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(FINAL Fitness Tip) - Fitness Tip#365 - April 26, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

The day has come that 365 days of fitness tips have been posted. Amazing how fast the year has gone by. I hope everyone has benefited from 1 or more of the tips. I will continue to post blogs every now and then. If you want to continue learning with me about nutrition and fitness come visit me on my FB page. Due to Sparkspeople rules and regulations I can't post the link here. You can search "TEMPLEFIT". It should be the first one and click "like" Everyone is welcome!!!!

Now for the #365th Fitness Tip

Fitness Tip#365 - April 26, 2013

Cup O’ Joe

Caffeine ingestion can increase your metabolic rate and energy expenditure
by over 10%, and coffee is one of the most inexpensive and convenient
ways to achieve this effect. In addition to stimulating the central nervous
system and increasing both mental and physical energy, caffeine can im-
prove memory, enhance athletic performance and help you burn more fat as
a fuel, especially during aerobic activity. Caffeine can also inhibit the growth
of new adipose cells (your body’s fat storage tissue) and when taken with a
meal can improve fat-burning. In order to maximize the beneficial effect of
caffeine on your metabolism, you must consume coffee or caffeine supple-
ments only in moderation. If these supplements are consumed in excess,
your central nervous system and hormones can adapt and grow non-re-
sponsive to the metabolic effect. In addition, excessive caffeine can cause an
increase in your heart rate, blood pressure and release of your body’s adrena-
line hormones which can eventually lead to physical stress and breakdown.
Excessive caffeine consumption has also been linked to headaches, restless-
ness, irritability, insomnia, anxiety, dehydration, stomach irritation and heart
palpitations. A metabolic increasing dose of caffeine is about 100-200 mil-
ligrams daily, which is the equivalent of one or two small cups or 10-15
ounces of coffee. For the best effect on exercise, consume it about 45-60
minutes prior to the workout, which will result in an optimal carbohydrate
sparing and fat burning effect. Coffee in the morning prior to about 20-30
minutes of light to moderate exercise, followed by a complex breakfast is a
great fat burning strategy. Because it contains all the benefits of coffee with
less caffeine, delta-E is a healthy and more energy stabilizing alternative to
regular coffee.

emoticon ALL for reading these and I pray that you have learned a thing or 2 during these 365 days. I know I have!

God bless,

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOMOF4FOXES 5/3/2013 11:01PM

    Thanks so much for all you have shared. I haven't read them for that long, but I enjoyed reading them when I was on here and had time. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the rest of us. Truly an inspiration!

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2NDCHANCES 4/26/2013 11:52PM


Awww, it's your last one! :( 365 went by FAST!!! One of the things I admire about you most is your dedication to your commitments. Once you commit to something, no matter what, you will see it through. It is admirable and I love you for it. :)

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xx me

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JAN155 4/26/2013 3:40PM

    Eric, I have really enjoyed your tips. I know I wasn't always able to read them all, but the ones I got to read were great. How did you manage to save my favorite healthy thing for last? : ) I have ALWAYS been a coffee freak and finding out it helped my workouts was a super bonus (not that I needed one - ha!) Thank you again for your dedication to helping others be their healthy best! Have a great weekend!

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ALNEAGLE 4/26/2013 1:44PM

    Thanks for ALL of the tips! They have been GREAT!


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LIV2RIDE 4/26/2013 1:03PM

    Thanks Eric!

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GRACEISENUF 4/26/2013 12:34PM

    Thanks Eric and yes I have. I don't belong to FB but I sure appreciate all the tips you have posted for so long.

Blessings to you and your entire family!

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"TEAM SHADDEN" second of glory on the news....

Thursday, April 25, 2013

"Team Shadden" have a second of glory on the news :) If you pause it at 01:20 you will see me running and if you look to the right you will see my AWESOME wife taking pictures.



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ALNEAGLE 4/26/2013 9:22AM

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That's so awesome!

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GRACEISENUF 4/25/2013 11:21PM

    COOL! I saw both of you. Way to go...what a great cause, congrats to Team Shadden!

After one of my hubby's military deployments back in 1994 our family was followed on two separate interviews (one in our home) by a news channel in Florida. They filmed his homecoming after a long 8 months. It was so exciting, our son was a baby and our daughter was nearly three. We have a tape of it..good times.

emoticon emoticon Team Shadden, well done!

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Fitness Tip#364 - April 25, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Garlic juice and garlic oil has been observed to reduce levels of circulating fat in the bloodstream, stabilize blood sugar levels and improve the fat burning rate in the liver. It also stimulates adrenaline hormone production in your body which can trigger fat release from storage tissue and use of these adipose stores for energy. So utilizing this potent flavor can actually help whittle away the waistline! Furthermore, garlic can stabilize cortisol levels reducing lean muscle mass breakdown which simply means you’re burning fat and building protein. You don’t have to actually drink or gargle garlic juice. The more convenient and less face puckering alternatives include whole bulbs,
minced garlic and supplement capsules. Keep a small bowl of gar-lic on the kitchen counter and include it in omelets, salads, stir fries, sauces and dressings. Just remember to brush your teeth. The supplement, EnerPrime, contains high allicin potential garlic concentrate, used since Biblical times for endurance and strength. In this form, the garlic is activated by water to form allicin which has powerful antioxidant and cardiovascular-supportive properties.


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GRACEISENUF 4/25/2013 8:52PM

    Love garlic, yep sure do.

interesting tidbit on the biblical uses, ty

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Fitness Tip#363 - April 24, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Studies have shown that chewing gum raises your metabolic rate by about 20 percent, allowing you to lose up to an extra 11 pounds of fat per year! This is partly due to the “twitching” effect – small muscular contractions resulting in an increase in burnt calories and boost in body temperature. In this case, those twitches are coming from all the tiny jaw and facial muscles involved in chewing. Just be careful to choose gum that doesn’t contain high amounts of sugar and remember that sugar-free gum contains potentially toxic artificial sweeteners. Excessive gum consumption can cause stomach discomfort and put you at a potential health risk from the chemicals in artificial
sweeteners. However, one to two pieces a day can be effective and will often help to curb your appetite.


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PAMDAQTPI 4/25/2013 12:41PM

    I did read somewhere that the chewing motion makes you want to eat more, but I have no idea where. I'll have to keep that tip in mind, thanks.

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GRACEISENUF 4/25/2013 12:05AM

    emoticon Ooops, I thought I would lose more so I stuffed a whole bunch in at once. :)

thanks for the info. ... I learn alot from your fitness tips

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CASTIRONLADY 4/24/2013 10:55PM

    yup one time I ate a whole pack of gum and almost exploded. I try to swear off because I was rather compulsive about it. emoticon

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Fitness Tip#362 - April 23, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Believe it or not, you actually can perform a workout routine in your car. While breaking a sweat while driving is near to impossible, you can use a simple calorie expending trick that musters up enough heat to give your metabolism an automobile boost. The trick is called “isometric” muscle contractions. This means that you use your muscles to apply a force against an object, but the muscles don’t actually move or change in length. For example, if you press both hands together as hard as possible and hold for 5-20 seconds, this is considered an isometric exercise. Other examples include thigh contractions, floor stomps, headrest pushes, butt squeezes, bicep flexing, shoulder shrug holds, and stomach tightening. You’ll be amazed at how much a series of these movements can raise your body’s temperature and increase the heart rate,
all without leaving the driver’s seat.


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GRACEISENUF 4/25/2013 12:06AM

    I could have used this tip early today when I drove home from visiting my son (4 hour drive). Next time. ty

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SUNSET09 4/23/2013 7:19PM

  Good points and even walking around holding your stomach in, helps as well, I'm going to have to try these, thanx for sharing! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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