The headline says it all, "US Waistlines Expands Despite More Exercise". So if we're exercising, why are we still obese? Isn't exercise the "cure"? As a personal trainer and fitness professional, I'd like to say yes. However, Americans can't lose weight until we become honest about how we eat.
Its summer time and everyone is going outside so let’s talk about HYDRATION! If you are out doing anything that raises your HEARTRATE and makes you sweat a good rule of thumb just like in exercise is that if you are out and/or exercising about 1hr or less water is a sufficient replacement.
If you were to put bad gas, kerosene, diesel or water in your car that required quality unleaded gasoline, what do you think would happen? Kind of a silly question, I know. Of course it wouldn’t run right or it straight up wouldn’t run at all. How many of us stop and think about all the bad or wrong “gas” we put into our bodies?
This month's theme is Edify July because when we help others we help ourselves. To start the month off, we had someone volunteer and make journals for all of us. I am titling mine The Cheat Journal and only recording the blunders.
Monday Day 1- Victory. Only whoops was not enough water at a mere 60oz.
Day 2- cravings are still pretty much non-existent as a result of the Usana 5-day Reset program recently completed and the fact that I promised to journal all cheats. So, confession today is I accidentally ate a rice Krispy treat. Sorry ladies.
Parting words: eat well and eat often.
Being a trainer means we have to be in tune with everything health and fitness. Trainers are constantly reviewing equipment, research articles, recipes, and so much more. If we are not reviewing these factors on a consistent basis then we are not doing our job. Trainers are absolutely good enough without reviewing all of the compiled information, but we owe it to ourselves and (more importantly) to our clients to make sure this is done.
Health and wellness coaching is a process that facilitates healthy, sustainable behavior change by challenging clients to:listen to their inner wisdom;identify their values;and transform their goals into action. As a guide and supportive mentor, health & wellness coaches help clients work toward their goals in areas such as:
If you eat food, here’s a fact that you need to know: in the U.S., GMOs are in as much as 80% of conventional processed food, according to the Non GMO Project. Guess what? Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe. In more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs.
I attended FitExpo 2013 in Santa Clara, CA this weekend and had a great time talking with so many positive people such as Herb Dean (UFC Referee), Bella Falconi (Fitness model), and many others. The bodybuilding community is full of motivation, inspiration and support. Three people I was fortunate enough to speak with were Phil Heath (Mr. Olympia 2011 & 2012), Greg Plitt (top fitness model) and Jennifer Delgado (NPC Competitor). Below are a few gems from these professionals that I thought might help others achieve their health and fitness goals.