How to compile your ideal workout plan to achieve an athletic body shape by investing only 15 minutes per day.Continue
A few months ago I wanted to lose a few stubborn pounds around my waist. I ended up with the sixpack of a twenty year old gymnast (well almost) and a super state of health that I have never experienced before in my life. But I am getting ahead of myself. Let me start at […]Continue
Never Focus on Losing Weight – Focus on Becoming Healthy. At first glance you may argue that the one leads to the other, so what is this all about. It is true that if your body is in a super healthy condition, you will most likely not be overweight. The reverse argument is not […]Continue
If you are one of those fortunate people that actually takes care about what foodstuff passes your lips, you must have spent many pondering hours on the following question. There are so many different diets and eating regimes but which ones are really healthy and which one is right for me. Diets Galore To demonstrate […]Continue
There are many many reasons why diets dont work but it all boils down in the end to the principle of energy balance in our bodies. Our bodies are like any machine we know. It needs fuel of the correct quality and in the right quantity. Whatever part of our energy intake we do not use, gets stored. This mechanism works all the time from the day we are born until the end. So periods of energy storage (positive balance) wil have to be cancelled by periods of energy depletion (negative balance). Therefore the physical shape and condition of your body at any time of your life is the cumulative sum of all the energy intake and expenditure over your lifetime up to that point in time.Continue
We all know that us humans need to ingest and digest food to produce energy on a constant basis in order to make our bodies function. But do we pay enough attention to what and how much we eat so that our bodies function in the best possible way?
Our bodies need food as energy (calories) but also to provide building blocks for the other more complex processes in our body (protein, minerals etc). Making healthy eating choices does not have to be considered as a huge sacrifice to make. With some self motivation we can slowly direct our lifestyle to favor the healthy over the less healthy choices most of the time.Continue
The most important is that you must always think about your workouts as being easy and fun to do. It must never be considered as a chore or being too complicated or too time consuming. This is especially true in the beginning when you start out on your first workout experience or after a long period of inactivity.
Once you get the hang of it, you have worked through the muscle pains and you start to feel the benefits of your workout program in your body, you will naturally want to increase intensity and intervals in order to experience more and more benefits. This is by far the easier way way to get into your exercise habit and keep you doing it until it becomes part of your life.Continue