Every week on #HealthyLeadership, I will connect leadership to fitness in 60 seconds or less on the Fitness Minute.
This week, I showcased the following 3 step process that anyone can use to apply strengths at the gym. In the show I share an example of how many of my heavy set friends start this process by doing leg exercises.
Typically, those of us who cary a lot of weight over the years develop very strong legs. Starting their gym experience by focusing on their legs is a great way to show them they are strong.
10 MINUTES 10 teaspoons of SUGAR hit your system. This is 100 percent of your recommended daily intake, and the only reason you don’t VOMIT as a result of the overwhelming sweetness is because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor.
20 MINUTES Your blood sugar spikes, and your liver responds to the resulting insulin burst by turning massive amounts of sugar into FAT.
AND HERE ARE SOME OTHER SHOCKING FACTS FOR YOU . . .
ONE SODA PER DAY INCREASES YOUR RISK OF DIABETES BY 85%!
Keep Committed to Staying On Your Fitness Routine – Don’t let the holidays get you off course from your fitness routine. Exercise will help you ward off any stress that comes your way and burn off those extra calories you eat!
Leadership guru Cynthia Bazin shares solid advice on being healthy over the holidays. I love #5:
5. Keep Committed to Staying On Your Fitness Routine – Don’t let the holidays get you off course from your fitness routine. Exercise will help you ward off any stress that comes your way and burn off those extra calories you eat!
Let’s talk about the most effective bodybuilding supplement and what is the best creatine on the market these days. Achieving that toned and athletic built is no joke. It takes a good measure...
Good resource here about Creatine.
The Benefits of Creatine
So what does it do for your body? Well for one, it jolts up your strength and energy threshold. This means that you can perform shorter, intense strength-building exercises better and will be able to complete more explosive heavy lifts with shorter repetition counts. It boosts your muscles’ ability to build power and endurance, especially when you have plateaued on your usual high intensity interval training. In effect, creatine supplementation enables you to gain significant muscle mass.
I was talking about possible adverse effects of aspartame with a co-worker today and found this article to be very informational.
Here is just one segment of their findings:
Aspartame Impairs Cognition
The researchers found that spatial orientation skills were significantly worse for participants after their high-aspartame diet than after their low aspartame period. Two participants also actually had clinically significant spatial orientation impairment after consuming high-aspartame diets.
Two other students experienced clinically significant impaired working memory.
In an earlier study of 90 university students, aspartame users reported longer memory lapses than non-users.[ii]
After 10 years of bodybuilding, I was skeptical about these "Wearables" but after a long battle with illness that kept me away from the gym and two weeks of wearing the Fitbit Flex, I am a true BELIEVER.
This is a great post that compares the most popular brands.
Crunches is not the ONLY way to get flat abs! Abs are made in the kitchen by having a clean diet, eating protein, drinking water, eating healthy fats and more.
This is really a great article because it gets to the heart of the matter when it comes to the eating habits that will help you sustain a lean mid-section.
The whole article is great but I especially appreciate the following:
Add healthy fats such as nuts, avocado and oils. There is a HUGE difference between the fat in olive oil and the fat in nachos. Healthy fats are extremely good for you and a must have in your diet to help burn the bad fat.
These fats will help you ramp up your bodies fat burning ability and help you burn fat faster. Of course, this doesn’t mean consume only healthy fats to get skinny – aim to keep your healthy fat intake to about 15-20% of your total calories daily. -
Great article here! I love the part about starting "small and sneaky"
From the post:
1. Start small and sneaky - just a few minutes of exercise (climb stairs, walk somewhere fast, flurry of housework) pumps oxygen into your system, which will make you feel more awake and possibly more alive.
The biggest problem facing American obesity today? Mis-information. With the weight loss industry making millions, companies will say anything to sell. Many of us are trying to do the right things to get in better shape, but are the things were doing actually hurting us? Here is a list debunking...
Good post here. Here is my favorite one, fight the fat, forget the myth!
Myth: Your metabolism slows down after age 30, and you will just get fatter naturally.
The reason our metabolism slows as we get older is a drop in hormone levels and drop in exercise. As we get older our bodies give us less wiggle room. When you were 20, you may have been able to eat bad and just exercise and remain at a comfortable level. As you get older you can still keep your metabolism up you just must follow a stricter diet and continue a regular exercise routine.