Let’s face it will no one wants to be termed “obese.” Everyone is keen to look fit and healthy – and one of the prime areas in the body where everyone wants to be slim and in shape is the belly area. Nonetheless, belly fat is a common problem, and stubborn fat is what resides around your midsection. It’s a combination of insulin resistance and high sugar consumption. If you are a person who is worried about belly fat, then read on as we tell you some top 10 strategies to burn body fat and be in shape.
The lower belly is sensitive to fat accumulation. If you are growing fat in any order, it is the belly that will expose you generously. Some people are obsessed with looking “shapely” to don’t mind starving to reduce body fat. To fast for hours, take foods irregularly, and use different medications that promise to burn away fats and calories are harmful and unhealthy processes. Such measures do little to...
Planning Your Fitness Program
QUOTE: Whenever I feel like exercising, I lie down until the feeling passes.
- Robert Maynard Hutchins
You need to establish a plan of attack for your training regime.
Unless you know what you are going to do next, you are liable to start floundering around and miss workouts or worse still, give up altogether.
The best way to decide on a training process is to prepare a program that is designed to achieve the results that you are after and fit in with your lifestyle.
If you devise a fitness program that is complementary to your lifestyle, you are more likely to continue doing it and getting the benefits you require.
If you work particular hours at a job, then you need to know that you will have the free time to exercise without it...
Tips to Better Sleep: The Importance of Sleep
While many consider fitness and nutrition to be the two-headed dragon when it comes to peak health and performance, we tend to forget about the third - sleep.
A quality sleeping regimen is of the utmost importance, if not more important, than regular exercise and proper nutrition. Without a good night's rest, you immediately increase the risks of experiencing negative side-effects like poor-performance, slower cognition, mood swings, hormone fluctuation, weight gain, depression, and more!
An improved sleeping regimen can provide immediate benefits! And the best part of it's FREE...think about that!
In today's digital age, workaholics and the "grind-life" are often put on a pedestal. All of this can lead to nagging ailments such as neck pains, headaches, skin changes, itching, recovery from exercise, behavior, and a hard time focusing on work. These problems can lead to poor sleep cycles, lack of rest and recovery, and, ultimately -...
A dream turns into a goal when actions are taken to achieve it. Successful ABC's of goal setting strengthen your self-trust as well as self-esteem. You need a perspective with a positive mind.
The ABCs of goal setting is simple if you can think SMART: Be Specific with a Measurable goal that is Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound.
Start with what you want: "I want to be with my family for more hours this year."
Figure out the measurable proofs that will help you reach your goal: "We will have a fun activity and family meetings each week."
What you have to do to achieve your goal: "Selected family member nominates family activity every week; all should be ready and able to get involved."
Goal setting typically starts with wishful thinking. You have to turn the thinking into a concrete action plan, and that's what makes it a goal!
Make your goal right. In addition to being specific and achievable, a good...
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of obese Americans continues to rise. In fact, 30 percent of adults over age 20-more than 60 million people are obese, which means they are 30 pounds overweight and have a BMI, or body mass index (a measure of body fat), of more than 30.
Obesity Is On The Rise
One of the goals of the National Institutes of Health is to reduce obesity among adults by more than half by the year 2025. However, current data suggests that the situation is getting worse. Due to rising rates of childhood obesity, life expectancy for the average American could decrease by two to five years over the next few decades unless major efforts are made to slow down the rising rates of obesity.
What's more, obesity is a risk factor for heart disease and other serious health complications:
* Obesity is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol....
Sports drinks and energy drinks have become popular substitutes for water. They are sold in almost every grocery store, department store, and pharmacy. Sports drinks are advertised in most sports magazines and all sports television.
But what about the controversy of sports drinks vs water? Which is better?
Gatorade is one of the most universally known sports drinks and is available in different colors and flavors that will satisfy most taste buds. Other sports drinks are on the market have differing amounts of electrolytes and additives. All reportedly improve athletic performance.
In 1965 a group of specialists from the University of Florida began pioneering sports drinks to encourage their athletes to fight tired muscles without performance-enhancing drugs. What they found is that athletes who used sports drinks became dependent upon them. The research found that after having used energy drinks 90 percent of athletes then preferred them to water after a tiring activity.
Have you ever walked into a hot wings restaurant and scoffed at how ridiculous it must be to try the really hot flavors? I mean, who in their right mind would want to eat something that hot?
What if we told you that spicy food could actually help you to lose weight?
Oh, we have your attention now, don't we?
Spicy food, especially peppers, contain an active ingredient called capsicum - and this ingredient has been shown on multiple occasions to help your body burn more fat and assist you in weight loss.
See how spicy food can help you lose more weight...
Spicy Food Raises The Body's Thermogenic Effect
Perhaps the most obvious way that spicy food helps you lose weight is that it causes a natural reaction that contributes to weight loss.
Think back to a time where you had eaten something spicy - did it make you sweat, heat up your body, and perhaps even cause you to run around the house looking for water? This, in many cases, is known as the thermic effect of food.
You often exercise, eat healthily, and think that your chances of getting cancer are slim, right? Well, there are other factors at play when it comes to cancer. Xenoestrogens are placing your health at risk, and most products you use may contain this harmful chemical.
In this article, I will shed light on this scary new health risk and share smart tips that you can use to protect yourself and your family from the disastrous effects of xenoestrogens.
Xenoestrogen is an artificial hormone, which mimics the female sex hormone estrogen. The primary sources of these synthetic hormones are man-made and artificially added. If you think that your blood doesn't contain these fake hormones, think again. According to a recent study, xenoestrogens in your diet may be causing your estrogen levels to be up to 90% more than expected.
Since Xenoestrogen mimics estrogen, it causes an excess of estrogen in the body....
One of the most important things to do when trying to get in shape is taking caution of your diet. This does not accept any time from your schedule, and you will feel much healthier when you eat the right foods in the right quantity.
One of the best ways to change your diet is to switch to an organic one. It is good to increase your dietary fiber and clean out your colon of all adverse weight loss inhibitors. This means that instead of eating refined or processed foods, you should eat whole grain foods like brown rice and whole-wheat bread. This has more fiber and less bad fats, such as trans fat and cholesterol.
You should also increase your input of protein, minerals, and vitamins. It is good to eat more fruits and vegetables and substitute red meat for fish and chicken. These meats have fewer calories and fat and still provide more protein.
One of the most important parts of changing your diet is to completely eliminate junk food. This will...
An Introduction To Nutrition Coaching
Nutrition coaching is all about making a healthy change for yourself. It helps you make the most of your well-being and address any underlying health conditions and concerns that may be worrisome.
Sound nutritional advice and coaching can help maintain and improve overall health while putting you in charge of your body's dietary and health needs. Here, every individual is considered unique, so there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach. Instead, there are multiple customized lifestyle/nutrition programs to encourage your personal development and individual transformation.
But why nutrition coaching?
My nutrition coaching is crucial because it emphasizes future goals. It is about being positive and proactive in achieving long-term success and spot opportunities as they come. With my nutrition coaching, you can create the future you want for yourself; you can focus on the essential things to you, explore different ideas, stimulate...