How to Gain Healthy Weight – Podcast Ep. 25

How to Gain Healthy Weight – Podcast Ep. 25


Welcome to the 25th episode of the Living Healthy Podcast, presented by LA Fitness.

On this episode of the Living Healthy Podcast, we speak with LAF Personal Training Director, Tristen Alleman, and LAF Registered Dietitian, Debbie James, as they share their expert advice on how to gain weight the healthy way. This episode is for anyone that’s ever been curious about how they can add lean muscle, and increase body mass, without adding the unhealthy type of body weight. We approach this from both the fitness side of things and nutritional side, to help those struggling with weight gain, find a healthy and balanced way to do so with their training and nutritional routines.

How Are We Doing? 


This podcast should not replace any exercise program or restrictions, any dietary supplements or restrictions, or any other medical recommendations from your primary care physician. Before starting any exercise program or diet, make sure it is approved by your doctor.


Timecard Markers – How to Gain Healthy Weight – Podcast Ep. 25

Introduction 

Begins at 0:01    

Introduction of LAF Personal Training Director, Tristen Alleman, and LAF Registered Dietitian, Debbie James 

0:22 

What Would Someone Want to Add on Weight or Muscle? 

0:32 

Do You Have to Increase Your Caloric Intake to Gain Weight? 

2:36 

How Does Strength Training Help Build Muscles? 

4:50 

What Foods Are Good to Eat on Cardio-Focused Work Out Days? 

4:16  

How Many Days Per Week Should You Strength Train? 

7:02 

Austin, Our Skinny Colleague, Joins the Show (and Talks Food and Lack of Weight Gain) 

8:43 

Can Everyone Benefit from Adding Muscle onto Their Body? Or Only Bodybuilders? 

14:42 

Are Supplements Good or Bad When It Comes to Bulking? 

16:36 

How Much Protein is Too Much Protein? 

19:00 

Can You Gain Weight and Bulk as a Vegetarian or Vegan?  

20:01 

Are Full-Fat Products Always the Best Option for Weight Gain and Bulking? 

20:40 

Why Are Women Afraid of Gaining Muscle? 

22:23 

Actionable Advice   

24:38 

Outro 

26:06 


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NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) – Podcast Ep. 24

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) – Podcast Ep. 24


Welcome to the 24th episode of the Living Healthy Podcast, presented by LA Fitness.

On this episode of Living Healthy, we speak with Rachel Robins, Manager of PR and External Relations at NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). LA Fitness has partnered for its second year with NAMI to help bring awareness to mental health throughout the month of May. 

Please visit http://lafitnesscares.com/mental-health-awareness/ for more information. 

You can also read more about Rachel Robins Mental Health Spotlight story by clicking here

How Are We Doing? 


This podcast should not replace any exercise program or restrictions, any dietary supplements or restrictions, or any other medical recommendations from your primary care physician. Before starting any exercise program or diet, make sure it is approved by your doctor.


Timecard Markers – NAMI – Podcast Ep. 24

Intro     

Begins at 0:01     

Rachel Robins, Manager of PR and External Relations at NAMI, joins the show     

Begins at 0:30    

How Fitness Has Impacted Rachel’s Life 

0:43 

A Background on NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) 

1:36 

What Mental Health Means to NAMI 

2:40 

The Rise of Mental Health Awareness 

3:50 

The #WhyCare? Campaign 

5:15   

How Exercise Helps with Mental Health 

5:46 

Stigmatized Thoughts About Mental Illness – And How to Fix This  

7:04 

Using Inclusive Language 

8:06 

NAMI Walks 

9:12 

Where Can People Go for Help – NAMI Helpline (1-800-950-6264) 

10:20 

How You Help A Friend or Family Member with a Mental Health Condition  

13:17 

Mental Healthcare 

15:20 

How to Get Involved with NAMI – Donations and Where They Go 

17:13 

Actionable Advice 

19:54 

Outro   

20:22 


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Mental Health Month – Podcast Ep. 23

Mental Health Month – Podcast Ep. 23


Welcome to the 23rd episode of the Living Healthy Podcast, presented by LA Fitness.

May marks the start of Mental Health Month, and so on today’s episode, we bring back Dr. Neel Doshi, to help us understand exactly what mental illness is, the effects of mental illness on the body, and how social media and technology play into these conditions.  

We also discuss ways to reach out for treatment and the future of mental health in general. Dr. Doshi is double board certified in Adult Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, with Kaiser Permanente of Orange County. He joined us about 6 months ago to discuss this topic, and we had yet another great conversation with him!   

For more information on ways you can get involved for Mental Health Month, please visit http://lafitnesscares.com/

How Are We Doing? 


This podcast should not replace any exercise program or restrictions, any dietary supplements or restrictions, or any other medical recommendations from your primary care physician. Before starting any exercise program or diet, make sure it is approved by your doctor.


Timecard Markers – Mental Health Month – Podcast Ep. 23

Introduction    

Begins at 0:01    

Dr. Neel Doshi, double board certified in Adult Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, with Kaiser Permanente of Orange County, joins the show    

Begins at 0:39 

What is Mental Health? 

0:48 

Why is Mental Health Becoming So Mainstream?  

2:48 

How Can We Bridge the Empathy Gap? 

4:20 

What Are the Best Ways to Engage with Someone Struggling with a Mental Illness?  

5:27 

How Do Mood and Emotions Correlate with Mental Health?  

7:42 

How Much Does Your Environment Affect Your Mood?  

9:09 

Humor’s Impact on Mental Health 

10:32 

Natural Defense Mechanisms: How They Play a Part in Our Emotions  

12:28 

Social Media and Technology: How It Affects Mental Health  

13:06 

Mental Health Apps  

14:25 

Which is a Bigger Threat to Positive Mental Health: Social Media or Living a Sedentary Life? 

17:35 

Are There Certain Types of Exercise That Are Best for Improving Mental Health?  

20:26 

How Long Should You Exercise to Reap the Benefits?  

21:52 

Does Everyone with Mood Issues Need to Be in Therapy?  

24:03 

The Future of Mental Health 

25:10 

Actionable Advice 

26:36 

Outro 

28:17 


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All About That Cardio – Podcast Ep. 22

All About That Cardio – Podcast Ep. 22


Welcome to the 22nd episode of the Living Healthy Podcast, presented by LA Fitness.

On this episode of Living Healthy, we bring back to the show LA Fitness, Personal Training Director, Tristen Alleman and, as always, listener favorite Dietitian Debbie James! They help explain the importance of establishing and maintaining a balanced workout routine and how nutrition plays an important part in this. 

How Are We Doing? 


This podcast should not replace any exercise program or restrictions, any dietary supplements or restrictions, or any other medical recommendations from your primary care physician. Before starting any exercise program or diet, make sure it is approved by your doctor.


Timecard Markers – All About That Cardio – Podcast Ep. 22 

Introduction

Begins at 0:01   

Cardio Bunny Song 

Begins at 0:42 

What is a Cardio Bunny? 

0:57 

LAF Personal Training Director, Tristen Allemanand LAF Registered Dietitian, Debbie James, Join the Show  

1:23 

Why is Cardio So Important? 

1:43 

What Exercises Are Considered Cardio? 

2:51 

What About Cardio Affects the Heart? 

3:33 

What Foods Are Good to Eat on Cardio-Focused Work Out Days? 

4:16 

Are Protein Shakes Needed on Cardio Days? Or Should They Be Saved for Strength Training Days? 

6:00 

Why Do Cardio Workouts Tend to Burn More Calories in Shorter Amounts of Time? 

8:36 

How Often Should You Include Cardio Workouts into Your Routine?  

10:23 

What’s Better: Cardio Before or After a Workout?  

12:01 

Is One Type of Cardio Better Than Another? HIIT? Cycle? Treadmill? Zumba®?  

12:41 

Is Caffeine Before an Aerobic Workout a Good Thing? What About Fruit Juice? 

13:32 

Can Too Much Cardio Damage Your Body? 

15:16 

NEW SEGMENT: Rapid Fire Social Media Questions from Our Listeners! 

18:04 

Actionable Advice 

23:02 

Outro 

24:37 


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How to Read A Nutrition Label – Podcast Ep. 21

How to Read A Nutrition Label – Podcast Ep. 21


Welcome to the 21st episode of the Living Healthy Podcast, presented by LA Fitness.

On this episode of the Living Healthy Podcast, we have a listener favorite on the show, Dietitian Debbie, who helps us better understand nutrition labeling and we hear all about Andrew’s love for popcorn (and more importantly, his confusion about popcorn nutrition labels!) 

How Are We Doing? 


This podcast should not replace any exercise program or restrictions, any dietary supplements or restrictions, or any other medical recommendations from your primary care physician. Before starting any exercise program or diet, make sure it is approved by your doctor.


Timecard Markers – Nutrition Label Reading – Podcast Ep. 21

Intro     

Begins at 0:01     

“The History Lesson You Never Knew You Wanted” re: Nutrition Labels 

Begins at 1:07    

Dietitian Debbie Joins the Show 

4:47 

Why Are Nutrition Labels Important? 

5:00 

Nutrition Label – Serving Sizes 

6:00 

Caloric Food Tracking 

8:15 

Nutrition Label – Calories 

10:05 

Nutrition Label – Total Fat (Macronutrient #1) 

11:20 

Trans Fat and Saturated Fats – How Many Grams Are Too Much? 

12:34 

Why is Fat Known as a Macronutrient?  

13:52 

Nutrition Label – Cholesterol 

14:30 

Nutrition Label  Sodium (and Potassium) 

15:43 

Nutrition Label – Carbohydrates (Macronutrient #2) 

17:38 

Nutrient Label – Protein (Macronutrient #3) 

18:46 

Why is Protein So Important? 

20:21 

Nutrition Label – Vitamin and Mineral Section  

21:05 

Should Everyone Take a Daily Vitamin? 

21:57 

Nutrition Label – Footnote Disclaimer 

24:07 

Nutrition Label – Ingredients Section 

25:14 

Avoid These Unhealthy Ingredients  

29:12 

UH OH – Andrew’s Popcorn Rant  

30:42 

**MATT SAVES THE SHOW** 

31:37 

New Nutrition Labeling Laws Coming Soon 

32:57 

Show Wrap Up 

36:23 


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