Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fitness Friday

Exercise has many benefits that we already know of.  However, there are a few that you may not be aware of.  Did you know that through exercise, you can boost your immune system, you can increase your brain power, and can help you de-stress.  Now, while not visible, these are benefits that we wouldn't mind getting.
Exercise Benefits

What is the problem with most fitness programs for women?  They fall prey to most the BS wrong information that is out there, namely that women shouldn't lift heavy, and eat 1200 calories.
Check out this video for some great info.

If you've been checking out the articles that I recommend, you'll notice quite a few from a Dr. Yoni Freedhoff.  He's been doing a series of short videos to debunk various nutrition myths that are out there.
Check out his website to see all 7, and if you want to stay up to date on his postings, you can follow him on Facebook.

Most people have a love/hate relationship with food.  Obsessively thinking or restricting yourself from food could lead to an unhealthy relationship with your food.  It's super important that you have a healthy relationship because in the end you won't demonize food, you won't regret eating this or that, and in the end you ll be way happier.  Some people just struggle with their nutrition.
14 Habits of People with Healthy Relationships with Food

Why do you exercise? We need to shift from a thought process of Exercise = Punishment, to Exercise = Movement.
Why you exercise?

Weekend Workout
Lateral Lunges
Spider-man Climb w/ Rotation
Reverse Lunges
Mountain Climbers
Bodyweight Row
30 seconds on/20 seconds off
3 rounds

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