Thursday, February 19, 2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015
60. Get Hot in Bed
Working up a sweat in bed can burn more than 144 calories in just a half an hour. Having sex also reduces blood pressure and overall stress levels (and stress can lead to weight gain) . Need we say more?
61. Partner Up
A new study suggests we perform better on aerobic tasks like running and cycling when exercising with a partner . Hitting the gym with a friend, coworker, or family member can also increase accountability, so grab a buddy and try out some of our favorite partner exercises like medicine ball lunge-to-chest passes, and reach-and-touch planks.
Friday, February 6, 2015
We’ve already praised strength training, but it gets even better when you set yourself free. And by that, we mean step off the leg-press and start squatting with a pair of dumbbells. Working out with free weights can activate muscles more effectively, and as we’ve learned, muscle can torch calories.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
How satiated we feel a few hours after we eat depends not on how much we actually scarfed down but on how much we think we ate. It pays to pay attention to what we eat... it’s actually okay to eat with our eyes.
Emotional eating—essentially eating to make ourselves feel better (often when we’re sad or anxious)—can interfere with weight loss goals . But meditation—using techniques like muscle relaxation and achieving self focus—can help binge eaters become aware of how they turn to food to deal with emotions.
Monday, February 2, 2015
America is Not the greatest country in the world...anymore. It is sad how far we have fallen since my grandparents generation of the 1940's - 50's.
I was taught to strive for excellence. That failure is part of the process but not an option. I was instilled with drive and determination to do better, do more, and NEVER quit until you succeed. I was inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cory Everson, and many girls working out at my local gym growing up.
In our current culture it is frowned upon to be your best as you might expose someones else insecurity. We are not allow to keep score at sporting events for children, we are not allowed to have player of the year awards and now we are not allowed to wear sports bras in a gym.
Yes, you read correctly. I was told today by a employee at In-Shape Gym in Porterville, CA https://www.facebook.com/inshape that sports bras are not allowed. Remind you I have been lifting weights in gyms all over the United States since 1985, I also own a gym Hillcrest Fitness and I Chris Bruce am a Certified Personal Trainer.
It first angered and now really saddens me that someones insecurity has now come to effect me in my previously only sanctuary. Instead of being threatened by others take it as a challenge to improve.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Fad diets do not work; You might lose weight today, but how long do you keep it off? Education and adjusting your lifestyle with better choices can produce LIFE LONG results.
You DO NOT need special foods or pills. Everything can be purchased at your local grocery store and all exercise can be performed at home. Are you REALLY ready to make a changes?