Exercise Better With Free Weights

Exercise Free Weights

Getting the right amount of exercise is an important aspect of living a healthy, happy life. When it comes to exercise, it’s not all about quantity, though. The quality of your workouts are just as important as how often you do them.

Want to get the most from your time in the gym? Skip the machines, and pick up the free weights. Instead of sitting at the rowing machine, try some doing some upright rows with dumbbells. Use a curl bar in place of doing cable curls. Try some squats with dumbbells rather than using the leg press.

Free weight training can be more effective than running for burning belly fat. It also activates muscle groups that improve joint stability and stimulates muscles growth, so you can add muscle that will burn calories even when you’re not at the gym.

If you’ve made a habit of hitting the machines when you go to the gym, try replacing one or two of the exercises you do on a machine with a free weight exercise that targets the same muscle groups.

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Funny food choices from a health food friend

Kale DietLuke makes a pretty funny point about eating healthy in this short video.

There are so many ideas for eating healthy out there, but at the end of the day, it all really does come down to moderation and balance.

I’d like to make my own parody video one day talking about all the crazy dieting system. But for now, skip the fad.

It’s time for you to Stop Dieting and Live.


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Don’t drink calories

Don't Drink CaloriesOne suggestion I frequently make is to avoid liquid calories. What are liquid calories?

Liquid calories are usually sugary drinks likes sodas, sweetened coffees, fruit juices, alcoholic beverages, or energy drinks. These beverages are a source of extra energy which your body will store as fat.  I highly suggest that you avoid any sugary drinks. So what do you replace them with? The answer is simple, try water.

If you are hooked on sugary beverages, the transition could be hard. I have heard people complain about head aches, fatigue, and random hunger pains as they make the transition. But trust me, making the switch will be worth it. Start now, make clean fresh water your new beverage of choice. This is a life style change which once made, will greatly reduce the number of calories you consume in a day.

Best of luck!

Watch out for Empty Snacks

Watch out for empty snacksSnacks can be a big source of daily calories. But if you make sure they are good snacks choices you will feel fuller and healthier. Instead of picking up processed snacks like chips or candies, try food choices such as fruit, vegetables, nuts, yogurts, or whole grain snack bars. These are nutrient rich foods so you will be getting essential nutrients while snacking. Also, these are snacks that will create a feeling of fullness and help discourage unneeded eating. Watch out for foods that are high in sugar, sodium, and saturated fats.

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