Burn More Fat

From Women’s Health, check out the link here for the details.

  1. Go to bed earlier
  2. Eat more protein
  3. Go organic. “Canadian researchers report that dieters with the most organochlorines (pollutants from pesticides, which are stored in fat cells) experience a greater-than-normal dip in metabolism as they lose weight, perhaps because the toxins interfere with the energy-burning process. In other words, pesticides make it harder to lose pounds.
  4. Stop sitting. “Missouri University researchers discovered that inactivity (4 hours or more) causes a near shut- down of an enzyme that controls fat and cholesterol metabolism.”
  5. Drink cold water. 
  6. Eat spicy-hot food.
  7. Eat breakfast.
  8. Drink caffeine for a metabolism jolt.
  9. Eat more fiber.
  10. Eat iron-rich food.
  11. Get vitamin D.
  12. Drink milk. (low fat, though…)
  13. Eat watermelon. “The amino acid arginine, abundant in watermelon, might promote weight loss, according to the Journal of Nutrition.”
  14. Stay hydrated.

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Weight Lifiting Boosts Metabolism for Hours

“..[U]nlike aerobic exercise, lifting has been shown to boost metabolism for as long as 39 hours after the last repetition. Similar findings have been noted for intervals, which are short, all-out sprints interspersed with periods of rest.

Read more: http://www.menshealth.com/mhlists/ab_strategies/Exercise_the_Right_Way.php#ixzz1C5Z9GRPp

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New Canadian Fitness Guidelines

…have been released this Monday!  Click here for the full article.

“The guidelines, released Monday, call for an hour a day of moderate to vigorous activity for children and teens ages 5 through 17. That doesn’t mean just strolling to school, but exerting themselves enough to sweat a little and breathe harder through activities like bike riding, skating or running around the playground.

At least three days a week, kids and youth should also engage in tougher exercise that makes them sweat and get out of breath, like running, swimming or rollerblading, the guidelines say.

Adults and seniors need 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity, or a total of 2.5 hours a week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more.

They are also advised to add muscle and bone-strengthening activities using major muscle groups at least twice a week.”

January 24, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Exercise, Health, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Vitaminwater Not Nutritious

Crazy.  Check out the article here.

“[C]onsumers would be surprised to find out their “nutritious” drink actually contained four to five teaspoons of added sugar.

The Vitaminwater label lists the amounts of specific medicinal ingredients in the beverage but only lists the presence of non-medicinal ingredients (like cane sugar and citric acid) and not how much has been added.

In reality, a 591 ml bottle of Vitaminwater contains about 33 grams of sugar, while a 355 ml can of Coke contains 39 grams”

January 20, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Health, Interesting Articles, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Canadians Don’t Get Enough Exercise

This article describes a study shows that Canadians do not get enough daily exercise. 

The Canadian government is coming up with updated physical activity guidelines in late January 2011.  Currently, to maintain a healthy weight you should get (as an adult) 60 minutes of activity each day.  That means heart-pumping, not just a stroll or standing.  To lose weight, that means 60 to 90 minutes of activity each day.

Canada’s Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active Living

Article: New exercise targets might scare Canadians

Canada’s Food Guide

January 19, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Exercise, Health, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Tricks To Suppress Your Appetite

Women’s Health came out with these tips on how to (healthily) suppress your appetite.  Click the link to see their reasoning.

  1. Protein with breakfast
  2. Eat potatoes (with skins)
  3. Eat healthy fats
  4. Exercise (actually suppresses appetite and also makes you think twice about eating unhealthily…takes a lot of work to burn off 200 calories, less than a chocolate bar)
  5. Eat grapefruit (my fav fruit, top fav foods with olives and cottage cheese)
  6. Smell peppermint (vanilla, green apple or banana)

January 19, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Health, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Work Out Sore Muscles?

From EverydayHealth.com:

Q: What are the rules for working out when you’re still really sore from the day before?
 A: You should NOT train a muscle that’s sore. The reason for this is that your body interprets exercise as stress; it’s during the recovery time when the real work is being done. Think of exercise as the architect and recovery as the builder. If you work a muscle too soon after a training session, therefore, you will just break it down.Also, you shouldn’t be sore for more than two days after a workout; if you are, you may have a slight injury or muscle strain. If this is the case, take it easy and give that muscle time to heal before training it again.

 -Jillian Michaels

I wonder how sore the contestants are on The Biggest Loser? They work out every day, no?

January 18, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Exercise, Health, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

9 Weight Loss Tips from Diabetes Community

EverydayHealth.com asked their Diabetes Community for their tips on weight management.  Click the link below to see their tips.

9 Weight Management Tips From Everyday Health Diabetes Support Members

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Intervals, 20 Minutes, Rev Up Metabolism

Exercise often and maximize your workout. Exercise revs up your metabolism and helps you achieve quicker weight-loss results. The level of commitment is entirely up to you, but do what you can, ideally working in some exercise every day. The most efficient way of exercising is to do intervals in which you alternate bursts of fast, intense activity with periods of slower and less-intense recovery. Doing interval walking outdoors or on a treadmill or elliptical, for example, for at least 20 minutes a day can help you shift your metabolism into high gear so that you can burn more calories and fat in less time. The key is to create a realistic exercise plan that you’ll be able to stick with. Alternating interval exercise with core-strengthening exercises on different days is best.

From South Beach Diet.

I do interval training.  I used to do steady state cardio, and then one day switched up one minute to a higher level.  So bike was at level 3, I switched to level 4 for a minute….came back down for another minute, up to 5 the next…and so on.  Sweated much more, and now I’m hooked!  Once you have given it a try, google “interval training” or “HIIT” and start a program!

January 17, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Exercise, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Fight Aging

This article gives a low-down on the hormones responsible for aging or the ones that help with graceful aging.  Bottom line, eat well and get good sleep consistently!

January 13, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Health, Interesting Articles. Leave a comment.

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