I’ve got a question for you that’s important to your fitness goals…(drum roll) Do you feel you get enough sleep? I ask because about 28 percent of adults these days report getting 5 or LESS hours of sleep-every night. That’s not nearly enough to let your body “do its thing” – so you can wake up feeling refreshed and revitalized, ready to face a new day. But did you also know that lack of sleep can be detrimental to your waistline?
The average person who’s gone on and off diets has probably lost a total of 50 – 100 lbs throughout their lifetime, if you add up the weight they lost each time they dieted. However, many gain all the weight back and then some, and start the dieting cycle over and over again. Why does this happen? WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY WHEN YOU DIET?
I just came across a VERY good reason why you should consider staying clear of diet soda. Recent findings presented at the American Stroke Association’s 2011 International Stroke Conference concluded that diet soda can significantly increase your risk for stroke, heart attack and vascular death. The findings were based on the Northern Manhattan Study, which looked at more than 2,500 people across various ethnic groups to discover specific stroke risk factors. And as you might guess, diet soda tops the list.
You’ve probably already heard that nuts are good for you. They have heart-healthy antioxidants and are a great source of “healthy” fats. But did you know that nuts can also make you feel happy? Scientists have discovered a link between eating nuts and serotonin levels in the body. Just so we’re on the same page, serotonin is a chemical your brain releases that can suppress appetite, improve heart health, and make you feel calmer and happier.
It’s certainly possible. And easier than you may have thought. When it comes to losing that excess around the middle, most of the advice you’ve probably heard is completely wrong. It’s not surprising. There are quite a few myths out there when it comes to getting a flat stomach.
Yeap, that’s exactly what I’m sayin’… Reality is that all the exercise in the world won’t out train bad eating habits and patterns. If you eat too much of the wrong things, your workout will not compensate for the caloric intake. Also, if you’re not eating enough, skipping meals throughout the day or purposely starving yourself because you think that’s the proper way of losing weight, your body might go into “calorie-conservation” mode. Meaning your metabolism may slow down, preventing you from losing weight even with exercise. It’s your body’s way of trying to keep you alive. I call it “survival mode”.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimate that Americans spend at least $10 BILLION dollars annually (and growing) on plastic surgery procedures, while Canadians spend just over half a BILLION per year (and also increasing annually) in order to feel and look younger, healthier!
While many bootcamps out there want to make you believe and brainwash you that you that bootcamps are great training for everyone, reality is that one shoe DOES NOT fit all. Simple as that. We offer both personal training and group training options and both have distinct advantages.