Shape Up with Sherri

Fat Versus Fit

An important question to ask is whether skinny and unfit is more healthy than fat and fit. One researcher, Dr. Steven Blair and his colleagues at the Cooper Fitness Institute, conducted a large fitness study focusing on this exact question. They recruited over 25,000 men and more than 7,000 women ages 20-88. Subjects were followed…

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Why Does Body Composition Matter?

What weighs more, a pound of fat or a pound of muscle? That’s a trick question because a pound is a pound, so a pound of muscle is the same weight as a pound of fat. The difference is a pound of fat takes up more space in your body and is larger than a…

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Quick Bodyweight Workout

Summer months often have us busy with kids, holidays, vacations, camping, and BBQs and many struggle to find the time to get to the gym and maintain their workout routine. No worries and no excuses because there are literally hundreds of exercises you can do anywhere with no equipment whatsoever. Body weight exercise is a…

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5 Action Steps to Live Longer!

How would you like to add 14 years to your life? We often don’t think about longevity until we have a health scare or someone close to us is diagnosed with cancer or suffers a heart attack. It is said that ‘when we are young, we will sacrifice our health for wealth and then when…

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Bootcamps For Health

The weather is warm, the sun is shining and the days are long. That’s a wonderful recipe for getting outdoors for your workouts. We are so fortunate in Clark County to be home to so many parks, trails and outdoor spaces thanks to the Parks Foundation for Clark County.  Ideas For Your Outdoor Workouts Park…

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Women, Aging & Health

We recently hosted Dr. Cynthia McNally, local physician from Evergreen Women’s Health, who specializes in Women’s Health. She provided tips for overall health as women navigate aging, perimenopause and menopause. Here are some of the highlights from the workshop: There is a lot of misinformation and hype regarding hormones and various other treatments for menopause….

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10 Tips to Stay on Track

When you start a health and fitness program, everyone has the intention of sticking with it. Often though, motivation fades, boredom may set in, and time constraints make it easy to quit. If you feel yourself getting off track, remind yourself that your health is very important. Tips to Help Adhere to Your Goals: Set…

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Workout Less and Get Better Results!

When you are juggling work, kids, friends, family, social responsibilities, personal tasks and more, it’s easy to understand why a lack of time is the number one reason people don’t exercise. We are busier as a society than we ever have been and there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in a day to…

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Know Better So You Can Do Better!

If we’ve learned one thing over the last couple years, it’s the importance of our health. If it’s important to you, you should learn everything you can about how to achieve optimal health. The beauty of learning is it can happen in a variety of different ways through books, articles, podcasts, video clips, workshops, webinars,…

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The 5 Best Foods to Eat to Fill You Up!

If your physician instructed you to lose weight to improve your health, it would be wise to achieve that goal without feeling like you’re starving all the time. It’s hard to stick to a nutrition plan if you’re miserable! A key step to reducing caloric intake and portions is to assure you are eating foods…

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