3 Mistakes That Slow Metabolism

Monday, June 06, 2011 • Chicago, IL 60657


-Change things up. Go for a hike on the weekend instead of doing your usual power walk. Find new strength moves that work the same muscles. Try a new type of exercise by slipping in a workout DVD. Any little way to mix things up and challenge yourself with something new is a step in the right direction.

-Substitute a couple of strength sessions for cardio days. Lift weights at least twice a week, hitting all your body’s major muscle groups.

-Burn more calories and make more of those calories come from fat by increasing your overall effort. A great way to achieve that is by doing intervals—periods of higher intensity followed by a slower recovery pace.

These are the key points. You need strength training.

At Health First Wellness Center, I can show you basic strengthening exercises that will get you the results you are seeking. Know that strength training is not easy. You will get sore. 2 minutes of strength training can be extremely intense if make it that way.