Posted on July 12, 2019
It is amazing that with the huge number of exercise machines and programs on the market today, personal health and fitness is at an all-time low. We are the fattest and least fit generation ever. The only thing more worrying than this, is that the next generation looks to be even worse off! We shouldn’t accept this. Everyone has both the time and resources to get into better shape. Here’s how to go about it.
Every year in January, gym attendance peaks as every man and his dog hits the treadmill for a week or two. And just a few short weeks later, not one in ten will still be exercising. No time, no money. The excuses are everywhere. And they really are nothing more than excuses. There are men and women out there working 60 or more hours a week in tough jobs who also have families, and yet they are in great shape. The time has come to stop making excuses.
what is particularly sad is the fact that so many people just don’t know what to do. They believe that if they don’t have access to the perfect program, then anything else is a waste of time. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. What about walking or running? This is free and will get anyone into shape. It also gets you away from the desk for half an hour and into the fresh air, which is certainly good news.
It is also very easy to incorporate resistance training into your lifestyle of personal health and fitness without needing to spend a cent. Bodyweight exercises can work wonders. Try lunges, bodyweight squats and push ups for starters. For a bit of variety, what about heading don to a local park and doing some dips and chins of the monkey bars.
Of course, without decent nutrition, this is a waste of time. But once again, this really isn’t that complicated. Surely everyone knows that eating a lot of fruit and veggies and drinking water and green tea is good news by now? Everyone would be a whole lot leaner already if they just cut as much processed food as possible out of their diets.
There really is no need to go on a starvation diet. Making small changes is plenty to get most people down to a level of body fat where they can tell that their abs are in their somewhere!
Posted on July 9, 2019
The right fitness software can be one of the most successful tools for achieving your personal weight, health and fitness goals. This software includes everything you need to lose the unwanted pounds and keep them off.
You will see where extra calories are creeping in and where you can cut down to get back in shape. A typical program includes a journal to record your feelings/thoughts on a daily basis in addition to your food consumption.
It also has a database of websites that you can access for information about fitness, health and nutrition.
The most important feature of any software for fitness is the tracking of your weight, blood pressure, body fat and any other statistics recommended by your physician. The nutrition section of the program will help you track daily meals.
You can choose from a wide variety of menus or create a personal database of meals by choosing the ones that contain the essential vitamins and minerals. There is also a section for recipes so that you can still enjoy home cooking without overindulging and defeating the purpose of having the software.
You can create exercise routines that suit your personal tastes and style. By using this type of program, you can print off the exercises and take them to the gym, if that is where you like to workout.
These features are ones that you should make sure are included in any software package you wish to purchase. Many websites allow you to try the fitness program free for thirty days and download it to your computer.
Posted on July 6, 2019
We have all heard health organisations and fitness trainers give cautionary warnings about the effects of alcohol on our health and fitness. If your goal is weight loss then alcohol is counter-productive to your goal. I may be stating the obvious here but it is worth reminding everybody that alcohol can literally sabotage all of your healthy eating efforts to strike out all that you are doing well with your training and clean eating.
Things you need to know about alcohol and your fitness goals.
- Alcohol is high in calories compared to protein and carbohydrates. Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram where as protein and carbohydrates contain 5 calories per gram.
- Calories from alcohol do not provide nutrition, and will not satisfy your hunger. This is the reason why it is easy to keep drinking once you are on a roll. It’s easy to get carried away with a drinking session once you start.
- Alcohol slows your fat burning. Putting it in layman’s terms your body will burn off all the alcohol you’ve consumed before it then turns to carbohydrates and fat.
- There is a direct correlation between higher Body Mass Index (BMI) results and excessive alcohol consumption. A recent study has shown that those with the lowest BMIs drank 3 to 7 times a week but only had on average 1 drink per drinking session. Those with higher BMIs drank less on average but had more drinks per session. (I.e. Binge drinking)
- Beer and wine contain a lot of carbohydrates in the way of sugar., which can lead
- to cravings and bloating. Mixed drinks are the worst of
- the lot, as they contain all sorts of added sugar and
- Just like so called low-fat foods, “low-carb” or “zero-carb” alcoholic drinks are very much a gimmick targeted towards a health conscious market. Keep reading below for better choices for alcohol consumption.
Better choices for alcohol:
- Distilled liquor is technically a straight liquor and contain no carbohydrates. Where this option usually falls down is the mixer which tends to be a high sugar soda drink or high sugar juice option. If possible find a low sugar option to mix in with your spirits.
- Sipping wine instead of beer and high sugar cocktails has been shown to be the best option if you are wanting to partake in alcoholic drinks while on a diet or ongoing nutrition plan.
Alcohol is a big part of our culture and society. When consumed in moderation it helps us to relax and adds to a great social atmosphere with friends. I have personally seen people make the decision to switch to drinking a glass of wine instead of beer and mixed drinks with really good outcomes as far as weight loss results go.
If you are determined to drop some weight from your body it is a really good idea to abstain from alcohol for period of time. Once you have trimmed down and are training harder, then re-introducing alcohol in moderation (I.e. a glass of wine a few times a week) shouldn’t be a problem.