Shedding Light on 7 Sunscreen Myths

As the warm weather approaches this webmd.com article on 7 Sunscreen Myths is a great read.  It is very important to always protect your skin whether it is from running in the cold weather or the strong summer sun!  Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S., with more than 3.5 million cases diagnosed every year.  Please use sunscreen for all your outdoor activities!!!

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9 Fitness Tips to Help You Build Muscle and Lose Fat

I found some great fitness tips on www.fitnessandpower.com  regarding building muscle & losing fat through your workouts.  I can’t tell you what a difference weight training can make for anyone once it is a part of your fitness plan.  You don’t have to be afraid to pump some iron, especially if you are getting the proper instruction for a certified personal trainer! Contact us to find out more.

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How About A Slice of Pizza Before Your Workout???

Swimmer Michael Phelps made Olympic history on a pizza and pasta diet. Try these recipes for a healthy carb-load before a workout from thedailygreen.com.  “ESPN reports that in addition to getting plenty of shut-eye, Michael Phelps is loading up on carbs. He eats “gargantuan amounts of pasta and pizza between races,” reports the AP.”  You have to remember that Phelps is burning a ton of calories every day with grueling workouts that would make the average person run for the hills.  If you are looking for realistic nutritional support and an individualized training program give us a call to become 4everfit!

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The Top 13 Excuses Not to Exercise

Some of these excuses on this list from menshealth.com are pretty are pretty lame but I think you get the picture.  It’s easy to make up excuses not to exercise, but if self motivation is a problem give 4everfit Personal Training Studio a try.  We are a local northern NJ personal training studio and we are sure that once you start training with a certified personal trainer you will stop making excuses and start to see a change in yourself that you will love!  Contact us for a free session today.

 

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Most Weight Loss Supplements Are Not Effective

My blog title should not be shocking as most of these product claims always seem too good to be true.  I found an interesting article on these weight loss supplements written by Melinda Manore who is an Oregon State University researcher.  The full study can be found online in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism if you are so inclined to read it. Unfortunately there are no short cuts or in this case “magic pills” to lose weight.  Manore had some excellent general guidelines for a healthy lifestyle.  These are some great nutritional tips!

  • Do not leave the house in the morning without having a plan for dinner. Spontaneous eating often results in poorer food choices.
  • If you do eat out, start your meal with a large salad with low-calorie dressing or a broth-based soup. You will feel much fuller and are less likely to eat your entire entrée. Better yet: split your entrée with a dining companion or just order an appetizer in addition to your soup or salad.
  • Find ways to keep moving, especially if you have a sedentary job. Manore said she tries to put calls on speaker phone so she can walk around while talking. During long meetings, ask if you can stand or pace for periods so you don’t remain seated the entire time
  • Put vegetables into every meal possible. Shred vegetables into your pasta sauce, add them into meat or just buy lots of bags of fruits/vegetables for on-the-go eating.
  • Increase your fiber. Most Americans don’t get nearly enough fiber. When possible, eat “wet” sources of fiber rather than dry — cooked oatmeal makes you feel fuller than a fiber cracker.
  • Make sure to eat whole fruits and vegetables instead of drinking your calories. Eat an apple rather than drink apple juice. Look at items that seem similar and eat the one that physically takes up more space. For example, eating 100 calories of grapes rather than 100 calories of raisins will make you feel fuller.
  • Eliminate processed foods. Manore said research increasingly shows that foods that are harder to digest (such as high fiber foods) have a greater “thermic effect” — or the way to boost your metabolism.

At  our NJ Personal Training Studio , we offer each client their own individual training program, a cardio schedule, realistic nutritional advice and personal support based on their needs.  Contact us today for a free session.

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