Bootcamp, kettlebells, pilates, yoga, weight training. There are so many ways to exercise, it’s hard to know how to get started or which one will lead to success with your wellness goals. But last week, I read a story about the oldest man alive, a Bolivian peasant, Carmelo Flores Laura. When asked what his secret to longevity was, he replied, “I walk a lot, that’s all.”
Time and time again I see people struggling to lose weight eating very few calories and doing tons of cardio. What gives? Shouldn’t the pounds be dropping? Well, not if your metabolism has been damaged through a faulty fitness lifestyle. Here’s what you need to know about your metabolism and how to fix it.
What Causes a Broken Metabolism?
To put it simply, a damaged metabolism is typically caused by prolonged excessive calorie restriction combined with excessive physical activity.
High intensity interval training (HIIT) is not a new exercise fad, nor a aimless approach to eliminate aerobic training's inevitable redundancy for the general fitness population. It is a research-backed, fundamental pillar that all ages and abilities can utilize. The use of HIIT has ranged from Olympic athletes, to cardiac rehab patients. The recent surge of HIIT into the general fitness population is here to stay. What is HIIT?
Train hard, eat less? Interval training could help suppress your short-term appetite, finds new research from the University of Western Australia.Overweight men who completed 30 minutes of intense exercise intervals ate up to 170 fewer calories about an hour post-workout than those who performed moderate exercise.
Hi Everyone! I’m going to discuss why you should be lifting weights, TODAY, not tomorrow. Are you stuck in a rut at the gym, tired of sweating all over your stair master, while the scale doesn’t move a decimal? Grab a kettlebell, TRX, dumbbell or barbell! Pumping iron burns 40% more fat and expedites your metabolism, so you can stand in front of the mirror nakie, and not screech in terror!
Nutrition is so important if you want to keep your hormones properly balanced. All hormones are made from either cholesterol or amino acids (proteins). So, diets high in carbs and low in protein (and believe it or not, cholesterol) can cause hormonal imbalance.
Since all hormones are related and connected, excessive levels of one may throw others out of balance. For example, the high insulin levels created by many typical American diets high in refined sugar and other simple carbs disrupt the function of thyroid, reproductive and adrenal glands.