Want Sexy Abs? Abs, Circuit Training, NutritionTips Training your core is about more than just developing a six pack or obtaining a flat stomach. A strong core helps us to have good posture, eliminate back pain, improves balance and physical performance in our daily lives. Also, studies show that carrying fat around the midsection is more dangerous than carrying fat in your thighs, by increasing the risk of certain diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
If we were to find ourselves in a weightless, gravity free environment balance practice would be meaningless. Balance of our bodies assumes a frame of reference within which we are blancing. I think for yoga this is one of the most interesting aspects of practicing balance. In yoga one of the first journeys we take is an inward journey.... learning to listen carefully to our bodies, to connect our bodies to our thoughts and our breath. But a journey only inward is inherently sterile.
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So what is the best way to lose fat? Without a doubt, nothing tops the most basic approach: eat less calories, eat whole food sources, engage in resistance training (to build lean muscle and burn more calories), and throw in some HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) for good measure. Based on my experience and astute observation of my peers, nothing beats this strategy for effectiveness.
There is nothing more frustrating than going to the gym week after week without seeing progress. This is the unfortunate position that too many people find themselves in. Here are three common reasons why you might not be losing weight: 1. Your diet needs work
If you are trying to control your weight or lose weight, should you skip meals? NO!! And that goes especially for breakfast! Not only do we need this meal for energy, but breakfast also jump-starts our metabolism for the day and helps to get us on the right track for successful choices later. I always encourage my clients to eat 5-6 smaller meals throughout the day to maintain sugar and energy levels and stabilize their mood. If we allow ourselves to become famished, we may lose all control and eat whatever we can find quickly, and chances are this won't be something healthy!
Get in a workout whenever or where ever you are! Seriously, there are times when I am folding laundry and I start to feel a small ball of frustration because I know I have something else to get done right after...So I see how long I can hold a squat or I do calf raises while folding. If I can't workout (in a grocery store, any place of worship) then I envision it. The more I envision it the more likely I am going to do it.
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