About Benny Jones

Benny earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida in Exercise and Sport Science. Benny believes a well balanced wellness program should encompass flexibility, strength, balanced clean diet, and proper rest. Connect with us on our Google Plus Page Active. Healthy. Well.

Mind alcohol, get a buddy, mitigate cortisol, eat dense foods, and estimate for faster weightloss

The adrenal glands sit atop the kidneys. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) ALCOHOL You booze, you lose: A daily serving of hooch may be better for keeping off weight than abstaining. Alcohol may increase leptin, a hormone that curbs your appetite for sweets. To get the perks with minimal calories, order a glass of sauvignon [...]

Peak fitness having the energy to do mental and physical labor

A Marine of the United States Marine Corps runs through a creek. Original caption: "Lance Cpl. Anthony M. Madonia emerges from the water during the swimming portion of the triathlon. Marines and Sailors of Marine Security Company and the Naval Support Facility in Thurmont, Md., participated in the Catoctin Mountain Triathlon, July 20." (Photo [...]

To achieve peak fitness you must be well, your body’s ability to resist stress and the stamina for physical and social activities

English: Line-up of Body Fitness competition. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   Being fit always brings to mind the idea of bulging muscles, superman strength and a to-die-for athletic built. But more important is wellness which is your body’s ability to resist stress and the stamina for physical and social activities. Being well is the [...]

High Intensity Workout #030313: Shoulders & Arms, 34-minutes

Sunday, Shoulders/Arms (My Fav Workout Day): 34-minute (4m-Warmup; 20m-Weights; 10-CardioHIT) Wakeup: 9.30a Breakfast: 2 - egg sandwiches, sweet potato Lunch: Chicken Preworkout: Banana Postworkout: Banana, chicken sandwich Workout - 4m Lifecycle - 20m Weights (Drop sets) - - Curls: 135X5, 115X5, 95X8 - - Shoulder Press: 65X12, 45X12, 35X12 - - Side Laterals: 25X12, 15X12 [...]

How do bodybuilders get to be so lean when they do very little cardio

English: Bodybuilding (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Because they're working at such a high intensity, bodybuilders (and anyone who does a large amount of resistance training) often have a significantly altered metabolic rate after exercise. "It can take hours for the muscle cells to return to their normal state, and during that time the body [...]

By | February 14th, 2013|Categories: Active, Healthy|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Workout #20913: Shoulders/Arms

I love shoulders and arms and I think it's my favorite muscle group to train. Breakfast consisted of 2-red potatoes; 2 egg sandwiches; Warmup 4-min bike   Axillary artery and its branches - anterior view of right upper limb and thorax. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   Shoulder warmup DB-Curl-ups (curl db ups like a [...]

Workout #21213: Chest/Back

The 4-Hour Body (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I was tired from lack of sleep from the night before so I decided that I would use the #MED or Minimum Effective Dose (a la Tim Ferris, 4-Hour Body, pick it up it's a good book) required in time/sets/reps, so I did 1-2 sets of maximum [...]

By | February 5th, 2013|Categories: Active, Benny's Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Lose weight while watching TV

If your exercise plan includes running or jogging and you're still overweight, however, you're putting a lot of stress on your back and knees; you might even be fighting pain to stick with your routine. If this is you, try a better alternative: Stationary Exercise Bikes. Stationary exercise bikes provide a lot of aerobic benefits [...]

By | September 24th, 2012|Categories: Healthy|0 Comments

Benefits of standing/sitting while working at a desk

There's more and more research being conducted and presented about the detrimental effects of sitting and positive effects of standing. A study at the University of Massachusetts showed that volunteers who stood for several hours a day burned hundreds of calories more than the same volunteers who sat for the same amount of time during [...]

By | August 1st, 2012|Categories: Benny's Blog, Healthy, News, Trends, & Research|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Battle for the Belly

IMPORTANT! BATTLE FOR YOUR BELLY - 75-80% of your immunity and what you look and feel like is related to DIET. The saying you are what you eat holds true. More research is leading back to diet causing the following issues including: allergies, arthritis, asthma, autoimmune diseases, depression, headache, fatigue, infections, muscle pain, liver problems, [...]

By | July 24th, 2012|Categories: Benny's Blog, Healthy|Tags: , , , |0 Comments