StayAhead Fitness

Drew Overholser

Heavy Eater or Light? It’s Important to Know

Do you like food? Of course you do! Everyone loves food, right? Wellllll, maybe. Some people have a tendency toward eating more than they should. Other people have a tendency to eat less than they should.  It seems to me that our food consumption tendencies are hard-wired. Some people just tend to eat a lot and some

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Resistance to Resistance Training

Do you have resistance to resistance? Resistance training that is! If so, check in with yourself about that. For your long-term goal of staying fit for your future, nothing is more important than maintaining your muscle mass and bone density. When your body is strong, everything else works better. Better posture. Better energy. Better sleep. Better sex. Better mood. Better

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Movement helps the brain

LET’S MOVE! As we age, movement naturally gets more difficult. Understanding that simple fact is important. If we embrace reality rather than deny it, we can take appropriate action.  When movement becomes a little harder, you find ways to do it that works for your particular needs. It’s that important. But why is movement so important? We know

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Do One Thing for a Long, Healthy Life

Is getting old actually necessary? Kind of an odd question. The quick answer is, yes of course it’s necessary. Everyone gets old and everyone dies. It’s a fact of life. That’s not such a bad thing anyway. It would be weird to actually live forever.  But what isn’t weird is our desire to feel and function our

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Why Care About Posture?

As you know from reading my articles, watching my videos, and doing my workouts, I talk a lot about posture. Whenever we’re standing or sitting, which is the case for the vast majority of our waking hours, we are in some form of posture. Yet it’s so easy to forget about our posture because we do it all

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Becoming More Flexible

Injuries, aging, poor posture, weak core, being sedentary, and sitting too much are factors that lead to bodily tightness and restriction. I think most of us are aware of these factors and we realize that we’d be well-served by stretching more often. Being more flexible would be good for us. Maybe we did a few stretches a while back and thought, “That

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Are You an Athlete?

Do you think of yourself as an athlete? Maybe. Maybe not. You may be beyond your sports playing days or you never were into sports in the first place. Maybe you’re approaching or into your middle age years and you care about staying fit and taking care of your body. But an athlete? Naw.  MIDDLE AGEDecades

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Milo and the Cow

AN OLYMPIC CHAMPION Have you heard of the historical figure named Milo of Croton? He was born in the Greek colony of Croton, in southern Italy. He was an Olympic champion wrestler known for overpowering his opponents. He also was famous for his amazing acts of strength. Purportedly, one of his training techniques was to

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Lips, Chapstick, and Exercise

THE POWER OF REMINDERSWhat does chapstick have to do with exercise? My lips tend to get dry during these long Colorado winters. I’ve been forgetting to apply chapstick until it’s too late. So I bought six chapsticks and I put one on my dining room table, one in my car, one by my bed, one in my

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Relieve Shoulder/Neck Pain

The next time you’re at the grocery store or standing in line at the bank, take a casual glance at people around you. Observe how they stand. Notice their posture. Most of us stand as if gravity is about to take us down. “Stand up straight” isn’t just for teenagers or military personnel. It’s for

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