I had to become more educated on good fats and bad fats due to slightly elevated cholesterol levels that I have. It runs throughout my family so I felt it was necessary to give appropriate attention to the subject. Our bodies produce most of the cholesterol but the balance comes from the foods we eat. You must remember when there was that fat free food craze and everyone was getting heavier. Everyone felt because the product was fat free it was ok to eat not just one serving but multiple servings. Let's face it, it was fat free! That didn't work out well for most Americans.
It is difficult for anyone to stay motivated when you are not seeing results NOW. You have to understand that it did not take one day to put the weight and unhealthy habits on and it will absolutely not change in one day. When you start making healthy changes (ie: exercise, diet) your body has to adjust and adapt. Sometimes there are reasons as to why there is no change and it is important for you to speak with a fitness professional so we can look at the big picture and disect it into many little pics and figure out why there are no changes.
As I work toward my first marathon in November of this year, I continue to read a lot about different training strategies to prepare for the rigors of the long run on race day. There are two major schools of thought on the subject (at least in my perception). The first and probably the oldest is the “to do the miles, you’ve got to put in the miles” and the newer one embraces interval and strength training with minimum weekly mileage. I see benefits to both schools of thought and am working my plan to try and capture what I see as the best of b
It's summer! Time for a change of pace from your same old gym routine. Get out in the sunshine and put your fitness skills to use. Challenge yourself with a new workout or new location. I will be offering outdoor boot camps at Southeastway Park through the summer and fall seasons. Please check here or my facebook page for updates and schedules. I will be offering Boxing classes in my gym on select Saturdays. I would love to workout with my friends every Saturday. But, let's be honest. I need time to go camping, hiking, biking in the sunshine too!
Being a recovering fitness fanatic who now has a husband, child and a zoo it can be difficult to not only find the time to work out, but the motivation. As said recovering fitness fanatic and fitness professional I know all the reasons why I should work out and I do work out.... as I've shared in my previous blogs. But, let's be honest, just because I have the discipline to do it, does not mean that I want to do my work out each and every time or that I always look forward to it. I think my husband and close friends assume that it is always easy for me.&n
Many talk show experts love to demonstrate the amount of sugar contained in soft drinks, juices, and energy drinks. For example, a can of Coca Cola, labeled to have 39 grams of sugar, can be better visualized by knowing that equals 9.75 teaspoons of sugar. A can of Red Bull has 27 grams of sugar, or 6.75 teaspoons. Imagine putting that much table sugar into your large cup of morning coffee! The evidence is clear that excessive sugar consumption, especially in liquid form, can have detrimental health effects.
I received a great link from son, Joe, that you'll find worth your time watching. In addition to the intriguing comments on walking in the video - a few fun Zumba Gold classes a week - will really enhance benefits.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUaInS6HIGo&feature=share
I just wanted to pose the question. Why do you exercise? What is your motivation? If it's not to improve your health or your ability to do something you love, you are not likely to succeed. Studies show that most people who exercise for appearance related reasons are likely to fail to reach their goal. My experience tells me that to make a positive change in your life, there has to be something powerfull driving it. So what's driving you?