Rest days are a critical part of any fitness schedule. Always listen to your body and be sure to find a trainer who values time to rest and recover. “We are capable of a lot, but many [beginners] are so excited and driven for the results [that] they don’t focus on the journey, and try to rush picking up too heavy of weights, running too often, and not allowing our body to rest and recover. At least once per week, [you should] give your body a rest day.
What’s the best diet for weight loss?
The short answer? Any diet you can stick with for as long as it’s going to take. Studies have shown that regardless of the diet followed, adherence is the only thing that predicts success.
Beware of any diet that promises rapid weight loss (and expects you to consume fewer than 1000 calories per day); although you may lose a few pounds in the beginning, chances are you’ll be unable to stick to it long term. When it comes to weight loss, slow, steady and sustainable are key
How frequently should I see a trainer?
The ideal frequency of personal training sessions varies from person to person. Just getting started with exercise and healthy eating? Need regular motivation and support to get to the gym? Have an injury that you’re working through? You’ll probably need to see a trainer once or twice each week. Many of my weekly clients reduce their frequency of personal training sessions to bi-weekly or even monthly once they’ve demonstrated the ability to consistently get to the gym and progress their exercises as recommended.
What should I eat before a workout?
Ideally, you should have some form of fuel in your system before you work out. Eating an easily digested carbohydrate an hour or so before you hit the gym ensures that you’ll have enough energy in the tank to get through your program. Try fruit and yogurt or toast and peanut butter; not too much or you’ll feel sluggish and heavy
How many days per week do I need to work out?
Depending on your health and fitness goals, you’ll need to commit to a minimum of 3 days of exercise each week to see results. Any fewer than that and each workout will feel like you’re starting all over again each and every time.
Schools play a critical role in improving the dietary and physical activity behaviors of children and adolescents. Schools can create environments that are supportive of healthy eating and physical activity by implementing policies and practices. Providing students with learning opportunities that support healthy eating and regular physical activity is also important for students to learn about and practice these behaviors. CDC synthesized research and best practices related to promoting healthy eating and physical activity in schools, culminating in nine guidelines. These guidelines were informed by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans,1 the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans,2 and the Healthy People 2020 objectives related to healthy eating and physical activity among children, adolescents, and schools.3 The guidelines serve as the foundation for developing, implementing, and evaluating school-based healthy eating
As an adult, it is important to start taking care of your health. I know there are times when illnesses will come for no reason. I still believe if your body is in peak performance you will be able to combat any health issues that may come your way. Some times it may not be easy but being in the best health possible is achievable. Start today to make your health a priority. THE INSIDE OF YOUR BODY IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE OUTSIDE.
I am sitting wondering what to post. All I can think of is to talk about the goodness of God and how prayer has changed my life. As a Christian, prayer is a powerful weapon. Whenever and wherever we can, we should pray. I have learned to not just pray in times of trouble, but to pray as often as I can. By praying daily, I am able to combat a lot of things in my life that could happen, but didn’t because of prayer. God protects us from things we don’t even see and probably will not ever know about. As a parent, I am teaching my child to do the same.
Prayer is my time to connect with God and just soak in his word. It’s a time to listen for his voice and allow him to guide my steps daily. Luke 22:42, teaches us “Not my Will but thy Will be done.” When I say those words on a daily basis, I am allowing God to take over my life. I believe he has and always will. His ways are always better than ours.
I have seen Prayer work in my life for my family, health, and finances. No matter the circumstance, God has always come through for me. I know in my heart he always will. I encourage you today to have a Prayer Life and hold steadfast to his promises.