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Monday, November 17, 2014

Hard Core

Mastered the plank? Challenge yourself with this one!…Feet up on the bench (or any inclined surface) and elbows on stability ball.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Fit Tip of The Day: Post-Workout Snack/Meal

Are you forgetting something?
Be sure to consume both protein and carbohydrates within 30-45 minutes post-workout.  The protein helps repair muscle, while carbohydrates shuttle the protein quickly to the muscle cells.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Lower Back Health

Most adults work and sit more than 4 hours a day in front of their computer causing tight hip flexors, hamstrings and inactive glutes which increases poor posture and lower back pain and tightness.  Now in the age of video games, even kids experience poor posture, tight backs and hamstrings. Your body works as a kinetic chain.  Tight hips and hamstrings will end up pulling your back, weak inactive glutes will not help stabilize your hips and back muscles. 

Try these exercise for 15 minutes a day to improve your lower back health.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday Fitness Tip

Change your fitness routine every 4-6 weeks to prevent a workout plateau.  Try adding a new workoout to avoid boredom. Try to add new exercise to your workout to keep your muscles guessing.

Get a program that will best suit you. Everyone is different. If you hate to run, don’t run. If you can’t stand yoga, don’t do it. Do what you enjoy and what works for you.

Set realistic goals. Make sure that your goals and the time frame are achievable and realistic.

Work on those muscles.  Cardio is great and a necessity as well but many avoid working their muscles.  Adding resistance training will increase your metabolism.  Increasing your metabolism will help your burn more calories. Ladie, you will not bulk up and look like the HULK!  Do it!

Be consistent. Consistency and frequency is key.  Take it slow and consistently adding to your workout program.

Variety. Every exercise program should have variety. You can change your workouts & goals to keep you motivated and on the go. Doing this will help you prevent being bored and losing energy physically and mentally.

Be Motivated! Renew that motivation daily.  Most importantly, don't quit!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Best Diet (or “Way of Eating”) For YOU is The One You Can Stick to

There is a lot of debate about the different diets.

There are the paleo folks, the low-carbers, the vegans, the balanced diet folks and everything in between.
But the truth is… all of these approaches can work.
The problem is not which diet (or way of eating) is “best,” the key is finding something that is sustainable for each individual.
Losing weight and improving health is a marathon, not a race.
What matters in the long run is finding something that is healthy, that you like and can live with for the rest of your life.
You really are what you eat!

Exercise is important to include into your lifestyle and will help to achieve the body that you desire. However, if you don't fill your body with nourishing foods, you are likely to find it difficult to reach those results!