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Three Fitness Tips for Summer

Summertime provides a variety of excellent opportunities for a person to develop effective fitness and exercise regimens. The fact is that there are a number of effective opportunities a person interested in improving his or her health can take advantage of during the summertime.

Take Advantage of Pools

A person does not need to be an adept swimmer to take advantage of a pool as part of an effective exercise program. The fact is that a person can walk and undertake other types of exercises in a pool. The added resistance provided by the water makes pool-based exercising more effective. In addition, water resistance lessens the negative impact certain exercises potentially can have on joints and bones.

Swimming is also an ideal form or exercise. If a person has not particularly learned how to swim, summer is a perfect time to do so. Taking this step is both enjoyable and a great way to get or stay in shape.

Walking – It’s Fundamental

During the warmer months of summertime, an basic and essential fitness tip that must not be overlooked is walking. The reality is that walking not only burns calories, it also reduces stress and provides both strength and aerobic exercise. A person can set aside time each day to take a 30 minute walk or can incorporate walking into his or her daily routine. For example, rather than drive to the market to pick up a few items, a person can walk.

Weight Loss Camp for Adults

A person who struggles with taking weight off (or keeping it excess weight off) may want to consider heading to an adult weight loss camp. So-called fat camps for adults provide men and women the chance to lose weight and develop healthy eating and exercise habits, with other like minded people, in pleasant environments. The fact is that many people have been able to take excess weight off (and keep it off) by attending a fat camp when nothing else has worked for them in the past.

Weight loss camps come in a number of different forms. In the end, there is likely to be a camp alternative to meet the specific needs of any particular individual seeking to effectively lose and then maintain a health weight. There are some that are structured rather like resort spays where participants check in for a period of time (oftentimes a week). At the other end of the spectrum, there are weight loss camps for adults through which a person participates in activities one day at a time.

Tips to Avoid Losing all Progress on a Cheat Day

Thank God it’s Friday? More like thank God it’s cheat day! For those of us on a diet, a cheat day is like a warm, steamy shower after being stuck outside all day in windy, bitter-cold weather. But it’s true that there can be too much of a good thing, so we’ve come up with 3 tips to help you get it just right!

Make Your Cheat Day Equal 1 Cheat Meal

This is the most effective way to ensure you don’t go overboard on a cheat day. The concept of a cheat day should really just be 1 cheat meal. If all of your meals in a cheat day are junk food, you’re seriously hurting your diet progress, which I will explain in more detail in a little bit.

Schedule your cheat meal after your most difficult task of the day. That way you are earning a reward, the cheat meal, and you will feel proud of yourself for earning it. If you can, avoid having the cheat meal early in the day. It’s much harder to avoid eating junk all day if you start your day by eating junk.

Do Some Calorie Math

“This is my cheat day, why am I worrying about math!?” Well, it’s important for you to see just how much damage you can do with a full-on cheat day. Numbers are the best way to show some facts about dieting.

Example: You are trying to lose 2 pounds a week. If you go 1500 calories overboard on your cheat day, you are setting yourself back by 3 days! That’s almost half a week!

The math behind it:

Losing 2 pounds a week = a 1000 calorie deficit per day.
Going 1500 calories over= a 1.5 day setback
THEN, you need 1.5 days to get back to where you started.
Total time lost = 3 Days

Join a Group with Similar Goals

A group of like-minded people will offer you a lot more support and knowledge than you could achieve on your own. Some examples include: a fat loss group at the gym, an adult fat camp, or even an online forum. Something like a fat camp for adults will educate you on all your nutritional needs, and the people there trying to lose fat, like you, will help you summon the willpower to avoid overindulging on your favorite junk food.

You may be a little upset that this article has told you that you can’t eat whatever you want on a cheat day, but trust us, it will help you succeed in the long run. Getting the body of your dreams requires discipline, and after learning these 3 tips, you are now equipped to indulge responsibly!

Healthy People Living Tips

Staying healthy and within recommended weight parameters, for some, is about elusive as catching a leprechaun. Some of us simply cannot stay committed to healthy lifestyle choices. Whatever the reason or cause may be, those of us who are overweight or unhealthy are often miserable and in need of help, guidance, or motivation. Though most people need to discover their own motivation, below are perhaps a few healthy person strategy tips in staying healthy.

First, healthy people do not over eat; simple as that. Over eating is perhaps the number one reason most people find themselves in battling a weight crisis. There are certain reasons a person may find themselves overweight which are out of their control, but those reasons are few and far between. So, with this in mind, not overeating is 100% in the control of the person trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. “In your control” means you make the decision if you are going to ‘win’ that day’s caloric intake, or eat your way past it.

Healthy people find time to get their cardio training in at least 3-times a week, but usually more. Doing cardio does not have to take hours or be performed only in a gym. 30-minutes is all one needs and can be performed inside or outside. There are many quick home cardio workout routines out there; we won’t bore you with another.

After reading the above, you are probably thinking “that’s it, that’s all the information you have for me?” Yes, that’s it, diet and exercise. There are no magic pills to take and no piece of exercise equipment that will whip you into shape without having to perform physical exercise. There are no 3-day “fixes” or miracle cleanses that will have you keeping weight off. Along these same lines, healthy people don’t necessarily have to eat grass and wheat germ five meals a day in order to stay thin.

With this in mind, healthy people do not make a lot of excuses when it comes to their diet and exercise goals. Does these sound familiar: “I’m too tired to exercise” or “I don’t have time, I’ll just grab fast food,” healthy people still say these things, but far less than unhealthy individuals.

Sorry we don’t have any magic solutions or miracle cures for creating a healthy lifestyle; unfortunately none exist. The only solution to such problems is stick with it and treat each healthy choice you make as a little ‘win’ for the day. Just make sure you have more wins than losses.

How to Recover From a Diet

There is no denying it, dieting can take a toll on your body. While most feel happy about losing weight, there is that nagging feeling you don’t feel as well as you think you should. When dieting our bodies are adjusting to what is the new ‘normal.’ Some dieters have noted they have similar symptoms of going through withdraw, only not as intense. Before you get your hopes up, this is no reason to not start a diet if you are overweight. These short term, and harmless, symptoms will not have permanent effect on your body like years of obesity will. Below are a few suggestions which may ease you to getting back on with your life.

1. A successful diet, depending on how much you need to lose, will take a few months. Fad diets, like the “Supermodel Diet” or the “Air Diet” are not proper diets and should not be considered. Real diets limit the number of calories you take in, not eliminate them all together. With this in mind, once you reach your goal it is important to keep the pounds off. One of the many complaints dieters have is the fact they are always hungry. Once you stop your diet people start eating larger meals to stop being hungry. The solution to this water; lots and lots of water. Easier said than done. After all, who wants to drink glass after glass of tasteless water? Water can curb hunger pains until next your meal and will rehydrate your body.

2. Diets usually have you following strict regiments of what you can eat and when you can eat it. If you are not doing so already, try eating six or seven small meals during the course of your day. If this is not for you, and you prefer three meals, just know you will be more likely to snack on food in-between. If so, be sure to pack healthy snacks to take to work which are high in protein with some carbs to keep you going. Protein will give you energy while the carbs will hopefully make you feel full.

3. If you haven’t done so already, start exercising. Be sure to start slow until you are accustomed to your new weight. For best results, mix equal parts of cardio and strength training. Doing so will allow you to eat more calories while hopefully not seeing any weight gain. Now, don’t get us wrong, “more calories” does not mean you get to go wild on a box of doughnuts. It simply means if you are eating the appropriate amount of calories, but are burning more than you take in through exercise, you can and should replace them. Having a negative 1,000 calorie day is not healthy. Good luck and stick with it. Goals are earned through hard work and dedication.

Four No-Cost Exercises to Boost Energy for the Out of Shape

Each and every one of us has a little voice in our head that tells us to exercise more and eat less. Sometimes we listen; sometimes we simply reach for that half eaten quart of ice cream in the freezer. Regardless of the volume of our inner health conscious, we all could benefit from more energy in order to enjoy our lives. Obviously our diet and exercise levels dictate our energy levels. Simply put, the better your diet and exercise routine, the more energy you will have. In case you are having troubles maintaining your energy level, try these four no-cost exercise tips which may give you a little boost.

1. First, you may want to start with a simple routine. If you have not exercised in a while, start with an “intense” walk. Yes, calling a walk “intense” may seem a bit ridiculous. Intense simply means pushing yourself a little further than you are comfortable with. If you are used to walking a half mile a day during a normal day, push yourself to walk three-quarters of a mile during a continuous session. Such a walk for an out of shape person will have them sleeping soundly at night and invigorated in the morning.

2. If you are unable to walk due to health reasons or weather, make sure your home exercises target your large muscle groups. Your upper legs, or thighs, is a great muscle group to target. Squats or walking-lunges are a great exercise to start with. The best part about these exercises is that you don’t need any special equipment. Simply using your own body weight for these exercises will boost your energy.

3. Once you want to increase your challenge level, start running/jogging at your comfort level. A great method to employ is via running ‘post-to-post.’ This means finding a street with evenly spaced land marks, like telephone poles or mailboxes, and incorporating a run between every other landmark. This is a great method and will give your heart a well-deserved workout as it boots your energy.

4. Lastly, and this last suggestion could actually save you money, start eliminating those services you pay for and start doing them yourself. This can include eliminating lawn services and paying for car washes. Yes, doing these choirs is time consuming, but when you are considering your health and energy, you should make time.

Energy levels should never be taken for granted as you won’t miss it until it is gone.

Three Tips to Take Action on Your Weight Loss Dreams

Weight loss is a multi-billion dollar industry, we all know that. Companies make these dollars from selling specialty drinks, pre-packaged foods, creams, pills, dangerous fad diets, books, magazines, etc. etc. The biggest fear this industry faces is that everyone will realize the only true way to lose weight, and keep it off, is with a proper diet and exercise. With this in mind, how does one take action on achieving their weight loss dreams? Consider attempting the three ideas below and see what happens before you go on your vegan, cave-man, non-carb, spinach & grapefruit cleanse “diet”.

1. Think of your body as a slow burning camp fire and food as the fuel your body needs to keep the fire burning. If you do not place enough fuel into the fire, it goes out. You need to start listening to, and discovering what exactly, your body needs to keep the fire burning efficiently. If your body needs 1,300 calorie a day to survive, only eat 1,300 calories. If you exercise often, the fire will need more fuel to keep going.

2. Once you figure out the amount of fuel you need, do not keep your fire burning with garbage as fuel. If you have ever smelled burning trash, you know exactly what we mean. Cut back on sugar, salt, and fat. Easier said than done, we know. A more plausible, and perhaps less evasive, way of doing this is to cut out soda and sugary juices from your diet completely. Take the salt shaker off the table. Purchase a large box of those non-calorie sugar substitute packets to put in your coffee. On that note, drink your coffee without adding cream. Place a days’ worth of pre-cut raw vegetables (carrots, green peppers, celery, green onions, etc.) into your refrigerator. When you find yourself reaching for a snack, eat the fresh/crisp vegetables instead. These little steps may seem minor, but you can easily cut out over 5,000 calories from your diet in a week just by taking these steps.

3. Increase the intensity of your fire with regular exercise. Participating in 30-minutes of cardio exercise each day will keep your fire burning for years to come. Join a gym, attend an adult weight loss camp, play basketball with your kids, do something each day to keep your fire burning red hot.

Sorry for the ‘fire’ analogy, but a lot of people treat their body with an “I don’t bother it, it doesn’t bother me” mentality. Once you start thinking of it as a fire you depend on survival, you will start thinking twice about what you put into it.

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How to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

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