According to the CDC:
The percentage of people 18 and over who met the Physical Activity Guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity: 21.7%
Exercise for your heart and your muscles together is crucially important for many reasons!
For today’s example, its importance is disease prevention.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:
Recent reports project that by 2030, half of all adults (115 million adults) in the United States will be obese.
Obesity-related illness, including chronic disease, disability, and death, is estimated to carry an annual cost of $190.2 billion.
Proper and regimented exercise can absolutely lower the risks of several caners.
It can also improve a patients outcome after a cancer diagnosis is made…with a doctors consent to do so of course.
So let’s all do ourselves a favor and be contributors to raising our national average of active people well beyond 22 percent!
Trying to lose weight?
Here’s some crucial guidelines to help you along the way:
1.) You need to count your calories. I’ve worked with hundreds of people and by far, the most successful are calorie counting.
2.) Of course, you need to exercise. The optimal time for weigh loss is 90 minutes. At Techny Fitness, we suggest people do an hour session with their trainer and then hit cardio for 30 minutes post training.
3.) Regulate your Carbs. The rule of thumb is to try and stop eating carbs for the day by 2pm.
4.) Limit your sugar and your sodium. I’ve seen people lose dramatic amounts of weight just by cutting sugar. Limiting your sodium intake will rid yourself of excess water retention…and thus, will allow you to be more slimming.
5.) Don’t sleep on a full stomach. You should stop eating for the day 2 hours before you go to bed.
6.) Increase frequency and decrease quantity. Try and spread your meals out to 4-6 meals throughout the day starting when you wake up. This should be 4-6 meals that don’t exceed your daily calorie intake.
This is going to allow your body to efficiently digest food through they day…burning calories in the process.
7.) Don’t forget to workout with weights. Weight training does not only keep you younger and more capable, but it will assist with weight loss. Muscle needs calories, so the more you have…the more calories you can burn each day. Also, you burn calories while your body repairs your muscles…so you get your body working for you.
Contact me with any questions!
Techny Fitness – Personal Trainer
1844 Techny ct, Northbrook, il 60062