For the last 4 weeks I have had the opportunity to run another Urban Boot Camp. Urban Boot Camp (UBC) is held outdoors from 0430-0530, Monday thru Friday. We are outside unless rain or lightning becomes a safety issue. Programming is such that all fitness levels will be satisfied with the intensity.
We know that exercise and living a healthy lifestyle is good for us. It improves our physical health, affects our mental health by reducing stress and depression, and improves our body. So why do so many of us struggle with staying on an exercise program or staying away from high sugar, high fat, and high sodium foods?
OK, before you go any further, let me inform you that this is yet another fitness myth. Read on to find out why.Let’s say that you hear about a new great diet that claims you can lose 10 pounds in one week. You want to lose weight so you imagine this could be the diet for you! Before you consider trying something similar to this scenario, let’s figure out if it’s in your best interest and if it will work right for you. What does it take to lose 10 pounds of fat in one week?1. We know that 1 pound of fat is approximately 3500 Calories.
Studies show that 10 minutes of exercise three times a day could possibly be more beneficial than a non-stop 30 minute work-out. Even 10 minutes of dancing, walking, jumping rope or other form of exercise two or three times a day can add up to an enormous advantage for your heart and mind, according to Dr.
During a recent visit (May 16th if my memory serves me correct) to the scale at the gym where I work, I jumped on it and it read 190 lbs. Ouch! That was a shock to me as I had not been trying to gain any weight nor had my workout routine warranted any weight gain. I made up in my mind that day that I had to change a few things in with my lifestyle. Here is what I've changed in the past week and a half that has me down to 180 lbs. and still counting (my goal weight is somewhere b/w 173-175 lbs.)!
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