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Today's Fitness/Health Tip : LOSING WEIGHT SAFELY

If you’re working on your New Year’s resolution to lose weight, be sensible. Stay away from fad diets and other plans that promise quick weight loss. While you may lose weight initially, these strategies are not effective for long-term weight maintenance, and some can be unsafe. Professionals recommend a safe rate of weight loss of 1/2 to 2 pounds per week. Be patient as you practice new behaviors that support healthy eating and active living. In time, you will achieve your healthiest weight.

5k Wounded Warrior Run

People! I need you to sign up for my 5k fundraising run to support Wounded Warriors. Proceeds from this will be given to the WTU. What better way to help those who have served our Country than to give to their recovery program? I look forward to seeing you there. The run will be 13 JUL 2013 in Monroe,NC. For further details,you can reach me here, or at keith@eldersfitness.net . Thank you, in advance, for your support.

DO YOU TRAIN IN THE MORNING?

 Like to get your exercise over and done with before your body wakes up and realizes what you are doing? Hey been there. But according to Javier Gonzalez Ph. D. you don't need to eat beforehand. People who skipped breakfast and trained in the morning burned 20% more body fat than when they preceded their training with food. "After an overnight fast, your blood has a high concentration of fatty acids that can be used for fuel" said Javier Gonzalez Ph. D.

Myofascial Release: Part 1

 

Vacay goal was to lose weight...we need to build muscle.

Good morning! At 5:00 AM this morning I had a panic email from a previous client.  She is spending a few weeks at the beach.  Her goal was to tend to fitness and drop a few pounds while getting a little R & R.  She is biking 20 miles every day and walking too.  Eating lean protein and salads.  It's been 3 weeks and she has lost 1lb.  Needless to say she is very disheartened. 

Getting Lean and staying Sane

If you have read any of my past blog posts, then you know that my preparation for the 2012 figure season was not a pleasant one.  Let me say this, however, before I begin discussing last season's prep and this season's prep: what I have and what I am about to share are my experiences unique to me.  I don't intend to say that all competitors react the same way to the "high protein/high fat/low carb" diet that is prescribed for many in this industry.  What I do intend is to share what I went through, what I did in the off season in order

Pilates

Counting from the age of exercise Pilates is on the younger side. Pilates was first created by Josef Pilates in the early 90's. In the beginning he created Pilates to help strengthen those who were injured laying in hospital beds. From there dancers were the first to take to the routine and concept of Pilates. Today it seems that everyone has heard of it, tried it or is participating in Pilates.

Welcome Summer

I Love Spring and Summer. The days and longer, the air is warmer. It's so wonderful. Here in Washington State the weather can be so wet and cold most of the year, it's hard to be motivated to do much of anything. But in the summer it's different. The time has come to ride bikes, swim, camp, hike and do all kinds of things outside. I love walking through the farmers market to see all the fresh fruits, vegetables and all the beautiful flowers and plants. My favorite thing to do in the summer is go to the beach.

Yoga for Travel: 2 Some suggestions

 I would like to begin with the same suggestion I did in the first part of this blog: If you have never done yoga before and/or you have an injury or physical condition currently, please talk to your health care provider before starting a practice. There are physical conditions that do require some modifications of yoga practice. 

3 BIG NUTRITION MYTHS

 We need to bust myths because of all the noise and confusion of what is good or bad for you. Here are my top 3. 1. Energy drinks are less harmful than soda- A 16-ounce can of Red Bull or Monster delivers as much as 280 calories of pure sugar, which is about 80 calories more than you’d find in a 16-ounce cup of Pepsi. Wow.
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