Answers to Your Questions on Fitness, Exercise and Weight loss

My latest observations, experiences and advice as a personal trainer about fitness, exercise, fitness equipment, weight loss and more.

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April 26, 2012 15:18 - New Review - BistroMD Diet Meals Delivered

125x125 Lighter Healthier YouImagine having delicious, gourmet chef prepared, nutritionally balanced, doctor and nutritionist approved meals everyday and without having to plan, count calories, shop for food or prepare anything yourself. I just posted a new review of the BistroMD Weight Loss Plan... (Read Article)

February 24, 2012 18:18 - How to Prevent Osteoporosis

Statistics show that one out of five American women, over the age of 50, has osteoporosis and by the time symptoms are present, it is too late. Learn how to prevent this disease which can begin during adolescense. (Read Article)

August 22, 2011 06:24 - Busy Homeschooling Moms Love Bike Trainers

Moms who home-school their children are some of the busiest women I know. If you mention finding time for their own weight loss or fitness program you might just get laughed out of the room.

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April 24, 2011 12:21 - Bike Trainers And Weight Loss Go Hand In Hand

A bike trainer is a great way to start cycling for weight loss, especially if you are big and just beginning. No embarrassing appearances on the street and no hills that you have to walk up. The weather is no longer a factor and your joints will thank you.

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March 28, 2011 07:16 - Suzanne Somers Weight Loss Plan: A Review

suzannesomersweightlossplanSuzanne Somers is recognizable not only because of her sit-com show "Three's Company" from the 1970's, but because of her picture on the front of magazines and best-selling weight loss books over the intervening years. Somehow she has managed not to age in that time!

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March 3, 2011 15:39 - Use A Bike Trainer To Fight Off The Winter

Bring your summer exercise indoors with an bike trainer. When you hook your bike to an indoor trainer, there is no need to add a stair stepper, or a treadmill to your already cluttered exercise room. Your bike now keeps you in shape both indoors and outdoors.

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January 19, 2011 07:37 - Getting Started on a Better Lifestyle Can Be the Hardest Part

I wrote this in response to a plea for help from Sue, who wrote into our forum not knowing what to do about her situation. I think she is in the same position as many. She's not happy with her weight and knows that bad habits have led to being heavy. Some of my suggestions, below, may help you too. Or you may have suggestions of you own. I'd love for you to contribute your ideas. Easy to do that in the forum.

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January 27, 2010 07:09 - Requirements For a Certified Nutritionist

The requirements for becoming a nutritionist vary greatly. Here are some general “rules of thumb” to help you understand the educational and professional requirements for certified nutritionists.

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January 15, 2010 07:15 - Tips For Staying Motivated To Exercise

Trouble in getting motivated to exercise and maintaining that motivation has been the downfall of many a New Years resolution. Here are a few tips that will help you keep between the ditches.

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September 30, 2009 07:49 - Working Out: Family Style

Guest Author: Stacy Lemmon

One of the easiest ways to make sure that you get your work-out is by including the entire family.

With all of the scary news reports about juvenile heart attacks and high blood pressure it should be enough to get every mother up and off the couch and in full team mode.

Discuss the plan with the entire family about a week ahead of the day you are going to start this and then stick with it. There will be no excuses accepted and no one is allowed out of the exercise.

Start with something simple, like a walk around the block. Add another block each night until the walk takes 30-45 minutes to do. Start adding new exercises. Make it fun, exciting and a challenge, but make sure that everyone can do the routine comfortably.

Once you start getting the kids involved, challenge another family to a competition. Organize a neighborhood baseball game. Have games of volleyball in the backyard. Whatever you can do to get your family up and moving around, do it.

There will be days when no one really wants to exercise but you power your way through it. There will be days when you cannot wait to get out there. Once you get family members used to the exercise, it will be time to start addressing their eating habits.

Talk to them, include them in the decisions, but remember, you are the parent and it is your responsibility to make sure that they are eating good food at least part of the time. If you give them good eating and exercise habits now, they may not have bad habits later as adults. Of course, they could go to college and go hog wild, but at least you can say that you tried.

Family work-out times should build teamwork, perhaps by running relay races with each other. Again, adding a little healthy competition can motivate even the most reluctant family members, especially if there is some sibling rivalry to play on. Do whatever it takes to get them moving.

If you cannot get them to work out willingly, you may need to be a little sneaky. Take trips that will involve a lot of walking, swimming or other activities. Park as far away from the entrance of the mall, grocery store or other places, as you possibly can. Tag your child and then run away; see how long they can resist.

If you still cannot get them to move around and you have taken everything but the air that they breathe away from them, it is time to pull out the ultimate secret weapon. If the kids will not move up and off of the couch, go over to the neighbor’s house and borrow their Jack Russell terrier. Bring in the little monster and watch everyone turn into a giggling, dog wrestling, jumping around bundle of energy. When everybody is panting and worn out, grab Mr. Pooch and take him home. Repeat as often as necessary.

About the Author: Stacy Lemmon is passionate about every aspect of exercise and fitness. She feels that if you keep your workouts fresh and fun you will continue to work out. If you are looking for an intense home work out that has been used to train professional athletes she suggests trying out the Insanity Workout by Shaun T, or the Slim in 6 Workout for ladies.

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