Archive for November, 2009

Tips for Flat Stomach

November 28, 2009

Add lots of fiber to your diet. Keep away from those nasty carbs like cakes, biscuits, etc. Lots of fiber will help your digestion and keep you nice and regular, which will stop that horrible feeling of a bloated stomach.

Create a strength training routine that addresses all of the major muscle groups. A nice trick I learned along the way is to increase the musce in your shoulders. This gives the appearance of a smaller waist. Working your whole body is more advantageous for many reasons.

Drink plenty of fluids. Water and unsweetened teas are best. Keeping the body properly hydrated will aid in digestion and elimination.

Increase your intake of Protein. If you fancy a snack eat some almond or pumpkin seeds. Increase white meats like chicken. Protein’s are great for building muscle, and will aid your plan for a flat stomach in a week, if that’s possible!

Participate in a cardio activity most days of the week. I recommend doing a mix of session lengths and intensity levels. The total workout time should typically be kept under an hour (including strength training). A few days should be medium intensity and medium length cardio sessions. A few days should be reserved for long sessions with low intensity. One day each for a higher intensity, shorter program and a rest day.


Cycling for Good health

November 27, 2009

Cycling is excellent aerobic exercise. It does not place undue stress on the body, but enables a good workout, which will reduce the risk of heart disease, and other illnesses associated with lack of fitness..

On your first day, cycle a block or cycle to work at a medium pace. Don’t try to race there – you will tire yourself out and you’ll be in no state to hit the office. Likewise its important to ease yourself in to an exercise programme, particularly if you haven’t been overly active for a few years or you’re looking to shift excess weight. With the coming days boost your intensity and your distance on your cycling regime, to start building up your fitness levels and to get you moving and burning calories and fat. Ultimately keep going up in intensity as your body can handle in order to leave you with the perfect introduction to a fitness for cycling programme.

Cycling for fitness reasons can be both fun and practical, and it can also help shift excess weight in no time at all. Try it today, after visiting your GP for a health check, and see what wonders can lie in store for you after beginning a more active, healthier lifestyle with a view to losing weight and feeling great.

Benefits of Aerobics Exercise

November 26, 2009

A moderate amount of exercise, about thirty minutes every day, will give you a lot more energy and make you feel better both physically and mentally. It will also improve your appetite and help you to sleep better and get more rest. The benefits of just a small amount of exercise are amazing. It’s really hard to believe that just thirty minutes a day can effect such a change in the way you feel.

Aerobics exercise has tremendous health benefits. It helps your body use oxygen more efficiently so your heart, lungs and muscles can grow stronger and healthier. It helps you tone your body, increase your strength all this while helping you burn off more calories. When doing aerobic exercise it is best to use the large muscles of your legs and butt and be sure to exercise for at least 15 consecutive minutes to get the full benefit. Some great aerobic exercises are: brisk walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, cross country skiing and aerobics classes.

Aerobic exercise can help you maintain a higher heart rate while the oxygen is used to burn the fats. At the beginning of an aerobic exercises session, glycogen is broken down to produce glucose. If there is not enough glucose available, it would result in fat beginning to decompose. When our body starts to use fat as a fuel, it causes a condition which marathon runners describe as hitting the wall