We have found that there is so much bad information about exercise, weight loss and fitness in general…aimed at female readers.
In magazines and on-line. Just too much fluff and not enough safe, proven and effective information for women who are new to working out. And also way too much pseudo-science and “workout myths” written and marketed to women who have some experience with regular exercise.
In this post you can read about some of Barb’s (see photo at right) Top Tactics for over 35 men and women who want to attain their optimal level of health, fitness and performance.
- Resistance Training…..
For many females, resistance training is intimidating, Women also fear that lifting weights will make them too bulky…It has been our experience that in order to boost the metabolism one must replace muscle that is slowly being lost every year after the age of 35…One pound of muscle will burn on average 50 calories a day at rest..Where one pound of fat will burn roughly 2 calories…In essence 5 extra pounds of muscle will burn 250 extra calories daily….Women also need the additional muscle to support bone density and prevent osteoporosis….Women do not make enough of the hormone testosterone to become “bulky”, the bulky look is more a result of poor diet….Weight lifting is a great tool in sculpting lean muscle for both males and females.
- You cannot out exercise a poor diet….The best results come from eating a whole food diet….If most of your foods come from packaged food with lengthy food labels you will never see the results that you are working so hard in the gym for….90 percent of your diet should come from organic lean protein sources, vegetables and fruits and nuts and seeds.
- Set Goals and Keep a Journal…..
I have found that my clients are much more successful if they have a plan and a goal or goals that they are working to obtain….You should have in mind small short term goals as well as lofty long term goals…It is much easier to stay motivated if you have a definite target or targets.
Hire a Fitness Professional…
As a fitness professional a common complaint that I have encountered is confusion…With busy lifestyles and conflicting information in the media, people really are at loss as to how to get the best results in the shortest most convenient amount of time…Gone are two hour workouts and long slow burn cardio…Find a fitness pro in your area that is knowledgeable in how to get results in the safest most time efficient manner.
Get at least 7 to 8 hours a sleep a day……Your body needs consistent good quality of sleep every night to function at its best..Your body needs time every day to recover and recuperate from the daily physical and mental stress that is inflicted on it not only from workouts but daily life…Lack of sleep can lead to depression, and anxiety.. Without adequate sleep the body is unable to repair and build the muscle that you are working hard in the gym to obtain.
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