Saturday, March 31, 2012
Post-Workout "Treats"Plenty of people love their low intensity workouts and botanical garden strolls because they believe it is justification to reward themselves with "food treats" or trips to the local coffee shop for those ice blended milkshakes masquerading as coffee. Now, if you have an IQ over 80 and the Internet, it should take only a few seconds to figure out you didn't burn off nearly as many calories as you're consuming in your 800-calorie Mocha Bomb
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Jogging with Your Dog or Your Child
It is doubtful that your pup likes being dragged along the side of the road because you're too lazy to both walk your dog and workout properly. Canine companions are usually less than co-operative, and the jogs often turn into exercises of futility. Running with an improperly trained or ill-suited dog is just plain foolish, the only thing sillier is jogging with your child. Just because they make "sport" strollers doesn't mean you should sprint your newborn around the neighbourhood in one.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Far too many people will run a marathon just for the sake of saying they've run a marathon in their lifetime. After finally crossing the finish line and collecting the medal you might ask them when they are going to run another and they usually respond by looking at you like you're crazy! A few months later they've quit working out for good and are back where they started. Running one marathon does not give you a lifetime of fitness credibility. A lifetime of fitness credibility takes a lifetime of fitness.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
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Counting you chickens publicly
Deciding to start a routine is not an accomplishment and yet everyday people seemingly make Facebook posts to boast about starting one. Posts like "Starting boot camp today!!!!" are soon followed by a torrent of "Likes" from friends and congratulatory comments. This is soon followed with another update to the effect of "Day 2 and I Am. SORE!" Now this charade might go on for a few more days, but soon enough it is forgotten and their bodies are still doughy.
Quit congratulating yourselves on starting and actually go finish the work, then let us give you an unsolicited 'thumbs up' -- on the results.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Gimmicks & Fad Weight Loss Diets
Despite their notable ineffectiveness, Fad Diets & Gimmicks are so popular that they have become a multi-billion dollar industry. Would Charles Atlas have used "Four Minute Abs," the "No Sweat Workout" or any other gimmicky product to stay in shape? Or, would he have just lifted some heavy balls, run and pulled some tension cords? Is it that hard to turn a 4 minute workout into a 40 minute one? Is sweat that bad? Any gimmicky products that costs three easy instalments of MYR19.99 probably won't change your life or your body.
Friday, March 2, 2012
If you’re in the market for dropping some weight, you may want to grab a pal who’s also looking to toss their spare tyre
Individuals who work out with a partner who’s also trying to lose weight tend to see more success with their weight loss compared to working out with a partner who merely intends to stay in shape, says a recent study published online in the journal Obesity.
In the study, researchers analyzed the results of more than 3,300 participants in a 12-week online weight loss competition that focused on three different divisions: weight loss, physical activity, and pedometer steps. The subjects competed in groups ranging anywhere from 5 to 11 members. The individuals who had a greater percentage of teammates whose main goal was to lose weight were more likely to shed at least 5 percent of their initial body weight, says Tricia Leahey, Ph.D., lead study author and researcher with The Miriam Hospital’s Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center.