Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Best Fat Burning & Firming Rules For Women

Who Wants To Lose Belly Fat and Slim Down Hips and Thighs?
What is the best combination of fat-burning & firming?

A. In order to maximize your fat burning potential, just doing one exercise will not work. Also,
a "one size fits all approach", doesn't work either. It is a combination of exercises that will
help you achieve a lean, fit body. Many women want to lose that belly fat, sculpt and firm up
their glutes, and slim down their hips but are following a plan that does not work for them.

Women have different metabolisms and body types so what works for one woman will not
necessarily work for another.

The following are the five most important things you need to know about fat burning and

1. Whole body workouts. These are the best to burn fat because you burn more calories per
workout (exercises like squats, dumbbell presses, and rows are just a few examples of
exercises that you would include in a fat burning workout).

2. Doing workouts that are worth your time. If you are pressed for time, don't waste your time
only doing workouts that involve small muscle groups like your shoulders.

Compound movements, will burn more calories and target your shoulders also. You should
do a whole body workout at least 3x a week in order to get the maximum fat burning results.

3. Intensity is your good friend. If you are not feeling it, then you are not going to see the
results you want (this means challenging your muscles each and every time you workout). By
working out intensely you will burn more fat. This also means using weight that makes you
work hard. If you are afraid of bulking up, it's okay because it just won't happen.

4. Eat your protein regularly. I know you have heard about this a lot but so many women out
there aren't getting the proper amount of protein to blast fat and firm up. You can have a great
workout, but if your nutrition is off then you won't see the best results.

5. A right mindset. This is the #1 neglected part. It's not about setting goals, it's about
empowering yourself to see no obstacle in your way of achieving the body that you so desire.
Putting the sufficient time and effort into this will pay off huge in the end result. I am talking
about looking and feeling the way you want to.

Image yourself standing in front of your mirror and loving what you see and feeling great.

Keep this image in the back of your mind and never let go of it until you have reached your
fitness goals.

When it comes right down to it, you can have the best fat burning and firming exercise and
nutrition program, but it will never happen without the right mindset! Good Luck!

More Healthy Bodies Today!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Follow the Rainbow to Perfect Health!

Make yourself disease-proof!

Stoplight shaded fruits and veggies not only catch the eye but also have many of the top 20 most potent antioxidants. Lycopene, packed into tomatoes, watermelon and red bell pepper, has been found to prevent heart disease and estrogen-related cancers. And red apples are rich in quercetin, a proven heart-health booster.

Lower your cholesterol!

The same compound that makes food orange also lowers cholesterol and blood pressure!
Carrots, in particular, boost high amounts of a fiber called calcuim pectate, shown to regulate
high cholesterol. In a recent government study, people who munched a cup of carrots a day
averaged an 11% drop in blood cholesterol after only three weeks! Prefer oranges? University
of Western Toronto researchers found drinking three 8-ounce glasses of OJ a day increases
HDL ("good") cholesterol by 21% and reduces LDL ("bad") cholesterol by 16%!

Ease digestion!

Yellow foods soothe stomachaches and improve gastrointestinal health, research shows. One
mango contains 7 grams of bowel-friendly fiber, while papayas are rich in an enzyme that helps
you digest protein and carbohydrates. And bananas ease any intestinal distress.

Protect your eyesight!

Leafy greens like watercress, kale, collard, mustard greens and spinach are filled with lutein, a
chemical that protects the eyes from aging. It's even been found to lower the odds of
developing macular degeneration, the most common cause of vision loss in folks older than
50, by 43%. Lutein also lowers breast cancer risk, according to the National Cancer Institute-
and since cruciferous veggies like broccoli and cabbage are also filled with cancer reducing
chemicals called indoles, eating just a cup or so a day can keep your eyes young and prevent
cancer too!

Keep your brain sharp!

Studies have found that anthocyanins, the antioxidants responsible for blueberries color, can
also heighten learning capacity, motor skills and memory. They can even keep your brain
young: Joint studies from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and the National Institute
of Aging found that berries protect against cognitive impairment and even Alzheimers disease!
And just a handful a day is enough to do the trick.

Stay limber!

Foods of a royal hue like grapes, figs, prunes, raisins and plums help prevent joint problems,
studies show. Grapes are loaded with antioxidants proven to reduce the inflammation
associated with arthritis, and they also contain boron, a mineral shown to relieve even severe
joint pain!