Posts Tagged ‘weight loss’

Workout Plans for Specific Sports

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Maybe you’re playing a fun pick-up game of basketball on Saturday mornings, or your church has started a softball team, whatever it is, you should consider finding some workout plans that fits your activity. When I first started playing golf, I had a friend tell me I needed to work on my “muscle memory” if I was ever going to improve my game.  I had no idea what muscle memory was and I didn’t even think about the physical requirements of golf.

There a lot of reasons you’ll want to engage in a workout routine for your favorite sport, but the most important is your own person safety.  Whether you just started or you’ve been playing a long time, you not only need to make sure you have the strength to compete, you want to make sure you’re not asking your body to do something it’s not used to doing.  Even playing golf puts a tremendous amount of strain on certain parts of your body.  You need to work those specific areas and make sure you’re including a good amount of stretching with every workout.

You also want to make sure you’re heart can handle the cardiovascular strains you’re going to put on it.  Again, even golf or walking each night is going to increase your heart rate and put a little extra stress on you.  If you’re a little overweight, I suggest you dig up some quality weight loss tips, drop a few pounds and give your heart a break.  Whether we like it or not, when we’re overweight, we put more strain on our heart than it was designed to endure.

Optimum performance is the a huge benefit of any sports specific workout plan, but it’s not the biggest benefit in my book.  When you step out on the court, course or field, you probably have another group of people who are depending on you to be able to do your best.  Even if you’re playing a one of one sport such as golf, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be the best you can possible be and give everything you’ve got.  It may sound like more work right now, but once the game is over, you’ll find you were able to enjoy it a lot more than you did before.

So, take the time to find the right exercises for your sport and start to incorporate them into your existing workout or if you’re not working out, let this be the reason you start.  Getting in shape, having fun with friends, living a little longer, and playing at your peak performance makes life better.

As always, before you engage in any type of physical training program, make sure you’ve consulted your physician to clear you of any unknown issues.

Ways to add Exercise and Weight Loss to Your Life

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

We spend so much time going mad trying to figure out how to get our daily workout in, and it’s not even something we look forward to in a day.  Day by day we slave ourselves to exercise and weight loss, not really getting the most out of our efforts and certainly not enjoying the experience.  Here are some really neat ways to not just get some exercise, but change our whole lives as well.

Fun Things for the Whole Family to Try

Let’s face it, America as a whole is getting heavier.  This is a fact for children today as much as it is for adults, so why not get the whole family out and about.  Go to the water slide park in the summer, do tons of camping, go skiing, or try out horseback riding.  These are things the whole family can do, and will enjoy the heck out of doing them all together.  Hiking is kind of boring to me, but I do enjoy hunting and let me tell you, gutting any deer or elk you manage to bag is plenty of exercise for anyone, and should you not manage to find anything, you did hoof it all over giving it your best go.  In any event, for your children, you are setting them up for a lifetime of healthy living and also providing them with an abundance of fond memories which they can pass on to their children some day.  Getting kids to turn off the Nintendo and play outside is a whole lot easier if you don’t give them the option in the first place, and I take my nephews and just make them go.  It is easier by far when they are younger, but even still you are the boss, just make them go.  Even sour teenagers can have a good time riding horses or playing ultimate Frisbee. Find things that the family enjoys, we do kendo class with our friends (seriously, those little kids are lethal with a wooden sword!) and it is not only great exercise but a wonderful chance to relax and see our friends.  Spending all your time holed up at your computer is simply avoiding exercise and weight loss, and you are passing on those bad habits to your kids make no bones about it, so get off your tuck and go outside!

This is the best method to lose weight

Friday, February 5th, 2010

In the market you can find hundred’s of methods, products, diets that can help you lose weight. Many people have difficulties in selecting a solution that is appropriate for them. In the majority of the cases they select a weight loss product that brought good results for a friend believing that it can produce the same good results for them. Well, this is the wrong approach in losing weight. The best method to lose weight for you is a product or diet that suits your individual needs and matches your character and lifestyle.

A professional nutritionist or dietician can work with you to make out a plan that can satisfy your needs and requirements, but this is costly and some people do not have the spare money or necessary time to do that. In those cases knowing how to identify which weight loss product is suitable for you can save you money and time.

Select a product that describes your weight loss goals better. If for example your goal is to lose weight fast then select a product that does that, if you want to lose belly fat then select a product that is more about losing fat in the belly then losing weight.

The method you choose to lose weight should match your lifestyle. Each person has a different lifestyle and likes to do different things. When you engage into a weight loss product you have to be committed and loyal to the suggested guidelines. In order to be able to do that it has to be something you are able to do and something that will not make you bored. For example if you do not like exercising then you should find a product that helps you lose weight with out exercise.

Be realistic. Even if you want to believe that you can lose all the weight you want in just a few weeks, this is far from truth. Many weight loss products in an effort to make people buy them promise super fast results. In weight loss there are no miracles. It is a process that takes time and has to be done gradually. It is best to stay away from such products and prefer methods that will help you lose weight slowly but healthy.

Lose weight with the energy quotation

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Weight loss is really all about one simple and easy equation – the energy equation. If you understand and apply that equation, you will drastically increase your chance of success. This equation goes like this: change in weight = calories consumed-calories burnt. So to lose weight you would have to either eat less or exercise more. Let’s look at how you can use that equation for your advantage.

Make sure that you consume less than you burn

Here is how you can consume fewer calories than you burn – the easy way!

  • Control portion sizes – Don’t overeat and rather stick to portion sizes.
  • Choose healthy foods – Try to get lots of healthy food in your diet – like lean meat, healthy fats, fat free dairy, wholegrain carbs and lots of fruits and veggies.
  • Preparation is key – Plan your menu before hand and make sure that you prepare your meals with a healthy way – stir-frying, grilling, steaming or poaching.
  • Drink enough water – Water will ensure that you don’t mistake your first for hunger – thus eating less.
  • Avoid refined sugar – Refined sugar will cause a spike in your blood sugar levels -making you tired and full of cravings
  • Avoid saturated fat – Saturated fats should be avoided during a diet.
  • Limit your alcohol intake – Alcohol is full of empty calories
  • Snack smart – Smart snacks would include whole wheat crackers, nuts, fruit, nutrition protein bars and small tubs of fat free yogurt.

Burn more calories than you consume

  • Planning – Plan your exercise before hand – decide when you want to exercise and then also decide what you want to do.
  • Cardio – Aim to get 2 times a week a good cardio in of about 20 minutes.
  • Weight train – Weight training burns calories and fat – even in your sleep! You should aim to get about 3 times a week’s weight training in.
  • Invest in a Pilates machinePilates machines firms and tones the whole body and it also ensures a defined mid section.
  • Free exercise – Get lost of free exercise in. This would include – taking nature hikes, playing with your kids or taking the stairs instead of the lift.

If you use only one of the parts of the energy equation you will already start seeing a difference. But if you implement both of them the results will be amazing. Just keep on motivating yourself by keeping your reasons nearby and by reminding yourself of them often. That way you will be sure to succeed.

Lose weight with the energy quotation

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Weight loss is really all about one simple and easy equation – the energy equation. If you understand and apply that equation, you will drastically increase your chance of success. This equation goes like this: change in weight = calories consumed-calories burnt. So to lose weight you would have to either eat less or exercise more. Let’s look at how you can use that equation for your advantage.

Make sure that you consume less than you burn

Here is how you can consume fewer calories than you burn – the easy way!

  • Control portion sizes – Don’t overeat and rather stick to portion sizes.
  • Choose healthy foods – Try to get lots of healthy food in your diet – like lean meat, healthy fats, fat free dairy, wholegrain carbs and lots of fruits and veggies.
  • Preparation is key – Plan your menu before hand and make sure that you prepare your meals with a healthy way – stir-frying, grilling, steaming or poaching.
  • Drink enough water – Water will ensure that you don’t mistake your first for hunger – thus eating less.
  • Avoid refined sugar – Refined sugar will cause a spike in your blood sugar levels -making you tired and full of cravings
  • Avoid saturated fat – Saturated fats should be avoided during a diet.
  • Limit your alcohol intake – Alcohol is full of empty calories
  • Snack smart – Smart snacks would include whole wheat crackers, nuts, fruit, nutrition protein bars and small tubs of fat free yogurt.

Burn more calories than you consume

  • Planning – Plan your exercise before hand – decide when you want to exercise and then also decide what you want to do.
  • Cardio – Aim to get 2 times a week a good cardio in of about 20 minutes.
  • Weight train – Weight training burns calories and fat – even in your sleep! You should aim to get about 3 times a week’s weight training in.
  • Invest in a Pilates machinePilates machines firms and tones the whole body and it also ensures a defined mid section.
  • Free exercise – Get lost of free exercise in. This would include – taking nature hikes, playing with your kids or taking the stairs instead of the lift.

If you use only one of the parts of the energy equation you will already start seeing a difference. But if you implement both of them the results will be amazing. Just keep on motivating yourself by keeping your reasons nearby and by reminding yourself of them often. That way you will be sure to succeed.


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