La Verne. While at the University of La Verne Errol finished his NCAA eligibility in water polo and swimming. He also served as the University of La Verne’s swim team captain for two years. During his time at the University of La Verne Errol earned his Bachelors in Movement and Sports Science, his teaching credentials and a Masters in Education.
Errol has been an active aquatics coach for many years. During his graduate studies he worked as the assistant swim and dive coach at the University of La Verne. Further continuing his passion for the water Errol has coached swim for 6 years and water polo for 2 at Upland High School. Errol is also a part time swim coach for the Brea Aquatics Swim Club.
“I am very excited to be a part of the Fitness Results team! As you can see I have a passion for swim and water polo, but I also enjoy other activities! Some of those activities are weight training, jogging, hiking, fishing, and mountain biking. I am recently married, during our free time my wife and I enjoy an active lifestyle together. I love helping others get results! It’s so exciting to be part of the transformation of an individuals health and life! I believe that setting both short and long term goals then partnering those with education and training to achieve longterm success! I look forward to meeting you at Fitness Results!”
I’m a coupon clipper so you can imagine how difficult it can be to spend a few extra dollars on a healthy alternative, when there is no coupon involved. Good nutrition goes hand in hand with training and exercise …or at least it should. Try to remember the time and energy you put into creating your healthy body when you grocery shop. How important is good nutrion to you? The more important good nutrition rates to you the more you will be willing to spend a little extra on eating right. Would you agree spending money on things you enjoy or feel passionate about is easy to do? Figure out for yourself how much extra money you are willing to spend on nutrition dense food. If your normal grocery bill is $100 a week would an extra $20 break the bank?
Along with a few extra bucks you also need to be willing to spend a little extra time in planning. Before heading to the grocery store plan out your meals for the week. Check your pantry and then write out a grocery list based on what you will need to accomplish the meals you planned. Remember that convenience items like pre-cut veggies typically will increase your expenses. Be ready to wash, peal and chop your fruits and veggies when you return from the store. A little extra prep will go a long way in helping you achieve more nutritious eating. Watch the prices between organic and conventional produce, you will be surprised that sometimes the difference is a few cents. It’s worth spending the extra
money on organic produce when is available. Pay attention to the season of produce, sales are better when produce is in its peak season,
buy lots, wash and freeze it for later. As for proteins they too have a cycle typically every 4-5 weeks you will find chicken breast, pork loin, lean ground beef, etc on sale so stock up and freeze. I personally try to purchase my meats and dairy all-natural, hormone free because I am a Mom to 3 great kids who do not need any extra help in their growth cycle! Cereals and some grains also have their own sale cycle typically 4 months so if you have the room, stock up for savings. Some would say invest in a freezer but I don’t think its necessary since the sale cycles are so frequent. A freezer may cost you more in usage than the savings you generate depending on the age of the unit.
If your confused on what foods are nutritious hire a nutritionist or talk to your trainer at fitness results. By hiring a trainer or More
Lance McCullough ’81, certified personal trainer and owner of Fitness Results gym in Upland, found his passion for weight training as a freshman at CHS playing on the football team. Looking back, Lance remembers his teammates bench pressing 135 lbs. as they had older brothers to work out with. Because he had no experience with weight training, Lance tried to bench press the maximum and was disappointed with the results. Determined to learn, Lance began frequent weight training with positive results. Weight training became his passion, and led to many weight lifting titles as well as the 1998 AAU World Bench Press Championship with a world record lift.
In 1994 Lance opened his personal training gym, Fitness Results, with the goal of helping others achieve their personal fitness goals, which range from weight loss to body sculpting and increasing strength and increasing overall health. Today Lance and his staff of certified trainers (including Jill Caldwell ’83) offers personal training, boot camp and Pilates.
CHS alumni are currently training with Lance and Jill include
Nancy DeDiemar Jones ’63 and her husband Patrick. Nancy and Patrick began training in October 2009; by August 2010 they had lost weight (Nancy 58 lbs, Patrick 74 lbs), lowered their body fat by 12% and cut 20 inches off their combined waistlines. Both are now wearing the same size clothes as high school. Recently retired after transitioning their printing business to a new owner, Nancy and Patrick continue to train with Lance to enhance their health, maintain fitness, and continue with weight loss.
Gary ’65 and Sue Olinger Ovitt ’65. “We started training with Fitness Results in February 2011 and are so happy to have found them. Staff and clients make for a very pleasant training experience,” says Sue. In the first year, Gary reached his goals for weight loss (28 lbs.) and body fat (6% decrease), decreased his waist by 6 inches, and increased his muscle mass by 10 lbs. Sue lost 30 lbs. and now wears a size 6. “We credit Nancy DeDiemar for introducing us to Lance, Jill and Rodney. We like being guided by Chaffey grads Lance and Jill and exercising with other Tigers such as Mike Milhiser’74 and Nancy and Patrick Jones,” said Sue.
Mike Milhiser ’74. Mike started training in early 2011 and has lost a total of 25 lbs.
Richard ’56 and Kathy Omlin Briggs ’60. Kathy and Richard train with Jill to increase their health and fitness.
Other Tigers who have trained at Fitness Results include Ken McCullough ’56 (who is also Lance’s dad), Dorothy Estabrook Brown ’56, and Nelda Smothers Crandall ‘56 (Lance’s mom).
Lance stays abreast of health-related research to help those who train with him. He notes that a 2011 study of the effect of exercise on cognition conducted at the University of Iowa showed that “aerobic exercise improves ability to coordinate multiple things, long term planning and your ability to stay on a task for extended periods . . .resistance training, improves your ability to focus amid distracters. . . the hippocampus area of the brain, key for memory formation, shrinks 1% to2% per year in those older than 60, but when people this age group begin fitness regimens, it grows by 1% to 2% instead.” For more information on Fitness Results, including photos of the gym, Lance and Jill, visit www.fitnessresults.com.
Fitness Results Receives 2011 Best of Upland Award
U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement
NEW YORK, NY, June 15, 2011 — For the third consecutive year, Fitness Results has been selected for the 2011 Best of Upland Award in the Children’s Fitness category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).
The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.
Nationwide, only 1 in 120 (less than 1%) 2011 Award recipients qualified as Three-Time Award Winners. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2011 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.
About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)
U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.
The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.
It’s hard to argue with the health benefits of a diet rich in vegetables and fruits: Lower blood pressure; reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and probably some cancers; lower risk of eye and digestive problems; and a mellowing effect on blood sugar that can help keep appetite in check.”
The recommended serving of fruits and vegetables each day is 2-3. It’s always great to eat a handful of carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, or snap peas; however, it doesn’t hurt to spice it up when it comes to how your vegetables come prepared. Raw and steamed veggies are always the easiest, but try changing it up a bit and check out this great website with some really tasty vegetable dish recipes so that you can get in your daily servings of those nutritious and delicious vegetables.