When it comes to working out, listen to your body. If you work out really hard one week, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to do the same hard workout the next week. Just be consistent and always work out at least 2 to three times a week. Keep in mind that when you don’t work out, that is when your muscles recover. Rest is just as important as working out.
You Need Daily Reminders! Two great sites to help attain your fitness goals:
The Biggest Loser
I have been watching the Biggest Loser for seven years. Did you know that you can sign up at their website to receive free fitness tips daily? Fitness is like church, you have to receive the message more than once to really get it!
Another Fitness Site I subscribe to is: http://www.jillianmichaels.com/
Here is Jillian’s post about taming that muffin top from March 11:
Thursday: THE FITNESS FACTOR
A Closer Look at the Obliques
Spring is just weeks away. Sorry kids, that means no more hiding behind those bulky sweaters and big coats. Pretty soon you’ll see slim-fitting and midriff-baring fashions everywhere you look — and you’ll probably want to show off your great abs or slender torso too. So many people believe that they have to aim for chiseled six or eight-pack abdominals. To achieve this ideal physique, a lot of people devote a big chunk of their workout time to crunches and basic abdominal exercises. Unfortunately, this type of blanket-approach to abs training isn’t very effective.Keep in mind, your abdominals are actually comprised of three major muscles: the rectus abdominis, the obliques, and the transverse abdominis. Each muscle has its own function and thus specific ways to target it.
Find out more about your obliques
Many people consider drinking carrot juice one of the healthiest lifestyle choices possible. Carrot juice is known for beta carotene which gives the body Vitamin A, B Vitamins, Vitamin E and many minerals. The health benefits of drinking carrot juice are thought to be good prenatal health, eyesight, bones and teeth, liver and nails, skin and hair as well as helping in cancer prevention.
What about eating carrots?
By the way, if you’re really concerned about getting enough beta-carotene in your diet, you should cook your carrots. Cooking breaks down the veggie’s tough cell walls, thereby making available more of this antioxidant vitamin precursor.
As always, check with your private doctor before you try any of the above tips, since each body is a bit different.
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