June 2007

Fit For Fishing (And More)

21 Insider Tips To Fitness Success

By Cory M. Schidler, BS, HFI

Hello once again, outdoor enthusiasts.  This month I want to help you with your weight loss.  I am sure I don’t need to convince you that you need to lose some weight because we all know that most Americans are overweight. 

Also, being the intelligent person that you are, you know that you would look great, and feel great.  You also know that you would perform whatever outdoor activities you like to do better if you lost the additional weight.

So, let’s get started.  Weight loss is relatively easy if you know the steps to take to get results. You should not feel as if you are starving or at the gym all of the time.

#1.Eating small meals every two-three waking hours will increase your metabolism and reduce fat storage. Make sure that these are healthful meals containing balanced amounts of protein, carbohydrates, and fat.

#2.The easiest way to effortlessly lose weight is to not eat three hours before bed. It has been proven that not eating three hours before bed reduces fat storage throughout the night.

#3. A great way to burn off excess fat is to walk or jog for as little as 15-20 minutes first thing in the morning. Performing a calorie-burning activity right when you wake up is more effective since your body is depleted of calories and is forced to pull energy from fat stores.
A personal trainer can help you identify your ideal target heart rate for maximum fat burn.

#4. The average Venti-sized Frappuccino weighs in at 530 calories. This staggering number equals 2.5 bagels or one third of the recommended daily calories for an average woman.

Beverages such as this contain high amounts of sugar and should be consumed rarely since the extra calories they contain are readily stored as fat.

I know that I promised you 21 Insider Tips to Fitness Success; however, I am only allowed about 500 words for this article.  I would like to send you the other 17 tips so here is what you can do: Go to www.corefitnessaz.com; on the left-hand side, click on the freebies tab to get your free copy of 21 Insider Tips to Fitness Success.

Remember, always consult a physician or exercise professional before starting an exercise or nutritional program, learn how to correctly perform exercises to avoid injury, and work into your exercise program slowly. 

Please e-mail me at cory@CoreFitnessAZ.com if you have any questions or suggestions on topics related to fitness that you would like to learn about in up and coming issues.