Healthy Living Blog

Articles by Structure House Staff

Family Support Resources  

Obesity doesn’t just affect the individual who is suffering; it affects their friends and family members too. Watching someone struggle to lose weight and suffer from the negative consequences of it can be very challenging and isolating. Family support services allow you to be an active participant in your friend’s or family member’s weight loss … Read More

Ryan Benson’s 8 Week Update

I’m feeling pretty good as I head into my eighth week at Structure House. In fact, I’m actually getting ready to do an 80-mile bike ride with my dad for his 80th birthday.   We have this saying in my family: “The Bensons never lose; we only learn.” We don’t consider anything a loss, but an opportunity to learn something. And that includes your lifestyle and your … Read More

Ryan Benson’s Experience at Structure House

Ryan Benson, previous winner of NBC’s The Biggest Loser, visited Structure House and talks about his experience. When you talk to most people about weight loss, the first things they think about are diet and exercise. These, of course, are important topics. Following a healthy nutrition plan and incorporating appropriate amounts of activity into your … Read More

The FITT Principle

The FITT principle is a lesser-known phrase that is used to prescribe fitness and exercise recommendations to clients. This principle is taught to future personal trainers, exercise specialists, and exercise physiologists as a way to adjust a client’s workouts incrementally to achieve consistent progression without overloading the client in one area. F.I.T.T. F – Frequency … Read More

How to Spot a Fad Diet

As the start of another new year rolls around, many of us reflect back on the last couple of months, wishing we’d eaten a bit less or maybe moved a tad more. We start to think about how we want THIS year to be different… And then we hear it… “Lose 21 pounds in 21 days, guaranteed!” … Read More

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