Fitness Tips

1. Hydration

If you wait until you are thirsty you are already slightly dehydrated. If you have dark urine, that is also a sign of dehydration. If you aren’t urinating AT LEAST 4 times a day, you are probably in a dehydrated state. When the body is dehydrated ALL METABOLIC PROCESSES SLOW! (Which means bodily functions are inhibited) STAY HYDRATED!

2. The myth of the “FAT BURNING” zone

Depending on who you talk to or what text you read, people will tell you that lower intensity cardio will burn more fat as a fuel source. This is partly true. BUT, at higher intensities the total amount of fat utilized as a fuel source is much greater, even though the percentage might be lower. So…dont be afraid to kick it up a notch, you will still “burn” fat!

3. The BEST anti-aging tool

The formula is simple, but it seems that everyone tries to make it complicated. The answer is a balanced life. Proper amounts of exercise, providing your body with the right nutrition, adequate rest, and surrounding yourself with positive people and a positive work/home/exercise environment.

4. A well rounded fitness program

A well rounded fitness program consists of strength and power training, cardiovascular training, flexibility training, core and balance training, as well as proper nutrition.

5. People always ask, “how do I lose my gut?”

The answer that many people don’t want to hear is that what you eat highly influences your body composition. You can work your butt off in the gym and definitely get stronger, faster and more able bodied, BUT if you leave the gym and consume poor food choices your chances of changing how much body fat you have are greatly diminished. YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. The food you eat provides the nutrients to keep your body alive! EAT WELL AND LIVE WELL!