Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Midriff Bulge.

The Midriff Bulge:

Strength training: Pick up your dumbbells and strength train on most days of the week.

Sleep well 7-8 hours of sound sleep

Omega 3 fatty acids intake should be a routine

Avoid sugar: as we get older our body is unable to process sugar and we become insulin resistant as we age, curb the sugar and decrease carbohydrates, as you get older. Insulin resistnace leads to fat accumulation.Women are more at risk for insulin resistance, as they have practically no estrogens after menopause.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Workouts in daily life.

Lets put our body into a workout mode while doing daily activities and chores.

1.     Take the stairs avoid elevators as much as possible.
2.     Get up to get water instead of yelling for the house help.
3.     Carry groceries yourself instead of paying someone else to carry them for you.
4.     Play with your child outdoors.
5.     Stroll around your office for five minutes when you take a break instead of sitting and sipping another cup of caloric beverage
6.     For women: give your thighs a workout by not sitting on the public toilet seat.
7.     Contract your tummy and hold for several times while driving. You can do the same for your butt.
8.     Use only one leg to get up from sofa….strong quadriceps.
9.     Move your own furniture.
1.   Walk fast at all times as if you are late for work.
1.   Park your car away from the entrance so you have to take a mini walk to get to your destination.
1.   Use TV remote sparingly.
1.   Lift your child once in a while and walking can burn a good amount of calories but be careful not to strain your back.