Loop, swoop and pull or two rabbit ears? It’s something most of us do every day and something we have been doing since we started school. Every day as we get ready for our day, we put on our shoes and tie our laces. We all have this one habit in common, a habit that was taught so young, we never thought anything of it. There are many ways to complete the task; however, we all must secure our shoes. Now I am sure you are wondering why I am rambling on about different ways to tie our shoes, but I have a point. Most habits are acquired young.
Some of the leading health problems in America include heart disease, stroke, respiratory diseases like COPD, and Diabetes. And pharmaceutical industries have come up with all kinds of drugs to help eliminate or relieve some these diseases, but there is a catch. Many of the these drugs require you to take them everyday for the rest of your life. To make matters worse, the side effects of some of those drugs are almost as bad as the disease they are trying to fix.
Marketing, one of those things that can create confusion especially in our world of fitness. Here is what I think are some of the phrases we hear in fitness that may confuse consumers. We have all seen it from the words "toning" "lean" "weight loss" and the most infamous, "long lean muscles". Also "six pack abs" "bigger", "stronger", "shredded", and just get "jacked". I don't know if you noticed, but marketing words used as my examples definitely target specific genders.
Growing up, I can remember my mother saying the following: “Sit up straight boy, stop slouching, do not bend over like that because you will end up with terrible posture.” As a young boy, I had no idea of what she meant. In hindsight, my mother was right (and a great educator too)! In today’s day and age of technology, less activity and overall laziness, the importance of good posture is at all time high.
So you wanna get fit? Then you need to understand what FITTE really means. No, I didn’t spell it wrong…FITTE stands for Frequency, Intensity, Time, Type and Enjoyment. When thinking about designing your fitness routine, understanding what the FITTE principle means will help you in your fitness and weight-loss goals.
Traditionally speaking, when it comes to exercise, men have dominated the lifting weights world. This occurred mainly due to men being allowed to participate in sporting activities while women were not allowed to because it was not considered “lady like” and it was illegal (Illegal for Women to Lift Weights).
Most people in Bethesda put a heightened focus on diet and fitness. I highly commend them for striving to be healthier because this is something our bodies want. However, if the wrong steps are taken by exercisers in Bethesda, they could end up making mistakes in their diet and fitness. Below, are the three most common diet and fitness mistakes in Bethesda.