A few weeks ago, a few friends and I went for a hike. It was a beautiful sunny day, and we were excited to be on a new trail. We had an idea of where we were going and which trails we needed to follow in order to get us to where we wanted to go. We took a picture of the map so we could have it on our phones and started out. It was about a nine-mile hike, and we were confident of our ability to read a map and follow the trail markers! All was well as we hiked and enjoyed the scenery and the company of each other.
I have people approach me almost everyday seeking my advice about losing weight, or they have started started a diet and exercise regimen, but seem to have reached a plateau in their efforts. I know the topic of weight loss is always a confusing one.
I am a football fan as much as the next person. College football is my sport and Michigan is my team (Go Blue) But the reality is that all the socializing that goes along with it can be detrimental to your health and waist line. So I don't do it. NFL and College Football are on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. That is over 50% of the week. For many people each game involves a drink or two at home, a sports bar or at the stadium. Alcohol consumption of more than 1 serving, more than 1-2 per week will surely give you a gut, especially if you are drinking beer.
Now that Labor Day has come and gone, it's now time to fall back into your fitness routine - no more excuses. Kids are back at school, vacations are over, and work schedules have gotten back to normal. Holiday engagements will be on hold until November, so we only have two months before we are immersed in the holidays.
Maintaining a tip-top shape and fit body can be a challenge to everyone. You will need patience, discipline, and determination in order to achieve a healthy lifestyle. It might take a lot of time and effort before you can obtain your fitness goals, still there are a lot of ways to make it happen.
Cardiorespiratory training (Cardio for short) has many health benefits and as little as 10-20 minutes a day can:· Give you a stronger heart· Reduce your risk of heart disease· Reduce cholesterol levels (so you can eat more bacon…just kidding!)· Reduce blood pressure
I never like watching the "Biggest Loser", you know the weight loss reality show that shows morbidly obese contestants who lose hundreds of pounds in a relatively short amount of time. To me, it always portrays losing weight a daunting task as contestants run on treadmills with tears streaming down their faces and trainers screaming whatever at them to do the impossible. Nevertheless, by the show's finale, the winners hold their huge "before" jeans next to their new slimmer bodies. Although it's pretty incredible to witness, as a train
A majority of my training clients want me to deliver a high-energy, results-driven workout to help them lose fat. However, many of them fall short of reaching their goals. Why? Because what you eat and drink is far more important for fat loss than your workouts. If your true goal is fat loss (not weight loss) then you need to change your thinking and your priorities.