ARTICLE OF THE WEEK:
Why Am I Not Losing Weight With Running?
Many people start running to lose weight, and it makes sense - running burns a lot of calories (an average of about 100 calories per mile), so you would think that would lead to weight loss.
However, some new runners find that they don't lose weight and some even gain weight. Others may lose a few pounds and then hit a weight loss wall. There's no simple answer here because there could be a few things going on.
First, it could be you're eating more calories than you need.
LISTEN TO YOUR TRAINER – Sometimes people have the best intentions in hiring a coach BUT they battle and question the coach consistently – know the reasons why you hired a coach in the first place and reflect on your ‘old ways’. Did your old ways work for you in the past?COMMUNICATION – Occasionally clients forget about this part and just want the next phase of workouts or nutrition. How can your coach know what the next phase is for you if the coach doesn’t know your stats or progress?
We all know how important water is for our basic survival. However, for athletes and active individuals, water is simply vital if we want to achieve optimal performance. Here are 5 important reasons why you should never neglect the importance of water:
1. Fat takes more than four times the space as muscle. TRUE – muscle takes up less space so that’s why sometimes inches can come off but the scale doesn’t change.2. You can turn fat into muscle through training. FALSE – Body fat and muscle are two completely different tissues and have different structures and functions. One does not have the capability to turn into the other.
BREAK OUT OF YOUR EXERCISE RUT.By Shane McLean, Certified Personal Trainer. Love exercise but sick and tired of not getting the results you deserve? Making small changes in your current routine could be just what you’re looking for. Implement one or more of the following plateau busters next time you’re getting after it. Your body will thank you for it. 1. Change the tempo
It may seem like everyone you know has tried a detox diet lately. Although regimens vary, these diets generally involve a juice fast lasting days or weeks and often include a “cleanse” with limited food and/or “detoxifying” supplements. Serving up a small allotment of calories can produce dramatic weight loss, which makes detoxing tempting to typical dieters.