One of the most common excuses people make for not exercising is a lack of time. We’re busier today than ever before thanks to our occupational, our familial and our social obligations. Unfortunately, we’re also more inactive than ever before.
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By Wendy Grace, Trainer and Co-Owner, Mission Fitness CenterThere have been several seasons of the ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ TV shows, featuring celebrity trainer Chris Powell, and, sometimes, his wife, Heidi. One of my clients is a fan of the show, and she asked me what I thought. After talking to her, watching an episode, and doing some online research, I’d say there are things to learn from this well-intentioned program, but I also have some concerns.
Growing up in a family run business, managing it, and learning all the ins and outs of what it takes to NOT JUST STAYING IN BUSINESS, BUT MAKING A PROFIT EVERY YEAR, the most important thing I've learned is that without good, happy, healthy employees, WE HAVE NO BUSINESS!
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We all do it! Constantly, looking for that magic number to go down on the scale. You eat right and train consistently but the number on the scale still won't budge. You get frustrated and lose motivation. Is this you? Don't worry your not the only one that is a slave on the scale. What you need to do is get rid of that scale and focus on the image you see in the mirror. That is your biggest indicator regarding your progress!
Here are 5 things you should consider why the scale sometimes lie:
Todays recipe is from a gourmet nutrition book by Dr. John M. Berardi, Michael Williams and Kristina Andrew. This smoothie is a perfect post-workout meal providing 70g protein, 80g carbohydrate, 9g monounsaturated fat, 3.7 polyunsaturated fat, 0.2g omega-3 fatty acids, 3g omega-6 fatty acids,16g fiber, and 37g sugar. This could also be used for a meal replacement so pull out your blender and mix up this nutrient dense smoothieIngredients:Raspberries frozen 1 cupSpinach 1 cupLow-fat plain yogurt 1 cuplow-fat milk 1/2 cupCashews 1/4 cup
I attended a fitness convention about a year ago, and my favorite seminar was given by a Physician that stated, "It is better to be fit and fat than skinny and unfit." As a Fitness Professional, it can be difficult to take "body type" out o