New Content Update

After taking a number of years off from my blog to help raise my two kids, I am finally back to creating new content. I have written a couple articles and also made five new videos, revived my newsletter, and created a health and fitness Facebook page.

For now my new articles have only been sent to my newsletter subscribers, but I will probably post them eventually. If you would like to be added to my newsletter, please let me know. Just send me an email at ross@precisionhealth-fitness.com and I will get you added to my newsletter list.

For now, two of my videos can be seen on my website home page at www.precisionhealth-fitness.com/ and the exercise videos can be seen at www.precisionhealth-fitness.com/exercise-videos.html.

All the videos are also posted on my new Precision Health & Fitness Facebook page.

There will be much more to come in the future, but for now, please let me know if there are any topics you want me to cover in the near future. Also, I encourage everyone to visit my Facebook page and post your thoughts about anything related to health or fitness. Feedback/advice is always appreciated as well. My intent is to create an interactive community to discuss issues related to exercise, nutrition, psychology, and anything else that will help people reach their goals.

Writing Update

I have not written in a while, but my most recent writings are on Virtual Fitness Trainer (VFT). There are a number of Q&A pieces, an assortment of articles and videos covering anything related to health and fitness, and a multi-part series on core/abdominal training.

Click the following link to see all my VFT articles and videos: http://virtualfitnesstrainer.com/?s=ross+harrison

Blog Update: Future Directions

First, I want to say thank you to everyone who has been visiting my blog and giving me feedback on my posts. I appreciate the time you spend reading my information and I hope it is useful to you. I started this blog about 10½ month ago and I have been pretty happy with it so far, but things are going to change in the near future.

I am still going to write new articles, but my blog will probably not not be the first place my articles will be posted. About a month ago I started revising and updating some older blog posts and publising them to a site called Associated Content (AC). One of my future goals is to write shorter articles and this process is helping me get better at doing that. So far I have 32 articles on AC and will continue updating old posts. To see what I have done so far, please click this link. This will take you to my profile page, which has links to all my articles.

Writing for AC has caused a little decrease in time spent on my blog, but the big change is that I was recently offered the opportunity to produce new articles and videos exclusively for a health and fitness website. I would like to say more, but I am not allowed to give any specifics at this time. Since I will be spending most of my time producing content for that website, I will be writing less on my blog, but I will still try to produce occasional new content here. However, the blog content will still appear on Associated Content first, because that increases the distribution options and allows me to reach more people.

At this point I am not sure exactly what the direction is going to be for my blog, but I am always willing to answer any health or fitness questions you have and I am definitely interested in hearing about topics you would like me to cover in the future. If you ask me a question or suggest a topic for me to write about, I will make sure to respond. If you have any questions or topic suggestions, please email me directly at ross@precisionhealth-fitness.com.

Insulin, the Glycemic Index, and Fat Loss

Virtually everyone is interested in decreasing their body fat and one of the most useful strategies is to control your insulin level. This post discusses how insulin affects fat loss and explains how to use Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load to determine the insulin response from various foods so that you can regulate your insulin level.

     Insulin is a hormone that has multiple functions, but the one most people are concerned about is its role in storing fat in your body. When calories are consumed, insulin is released and the more insulin there is in your system, the more calories are converted in to fat (except in special circumstances). As a result, many popular diets focus on keeping your insulin levels down to prevent unnecessary fat storage and ultimately promote fat loss. The important thing to realize is different foods cause different amounts of insulin to be released, so you can actually help control your insulin level by eating the right foods.

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Blog Update – Taking the Week Off

     Hi everyone, I wanted to write a quick note and let you all know that I am taking the week off from writing this week. I am attending a personal trainer conference, so hopefully I will learn some interesting things that I can share with you in the future. In any case, I should have a new post for you next Sunday. Take care and have a great week.

Dieting is Not the Answer for Long-Term Fat Loss

This post discusses the problems with traditional dieting and explains why improving your everyday nutritional program is a better way to achieve long-term fat loss.

     If you have poor eating habits and want to lose fat, then you need to improve your nutrition to make significant progress. When people think about losing fat, the first thing that often comes to mind is dieting, but going on a diet is probably not your best course of action. Instead of dieting, you should work on improving your everyday eating habits (nutritional program), which will lead to better long-term results.

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Happy Holidays

Hello everyone, I just wanted to write a quick note to let you know I am taking a week or so off from writing new posts. I am just talking a little time to relax during the holidays but don’t worry, I will be back with a new post before the end of the year. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and I want to thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Sincerely,

     Ross