food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our
estimated 75 million dieters. Dieting has become an obsession.
But despite the 60 billion diet industry North Americans are
still over weight and obese. For this reason, one out of 2 people
die of heart disease each year.
body is a complex machine and, like any machine, it needs regular
maintenance to keep it working efficiently. Aside from daily
exercise, the body needs daily intake of fluid and food to provide
it with energy, to keep it healthy, and to help repair and renew
damaged cells. Three things we must understand to achieve fitness:
such as crunches, leg raises, and sit-ups are the LEAST EFFECTIVE
method of getting rid of stubborn stomach fat & love handles.
starts with good nutrition, hydration, relaxation and exercising
your core muscles from the inside out. These muscles lie deep
within the torso. They generally attach to the spine, pelvis
and muscles that support the scapula. When these muscles are
in good shape, they stabilize the the spine, pelvis and shoulders
and create a solid base of support. We are then able to generate
powerful movements of the extremities.
are foods that are promoted as "Health Foods" but
actually stimulate your body to hold onto excess belly fat.
have even discovered that some of these particular foods can
even produce a hormonal imbalance in your body that triggers
belly fat to resist burning and signals it to be stored excessively.
Avoid processed food with white sugar.
exercises is not the best way to lose body fat.
your waistline and toning your core muscles is important for
facilitating your balance and body movements. Recent properly
controlled scientific studies have revealed that people using
cardio-based workout routines lost significantly less body
fat compared to people who did mostly low intensive training
based circular routines.
Whatever your choice, weight training
to build muscle, aerobic fitness for the lungs and heart or
stretching exercises for flexibility, core training should the
first priority of your fitness plan. It is important to remember
that while exercising, you need to pay attention to your diet.
Depending on the length of your workouts, your diet will affect
the fuel used by your body. Your diet needs proteins, minerals,
vitamins, carbohydrates and plenty of water.
Disease (CVD) continues to be one of the leading causes of death
and morbidity among adult." - Canadian Association
of Cardiac Rehabilitation
Your Belly with our New Shape-Up Plan:
you're running a 10K race every weekends or learning the
ropes at work, you need to function at your peak potential.
But it's hard to keep your edge when you're feeling dull
and wiped out. Lack of energy may indicate a need to supplement
your diet and may lead to more serious health concerns.
can you shake that sluggish feeling? A quick fix from a
cup of coffee or a sugary snack won't last, but a natural
hydration and nutrition can. If you play sports or work
out, natural hydration and nutrition will give you an energy
boost, help build muscle tone and enhance utilization of
nutrients. Here is your plan:
Fresh water - 8 glasses
Fresh fruits - 5 different types
Fresh vegetables - dark green leaves, radishes,
tomatoes, potatoes, celery.
One portions of beans - soak and cook dried
One portion of rice - brown rice or Basmati
One portion of dairy products - yogurt, cheese,
Two portions of nuts - almonds, pecans, walnuts
back pain is said to account for more than $2.5 billion lost to
the British economy each year"
- The British Medical Journal
How To Make Healthy
your life you will have to make healthy decisions for yourself
and your family. The decisions you make will influence your fitness.
can be attained by combination of various things like proper diet,
exercise and mental power. As a result, we can achieve weight
loss, natural detoxification and manage arthritis, depression,
aging and overall well-being.
Various exercises like skipping, jogging, walking are done to
remain healthy. Then there are aerobics, yoga, Pilates and Core
Training which are very good for muscle tone up and general flexibility
of the body. Playing games is another way of attaining good health
injuries account for nearly 20% of all injuries and illnesses
in the workplace in North America." - The National Institute
for Occupational Safety and Health
needs regular physical activity. Along with a positive
attitude and healthy diet, your fitness level plays a
major role in how well you feel, what illnesses you avoid,
and how much you enjoy life.
focus on all the wrong types of exercises in the wrong combinations.
That will most likely just set you up for failure and years
more of a fat belly, bad posture and back problems. Maintaining
a healthy life style can start at any age. Once you learn
to free yourself from the poisonous addictions of junk food
and artificial drinks, you can work towards your fitness
goals and you can prevent diseases, injuries and remain
lowers your risk of premature death and death caused by heart
is the result of a healthy body and a discipline mind.
helps you maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints.
reduces your risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure,
colon cancer, and osteoporosis.
is not a chore it is Life.
Fitness helps you maintain a healthy body
improves your mood, relieves stress, and promotes a sense
weight and lack of basic abdominal strength put extra stress on
the lower back; back injuries are still the second leading cause
of work absenteeism."
- The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health