Digman Fitness Podcast

5 – Digman Fitness Podcast: Longevity & It’s Relation to Exercise


Hi all, Welcome to the Digman Fitness Podcast as we talk about 3 things:

  1. Member of the month,
  2. Exercise tip of the week
  3. Nutrition Tip of the month

Below is an interview that I had with our Member of the Month:

Member of the Month Interview Questions:

Russ Goessl

1.How long have you been working out with Corey/Digman Fitness?

Started working out in April 2016

2.What are some of your interests and hobbies?

  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Cooking
  • Mountain biking
  • Gardening
  • Road biking
  • Motorcycling
  • Running
  • Backpacking
  • Camping
  • Hiking

3. What are some things you enjoy about training at Digman Fitness/favorite routine?

Small group training, better guidance and personalized workouts for what each person needs. Favorite workout routines are the hill repeats.

4. What are some of your short/long term goals? This can either be fitness related or not.

Short term is to regain/improve core strength to have the capability to build my strength and endurance for other activities that I do.


Long term is to get back into racing/competing (running and cycling), do a long backpacking hunting trip out west, and continue to stay in shape to be able to do fun active things outside.

5. If you were to recommend a friend or promote Digman Fitness, how would you describe your experience to them?

Workouts are tough, but they are done in a manner that works more than just arms vs legs; there is a focus on overall strength and fitness.  Initial evaluation will give an idea on what areas of strength need work and those needs are addressed and incorporated into the workouts.

Exercise Tip of the Month

 Longevity and it’s relation to exercise!

We discuss certain aspects of how exercise improves our brain function and longevity! Gene talks about his expertise in the subject from his work with Neuro Science at the UW!

Nutrition Tip of the Month


The importance of water and the benefits are endless. People often overlook how important water can be for mental clarity (above) and performance at work and in the gym.

“The range of fluid intake needs is quite broad, depending on your metabolism, activity level, ambient temperature and age,” says preventive medicine specialist Roxanne Sukol, MD. “It’s better to focus on urine output: if it’s almost clear, you’re good. If it’s dark yellow or has a strong odor, try fixing it with a couple of glasses of water.”

Below are some of the benefits of drinking water:

  1. Water Relieves Fatigue

When there is less water in the body, there is a drop in blood volume which causes the heart to work harder to pump oxygenated blood out in the bloodstream, and other major organs also work less efficiently.

  1. Improves Mood

Research indicates that mild dehydration (even one or two percent lower hydration level of hydration than optimal) can negatively affect your mood and ability to think.

A small study conducted on 25 women and published in the Journal of Nutrition found that being dehydrated can take a toll on your mood and cognitiive function. The color of your urine is a good indicator of your level of hydration. The lighter the color the better the level of hydration and vice versa.

  1. Treats headaches & Migraines

In a study published in the European Journal of Neurology, researchers found that increasing water intake helped reduce the total number of hours and intensity of headaches in the study participants.

  1. Helps in Digestion and Constipation

Drinking sufficient water boosts your metabolism and helps the body properly break down food. This helps your digestive system work well and promotes regular bowel movements. Warm water, in particular, is good for digestive health.

  1. Aids in Weight Loss

In a clinical trial, scientists found that drinking two eight-ounce glasses of water prior to meals can help suppress appetite and hence support your weight loss efforts. When you drink water, it fills your stomach and reduces the tendency to eat more.

  1. Flushes out toxins

Water aids in flushing out toxins and waist through sweat and urine…It also helps promote kidney function by diluting salts and minerals which cause kidney stones


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