Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My TOP fitness tips!

Surround yourself with people who are motivated and fit,
this will make it easier to motivate yourself.

Exercise in the morning,
it will kick start your metabolism, allowing you to burn calories all day long.

Many people believe the only way to loose weight is to do cardio.
Cardio is important but it’s only half of the equation. For a lean body, weights are essential. If you avoid weights because you’re afraid of getting bulky, then you’re missing out on one of the best fat-burning methods!

Diets will not work for a long term fat loss!
Fat loss can be achieved by adopting new nutrition and exercise habits that you can maintain for the rest of your life.

Do different workouts as often as possible!
If you don’t shake things up a bit, your muscles will adapt to routine because you are no longer challenging them and you will find it hard to see results.

Eat less processed food
Eating foods in their original form ensures that you consume more nutrients and less preservatives.

To burn fat and prevent your body from putting it back on
you need to eat balanced small meals every 2-3hours.

Eat fat to loose fat,
when you eat small amount of HEALTHY fats ie. avocado, flax seed oil, fish oil, olive oil, nuts etc you are more likely to get lean than if you avoid them.

We need FIBER in our diet because,
it stimulates the digestive tract and helps it work efficiently, slows down carbohydrate absorption & helps with weight management.

My Top 10 healthy foods:
Oatmeal, egg whites, vegetables, beans, brown rice, fresh fruit, low fat dairy products, chicken, lean meat, fish.

Do not over eat when you’re bored or feeling down
Go for a walk, call a friend, go shopping or go have a big workout!

Work out more and diet less!
Muscles give your body form and shape, without working out and eating correctly you will not gain muscle.

Make sure to stretch
Stretching relieves tension in your joints and muscles. It keeps you flexible and alleviates stress. You should not skip stretching

Don’t skip breakfast!
You will just slow down your metabolism and send the body into “starvation mode” because you’re going a long period of time frequently 8 -14 hours without food!

No amount of working out is going to help if your not drinking enough water!
Water helps you burn calories, digest fat and detoxify your system

To stay fit in the long run,
you should perform regular maintenance on your body, just as you would with your car!


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