5 Ways to Get Fit and Slim Fast

Posted on August 7, 2008. Filed under: Fitness, weightloss | Tags: , , , , , , |

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Good Post here by JC at the “Really Useful Fitness Blog”

“5 Things Anyone Can do to Lose Fat and Get Fit Fast”

1. Energize Yourself

Ways you can do this include getting enough sleep, eating lots of fresh vegetables and fruit and exercising regularly.

2. Eat an all natural diet

I agree with this lots of good fresh fruit and vegetables, good quality protien, good oils, and whole grains; perferably in that order. Please also include some high quality wholefood supplements in your diet that are what we call nutrient dense (our soils do not contain enough minerals and we need to make sure we are getting high enough amounts of minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and enzymes).

3. Do high intensity exercise a few times per week

High intensity exercise is a great way to burn fat and boost your heart, if you find this difficult try looking at a vibration platform to get you fit enough to workout at a high intensity (it can make it so much easier). Also it has now been scientifically proven that creating small bursts of intensity within a workout can be just as or more useful than a full high intensity workout. So in a ratio of a count of 8 to 12; go hard for 8 seconds and slower for 12 repeat until workout is finished.

4. Do strength training

Resistance training is vital to keep your bones strong and your muscles toned, and toned muscles accelerate your metabolism and burn unwanted fat; this can be done with weights your body weight or on a vibration platform.

5. Snack often

This is what I like to call grazing, graze at your food rather than try to eat it all in one sitting at a meal. Grazing is a natural way of eating and can actually help to raise your metabolism. One caution: if you are insulin resistant or leptin resistant this will be counterproductive until you have it under control. See my eBook “Sick, Tired & Overweight” for more information on this and the recommendations for these metabolic syndromes.

These are all great recommendations with certain proviso’s, not all of us are young enough or slim enough to tackle them straight away. I want you all to know that there are ways for everyone to get to the place in their journey where they can read a blog like this and know that they can use all of these recommendations easily.

Taking care to educate yourself on the proper lifestyle recommendations if you are older or have a metabolic syndrome (the modern epidemic) or are already overweight and find it difficult to exercise (use a vibration platform to speed up your weight loss and toning) you can be healthy and slim.

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When is Body Fat Not Fattening? When it’s Brown

Posted on May 15, 2008. Filed under: health, weightloss | Tags: , , |

This amazing study has found that not all body fat is created equal, for years we have known that there is WAT or white adipose tissue and BAT brown adipose tissue in our bodies but is only recently that medical researchers are finding out why. It seems that WAT, the fat or adipose tissue that gathers more often on our tummies is tough to get rid of, and don’t we know it!

But, the brown fat is actually FAT-BURNING FAT! Yes you have read this right. Fat that helps you to burn fat!

Now researcher are really excited to announce that they just might have found the protein that turns WAT into BAT, which means wonderful things for all those people out there like me, who have had four children, and have a slow thyroid, and insulin resistance. No matter how fit I am, I have a tummy, now maybe if these researchers can isolate and learn how to use this protein, we might lose the tummy forever!

The Harvard Medical School study appears in the journal Cell Metabolism.

“The surprising thing was that it wasn’t where the fat was located, it was the kind of fat that was the most important variable. (Professor Ronald Khan Harvard Medical School 0

The researchers, who worked on mice, transplanted fat from one part of the animals’ body to the other.

When subcutaneous fat was moved to the abdominal area, there was a decrease in body weight, fat mass, and blood sugar levels.

The animals also became more responsive to the hormone insulin, which controls the way the body uses sugar. A lack of response to insulin is often the first stage on the path to type 2 diabetes.

In contrast, moving abdominal visceral fat to other parts of the body had no effect.

Lead researcher Professor Ronald Khan said: “The surprising thing was that it wasn’t where the fat was located, it was the kind of fat that was the most important variable.

“Even more surprising, it wasn’t that abdominal fat was exerting negative effects, but that subcutaneous fat was producing a good effect.”

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