Simple Life Style Changes That Help You Lose Weight

There are a number of reasons many people in our society are over weight. Much of this has to do with life style. Your life style will affect your health and often your weight. So if your life style is adversely affecting you health and weight, you probably want to make some changes.

Some changes that you could make are actually very simple, but will take some will power. These changes include proper exercise and a balanced diet. Exercise is very important and could just mean going out side and taking your dog for a walk. Having a balanced diet could mean including more vegetables and fruits in your diet and reducing your sugar intake.

Exercise means including more physical activities in you daily routine. Many people think of their diet when trying to lose weight. This is appropriate but physical activity is an essential component in weight lose and improve your health. Exercise will help you to burn calories, the calories you take in from the food you eat. Take a walk in the morning before work. Include your dog in this activity as your fury friend also needs the activity. You could also develop a routine consisting of moves that will burn serious calories. These moves could include sit-ups, push-ups, leg lifts and running on the spot. Of course these must be done correctly and at least three or four times a week. This could be done after work, before dinner and would be a great way to freshen up after a long day at work. Another thing to consider is walking or cycling to work, during the warmer months. Walking or cycling to work will also save money when it comes to the cost of running your car. This will also make make getting to work less frustrating. Also consider stretching before work, especially if your job is considered to be physical. Even if you sit at a desk all day long consider stretching before work and during breaks,

Exercise is important, but you will still need a balanced diet which involves consuming food with proper nutrients. This could mean reducing the amount of fast food in your diet and increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables you include in your diet. Include items such as carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, apples, oranges, peaches, bananas, strawberries and blueberries with your daily lunch break. Items high in fiber should be included with breakfast and lunch. Use high fiber bread for your morning toast and your lunch-time sandwich. You could add kidney beans and green beans into your soup. Reduce the amount of red meat you eat and replace it with seafood such as sole or salmon,

The are a number of changes you can make in your daily routine to lose weight. This means coming up with a plan and implementing it. So pick a day to start and go for it. With this in mind there are many excellent resources on the internet that can help you with a …

Weight Training for Women, What Are the Myths?

Weight Training for women, so what are the myths? Well the first one as far as I am concerned is that women who weight train can end up looking like muscle bound body builders. Now if you want to achieve that goal then that is okay, but the vast majority of women just want a sleeker toned body.

So can women train with weights without putting on all the bulk often associated with this form of exercise? Well the answer is down to one word, testosterone.This is the most important reason why men get bulky. It is due to the metabolic and hormonal differences between the sexes. Testosterone is primarily a male hormone and it is just not physiological possible for women to become muscle bound like men, so please, let go of this misconception about weight training.

What weight training does for a women, is add firmness and strength to muscles either specific muscle groups, like abs and glutes or to the general well being of the person taking part in training. It is often said that only aerobic training allows women to lose weight quickly as it is proven that it sheds the calories, but weight training speeds up the metabolism and helps change the body shape over a period of time.

What are the best ways to achieve this as a beginner? Again one of the myths is that weight machines are for women and free weights are for men. Free weights are one of the best ways to target specific muscle groups and quickly start to see definition in those muscles.

Usually women should try and combine weight training with some form or aerobic exercise and try and do this 3 to 4 times a week. Alternating the training sessions and targeting different muscle groups and keeping the sets low around four or five sets and 6 to seven repetitions in each set.

Start with low weights, this way you can do the required number of sets and repetitions without putting unnecessary strain on the targeted muscle groups and over a period of 4 weeks you can gradually increase the weight, but keep the sets and reps the same.

The best way to achieve your weight loss target is to have a plan, without one you can end up getting bored or risk becoming un-motivated. If your target is to get into a new item of clothing, then as part of your plan have a picture of the clothing in your plan, it will give you a reminder every time you exercise why you are doing it.

Also remember it is just as bad to "over" exercise as it is to "under" exercise. Aim to exercise no more than 5 times a week and try to stick to around 60 minutes of exercise and if you alternate between weight training and aerobic exercise, it will give you muscle groups time to recover and reduce the strain you could put onto your muscles by over working them. …