If your goal is to burn fat, intervals better be part of your program. Besides being a quick method to getting in a great workout, intervals are extremely effective for transforming your physique. By incorporating intense periods of work with short recovery segments, intervals allow you to keep the workout intensity high while still maintaining form. The magic of high intensity interval training (or HIIT for short) lies its ability to keep you burning fat even after you leave the gym. In short, your body isn’t able to bring in enough oxygen during periods of hard work.
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
Are you unable to make progress despite your spot on nutrition and active lifestyle? Are you stressed? Stress can cause irregular levels of Cortisol which is why we call it the "Stress Hormone". Did you know that irregular Cortisol levels can effect things like immunity, appetite, energy levels, metabolism, maintenance of muscle tissue, and weight loss?
First of all, lets face it: Putting everything else aside, life is EASIER when you’re strong. Carrying groceries? One trip. Children to carry? No problem. Car stuck in the snow? Push it out with ease.Plus, whether you’re 100 lbs overweight or just need to lose the last 15, strength training is one of the most effective ways to burn fat and build muscle.
Many health experts agree that dehydration is one of the underlying causes of most illnesses. The human body is, on average, about 75% water.Liver 90% Kidney 83% Spleen 76%Brain 85% Heart 79% Intestine 75%Cells 85% Lungs 79% Skin 72%Blood 83% Muscle 76% Bone 35%When there is insufficient water, every bodily function suffers and the body begins to ration water. Long-term water rationing leads to premature aging and disease.
As so many of you liked my recent post on weight lifting and how the media’s representation of it is wrong for women, I decided to do another post on the same topic. So these are my top ten reasons for women to lift weights…10 You will gain strength (without looking like Arnie)
You may not have heard of clean eating. Or you may have heard of it, but have no idea what it actually is. It is much easier to understand than you may think though.When you are trying to lose weight or tone up then the most important thing is to ensure that your diet is ‘clean’. Clean eating isn’t just a diet, it’s a lifestyle choice, which is a much better way to live as dieting often leads to cravings, and ultimately a diet will end. Then you are left where you started.
One common misperception that many people have when it comes to fat loss is that fruit should be omitted from your diet plan. You might have read somewhere that fruit is high in sugar, so thinking that you should be cutting all sugar from your diet, fruit got the boot.