It’s 2019, and you might just need to lose a few pounds like most of us. Here are six and a half weight loss tips that could help you start the New Year off right.
Our fitness industry has bred an unfortunate obsession with “doing more” in the gym. I’m sure you’ve witnessed this pattern of thinking. Whether it’s someone proudly posting about their two-a-day workout routine, talking about how many group exercise classes they took during the week (or even day), or bragging about how much time they spend in the gym during a typical session…it’s a widespread belief that you have to spend a lot of time working out to see results. Here's why it's not a bad thing to optimize gym time and get on with the rest of your day.
Before I upset anyone, I want to note that running can be a really effective step toward successful weight loss. However, it’s important to know how it also can prevent weight loss and ultimately cause you to give up on your fitness regimen altogether.
Almost no one can disagree with the statement that fruits are good for you. They contain essential nutrients, can strengthen your immune system and give you energy. Fruits are instrumental in improving your health and should be a staple in your everyday diet. But there are some important things to remember when deciding which healthy fruits are best for you. And keep in mind that despite how healthy fruit can be, the calories can add up and wreak havoc on a diet.
If you want to improve your speed, whether you’re an athlete or simply want to boost your overall conditioning, it’s crucial to integrate plyometrics into your weekly training program. Plyometric exercises involve explosive movements, like sprinting, bounding and jumping. They work several muscles at once and help to maximize force production. And they can suck, both literally and figuratively! If you’ve ever done plyometrics, you know how quickly the energy is sucked from your body, leaving you gasping for air and counting down the seconds until your training session is done. But there’s no arguing the effectiveness of plyometrics for making you a better athlete, more conditioned and faster!
Despite being one of the most popular pieces of gym equipment, the treadmill sometimes gets a bad reputation, especially in the running world. A lot of runners worry that treadmill running will impede their ability to perform their best on race day. However, treadmill training can make you a better runner. Let’s face it: Sometimes we aren’t able to go outside and hit the ground “running,” whether this is due to weather, time of day or travel.
One of the beautiful things about running is that you can typically start within a few seconds of walking out your front door. It’s convenient when you’re traveling or stuck without a gym and when you need to just blow off some steam. Running also helps you burn calories and build serious endurance.
Weight loss can be overwhelming. With so many rules out there telling you to “don’t eat this” and “don’t eat that,” it’s refreshing to know there are things that you can actually eat to help you achieve your weight loss goal!
Attention Weight Loss Challengers!
(And Those Interested in Nutrition!)
It’s difficult for most of us to eat the recommended amount of vegetables each day. Because let’s face it…veggies can be really boring! So how do you add more veggies into your diet?
Attention Weight Loss Challengers!
(And Those Interested in Nutrition)
There are many opinions about the ideal diet. But one thing I believe we all can agree on is that we will benefit by minimizing or completely eliminating processed foods in our diets.