Archive for Natural Weight Loss

Getting Fit and Staying Fit

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!” (Jim Ryun)

exerciseWe all know we “should” exercise and many of us will make resolutions to fit that into our busy lives. That’s a good thing! Don’t forget to add the fact that after exercising it’s good to relax for a few minutes in a sauna, if possible, or a very warm bath (not hot), if a sauna isn’t available. This is an excellent way to release fat stored toxins in your cells.

In addition, researches have found that exercising to music helps you to stay with it longer! So put on those tunes and have some fun while you exercise. In fact, the Brunel School of Sport and Education in England found that high-energy music listened to by treadmill runners had 15% more endurance and felt more positive afterwards!

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that we also incorporate strengthening moves 2-3 times each week. They are talking about exercise such as chin ups, squats, sit ups, push ups, leg lifts and the like.

Strength training boosts your metabolism, tones your body, improves posture, increases bone density, reduces risk of injury, reduces anxiety and eases depression! Learn more about strength training at Wikipedia >>

Walking is also a great way to keep fit and healthy. Do you have a pedometer? The number of steps recommended per day is a minimum of 10,000 to help you maintain good health. How many do you think you take? A pedometer is a great way to find out and give you an incentive to reach that goal.

If you have a tendency for muscle soreness after exercise, eat red and purple fruits (such as strawberries, blueberries and cherries). They contain antioxidants and anthocyanin compounds that effectively reduce inflammation, which causes that soreness. When it comes to fruit, fresh is best but frozen is okay, too. Canned fruits and vegetables will do in a pinch, just remember they have the lowest level of nutrients.

And, if you’re exercising to lose weight, also consider keeping a food journal. Those that do are much more likely to shed pounds and keep them off. It may be a little difficult to remember to keep a food journal, but once you start, keep at it. It will soon become a very healthy habit.

I’m sure you also know that refined, process foods are high in fat and sugar, so do your best to remove them from your daily diet. You’ll not only bolster your weight loss efforts, you’ll feel more energetic and healthier by far.

So, how about you?

Do you currently have an exercise routine you go through or are you planning to make it finally happen in 2013?

Tea Aids in Weight Loss (and more)

Friday, May 27th, 2011
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Check out this fabulous tea collection!

At a Glance:

The Benefits of Tea

  • Increases metabolic rate
  • Increases energy
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Burns fat calories
  • Hydrates like water
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Decreases chances of cancer
  • And More!

Tea is known for its wondrous ability to help reduce stress and decrease a person’s chance for heart disease, but can it help us lose weight? Actually, studies show that it can help us in our weight loss efforts.

Tea is a natural way to boost your energy without the need for any harmful medications or supplemental drugs. Your energy level goes up, enabling you to exercise more, which in turn enables you to burn off those fat calories.

Tea has also been shown to increase your metabolic rate at which the body naturally burns off the fat calories to shed extra pounds. Studies show that tea can burn off about 80 calories a day in addition to a good exercise regimen.

Green tea is thought to contain flavonoids, which enhance the body’s use of a hormone called norepinephrine. It’s thought that the hormone encourages the body’s metabolic rate for burning of the fat calories. Read More→