The holiday season has started! So what does this mean? It means we all have a lot of extra things to get done, and more things to go do such as parties and holiday gatherings. These gatherings inadvertently mean a lot more food, alcohol, dessert, and more. It is also the time of year where we see family we haven’t in a long time, meet spouses of bosses and coworkers, and hopefully do it all with continuing to maintain our health, while feeling and looking amazing.
Its November. The month of Thanksgiving and I’ve enjoyed reading everyone’s posts on Facebook stating what they’re thankful for that day. Its wonderful to see all the blessing bestowed upon friends and family.
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