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Eat your fruit, don’t drink it!

Yes…please…eat your fruit, don’t drink it.apples
By eating your fruit you receive the benefits of fiber. Plus, it takes longer to chew than it does to drink,therefore you are consuming less calories.

Want to burn some fat?     Try adding grapefruit to your diet. Studies show its boosts your body’s fat burning mechanism.  Woohoo!!!

Weekend Workout- no equipment required.

Weekend Workout- no equipment required.


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Warm up for 8 minutes by marching, walking, jogging. Stretch before are after workout.

1- 5 pushups, 5 squats, 10 bicycle crunches

2- 10 pushups, 10 squats, 20 bicycle crunches

3- 5 pushups, 5 squats, 10 bicycle crunches

4- 10 pushups, 10 squats,10 bicycle crunches
60 second rest. Repeat 1- 4 times.  Stretch!

Do not begin an exercise program without your doctor’s permission.

Ask Coach Jackie: Should I exercise in fat burning zone to lose weight?

Ask Coach Jackie: Should I exercise in fat burning zone to lose weight?

d6ae4a3b99eb526615eeaef1a888171f_5pkqAnswer: The “fat-burning zone” lies between 50 and 70 percent of your maximum heart rate. When you exercise at this low intensity, your body draws energy from fat. As your heart rate goes up, more energy comes from carbs. So it seems logical that to lose fat you should keep your heart rate low. But that’s not the case.
Doing cardio at higher intensities causes you to burn a lower percentages of fat calories in favor of carbs, but you use more total calories. And that’s the key to slimming down. Plus, since you torch more total calories, the absolute amount of fat burned actually increases too.

What Are the Benefits of Sprinting?

sprintingWill sprinting help me burn fat? What are the benefits of sprinting?

Sprinting WILL help you burn fat and burn fat faster than a lower intensity workout such as jogging or going for a long run. Cardio fitness helps the heart to pump stronger and more efficiently and your muscles to use oxygen more efficiently. The pounding of weight-bearing activities like walking and running may cause more fat burning than a seated exercise like biking, or an activity like swimming where there is no pounding at all.
Professor James Timmons from the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh reports that sprinting “can boost the body’s metabolism sharply, helping to prevent weight gain and diabetes.” He states “sprinting not only burns calories during its duration, but greatly improves overall metabolism, allowing you to burn more calories even when not sprinting.”
According to the Mayo Clinic “within two months of starting, frequent aerobic exercise can increase HDL cholesterol by about 5 percent in otherwise healthy sedentary adults.” One study showed individuals who ran more than 50 miles per week had significantly greater increases in HDL cholesterol (good fat) and significantly greater decreases in body fat, triglyceride levels, and the risk of coronary heart disease than individuals who ran less than 10 miles per week. In addition, the long-distance runners had a nearly 50% reduction in high blood pressure and more than a 50% reduction in the use of medications to lower blood pressure and plasma cholesterol levels.
The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that all healthy adults should do the following:
1. Frequency of training: three to five days per week
2. Intensity of training: 55/65%-90% of maximum heart rate
3. Duration of training: 20-60 minutes of continuous or intermittent aerobic activity
4. Mode of activity: any activity that uses large muscle groups, which can be maintained continuously and is rhythmical and aerobic in nature (for example, walking-hiking, running-jogging, cycling, bicycling, cross-country skiing, aerobic dance/group exercise, rope skipping, rowing, stair climbing, swimming, skating, and various endurance game activities or some combination thereof).
Sprinting does have many health benefits, especially for your heart and lungs. Regular cardio exercise is key to keeping up with your overall health and fitness!sprinting2

Exercise 3 Times Per Week to Lose Weight

Exercise 3 Times Per Week to Lose Weight

fb6.23Exercise 3 Times Per Week to Lose Weight

Exercising just three times per week can help you lose weight. Put aside 15- 20 minutes if you are just starting out. Try to increase your workout to 45 to 60 minutes per workout. By exercising at low to moderate intensity you will burn less calories than high intensity such as sprinting. You can torch calories quicker by increasing your level of intensity. If you are just starting out take it slow. You will see progress if you are consistent.


Here is a workout to try: “A” for beginners, “B” is a bit higher intensity

Cardio- A-Walk for 15- 20 minutes B-Jog of run for 20- 30 minutes

Strength training/toning:
A- 10 pushups standing against the wall or on your knees on floor
B-10 military pushups
A- 15 squats B-15 jump squats
A- 10 Modified Jumping jacks B- 15 jumping jacks
A&B 10-15 bicep curls
A&B 10-15 abdominal crunches
Repeat strength training 1-4 times depending upon your level of fitness

Always check with your doctor before starting an exercise routine!

Biking for Fun and Fitness


I like biking because it makes me feel like a kid again. Just hopping on my bike, going from block to block with friends the neighborhood, just felt good as a child. It felt good then and it feels good now! The wind in your hair, heart pumping as I enter the slope of the hill -maybe having a destination in mind, maybe not.
It’s meditation in motion. You can problem solve while you are biking. Forgetting about the issue for the time you are out while your subconscious mind works on the solution.
Being outside in nature can also have a positive effect on your mental and emotional well-being. Pumping the heart and filling the lungs has healthful benefits for your cardiovascular system.

Calories…. Yes, you burn calories while biking too!!!!! In just 30 minutes you can burn over 250 calories!
So get outside and hop on that bike for fun and fitness!!