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Fitness Tips

Fitness Tips

1. Mix it Up – Every little bit counts! Missed your daily workout? Don’t worry,you can still fit
something in.While watching one of your favorite television programs and do a few strength
training moves during the commercial breaks:lunges,squats,crunches – mix it up! Give yourself small achievable goals and follow through on them.

2. Lift weights & Your Spirits – Studies show that even a little bit of exercise can affect the mood – controlling parts of your brain. Try a bicep curl by standing with your feet shoulder width apart, place your arms at your side,slowly bend your arm lifting the weight towards your face,slowly return your arm to your side.Repeat the same action for the other side.Complete 12 reps each arm and the next time you have a bit of a tough day remember to reach for your free weights instead of junk food.

3. Buddy Up – Working out with a buddy can greatly increase your chances of sticking with a new fitness routine.Just be sure to pick a good partner,someone you can count on.Meet your work out buddy for a morning jog,lunch-time power walk, or even a pilates or yoga class.Have some fun getting fit with your friend and help each other reach your fitness goals.


Nutrition Tips

1. Fruits and Veggies – Fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamins and antioxidants plus lots of fiber. Try some yummy blueberries or strawberries on top of your cold or hot cereal for breakfast ,this will provide an added boost of energy to keep you satisfied until lunch time. Also, instead of that plain old iceburg lettuce salad try a variety of green leafy salad greens for a great boost of vitamin C.

2. Don’t Skip Meals – Studies show that people who skip breakfast are more likely to be overweight than people who eat in the morning. Skipping meals can cause low blood sugar and can lead to overeating and food cravings.

3. Plan Snacks – You can greatly curb your mid-afternoon munchy attack by planning your snacks ahead of time.Always carry along with you good healthy snacks such as , string cheese, stalks of carrots or celery,nuts or trail mixes. These are healthy snack choices that are very easy to pack and carry along with you just about anywhere.Doing this will help keep you on track.