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 ability of your 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.
There are many diets out there, and sometimes it could be hard trying to decide which one is for you, and sometimes it can be difficult, as some diets are strict, bland, or boring, which can make them hard to stick to.
The Mediterranean diet is not one of these! This diet consists of flavorful fruits, vegetables, and colorful meals.
The Mediterranean diet emphasizes:
• Getting plenty of exercise
• Eating primarily plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts
• Replacing butter with healthy fats such as olive oil and canola oil
• Using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods
• Limiting red meat to no more than a few times a month
• Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week
• Drinking red wine in moderation (optional)
Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease. In fact, a recent analysis of more than 1.5 million healthy adults demonstrated that following a Mediterranean diet was associated with a reduced risk of overall and cardiovascular mortality, a reduced incidence of cancer and cancer mortality, and a reduced incidence of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.
Warm up for 5 minutes (exp. -walk, jog, march in place)
Squats 45 seconds, 15 second rest
Mountain Climbers 45 seconds, 15 second rest
Reverse lunges right leg 45 seconds, 15 second rest
Reverse lunges left leg 45 seconds, 15 second rest
Bicycle (abdominal) crunches- 45 seconds, 15 second rest
Pushups 45 seconds, 15 second rest
Repeat 4- 6 times
Stretch! Great job!!
Do not begin any exercise program with out consulting your doctor
1- Eat a nutritious breakfast. Eggs or egg whites (even better!) with non-starchy veggies like broccoli, onions, peppers and mushrooms will stimulate your metabolism.
2-Exercise! Put aside a minimum of 30 minutes per day to walk, bike, elliptical or weight lift.
3-No late night snacking!
4-Meditate. Meditation can help ease stress. It can also help you program your ideal body image and create that road map to it! (hypnosis can too!)
5- Make water your beverage of choice. Eat your fruit don’t drink it. Many experts suggest drinking 8-10 eight ounce glasses of water per day.
Avoid late night snacking if you are looking for the scale to go down.
It’s very easy to pack on the pounds by night snacking. A bite of this and a taste of that while watching TV or on the computer can really add up. Before you know it, you’ve consumed several hundred calories mindlessly.
If you must have a snack at night aim for a healthier food such as an apple or a cup of steamed veggies. Have a cup of herbal tea to satisfy and relax you. Better yet, go to bed!
The truth: A low fat or reduced fat item may have nearly as many calories as a high fat version because ingredients like sugar often replace the fat to make the product taste better. Plus, low fat foods can still contain unhealthy saturated or trans fats, both of which may increase your risk of heart disease.
Low fat labels (like those on cookies and fruit-flavored yogurts) cause people to underestimate calorie consumption, increase the amount we eat, and temper the guilt of polishing off a box of reduced-fat Oreos. Some people see the term ‘fat-free’ and use it as a green light to eat as much of it as they want, which leads to over consuming calories.