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Never give up!!

I had someone post this video on my facebook page and had to share it with everyone. Hopefully no matter what is happening in your life, you can continue to do your best and still achieve great things.Here is the link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=kZlXWp6vFdE

Break these habits for a healthy heart

Eating healthy and moving more can help prevent heart disease, but that is not everything that you need to be doing in order to keep your heart strong. Check out this link and see if you have a habit of doing some of these unhealthy heart habits.http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth/worst-habits-your-heart

Why do I need to exercise to lose weight?

Exercising allows your body to burn more calories. This can also be achieved by simply moving more through your daily activities . You do not necessarily need to jump on a treadmill and run for an hour, 7 days a week. You simply need to move more and watch what you eat. If your calorie allotment is 1500, you need to make sure you are burning more than 1500 calories to achieve your weight lose goal.

Why are so many people still so carb cautious?

Only because they don't know the difference between good and bad carbs. Carbs overall are not as important, from an energy supply standpoint, for the average adult as they are for athletes or active exercisers. From a health standpoint, carbs such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains are very important and should make up 40-60% of the diet depending...

What should I do if I find exercise boring?

Make it fun! Find something that you find enjoyable and do it. Exercising and getting healthy doesn't need to be boring. I personally do not like to run just to run. In order for running to be fun for me, I need a ball involved. So that is why I incorporate soccer, basketball, volleyball, etc. into my running program.

Is there such a thing as too much cardio?

Yes, doing too much cardio to soon can cause you to injure yourself and overtrain. If you injure yourself and overtrain, this can prevent you from reaching your goal. You need to determine your goal and then plan accordingly. If you are unsure how much cardio you need to perform based on your fitness level, consult a fitness professional so they can do a cardio assessment to determine where your fitness level is at. Once they get this information, they can create a cardio program that is safe and progressive so you can reach your goal in a safe manner.

Thyroid disease

Thyroid problems such as hypothyroidism can cause you to be tired a lot, which means you will be less active and burn less calories throughout the day. So once you have been cleared by a physician, seek out a fitness professional that is familiar with your condition that can create a program that works best for you.

No pain no gain

The saying "no pain no gain" is not true. The " biggest loser" reality show is not reality and a lot of participants after the show gain the weight back. Who has the time to live on a ranch without working and without their family for several months? Incorporating healthy lifestyles in your daily routine need to be realistic. Slow progressive changes to your lifestyle will keep you motivated and less stress rather than trying to change things all at once.

How can I exercise if I don't like the gym?

You do not need a gym to be healthy and reach your fitness goals. First thing you need to do is find something you find enjoyable. If you do not enjoy a physical activity, chances are you will not continue to do it over time. Once you find something you like to do that requires you to move and get your heart rate up, you will continue to do it and slowly become more active in your daily life. If you have a family try to incorporate some things you can do as a family that is active.

Tips to prevent the dreaded weight gain over Thanksgiving

Use a smaller plate, bowl and cup (this will allow you to eat all the good food, but be able to control your portion size, which will allow you to consume a lot less calories.) Slow down. Don't eat fast. When you eat fast you consume more calories. Eating slow allows your stomach to communicate with your brain that you are full, which will help you consume less calories.
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