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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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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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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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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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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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fitBorn that way?

They say that under the age of 30 you wear the face that you are born with. And over the age of 30, you have that face that you created.

And that may also be true about our bodies.

Just look at this generation of women, most of whom are role models for many of us.
Each of them found her own personal diet, nutrition and stress management program in order to stay active, maintain youngevity and increase longevity.

Each one is great, so we couldn’t decide how to rank them! In no particular order, here are the top 15 female celebrities with the best bodies over 40:
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awls_cover-blogI couldn’t be more thrilled.

I am finally announcing the release of my upcoming book,  Alpine Weight Loss Secrets – The Natural Way to Look 5, 10, Even 20 Years Younger.

If you want an effective guide that has been proven effective for natural weight loss and age loss, this is it.

Each chapter reveals secrets, strategies, information and exercises that you can do with minimal effort to get maximum results. You don’t need high-tech gadgets, gyms or any expensive yet enticing super foods.

Injured? Not a problem.

I give you strategies on how to reverse them with natural approaches and my AAE secret. No, there won’t be any injections, medication, or surgeries required. Yet, your results will be outstanding and wildly successful, as proven with my clients, who have undergone  meniscus operations on both knees and who are today  active and 100% pain free now. Read More→

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breathe11Go into any gym and pay attention to the breathing of exercisers. You’ll see people with their mouths open, out of breath and gasping for air.

Let’s step back and analyze proper breathing for exercise.

Activity raises your heart rate and your muscles cells need oxygen, which is exchanged through the lungs. When you increase your activity, it makes sense that you need more oxygen to meet the demands of your working body. And breathing supplies oxygen the needed oxygen.

You have two options to get your oxygen intake. One is through your mouth and the second is through your nose. One would think that there is no difference how oxygen is supplied. Yet there is.

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(Read to the end of this blog and win)

When it comes to weight loss, longevity and/or a youngevity program half of the battle is getting
started. The other part is to stay on a program.

That’s why I have created the “Look, Learn, Do” Newsletters that correlate with the 14-day
nutritional and exercise programs.

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