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December 15, 2014
Without delay, let us get into the top new years resolutions tips to help you guarantee success this year. And the first tip is critical to your success:
Be Realistic: This is the thing that you absolutely must start out with. If you are not realistic about your new years resolution, you are setting yourself up for failure. For instance, if your new years resolution is to lose 40 pounds in the next 3 months, that is a very big goal. Why not aim a little lower (say 20 pounds) and then when you reach that goal, set another.
Create a Plan: It’s not enough to make a new years resolution on New Year’s Eve and then wish for success in the new year. You have to think your resolution through and create a plan of attack. In fact, the earlier you start that plan, the better.
October 17, 2014
Learn the truth about fruit…is it the diabolical diet-killer it’s sometimes made out to be or is it just fruit and actually pretty good for you?!
The answer to the question of whether fruit can or will make you fat isn’t as simple as yes OR no…because the answer is yes AND no.
Sound confusing? It’s not so bad!
There have been studies done on fruit sugar (fructose) and how it’s metabolized in the body and liver, which I’ll get into in a bit, but I’m also going to talk about fruit from a practical standpoint.
First, here is why it WON’T make you fat…
Fruit is a fat-free (with rare exception, like avocados) and fairly low-calorie, high-fiber food. It’s going to be hard to eat ENOUGH fruit to result in an excess of calories, resulting in noticeable fat gain…hard, but not impossible.
October 2, 2014
The kettlebell swing is the foundation movement for a large proportion of kettlebell exercises.
The swing utilizes a hip thrust that is fundamental to other kettlebell exercises such as the kettlebell clean and the kettlebell one arm snatch.
The swing maximizes muscular endurance in the back and waist, is a great lower body strength builder and is a highly effective conditioning exercise.
September 24, 2014
I don’t know about you, but I know plenty of lazy people.
People that would rather spend the entire day parked on their couch than anywhere else.
People that eat take-out food every single night over a good home cooked meal.
People that would choose to have a root canal over working out.
Of course everyone has a few lazy days every once in a while, but it seems like more people lately are making laziness their full time career.
Are you lazy? See if any of the following statements describe you:
October 16, 2013
Stop trying to “fix” an internal problem with external solutions. Since our beliefs drive our behavior, healthy or unhealthy, then it stands to reason going on another fad diet isn’t the answer to an internal problem.
You have to go inside and address the beliefs that are driving you to emotional eating, drink to excess, procrastinate, shop, stay busy, etc.
The weight you are carrying right now is just a symptom of something much larger going on inside of you that is causing you distress.
Do you now see why no diet pill, food in a box, point counting system or any fancy gadget can fill that hole? You must address the mind, body and spirit to be able to heal, move forward and leave behind the ineffective behavior(s).
What is it that you need to let go of to be able to let go of the excess weight?
What has being overweight cost you up to this point in your life?
September 1, 2013
Despite being vilified for many years, dietary fats are one of the 3 main nutrients that your body needs to function properly. Their numerous health benefits include controlling blood levels of cholesterol and glucose, preventing the development of cancer, reducing your heart disease risk and supporting your vital organs (including your brain, your heart, your liver and your lungs). However, due to the popularity of low fat diets and the untrue assertion that dietary fat is automatically stored as body fat, many people choose to eliminate this macronutrient from their diet. Doing this can be extremely damaging to your health and in this article I will be discussing why with 14 of the negative symptoms of dietary fat deficiency.
1) CANCER:– Cancer is a condition where the cells of the body start to grow in a rapid, uncontrollable way. Monounsaturated fats and omega 3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) have been linked with the prevention of breast cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer. Being deficient in these types of fat removes this protection and increases your cancer risk.
May 1, 2013
Blood sugar regulators help to moderate the release of insulin or stabilize blood sugar levels, reducing appetite and cravings and leading to fat loss.
Chromium: A mineral that helps to regulate blood sugar and improve glucose tolerance, helping to suppress appetite.
Arginine And Leucine: he amino acids arginine and leucine are noncarbohydrate inducers of insulin. Adding 2-4 g of arginine and 3-4 g of leucine to your post-training meal can help promote a more powerful anabolic response. The greater the anabolic response after training, the more muscle you’ll retain while dieting, the better and your resting metabolic rate will be to burn fat and get lean.
March 7, 2013
Most people are confused as to how to design their own fitness program. You want to design a training program based on your specific fitness goals.
The program must cover a variety of parameters such as:
Desired outcome: What do you want to see happen in X amount of time?
Exercise duration: How long are you training? this again will vary on your goals. Ideally for the average person you want to keep your session under 60 minutes.
# of days of training per week: This will vary depending on your current level of experience, ability to adequately recover and fitness related goals.
What time are you training? am or pm: Train according to your body and when you have the most energy. If you’re not a morning person I don’t recommend trying to force yourself to become one. You want to train for longevity so set yourself up for success.