Archive for Motivation

Jul
24

A sitting posture that doesn’t kill

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Sitting kills your back.

That’s a bold statement. Is it true?

In 1982, researchers affiliated with the Cooper Institute in Dallas surveyed affluent individuals and their sitting habits.

The study confirmed that people who spent more than 23 hours a week sitting, watching TV or sitting in the office, had a 64% percent greater chance of dying from heart disease. One take-away is that less activity burns fewer calories.

But why does sitting kill your back?

 

The scoop on disc pressure and pain

 

If you understand how the discs work between the vertebras of your spine, you will easily understand what happens to your discs when you sit more then 8+ hours per day. Look at this chart below.

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You often hear that it is very difficult, hard, or undoable to have a strong, happy, vibrant body at any age.

But if you really listen to the person making this statement, you will hear disappointment, lack of commitment and know-it-all statements. As a weight loss coach, I hear something else: I hear that person saying, “How did this happen again?”

Commitment goes down, weight goes up, you go and throw in the towel. This is why, with my Natural Weight Loss Programs I don’t promote quick fixes (never will), but rather strategies that you can implement to conquer hunger, weight gain and a activity program that is beyond the gym.
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Jun
14

The Forgotten Part of Health

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There’s more to being healthy than just fat loss, toning muscles and eating right.

The part of health that we forget is a plan for when we aren’t healthy. Read on because you can’t be without this information.

What happens to your quality of life when you’ve been in an accident and been seriously injured? By that I mean, you can’t breathe on your own, you can’t speak and you are unconscious.
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Do you like ice cream?

How about a cocktail by the pool?

Or a burger straight from the grill?

Summer starts June 21 at 1:56 pm. The parties will start. Pools wait for you to dive in. Sun chairs scream for you to lounge on them. And cocktails drizzle down your throat.

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Relaxing is good for the soul.

But what might be good for the soul is bad for your body.
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Are you like Kirstie Alley– painfully struggling with weight ups and downs?

We have seen her trim and strong in movies. Then, heavy and her body – large in tabloids. At one point, she joined Jenny Craig as a weight loss spokesperson. After her weight gain, weight loss and weight gain back again, she is in the news regarding her recent weight loss.
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woman_holding_scale_062409_mWonder why you’re not seeing the results you want? You’re probably making one (or more) of the following body boo-boos:

Mistake #1: Working out only with machines

Gleaming, high-tech machines make the gym look expensive and high-end. Truthfully, there’s a place in a workout for machines, but NOT when you’re trying to lose weight or burn fat. The problems with machines are that they alter your primal movement patterns. In fact, many of them restrict your range of motion. This is the last thing you need as you get older, because with the years, you lose flexibility, lean muscle tissue and balance. Restricting your range of motion means fewer muscles are activated and this means less fat burning. The limited range of motion also puts more strain on your joints, which can lead to pain and injuries.

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Apr
28

Fat-burning foods: Your Top 10 List

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Fat is on the rise.

Not just in children. When you age, your metabolism changes. It slo-o-o-ws.

After the age of 20, your metabolism slows down 2% every decade.  If you are in your 50’s, your metabolism has decreased by 6%. That means your fat burning capacity has diminished as well.

Although you may weigh the same, that doesn’t mean that you have the same body composition. If you weigh the same as you did 20 years ago, it means one of two things:

Your body fat has increased and you have lost lean muscle tissue (meaning you are not active) or your body fat is really the same (meaning you strength train).
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I want you to know upfront that I am going to share information with you that has been around for centuries but sorely neglected in our modern society and pharmaceutical industry.

Okay, I think most of you would agree that you  don’t nourish your body to the best of your ability on a daily basis, right?

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I mean, you get so caught up in comfort, laziness, and the attitude “I am going to be all right. I just do fine. I look great. I know it all.

Newsflash: If your body isn’t where you want it to be, and if you are not feeling at ease with the clothes that you wear or what you see looking back at you in the mirror when naked, then you need to face the reality that you are not taking care of yourself.

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Mar
16

The # 1 strategy to get summer lean

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The truth is out. Most people don’t succeed.

Last week’s blog entry was a bee sting to some of you. I mean, it hurt.

Unfortunately, for some it hurt so much to face facts. They didn’t like to be reminded that they needed to take care of their body. They discontinued their subscription.

I tell it like it is without the honey and sugar: My newsletters are all about motivation, advice, strategy, education and thorough, provocative information to help you in your quest for weight loss, youngevity, and longevity.

So, down to business again. Spring and summer are just around the corner. And soon the urge to trim and shape will be on the forefront; just when the winter coats are gone.

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Mar
05

Why some people succeed and some not!

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Ever gotten in an accident? Or perhaps diagnosed with a serious health issue? How about being stressed out by a job crisis, a money disaster or a break-up from a marriage, boyfriend or girlfriend?

Poof! And just like that, your fitness program goes down the drain. The pounds are pouring on, your friends don’t recognize you and you are feeling x*@! as ever. No way out?

The circle of downspin has started. Here are two cases that illustrate my point. Read More→

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