The two major players in the weight-loss battle are diet and exercise. But can the battle be won using only one of these tools? Many people opt for the easier route, which they believe is dieting. But when you consider how poor the statistics are for long-term weight loss through diets, you need to consider a combination of both. Normally, only about 5% of dieters are successful in keeping weight off, and weight cycling is very common. Usually one-third of weight lost is regained within one year and almost all is regained within three to five years.
For those of you itching to begin the warm weather season by combining large amounts of high-fat treats with high-caloric alcohol, the Summer may start with a rude awakening.
Researchers at the Laval University in St.-Foy, Quebec found that combining high-fat foods with alcoholic drinks causes people to put away many more calories than eating fatty foods with nonalcoholic drinks, or eating low-fat foods with or without alcohol.
Carbohydrates (carbs) are an important part of a healthy diet. Not only do carbs give us the energy that we need to live, but they also improve digestion, promote heart health, and lower our risk for certain cancers. What is confusing about carbs, though, is that there are also certain types that make us gain weight and raise our risk for diabetes and heart disease. Here are some basic ways to be healthy when it comes to carbs:
- Know the difference between “good” and “bad” carbs.
The glycemic index (GI) is a measure of how a carbohydrate-containing food affects blood sugar levels. Based on its value from 0-100, a food is considered to have a high, medium, or low GI. Having a basic understanding of this concept will allow you to select foods that lead to a healthier, more energized you.
The Mediterranean diet has long been considered one of the healthiest, most user-friendly eating plans around. It is not a strict ‘diet’, but rather reflects the lifestyle of those living in the Mediterranean region during the 1960’s. These people enjoyed long lives with low rates of chronic disease as a result of eating a diet rich in plant-based foods, healthy fats, and moderate alcohol. Their lifestyle also embraced regular physical activity and leisurely meals with friends and family.
Protein is a pretty big deal. It is part of every cell in the body and in some way, helps with every one of the body’s functions. Protein is the main part of your muscles, brain, nerves, hair, skin, and nails. It keeps you healthy by fighting infection, provides energy, and helps you feel full in between meals.
The agility ladder is one of the most common and effective tools for developing speed, coordination and quickness in athletes. Plus, the agility ladder can be made at home in minutes and for minimal cost.
Agility ladders are thin ladders, consisting of two side rails with rungs running between them, that are placed on the ground. A variety of drills can be run with an agility ladder and its use is appropriate for individuals of any age or skill level.
What You Need to Know About Weight Loss
There are loads of people out there that want/need to lose weight. This fact is supported by the countless weight loss programs on the market along with the numerous weight loss products, ranging from snack bars, powdered juices, shakes and even slimming soaps and lotions!
It really gets confusing nowadays to know which ones are for real and which ones are junk, especially when presented with all the information. So in the essence of serving you, here are my simple "need to know" thoughts on fat loss.
Whether you are a soldier, soccer mom, or weekend warrior, your chest muscles are the key to your ability to push in a wide range of activities. The chest muscles - pectoralis major to be specific - can be stimulated by a wide variety of exercises and machines. Here are the 3 most effective chest exercises...
BW44 is a complete 90-day training program created to help you master control over your bodyweight. You get 27 unique workouts in a digital manual (PDF, KINDLE, or any E Reader), my Kaizen Clean Eating nutrition manual, the Dynamic Warm Up video and manual, my Top Secret BW44 Audio Files, and both "44" videos for reference. Plus plenty of support, instruction, and motivation.
Atkins, Paleo, Mediterranean, Dukan, South Beach, Cambridge...the list goes on and on! If the world adds one more diet to follow I'm going to scream. I'm going to keep this simple and sweet. The Kaizen way is all about efficiency. An elimination of waste, or "Muri" is a a key step in the Kaizen method. Here are some quick tips to eliminate waste in your diet.
Teamwork Is All In
Teamwork requires a little give and take. We put forth the effort and reap the rewards. We have to see beyond our individual preferences and desires. When we choose a position we need to think of the effects it has on the rest of the team. Our ability to consider the big picture and the interest of the team contribute to its unity and progression.
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