The importance of physical fitness cannot be emphasized enough. It offers a cornucopia of benefits. This is the perfect time of year to spring into a new fitness plan with these great tips.
Stay off the scale. Remember there is a difference between “weight loss” and “fat loss” and small, short term changes are likely due to water weight or changing glycogen levels. Give your body at least a solid week between weigh-in's. Look for consistent, steady, and gradual changes towards your goal weight every 2 – 4 weeks.
Have realistic expectations. If your goal is weight loss, you didn't gain all that weight overnight, don't expect it to come right off. Remember weight loss (or gain) is a process; stay consistent and your results will come.
Adopt an 80/20 rule. Consider adopting the 80/20 rule (also called the “Pareto Principle”). No one can motivate 100% of the time. Consider doing your best to be committed to your goals 80% of the time. It’s about developing a positive relationship with food and exercise that doesn’t involve guilt.
Don’t over train. Over training can lead to fatigue and will have a negative impact on your goals. Results are more a function of quality, not quantity. Give your body time to rest and recover as needed and it will thank you for it.
Fuel responsibly. You are what you eat, results start in the kitchen. Respect your body by fueling it with natural supplements, whole foods and remember to watch your portion sizes. Eighty per cent of maintaining the body you want comes down to what you eat rather than how hard you train.
Stop calorie counting. Calorie counting is restrictive and takes you down a dis-empowering path when it comes to what your putting in your body. Instead focus on quality whole foods with high nutritional value and superior natural supplements.
Aerobic/Anaerobic balance. Being healthy and fit or being on a weight loss program is NOT all about the cardio. Toning is just as important. Consider planning a healthy balance between your cardio activities and your weight training ones.
Above all else have fun. Train with friends, family or groups. Get creative and have fun with your food. These simple activities support altering your lifestyle to one that allows for sustainable results.
We compiled this list of 8 tips to support you in building a strong foundation of success in your fitness journey.
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Dr. David Minkoff
Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego.
He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine.
In 1992, Dr Minkoff’s wife Sue, a Registered Nurse, became interested in nutrition and health and began to go to lectures from some of the experts in the field. At the time, Dr Minkoff was pretty fixed in his view of traditional medicine and it took a lot of convincing to get him to come to one of these lectures. After hearing Dr Jeffrey Bland speak, Dr Minkoff had a eureka moment and began pursuing the alternative field with a vengeance. Based on this new knowledge Dr Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic in 1997 to help some friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States. In the process, he gained expertise in Biological medicine, integrative oncology, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. Dr Minkoff is one of the most in demand speakers in the field and wrote an Amazon best selling book called The Search For The Perfect Protein.
The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes cutting-edge nutritional solutions for the many health problems of today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness.
Dr. Minkoff is an avid athlete himself and has completed 44 Ironman Triathlons. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teachers to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.
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