Getting back into shape, and becoming healthier is the most chosen New Year’s Resolution. More than half of Americans make New Year resolutions year after year. Of that half, 75% give up within by March, and of the remaining 25% only a quarter of them truly maintain their resolution and turn it into a healthy lifestyle.
As a trainer, I encourage my clients to include some jogging/running in his or her exercise program. Here are a few reasons why I do encourage my clients to jog/run.Jogging/Running works different muscles than walking, even at the same speeds.Jogging/Running gives a heavier body a reason to start becoming lean.Jogging/Running will make you more efficient at walking.Jogging/Running may help contribute to bone density.
Do you ever have a hunkering for something sweet? Do you think about it all day until you satisfy it? After you have something sweet do you feel a rush from the sugar, almost euphoric? Research shows that a high intake of carbohydrates, including sugar, releases a feel food chemical in the brain called serotonin. Then within an hour of eating the sugar you start to crash and you feel tired, fatigued, and lethargic and grab another piece of candy or something.
I don’t know about you but I like to deep clean my house in the spring and the fall. Do you get headaches after you use Windex, Clorox, or other cleaning products? I do too! Many common cleaning products that we purchase in the grocery store contain words on their packaging warning that the products are dangerous, poisonous, or flammable.
That is a question that I never gave much thought until my 17 year old son was diagnosed with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, a rare blood disease, that was unheard of 50 years ago. Why? Well, I started investigating and what I found out was quite astonishing. First of all, toxins exist all around us. After WWII, they didn't really know what to do with all the chemical warfare, so it ended up in agriculture and industry which means the air we breathe is toxic.
To remain the same or to change. To change requires courage, the courage to risk failure, the courage to risk difficulties, and the courage to risk sucess. Change is a process of becoming a new person. So many people take a New Years oath to lose weight.. or to get fit again... or just to get healthy.. But why wait til New Years? Why wait. Find courage and leap!
In life we will always benefit from the expertise of others. We hire a mechanic so they can discover what's wrong with our car and fix it. The expertise of a pastry chef is needed to create a cake for you that no box or recipe can possibly offer. A barber or hair stylist is needed to properly care for your hair. So why not seek the expertise of a certified personal trainer?
For most people, weekends usually involve a few alcoholic beverages and some pretty unhealthy food choices. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to avoid allowing a bad diet weekend to set you back.