Fitness News & Tips
It’s no secret that the most dedicated fitness enthusiasts partake in the world of meal prepping, and many confess that this is the secret weapon behind their jaw-dropping body transformations. Meal prep is without a doubt one of the most reliable ways to consistently shed pounds, week after week.
What is meal prep? It is a method of batch cooking your meals once or twice a week, portioning meals into Tupperware and stacking it all conveniently in your fridge. Every meal and snack is pre-planned, pre-packed, and ready to be eaten on-the-go.
Although the basic crunch is still popular, by now it’s pretty well known that this outdated exercise not the most effective way to flatten and strengthen your abs. It simply doesn’t activate your core muscles to the extent that other exercises do, it can hurt your back, and the small motion doesn’t do much by way of calorie burning.
So why are you still doing crunches?
If you’ve been interested in fitness and health for more than a minute, then you know by now how important drinking plenty of water is for getting your body into top shape.
But do you drink enough water? And is it really going to impact your results?
The May long weekend is the unofficial start of summer and everyone is thrilled that it’s finally here! But if you’ve neglected your exercise routine and diet for the past several months, you might not be feeling all that confident about getting into a tank top and shorts this season. Not to worry. Follow the 5 tips below and you can make some big changes that will have you feeling sleeker by the August long weekend!
…the harder it gets, plain and simple. Every week that slides into another month, and every month that slides into another year makes it that much harder for you to work back to a place of health and energy.Start now.
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You’ve probably heard that High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) produces an afterburn effect, which means your body continues to burn extra calories at an elevated rate for 24 hours after the completion of your workout. Sure that’s sounds amazing, but is it too good to be true?
Reading food labels is key to avoiding items that are high in sugar. However, it’s important that you are aware of the many names for sugar that can be found lurking in ingredient lists. All of these are names for refined sugar: high fructose corn syrup, dried cane syrup, invert sugar, molasses, sucrose (and any word ending in “ose”), brown rice syrup, honey, maple syrup, cane juice, beet sugar, brown sugar, and corn syrup.
Have you ever acted against your better judgement? Ummmm, of course you have. We all have. Sometimes you do things that you later regret. And this keeps you from achieving that lean, sexy body that you want.You hit snooze rather than waking up early to exercise before work.You blow off your healthy eating plan to indulge in a hamburger and fries.You start an exercise program only to drop out two weeks into it.These regrettable actions prevent you from achieving your goals and keep you stuck where you are.
What’s the best eating strategy for fat loss? This is the question on the mind of those who are ready and motivated to transform their physique. A quick online search produces two popular eat-for-fat-loss strategies: Intermittent Fasting versus Six Small Meals. Which strategy works best? And which should you follow? Let’s find out…
Now that you have more protein shake recipes than you know what to do with, you need to know the best time to incorporate it into your day. Which do you think best describes when you should drink a protein shake?
a) You should drink a protein shake in the morning for breakfast.
b) You should drink a protein shake within 30 minutes after your workout.
c) You should drink a protein shake after dinner as a no-guilt dessert.
The truth is that all three of these statements work! A protein shake serves as a quick and easy replacement meal, so feel free to incorporate it into your day as needed.
Oh, the dreaded burpee. We love to complain about this uniquely punishing movement, and try to avoid doing them as much as possible. But have you ever stopped to wonder where the burpee came from and why this torturous exercise is a favourite of fitness professionals across the globe?
When working towards a fat loss goal the question arises of how to best utilize the scale. Do you step on everyday, meticulously tracking the ups and downs? Do you jump on it once a week, keeping your mind off the number most days? Or do you skip the scale altogether and simply navigate your transformation using the markers of how you look and feel?
Here’s a closer look at each method:
Out with the old, in with the new! Are you up-to-date on the latest rules in fitness? Popular belief about the most effective exercise techniques to achieve the highest level of fat loss and the best results vary from decade to decade. New studies come out, more data is considered, and we get smarter, more efficient, and more sophisticated in our knowledge and techniques.
Here are 5 NEW fitness rules that will help you take your routine and your body to the next level of success…
As much as you may want it, you simply can’t turn back the hands of time. This can be frustrating as the signs of aging begin to set in (believe me, I KNOW!)
The good news is that by adding a few anti-aging tweaks and habits to your routine it’s quite possible to look younger, healthier and more vibrant than ever before. And, no, you don’t need surgeries, injections or expensive lotions or potions to look years younger than you do today!
When we talk about the benefits of exercise, looking better gets the most attention. And while burning off a few pounds and toning up is great, I don’t think that’s the best thing about moving your body. Let’s not overlook a more immediate benefit of exercise.
Exercise transforms how you feel—right away.
Here’s the easiest way to drop unwanted weight: EAT LESS SUGAR! I’m not one of these anti-sugar zealots that spews falsehoods like “Sugar is more addicting than heroin.” Not true. No one ever killed anyone get a donut. But you’d be surprised at how many of the things that you eat on a consistent basis contain added sugar and the accumulation of all these added sugars can cause unwanted pounds to show up, seemingly out of nowhere.
When in doubt, eat less sugar. You’re sweet enough already!