With so many of you embarking on a new exercise journey, today I want to answer some frequently asked questions on how to exercise properly so you can make this year your healthiest year ever! Q: How Long Do I Need To Exercise For?Depending on whether you're performing full body or training specific muscle groups, a strength training routine should take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete. Add another 10 - 60 minutes if your including cardiovascular (aerobic) activity.
Posted by Alexis Scott @ Tuesday, January 17, 2017 @ 11:21am
Yo-yo dieting may increase the risk for coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death in post-menopausal women, according to a study presented to the American Heart Association on Tuesday. Although previous research focused on the heart risks associated with obesity, study leader Dr. Somwail Rasla of Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island questioned whether women with normal weights could be putting their hearts in danger by on-and-off dieting.
Posted by Juliet Gould @ Wednesday, December 28, 2016 @ 04:43am
The international full-day workshop entitled 'Exercise for overweight and obesity: Bridging theory into practice' based on EuropeActive standards at level 5 is now an ACE approved continuing education course (ACE 0.9 CECs) for health and fitness professionals around the globe.https://www.acefitness.org/professional-resources/continuing-education-course-directory/provider-detail.aspx?pars=Alexis+Batrakoulis
We all know people that obsess with getting down to a certain weight. They measure and weigh every ounce of food that goes into their body, they are looking at their Fitbit every 3-minutes to calculate their daily steps all while their cortisol levels go up and up from the stress of trying to manage it all. To me, it would seem better if we took an approach of managing our weight instead of obsessing with reaching an ideal number.
The holidays are quickly approaching. Are you ready?1) plan all your meals 2) eat out no more than 2 times per week 3) get lots of sleep 4) exercise daily 5) plan for all of your cheat meals 6) relieve your stress daily with meditation, yoga, exercise, massage, accupuncture 7) Stick to your grocery list and buy only what you need; avoid overeating. 8) eat healthy 90% of the time. 9) make a decision to maintain a healthy weight and do it! 10) spend MOST of your time with freinds and family that will not sabotage you by over-eating, exposure to bad or unhealthy food or habits.
The fitness industry is the worst about hyper-focusing on weight loss. The other day I saw a sign advertising that you could get high school skinny from a weight loss and fitness plan, and I wondered if this was a healthy approach to fitness and weight loss. I don’t want to discount the power of weight loss. At times, weight loss can be medically necessary, a life or death situation. However, most of the population might be happy with shedding a few pounds, but it doesn’t mean that they wouldn’t be fine if they didn’t lose the weight.