Body Composition

Body Composition

Fend off Holiday Weight Gain with a Mix of Cardio

This season fend off Holiday weight gain with some basic cardio. It's actually pretty easy if you follow a few simple tips.
 
The most important thing to remember is to mix it up! Keep your mind entertained and your body guessing by adding variety to your cardiovascular routine. (Learn more about cardio - Listen to the Podcast)

Here are my top 5 methods for mixing it up:

Fat Burning Begins with a Warm-up

A proper Warm Up is perhaps the most important part of your workout!
Every workout should begin with a 5-10 minute warm up.  A warm-up is your time to limber up your body—and your mind—in preparation for the workout to come. A warm up can be a simple as a walk or a jog. My outdoor warm-ups combine breathing and posture exercises with joint lubrication exercises, followed by an environmental integration exercise I call “high toes”. If space is limited, you can always do a  “One Spot Warm Up” with exercises that are perfect for situations where you aren’t including a walk to your workout site as part of your warm up.

Cardio - What "Type" is Best for You? - Podcast

Cardiovascular Conditioning - Aerobic vs. Anaerobic - What's Best?

Improving cardiovascular fitness is a central objective of Outdoor Fitness. You’ll keep busy with everything from fast-paced walks in the park to loops along a rural path, from hill sprints to drills on an athletic field. Progress in cardiovascular conditioning is easy to spot.

Spring Clean Your Diet - 5 Rules to Eat By

Eating well is simple. It all begins with quality food.
Click the icon to download and print the"Good Food"list.
 
Rule #1 - Make a List & Keep it Simple

Your Scale May Be Lying to You

It’s not that your trusty bathroom scale is malicious…more along the lines of deceptive.  What do I mean by this?  Well, weight is defined as “the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity.”  So while your bathroom scale is accurate in terms of measuring the effects of gravity on you, it’s not telling you the whole story.  What it doesn’t tell you is exactly what mother earth is pulling on with her said gravitational force.  Enter the concept of body composition – the ratio of lean bod

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