Are you getting enough water? Seventy-five percent of the human body is made of water, so it is crucial for your body to stay well hydrated throughout the day.  Drinking proper fluids such as water are vital for a majority of our bodily functions—it helps with protecting our joints, maintaining organ function, transporting oxygen › Read more
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it is literally “breaking the fast” from while you were sleeping. Eating a good breakfast will speed up your metabolism and fuel you up to get you ready and focused for the day to come. When you sleep, your body digests all of the food that › Read more
Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended for pain relief, increasing range of motion and balancing the body.  From exercising, knots can build up in the myofascial tissue causing restriction of blood flow and improper movements which can lead to dysfunction in the kinetic chain.  Self Myofascial Release (SMR), a.k.a. foam rolling, › Read more
When it comes to burning fat and having that lean muscular look that we strive for, it’s important to have a speedy metabolism, especially as we age. So you may ask, what does metabolism mean? Metabolism (metabolic change) is the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. The three main purposes of metabolism are: 1) the conversion of food/fuel › Read more
  Digestive or stomach issues? Constipation issues? Consuming more fiber may be the answer. Fiber is a very important part of our diet and aids in healthy digestion. Fiber is a special type of carb that can be found in whole grains, fruits and vegetables and is an important factor in removing waste products from › Read more
With so many nuts in the world, how do we know which ones are best for us? Nuts are typically very high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats which are healthy for you. Most popular and readily available nuts are: Almonds, walnuts, peanuts, cashews, macadamia nuts, pistachios, hazelnuts and pecans. There are many ways to incorporate › Read more
Eggs are a nutrient-dense food that are a great addition to a healthy lifestyle. Eggs are good anytime of day – breakfast, lunch, dinner or a late night snack. A lot of people neglect the yolk but, they aren’t as bad as people make them out to be (in moderation, of course). They may be high in cholesterol but › Read more
  Before you start your exercise program do you warm up? Warming up and cooling down are just as important if not more important than the actual workout. The more prepared your body is prior to working out, the less likely you are to injure yourself. Warming up increases blood flow. Blood flow is important for › Read more
When it comes to how we look and feel (good or bad), we may not always relate it to the food that we eat. Food/Nutrients are vital to keep our body in tip top shape. The human body is made of 11 important organ systems, including the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, nervous and endocrine systems. They also include the › Read more
While peanut butter is well known and a staple in most households, it’s not the only nutty butter out there. For those who have allergies to peanuts, we have something for you. There are many nut butter alternatives, whether you are looking to change up taste, have an allergy, looking for less calories or just looking to try something new, there are many › Read more
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Bill Witte is a Chicago personal trainer offering a variety of services including personal training, youth training, corrective/post rehabilitation, and bootcamp classes.

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