The best way to lose weight is by having healthy eating habits and by getting more active. You must create calorie deficit to shed pounds – that simply means calorie in should be LESS than calorie out. You can achieve that by changing your eating habit to a healthier one and get regular exercise.
Remember when aerobics classes were the most popular way to get and stay fit? Back then, most of the aerobic routines were similar; it wasn’t too difficult to switch from one class to another and still be able to follow the steps.
Patton feels that licensure for the industry is a necessity and would put teeth into the kind of competency and expectations that health fitness professionals must have. Once this happens, institutions would have to develop proper curriculum, he says.
Front-line management is where experience and personality counts more than education. “I want my snack bar headed by someone who can cook, but personality is the No. 1 thing I look at. The education is secondary,” says Gainsboro. “If you don’t make members feel warm and fuzzy and comfortable, the technical stuff won’t work.”
Hiring degreed individuals brings greater credibility to any business, but their selection, training and supervision make special demands.
As evident by the growing number of universities that offer degree programs in fitness/health-related fields, there’s a movement toward professionalizing the fitness industry.
For many years, more than six million Americans have been practicing yoga of one kind or another. Yoga originated in India approximately 5000 years ago, yet it has only been practiced in the United States and Europe for about 100 years. The consensus holds that yoga has brought only positive results into the lives of the people who practice it.
There are basically three kinds of people when it comes to instituting and maintaining a fitness program: those who always adhere to their program, those who occasionally stick with a program, and those who haven’t worked out since their last high school gym class!
If you are in the first group, congratulations! You have achieved a permanent behavior change that will maintain your health for a lifetime. However, for the rest of us who workout occasionally or not at all, we are going to outline the specific (scientifically proven) methods to change your behavior.
Behavioral science tells us that there are three reasons that you are not consistently adhering to a fitness program:
You lack adequate knowledge about the benefits of a fitness program and/or don’t know how to get started.
You lack the motivation to start and maintain a fitness program.
You lack the physical skills to engage in a fitness program.
Since I have been extolling the benefits of the proper diet and fitness program for some time now, I’m assuming that anyone reading this article is fully informed as to the benefits of exercise. If this is not the case, please read any of my previous articles about exercise on this Web site. This should give you a good “no nonsense” understanding of the benefits of regular exercise.
So, assuming that we have all the knowledge we need to start and maintain a fitness program, this article will focus on your motivation.
Should we get a special parking place in front of the health club for the “motivationally challenged”? No, and that last idea sounds good, but no! Although it may feel like a handicap at times, it is simply a behavioral issue.
Young clients prone to hostility, aggression and anger are more likely to develop heart artery calcification, the beginning stages of heart disease, at an early age, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Heart Association.
Monitoring your heart rate is a way of measuring how hard you are working when you exercise. It can tell you if you are exercising at too low an intensity, too high an intensity or if you are within your target heart range.
To reach your boldest fitness goals you don’t need ab-blasters, potions, pills or lotions. Just ignite the athlete in you . It’s free, it’s permanent and it’ll improve more than just your fitness.
Many of you are saying, “I don’t want to be a world-class athlete. I just want to lose these doughy rolls Super Glued to the sides of my abdomen!”
It’s not about being an “athlete” in the strict sense of the word. Heck, training for a living is for crazy-people. But I believe there is an “athlete” in each of us. It’s part of our genetic makeup — a basic human desire that has been subverted by modern society.
Consider this: We can play our favorite sport passionately for hours without a thought. You’re completely in the moment, you lose all sense of time and you are playing, not “working out.” That’s when the athlete in you is fully alive. The calories burned are a natural consequence of having fun, not the focus of the workout. Now, put me on a treadmill and count my calories for more than 20 minutes and I start weeping.
If you can consistently tap into your innate athletic passions, you will reach levels of fitness you never dreamed possible. But it’s time to give up the rote fitness activity and start really having some fun!
The best athletes in the world all seem to share six basic qualities. Consistently incorporating two or more of these concepts into your routine will create enduring transformations in your workouts and in your life.