Gain any more Weight

By Oscar

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.

categoriaFitness commentoComments Off dataOctober 31st, 2012
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The Aerobics Way

By Oscar

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.

categoriaFitness commentoComments Off dataOctober 19th, 2012
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Yoga Mind, Body, Spirit

By Oscar

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.

categoriaFitness commentoComments Off dataOctober 11th, 2012
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Fitness for the Motivationally Challenged

By Oscar

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.

We know we should eat healthy and exercise regularly, yet we just can’t seem to bring ourselves to do it. Is this behavior or lack thereof, a handicap?

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.

categoriaFitness commentoComments Off dataOctober 4th, 2012
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The Athlete in You

By Oscar

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.

categoriaFitness commentoComments Off dataSeptember 14th, 2012
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Tales from the Baja Blood and Waves, Part 2

By Oscar

You’d think I would have learned my lesson, but I would find myself once again staining the ocean with my blood on the next trip down.

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Tales from the Baja Blood and Waves, Part 1

By Oscar

When we were tired of the same old faces, of people and the waves, my pals and I from San Diego would often make a pilgrimage down south to Baja California. Just south of the discos, vendors and bandits of Tijuana was some of the most breathtaking coast I’d ever seen.

categoriaFitness commentoComments Off dataSeptember 6th, 2012
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Exercise Promotes Speedy Blood Pressure Reduction

By Oscar

Encouraging your members to exercise to reduce their blood pressure has just gotten easier. A recent study has found that physical activity can drastically reduce blood pressure, even after just one exercise session (“Exercise Cut Blood Pressure Fast,” Reuters,).

categoriaFitness commentoComments Off dataJuly 31st, 2012
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Lisa’s Journal: Week 11. Part 2

By Oscar

Your food records show low-fat, reasonable food choices. You can save some calories if you do not have the soda. Try adding more fruits and vegetables (five a day). You are probably eating about 1,200 to 1,500 calories — would you agree? I know it is not easy right now to do more counting, but would you consider counting the calories in your snacks? Sometimes you do not note the amount, and I am wondering if you may be eating more snack calories than you are aware of.

categoriaFitness commentoComments Off dataJuly 13th, 2012
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Lisa’s Journal: Week 11. Part 1

By Oscar

Dear Sharon and Armand,
This week was my busiest yet — I am starting to do freelance public relations in addition to my speechwriting, and the time commitment is huge. My weight still doesn’t want to budge, but I am not at all discouraged.

categoriaFitness commentoComments Off dataJuly 13th, 2012
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