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Fitness Tip#347 - April 2, 2013

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

CARDIO BOOSTERS

It’s time to break the rules on whatever type of weight lifting regimen
you’re currently performing. To boost your metabolism, you should
perform a “cardio booster” during every single rest period, whether
it’s 10 seconds, 30 seconds or 3 minutes. This means that after you
finish your set of 12 dumbbell presses, you do jumping jacks as fast
as possible for 15 seconds. Following your 6 rep squat routine, do
20 explosive pushups. You’ll automatically burn several times more
calories than your old routine and your post-exercise metabolic rate
will go through the roof. Other good cardio booster exercises include
vertical and horizontal jumps, step-ups, lunge jumps, jump rope,
jogging in place and shadow boxing. If you have access to cardio machines, include 60 second bicycle or treadmill sprints, 250-500 meter
rowing efforts or a quick, all-out elliptical effort.


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JAN155 4/3/2013 8:41PM

    I do this in most of my workouts and it works!!!

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Fitness Tip#346 - April 1, 2013

Monday, April 01, 2013

SNOOZE

Sleep is one of the easiest activities in the world. Unfortunately, most people seem to place more importance on a favorite TV show, extra tasks at work, surfing the web or an unhealthy obsession with excessive exercise which, by the way, can actually disrupt sleep and lead to insomnia. Undercutting your necessary sleep by even one hour per night can decrease insulin sensitivity, decrease leptin levels which decreases appetite control and increase ghrelin levels which increases appetite cravings. Any of these can severely affect your metabolism thus increasing your propensity towards overeating, fat storage, diabetes and obesity as well as other chronic metabolism-related diseases. Furthermore, lack of sleep can increase cortisol levels, decrease key neurotransmitter levels and give your body inadequate rest and recovery for muscle tissue and organ repair. Not giving your body the required 7-9 hours of sleep a night is the equivalent of parking your car in a hailstorm every night. The long-term effect is a battered, bro-ken down body and a sluggish metabolism. Having trouble sleeping? Try a natural product such as melatonin or use my own simple trick: take 4-6 EnerPrime capsules 15 minutes prior to bedtime! You’ll awake refreshed, renewed, and restored.

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GRACEISENUF 4/2/2013 2:07AM

    Great info.

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Fitness Tip#345 - March 29, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

POD TIME

You can’t maintain a high metabolism if you’re not exercising. But
sometimes it can be difficult to find motivation to exercise when
there are so many other productive activities falling to the wayside
during your 30 minutes of isolated fitness time. If you’re the type who
must constantly be productive, invest in a personal audio player. But
don’t just buy any old player – make sure to pick a model that can
download and play audio files in MP3 format. Once you have this
feature, a virtual world of what I call “productive audio” is at your
fingertips. The internet is full of free and inexpensive podcasts that
include ground-breaking news stories, health discussions, financial
lectures, audio books and motivational speakers. You’ll find yourself
looking forward to your next weight lifting or long cardio session
where you’ll burn fat and build lean muscle while learning about the
10 hottest stock picks of the month or listening to the audio version
of the New York Times front page. Walks, runs and bike rides will
become more motivating. There are even underwater MP3 player cases
and headphones for you swimmers.

Have a great weekend SPARKERS! For all of you runners, have a great race!

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SARIANEC 4/12/2013 2:03PM

    Music moves me

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GRACEISENUF 3/29/2013 8:06PM

    I agree, my ipod music really helps me.

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Fitness Tip#344 - March 28, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

INJEST INOSITOL

Inositol is a sugar-based compound that is closely related to the B
vitamins and choline which are some of the most important
components of energy and metabolism. In addition to helping maintain
cell membrane integrity, inositol assists with proper nerve transmission
and fat transport throughout the body. Like most important
compounds, your body can make it’s own inositol but other great
sources include wheat germ, Brewer’s yeast, veal, pork, liver, brown
rice, wheat bran, oat flakes, nuts, vegetables, cantaloupe, raisins and
bananas. Because the effectiveness of inositol is enhanced in the
presence of folic acid, linoleic acid and vitamins B, C and E, it is often
included as part of a complete multivitamin supplement. Just
be careful that such a “metabolism-enhancing” supplement does not
have high amounts of central nervous system stimulants, like
caffeine or ephedra. High and frequent doses of such supplements over
a long period of time can over-exhaust your adrenal glands leading
to an eventual slowing of the metabolism. You’d be better off with
regular consumption of wheat, meat or produce.


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Fitness Tip#343 - March 27, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

BUY A BOTTLE

Your body’s fat-burning process relies on water as a primary ingredient. Regular consumption of this refreshing, calorie-free beverage will also boost your metabolism burning a few extra calories an hour, which quickly adds up through the course of a day. In working with clients to achieve leaner bodies, I’ve found that for many, staying adequately hydrated is similar to eating small meals throughout the day. Knowing what to do is one thing, actually having the means or control to do it is quite another. Just like one of the best investments you can make for snacking is a travel cooler, one of the best
investments you can make for hydration is carrying a simple water
bottle with you at all times. This inexpensive investment will keep
you sipping all day long. In contrast, out of sight is out of mind. You’re
unlikely to stop what you’re doing to go find the nearest watering
hole so keep your water bottle easily accessible.

Follow this rule: never let your water bottle go empty during the
course of the day. You’ll find you’ll eat less, burn more calories and
feel fantastic.

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MOMOF4FOXES 3/28/2013 10:45PM

    I already do this one. Thanks for posting it! I fill up 4 33.8 bottles in the morning (they are from the carbonated water) and try to drink them throughout the day. Then it is ready for me to grab for the road or to replace an empty one easy enough. I buy new carbonated bottles every other week and drink the new ones then replace my old ones and start filling them up with water too. Plus I know how much water I am drinking. emoticon

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