Comments (0)February 28th, 2010Posted by Dr. Charles D.C. in Stress And Weight Loss

Don’t Stress Your Weight

The world is not an easy place these days. The recession has created a lot of problems for a lot of people. Watching the news everyday, we are reminded of all of the bad things that seem to be occurring in the world today. There never seems to be enough time to get everything done that a person wants to get done. With all of this happening around us, why add any more stress to our already stressful lives.

How much a person weighs is something that everyone notices. People are often described as that short, fat guy over there or the skinny brunette in the corner. The way we appear is the first image that we present to the world. Because of that it is also something that creates a lot of stress in our lives. Chat rooms like the biggest loser forum are full of people who talk about how their weight affects their daily lives and who are looking for suggestions and help to change the amount that they weigh. But it does not have to control your life if you don’t want it to. We control the way that we react to other people’s opinions, so we can choose not to let it bother us.

It comes down to how a person decides how to handle the stress. If a person is overweight and they don’t want it to affect them, then they have to do something about it. One choice is to learn how to lose weight fast and get rid of the extra pounds that they are carrying so that they no longer have to worry about. There are unlimited resources that will help a person lose weight, but a person has to go out and find them. Weight loss does not occur without some type of effort. But effort does not mean stress. Just because you have to do something to accomplish it does not mean it has to cause you more stress. Make the decision and the commitment to get it done and stop worrying. It doesn’t matter how much weight you actually lose, if you want to lose some than any amount means your heading in the right direction.

If you don’t worry about losing the weight, then you might find it easier to succeed. Stress can cause you to retain fluids or to eat more or to exercise less. Instead of worrying about losing weight, immerse yourself in a weight loss program and enjoy it. Find an exercise program that you enjoy, even if that means finding an old six pack ab exercises video to get you moving around and the exercise will help you handle the stress in your life. Working out is a great way to relieve the stress that a person feels everyday. It is time that can be spent alone or with others, and the benefits to it are countless. When you exercise, you can make your body feel better, and when you feel better inside, you will feel less stress.

Once you make yourself feel better inside, your outside appearance will change. By losing weight, you can improve your image of yourself. If you feel like you look better than you did before, it is much easier to greet everyday with a smile. When you approach each day with a smile on your face, stress will disappear.

Controlling how much you weigh is an important part of life. But it does not have to be a stressful part of life. It is something that can and needs to be taken control of. Once you have that control, you will be able to breath easier. Always remember that stressed is just desserts spelled backwards.

Comments (0)February 28th, 2010Posted by Dr. Charles D.C. in Detox For Weight Loss

Can Detox Help You To Lose weight

Late night television is full of ads that hawk products that promise that they can help you learn how to lose weight fast and to do this without having to do any work. For just a tiny amount of money, they promise that you will drop pounds quickly without the hassle of dieting and exercise. These products can transform your body from a couch potato to a magazine cover type in only a few short weeks. Are these products really as good as the say they are?

The idea behind many of these products is that they can cleanse your body of the harmful toxins that are within you. These toxins cause you to retain fat and to gain weight, but if you can get rid of these toxins then you will lose the weight. The products are designed to remove the toxins and flush them out of your body to jumpstart your weight loss. By taking these products you won’t have to spend hours every day doing a bunch of six pack ab exercises, or spend a fortune to join a gym, all you have to do is follow the program that the product designs for you. Some products claim that they will burn the fat while you sleep, so you can wake up in the morning as a lean mean fighting machine.

While the products might not do everything that they claim they can do, there is some truth behind what they advertise. A person’s body is full of many different types of toxins and it is possible to flush them out of your system through chemicals or diet. According to the weight loss products once you flush the toxins out of your body, it can make your metabolism speed up. If your metabolism is working harder, it is possible to burn more calories, and when you burn more calories you lose more weight. The products don’t actually burn fat away, but if they make you burn more calories than you are taking in, the fat will disappear. Just like any diet and exercise program, if you put out more calories than you take in, weight disappears.

Many of the products contain a appetite suppressant. Because of this a person will eat less food. The less you eat, the better chance you have of losing weight. Besides the chemicals, there are also special diets designed to detox your body and these diets also limit the amount of food you eat. Whether you decide to use a detox product or not, if you can control how much you eat, you can lose weight.

Before starting any type of detox program, it is important to do some research. Check with a physician to make sure it is safe for you do do this type of program. You can check out the product before you buy one to make sure that it will work as it claims by looking on the internet for the better business bureau or by finding an online discussion group for people who want to lose weight such as the biggest loser forum. A detox program is not a perfect fit for everyone, but it can work for many people. As with any diet and exercise program, it is up to the peron using it to determine how successful it can be. If you have the determination to make a detox program work, than you should try it.

Comments (0)February 28th, 2010Posted by Dr. Charles D.C. in Fat Burning Tips

How To Build A Great Home Gym

In today’s economy, many people are trying to find some extra money in their budget. Every controllable expense is on the table. But people have gotten used to the lifestyle that was created when money was more plentiful. They don’t like the idea of giving something up just to save money. Decisions have to be made, however, and some of the choices are more unpleasant than others.

One place that can be cut to save the budget is the health club membership. It became very popular to join a health club, but it is a monthly expense that can take a toll on a person’s budget. Often times, a person’s health club membership is underused and the money that is being spent on it is often not a good value. It is possible to get the same results without having to keep that expensive gym membership. The solution is to stop going to the gym and create your own fitness program in your own home. Depending on how sophisticated a person wants to get with their program, a person can spend a small fortune to outfit a home gym or they can spend little or no money if they choose.

A trip to the local sporting goods store can provide a person with all the equipment that you could possibly want. But you don’t have to have every piece of equipment. It is better to invest your money into one high quality piece of exercise equipment that you enjoy rather than a bunch of lower quality that will collect dust from not being used. It is also important to consider how much space that you have available in your home for the equipment. Some types of exercise equipment is very big and will not look good sitting in the middle of a person’s living room. A cheap source of exercise equipment is garage sales. There are a lot of people who want to get rid of the things they bought but no longer use, and bargains can be had. A trip to the local bookstore will yield a treasure trove of books or dvd’s that can teach a person how to do the latest fitness routine or teach you how to do six pack ab exercises that will get you into the shape that you desire, or you might even find these things for free at your local library.

Another thing that can be found in libraries and book stores are material that will show you different diet and exercise routines that can teach you how to lose weight fast in the comfort of your home and these things can cost little or no money for a person, all that is required is the effort. If you can’t find the information that is needed in books or videos, go online where you can find sites that are dedicated to helping people to get fit and healthy such as the biggest loser forum which offers hints and tips for a person in addition to chat rooms where you can find the support that is needed.

The key to getting fit and healthy is not spending money. It is the ability to dedicate yourself to reaching that goal. It doesn’t matter how much money you spend, if you don’t take the time and effort to do it, it cannot succeed. Whether you do it in a gym or if you decide to do it a home, the commitment to doing it is the most important thing. If you want tosave some money every month though, take a look at your fitness club membership and ask yourself if it is really worth the money that you are spending. You might find that you don’t need it and can enjoy the savings that are created.

Comments (0)February 27th, 2010Posted by Dr. Charles D.C. in Fat Burning Tips

Transform Your Body, Your Energy, Your Life

If you’re tired of being overweight, join the club will bazillions of others just like you. Being out of shape, flabby, and low on energy is enough to get a person frustrated, but often people think it’s too hard to change. You can easily find reading material that details the exciting and dramatic stories told by people who have lost tons of weight through the concept of fitness contests. This potent transforming process will take place over a twelve week period.

This gives me a good chance to go over with you some key ways that will facilitate fat-burn that will enhance the effectiveness of your transformation.

1 Police your kitchen. Get rid of everything that’s loaded with sugar and you’ll avoid a lot of the pitfalls that keep many competitors from achieving their goals.

Nobody likes wasting food, but this kind of food that you snack on does more good in the trash than in your body.

2 Cut out that low intensity cardio! End your useless routines and move toward some bursts of intense training followed by recovery paces to boost the rate at which your body burns fat.

3 Follow workout plans that are created by professional trainers. This means that you will get the most out of a shorter time period.

4 You should equip yourself at home to do some exercise. Get a balance-ball, a weight-bench, and some dumbbells so you can do some work while you’re away from the gym.

5 Don’t use the machines. Use interval series at the house and you’ll see a lot more results in shorter time.

6 Get careful about your eating. This means to schedule your grocery trips, plan what you’re going to eat and when. Then be very selective at the store to get the most natural, nutritious foods you can.

Comments (0)February 27th, 2010Posted by Dr. Charles D.C. in Everything Cardio

Get Some Great Cardio Using Your Own Body Weight

People are always asking me ways to work out should they be stranded outside civilization somewhere. You know, without electricity, fitness clubs with televisions, mechanical devices, etc. what’s left to exercise with? This sounds like it’s somewhere in the jungle, but it can also be similar to the conditions at a hotel or at home. The good news is that you can build muscle and improve your body composition without any equipment.

All you need to do is put together a series of exercises that use your body’s weight. Here’s a good example of a good workout that you can build on for your own routine.

#1 – A rapid motion drill such as the jump-jack or the stationary run.

#2 – Squats with each hand in back of the neck to help your back’s higher section.

#3 – Simple push-ups done from a kneel or from a standard position.

#4 One Legged exercises like lunges.

#5 – Work for the back’s high section via the pull up, chin up, inverse row, or rowing with DBs or bands.

#6 – A different 1-leg routine like a splitting squat.

#7 – An abdominal drill that engages your whole physique. The climber is good for this.

#8 – A rapid motion exercises to end the session. Use burpees, jump-rope, sprint, etc.

Go through all 8 moves with a number of repetitions without resting as if it were one long sequence.

Then go through the whole circuit again two or three more times.

You want to make sure you get a good workout that stresses your body, but you don’t want to overdo it either. Assuming you make an honest effort at this sequence, someone who is new to fitness should limit themselves to one cycle until you get acclimated.

You won’t need to be stuck on an island to benefit from this kind of routine: you can do it right now.

Comments (0)February 26th, 2010Posted by Dr. Charles D.C. in Everything Cardio

Stop Buying Into Everyone’s Cardio Myths

Here’s the truth: cardio’s effective for fat-loss if the exercise is done with intensity. There were some studies done recently that spearated twenty seven overweight females into 3 categories: a control group, a Low Intensity Exercise (LIE) group that worked five days out of seven, and an High Intensity Exercise (HIE) group that worked 3 days out of seven. The intense work is done after the point where acids are accumulated in the bloodstream faster than they can be processed. At this level, there is a certain amount of discomfort that makes it difficult to deal with for more than half an hour.

The report that came out discussed how that the exertion period wasn’t measured by minutes, but by calories, so that both exercise groups burned the same amount. Each person worked off a caloric load of four hundred.

So the low intensity folks had to work a lot longer than the high intensity folks. In the end, the more intense group showed much better results.

In fact, the low intensity group was the same as the control group. They looked as if they did nothing.

This is why I recommend to people to avoid low intensity cardio. The ones who pushed real hard had lost stomach flab.

To review, let’s see what we know for a fact.

The harder you exert yourself, the quicker you’ll get a lean body. Pushing yourself hard is going to get rid of abdominal fat.

And, of course, you’re wasting your time doing slow cardiovascular workouts.

The obvious drawback is the time. Even with more intensity you have to spend at least half an hour just to use four hundred calories.

So if you want to get your body composed of less fat and more muscle, your best bet is with HIE, unless you’re willing to do intervals. Just get away from the cardio LIE: it’s going to nothing but frustrate you and make you lose time.

Comments (0)February 26th, 2010Posted by Dr. Charles D.C. in Everything Cardio

Eight Killer Moves to Lose Weight Fast

I’m going to list the top eight body mass moves that will make you muscular and lean when you string them together as a series. These are done without a gym membership and without any other equipment. Furthermore, working out this way is mobile. You can do it at home, in your yard, or in a park. So this can really make a difference to your freedom and you cash flow.

The way you can tell if your sequence is good or not is by seeing how many muscles are being engaged through it. A good aspect of this type of fat-burning routine is that you are making yourself more mobile.

This should improve your athleticism because it counters the over-use of muscles that you probably do every day. To have an effective series of exercises, you’re going to need pulls, pushes, squats, abs, and legs in a a half hour session.

Here I’m going to see what I can give you as an expert fat loss sequence that uses your body’s weight.

1. Jump Jacks – fifty repetitions.
2. Prison Squats, twenty repetitions.
3. Push-up +, fifteen times
4. Squatting Splits, Bulgaria style – twelve repetitions.
5. Inverse Body Rows, twenty repetitions.
6. Lunging Diagonally, twelve repetitions for left and right.
7. Climbing Mountains, fifteen for left and right.
8. Stationary Higher Knee, do twenty for left and twenty for right for 40 counts.

Some of you might be wondering if body weight routines can help build muscles: the answer is yes, unless you’re very advanced.

For the top half, doing dip and pull movements should be the first choice, with push ups coming in third. The bottom half is served well with one legged squatting and giant step-ups. You can change the speed and style of your work to make things harder.

Comments (0)February 26th, 2010Posted by Dr. Charles D.C. in Fat Burning Tips

How To Have Cheap, Fun, Fat Loss

You need to learn that fancy equipment is not necessary in order for you to get a lean body. In fact, you can have fun losing weight by doing some simple fat burning exercises. Five different types of exercise can be done to help you lose fat. These include squats, pulls, pushes, one-legged movements, and all-inclusive abdominals.

You need to get at least one drill from each category for effective fat loss. This can be done in three half hour sessions during a seven day period.

So this is really easy: you can choose from a long list of exercises from each category to build your training session using only the weight of your body. What I suggest that you do is combine these in one continuous chain of exercises.

You need to begin by squatting. Follow that up with a push-up. Then do some rowing, a one-legged drill, and then work those abs and your whole physique.

Every time through do about ten repetitions and move through each exercise. When the entire cycle is finished, you can start it all over again. The squat is one of the best things to do to lose fat because of how muscular the leg is.

There’s a simple hint right there: if you only have time for one exercise, you’d want to select squats instead of crunches since squats will use more calories.

A host of different squatting exercises are around. If you’re a novice, you’d probably want to do plain squatting moves, although you can use the wall for stability. If you’ve been doing this for a while, prison squatting is good. You can also try wye-squatting and split squatting.

Experts in workouts might choose one legged squatting. These are pretty hard to do.

With any of these squatting exercieses, you can add the dumbbell or kettlebell to the mix.

Comments (0)February 25th, 2010Posted by Dr. Charles D.C. in Everything Cardio

New Cardio Secrets Revealed

I’m going to reveal some things about cardiovascular training that may change the way you think about it. Below are some workout plans that will help you shed abdominal flab and those extra pounds. You’re going to save time and get more results if you’ll pay attention to these. Cardiovascular routine number one: moving slowly.

This one reflects outdated thinking about cardio workouts. The endless exercise sessions that are supposed to help burn fat but never seem to make a difference.

While all the reasons for this not working are hard to understand, one thing’s for sure: it doesn’t work. There’s still another study that shows that females exercising for an hour of this kind of reduced intensity effort has no effect on belly fat, even after months of persistence.

Cardiovascular routine number two: intense exercise.

You’ve got to move fast and hard until you get at least a four hundred calorie burn done. This should take about a forty minute period. This is good, but it’s still not the best way to lose fat.

Cardiovascular routine number three: training with intervals.

An Australian study showed that doing intervals was superior to slower cardiovascular routines when it came to shedding stomach fat. Intervals are a preferred choice when trying to lose fat..

The way you do this is by alternating hard, intense work with easy recovery work.

Here’s a sample of a cardio-interval training session that can help you design your own.

Begin with a good warming up period and then exercise at an intense level that is around one-fifth more intense than usual. Do this for one minute. Next exercise at a light, cooling pace for a minute before returning to high intensity again.

This should be done for at least five cylces followed by a five minute cool down to close.

Comments (0)February 25th, 2010Posted by Dr. Charles D.C. in Everything Cardio

The One Cardio Machine That Won’t Help You Lose Weight

One of the most appealing machines in the gym right now is the elliptical trainer. You’ll find out though, that the elliptical is not very beneficial for calorie consumption and fat loss. A well respected magazine, Men’s Health, has come out very critically about the popular ellipticals, but there still isn’t much reason except for having bad knees for using one. Assuming each knee on your body is doing pretty well, you need to stay away from the ellipticals. Here are a few points about ellipticals that should change your mind.

To begin with, check out the results you are getting with your elliptical training: if it was so great, you’d get some reults after a while, wouldn’t you? The bottom like is that they can’t be trusted. Sure, they tell you all those calories were burned, but somehow your body always stays the same or gets worse.

Does it surprise you that the calorie count on the machines are inflated by about one-third? Another reason to eschew ellipticals is that they are too easy and you don’t feel like you’re doing anything. In fact, one Biggest Loser participant talked about how they are useless.

My rule of thumb is that if you’re not feeling like you’re working out, you’re not working out.

Right there you’ll find the 3rd reason to stay away from the ellipticals: the way people are. What I mean is that people are always looking for the easiest way to get what they want, and that’s why ellipticals are so popular.

Just think about what happens when there are an equal number of treadmills and elliptical machines: people gravitate to the ellipticals because they are easy.

The truth is that it’s going to take work to get that fat off your body and to keep it off. Looking for easy routes to your goals are going to disappoint you all the time.