Tired of the gym? Try working out in water!

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You’re at the beach, or just tired of working out in the gym, or just looking for a new and refreshing way to get or stay in shape moving in water may be for you. Because it’s low impact and can easily be tailored to match your abilities, everyone from athletes to seniors can benefit from water exercise. Working out in the water can be a great way to gain cardiovascular stamina, improve strength and flexibility, enhance body contours, increase circulation, rehabilitate healing muscles, and control weight. Taking Advantage of Water You’re relieved of 90 percent of your body weight…

THE IMPORTANCE OF PSYCHOLOGY FOR YOUR (FIT) GOALS

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The why behind #body #mind #psychology Start going to the gym a few times a week, walk more, don’t eat crappy food, control your portions, drink more water, etc. We all have a basic idea of what we should be doing, don’t we? So why don’t we actually do it? Bookshelves, websites, and infomercials are full of the hottest new diet and training programs that are finally going to get you results. Reality-check: it is not the diet or training programs that are the problem — it is you. There’s a disconnect between your #mind and #body. And #psychology is…

PORTION CONTROL FOR LOSING WEIGHT

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One of the major factors that can help you to achieve your weight loss goals is proper portion control. The crucial thing to realize as you attempt to manage your weight is that your weight is a direct function of the number of calories that you ingest through food and drink as compared with the number of calories that you burn off. You can burn off calories through normal activity and bodily functions as well as exercise. By adjusting these input and output levels, you’ll adjust whether you gain, lose or maintain your weight. How Portion Control Helps to Lose…

LOSING WEIGHT WITH FIBER

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Eating a balanced diet that is high in fiber (21-38 g per day) has been shown to be effective in weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight. There are many reasons why a high fiber diet helps with weight loss; understanding the benefits of fiber and knowing how to get enough fiber in your diet will help you hit your weight loss goal in no time. Below are some tips about how fiber can help you lose that extra weight and keep it off. High Fiber Food Make You Feel Full High fiber foods help you feel fuller for a…

Importance Of Drinking Water

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There are many reasons why it is important to drink water, especially if you’re trying to lose weight: • Initial weight loss is largely due to loss of water, and you need to drink an adequate amount of water in order to avoid dehydration. • The process of burning calories requires an adequate supply of water in order to function efficiently; dehydration slows down the fat-burning process. • Burning calories creates toxins (think of the exhaust coming out of your car), and water plays a vital role in flushing them out of your body. • Dehydration causes a reduction in…

Eating to lose weight

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Want to lose weight? You may think the answer is simply to eat less. Wrong. The solution is all in the eating. Based on food cures and studies of RDA If you can manage to ignore the siren song of ever-present vending machines and fast-food joints, there’s good news: You can eat enough to feel full, without taking in too much fat or too many calories. In a study of 38 common foods, researchers found that high-protein and high-fibre foods were much more satisfying than high-fat foods. Cakes, cookies and other fatty foods were the least satisfying, which may account…

7 Tips to Keep Your Fat Percentage Healthy

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Where you store your fat is, unfortunately, not entirely in your hands. Some women have more fat on their hips, others around their waist. Stimulating local fat loss by, for example, doing many sit-ups, is not possible. Therefore, a slim waist starts with a healthy weight / healthy fat percentage. TIP 1: A HEALTHY FAT PERCENTAGE The quickest way to figure out if your waist size is acceptable is by measuring it with a tape measure: a waist size greater than 88 cm (35 inches) indicates obesity. TIP 2: REPLACE ALL REFINED PRODUCTS FOR WHOLE WHEAT PRODUCTS A 2009 study,…

Why Diets DON’T Work

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Conventional and traditional fad diets usually do not work. Calorie-counting diets, the ‘point system diet’, and even the high-protein foods diet with no carbs: these will all fail you! Even worse, most of them are tedious, pointless, and downright dangerous to the body. Sure, they might help you to lose some weight in a few weeks, or even in a few months. In the long run, though, you won’t be able to continue with these fad diets – ultimately, you will gain the weight back, and you won’t do your body any favors. Fad diets operate by restricting you, and…