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Should I Run or Walk for my Workout?

Walking vs Running

By: Siddiqu The Personal Trainer 

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I get this question a lot. “Should I walk for my workout or run for my workout, Which one is better for you?” Both are natural motions which means you don’t have to teach a baby to walk or to run, it just develops. Which one should you do for your workout depends on the person, the most obvious answer is to do both. There isn’t a better or worse, just different.  Walkers will tell you running is bad for you, runners will tell you walking isn’t really a workout, both are right and both are wrong. Here are three ways to know which you should be doing. Continue reading

Researchers Simulate A Virus That Could Kill 900 Million People


Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security simulated a virus  to show government officials how vulnerable they are to disease epidemic that could occur. The virus simulated was called Clade X and was showed it could be initiated  through normal respiratory viruses that cause minor illnesses like the cold. The experiment as realistic and showed that the illness could be spread to affect over 10% of the world and kill over 900 million people. To read more about this story click here.

50,000 Women are Injured and 700 Women Die Giving Child Birth in The United States. According to USA Today it’s the Most Dangerous Country to Have a Baby


According to an USA Today investigation, the United States is the most dangerous country in the developed world to have a baby. Based on their reports, over 50,000 women are injured, and 700 women die each year during childbirth. “Experts say that about 50 percent of the deaths of women from childbirth-related causes could be prevented if they were given better medical care and that’s a really surprising thing given that we’re one of the wealthiest countries in the world and we spend so much on medical care. We’re not just talking about the women who die, we’re talking about 50,000 U.S. women who are suffering life-altering harms,” said USA Today investigator Alison Young.

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Weight Loss Secret

Cardio Weight Loss

By: Siddiqu The Personal Trainer 

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No More Jiggle July ask everyone to perform Cardio everyday for at least 30 minutes.  Here is the why.  If your goal is permanent fat loss, you need to burn enough calories to make a significant impact.  In order to lose a pound in one week, you need to create a 3,500-calorie deficit; in other words, you need to burn off 3,500 more calories than you eat. Continue reading

How to Survive the 4th of July!

4 Chicago Fit 4 Life Holiday Tips

By: Siddiqu The Personal Trainer

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It’s the 4th of July Weekend so you know what that means, yep everyone will be eating all weekend long.  I actually believe my family forgot about the fireworks part and thinks the holiday is National BBQ Day.  This means alot of weight gain and for no reason at all.  I will make it easy on everyone to be able to enjoy the holiday weekend, eat some good food and also enjoy not putting on those extra pounds.  We have 4 Chicago Fit 4 Life Holiday Tips for you to make it through this weekend.   Continue reading

The Sun Can Save Your Life!

Why Vitamin D?

By: Siddiqu The Personal Trainer 

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The best source for vitamin D is sunlight.  If your skin is exposed to summer sunlight for about 10 to 15 minutes at least twice a day, you’re probably getting enough vitamin D. But when you use sunscreen, it prevents the skin from soaking up enough vitamin D.  And in the winter, the sun isn’t strong enough to give us sufficient amounts of vitamin D. People who live in northern regions might not get enough vitamin D from sunshine, even in the summer. People who live in big cities might not get enough vitamin D, because pollution can block the sun’s rays. Continue reading

“Black People Don’t Commit Suicide. That’s’ A White Thing!”


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“Black people don’t commit suicide. That’s a white thing.”

Who said that? That is a false statement. Blacks suffer from mental illness just like their white counterparts. In fact, when you think of everyday stressors, systematic-racism such as police brutality, education and health care gaps, and sexism that impacts black women, blacks are more likely to be at risk for developing a mental condition. Continue reading