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Drinker of Whiskey, Talker of Fitness, Taster of Pasta, Watcher of NASCAR, Doer of Online Biz, Friend to All.That’s how I roll. https://TopFitnessStrategies.com

Biography | Fun Facts | Lifestyle

I wanted this bio to be different than others. So, I asked my Facebook followers to give me some facts they know about me and I chose the top “5 Random Facts About Andrew”, to use as my bio!

Several of my friends just listed 5 things, others wrote notes and messages describing the facts. So, what I did was tallied them all, and wrote a brief paragraph about the top five random facts others know about me. OK?


Home Workouts | Gym Workouts | Fitness Over 50

I did a podcast where I outlined three advantages and disadvantages of both working out in a Home Gym and a Traditional Gym.

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When you think of working out at a gym, what picture comes to your mind? A place with weights, bar and workout machines scattered around? Or a corner of your basement where you exercise?

I’ve done both the home thing and the gym thing for extended periods of time, so I can talk from experience.

Believe it or not, there are some MAJOR advantages (and disadvantages) of working out at a traditional gym or a home gym, I’ll talk about one of them here.

Traditional Gym: There are other people around.

The good thing about having people around is you can find a workout partner, which is…


Workout Routines | Health and Fitness | Home Workouts

I did a podcast where I outlined three advantages and disadvantages of both working out in a Home Gym and a Traditional Gym.

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In my opinion, the most obvious difference between a home gym and a traditional gym is equipment. Your home is designed to be your HOME, while a gym is designed to be a GYM!

Of course, the gym has a LOT more equipment than your home gym. Some gyms have so much equipment, it’s intimidating to folks, or confusing because they may not know what to do. …


Natural Healing | Health and Fitness | Wine | Essential Oils

In my podcast series, I had a chance to interview the owner of Awesome Natural Healing! We talked about Natural Healing, Essential Oils, and Wine!

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If you follow me, you may know I do a Health and Fitness Podcast called “Top Fitness Strategies Presents…”.

Some of the podcasts are interviews with different health and fitness professionals from around the globe.

This episode was an interview I did with Maylou Harris, the owner of www.AwesomeNaturalHealing.com .

We talked about all kinds of great natural stuff, but our focus was mostly on three things: Natural Healing, Essential Oils, and Wine!

Marylou as a gem and we had a great time!

You can listen to the entire podcast here

Just click the play arrow and you’ll get…


Motivation | Self Improvement | Health and Fitness

I’m sure this may seem controversial at first, but let me explain and then see if you agree.

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Continuing with my Question and Answer Series, here’s the next installment. It’s not really a question and answer, but it’s about a conversation I had with a friend of mine.

Here’s a recent conversation I had with a friend:

I read your newspaper column every week, but I haven’t lost any weight yet.

Of course, my question to this gentleman was, “have you actually IMPLEMENTED any of the ideas or techniques I talk about?”

Heck no! But I read every word!”

Of…


Counting Calories | Health and Wellness | Nutrition

If you’re not a calorie counter, but feel you should be, you may want to read this story. It will give you hope!

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If you’ve been following me, you know I do a Q&A series with my subscribers and I occasionally post a copy of a recent Q&A here on Medium.

This one is an alternative to counting calories. Enjoy!

Q: I watched one of your interview videos and the guy you interviewed said he’s strict with his calorie counting. I just don’t think I can be that diligent and write down every little calorie I eat. Is there a way I can count calories without actually counting calories?

A: Another way to count calories? I don’t think so, unless the new math…


Healthy Eating | Fruits and Vegetables | Sugar

Recently I talked with a person about sugars and how much natural sugar was in fruits and how much you should consume. Boy, was I surprised at the answer!

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I had the opportunity to interview Joan Kent, PhD about sugar and how it affects the human body. (I’ll link to that interview below)

My eyes were opened when we started talking about fruits and the natural sugar they carry.

I have always been of the mindset that I could each as much fruit as I wanted and it would be good for me. After talking with and listening to Dr…


Health and Fitness | Exercise Equipment | At Home Workout

With everything going on in the world, more and more people are working out at home. But, how much exercise equipment do you really need?

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When you think of exercising and working out, what do you think of? Usually some sort of gym with weights and workout machines everything, right?

But does it have to be? Does a gym have to be full of weights, equipment and machines?

I’m here to tell you no it doesn’t take a whole lot of “stuff” to have a new workout area in your own home.

Oh sure, some people have more room than others. Some people actually have a designated room they actually call their “workout room”!

I know several people who have turned their garage into their…


Health and Fitness | Muscles | Workouts

There is a HUGE misconception in the non-workout world about getting bulky muscles. I’ll try to help you understand it with this story.

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I’m continuing with my question and answer series from Top Fitness Strategies.

Here’s the format, which is pretty simple. I get questions from readers, and I answer them in short, straight to the point, answers. Sound good?

Great! Here ya go…

Q: I recently started a gym membership. I see a lot of people working with the weights. You talk about weights and resistance training quite a bit, but I don’t want to get bulky. I joined the gym so I could use the treadmill and elliptical machines so I could lose weight. That’s ok, isn’t it?

A: Well, to…


Believe it or not, a fun exercise we did as kids is one of the best exercises you can do as an adult! Do you still do it?

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Remember when you were a kid playing with other kids on the playground? One of the main things to do was jumping rope!

Yes, I understand, little girls did it more than little boys, at least in my neighborhood they did. But a few of us boys who were willing to learn to do it actually had fun with it.

As we got older, we got away from the jump rope thing. I would imagine because in high school athletics, there wasn’t much demand for jumping rope as a skill for our sports. …

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