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At 69, Helen Mirren’s figure is one that women of all ages can envy, but it turns out her physique hasn’t been honed by hours in the gym. In a recent interview with People Magazine, the actress revealed fitness tips even an exercise novice could use.
“I don’t go to the gym,” she told People. “I’m trying to go.” She noted a few tips for all the gym-avoiders out there who need to start a fitness regimen. “Buy yourself a fabulous workout outfit. Put it on and do four sit-ups and take it off and get in the shower,” she said. How about that….

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Now you know you don’t  you won’t get a killer bod like hers with just four sit-ups. Mirren, who was named the new face of L’Oreal Paris last year, said it’s important to start out small and build your way up. “My thing with exercise is start really easy, just so you only do three sit-ups … Then do four next week and the next week do five,” she said
But if you want to look as fab as she does on the red carpet or in a bikini, you’ll have to put in a little more time. But don’t worry, 11 minutes is all you need. Last year, Mirren told Hello! Magazine she’s a follower of the Royal Canadian Air Force workout. “It is the exercise I have done off and on my whole life. It just very gently gets you fit. Two weeks of doing that and you think: ‘Yeah, I could go to the gym now’,” she said.
The simple workout can be done anywhere and involves basic exercises like sit-ups, running in place and knee bends, all designed to make you fitter and stronger in no time. Perfect for anyone who hates going to the gym

Sounds like our kind of workout.

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If you’re unhappy about your waistline, you’re probably wondering what is the best way best way to lose bellyfat. In reality there is no one single way that will work for everyone. When it comes to losing weight, targeting belly fat is a little different.

The best way to lose belly fat is to look at all the factors in your lifestyle that may be causing the problem. For example, look at your stress levels, how much sleep you’re getting, your alcohol consumption, your consumption of high calorie, low nutrient foods, and your exercise routine. You can probably make at least one change that will help you to reduce belly fat.
Changing Your Lifestyle Is The Best Way To Lose Fat.
After you have taken a look at your lifestyle, the best way to lose belly fat is to pick one or two areas where you can make improvements. Changing everything you may get faster results, but they may be difficult to sustain and you may give up after a while and end up back where you started. So chose with one or two areas where you feel you need to improve.

It goes without saying that one of the best ways to lose belly fat is to take a serious look at your diet and make improvements. Eat more fruits and vegetables and cut out simple carbohydrates such as white bread and pasta. Instead, opt for whole grain breads, cereals, and pastas. These improve digestion and help you to have a flatter stomach and smaller waistline.

Don’t Forget To Exercise.
You don’t have to start with a massive exercise regime. Just do a little more than you do at the moment. Start walking every day by parking your car further away from your destination or, if you are on public transport, get off one stop before your regular stop. Also, take the stairs and not the elevator. Just adding a little exercise each day can help you to improve your health, and your waistline, tremendously.
You need to look at your lifestyle and decide what’s causing your belly fat. Remember that, if you really want to, you can make healthy decisions that will overcome it, even if belly fat runs in your family.

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Muscle fitness is the dream of any youth today – be it a male or a female. There is no shortage of gymnasiums to work out. There are also innumerable supplements in the market. These supplements guarantee the best of the muscle layouts for your body. The problem is as human nature goes we want the biggest the Hardest the bad’st body we can humanely get by almost any means possible. I laugh at this but let me focus on us men for now, I am no different than anyone else out their I want the best body possible, you can say ego and that’s true I love to see the ladies heads turn when I walk by in my tank top or guys at the gym looking when I do my curls for my biceps. We often at times look at the huge muscles that some people put on and often try to emulate that physique by lifting more weight, consuming more protein and all the popular supplements the are on the market only to find out that genetics plays a large part in especially if you have a high metabolism which I have and it took me years to realize that, but the really big wake up call came when talking to some female friends of mine about body building and they are telling me that they find men with large massive muscles unattractive in a man not natural looking now that shock me, so I started asking around a lot of women I know and most said the same thing. So now I really want to know what is that dream body and I found it was proportion, the proper ratio of shoulders to waist its, not the amount of mass you pack on its proportion to your size . It seems there is something in the correct proportions women seem to like. Fortunate for me I could never pack on a lot of muscle so I change my focus from packing on mass muscle which was all ways hard for me to do to focusing on proper proportions which meant a change in some of the supplements taking. With a change in training I found I got better gains this of course was not with out trial and error. I soon found a program that was answer to this quest I was on. One of the mind set that had to change was remove the misconception that if you exercise too much you will have more muscle power. Neither over-exercise nor lift excessive weights will do. There is a limit to everything. Most importantly, our bodies will tolerate strains only up to a limit. Do the exercises leisurely. One things for sure if you get beyond all the hype that is out their and focus on what is natural for your I cant stress that enough your body type you will get that Dream Body. This is just one man’s opinion. But if you want that body that majority of the women are attractive to I urge you to watch this video click on the Link you wont be disappointed …..Click Here …. ….Like  our Facebook at Fitness for life.

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I ask that question because You’ve probably heard it over and over again about the importance of eating a balanced diet for more than a million times by now yet miserably fail at being able to practice it. As a kid we’ve been taught about the “go,” “grow,” and “glow” foods; the food pyramid; and the food groups but don’t observe these in our meals once we reach adulthood.

We complain about not eating right, wanting to lose weight, or finding difficulty in searching for the perfect diet without realizing the most effective way is embedded in our memory. Knowledge truly is power if you know what to do with it. We know that each meal should consist of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and fiber in correct proportions and amounts. But partly why we don’t follow this is because we don’t really realize the significance of each. HowToLoseYourBellyFatWithNutrition (1)

Carbohydrates function as our main energy sources. These come in the form of bread, rice, pasta, starch, etc. In order to avoid excessive weight gain, only consume what you believe is enough to get you through the day. What you don’t burn is stored in the body as back-up energy.
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Proteins that we get from meat, seafood, legumes, and certain vegetables contain enzymes our body needs for muscle growth and repair. This is why body builders and weight trainers rely a lot on high-protein diets. However, if you’re daily activity doesn’t require large amounts of protein, stick to smaller proportions.

Consumption of small quantities of vitamins and minerals (especially from fruits and vegetables) are enough to keep the body healthy. Each component aims at providing good eyesight, great skin, strong bones, and so on and so forth. Fiber is another component that is often neglected by many individuals, but is by far one of the most important. It aids in the digestive process and keeps us away from any colon, rectal, or digestive diseases.

With this in mind you’ll hopefully observe healthy and balanced meals regularly.

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WHAT IS THIS VENUS FACTOR?

Posted: September 18, 2014 in Health and Fitness
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Personal Trainer, Why you Might Need One?

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The Venus Factor is a diet and fitness system for the female body that has taken a new approach to weight loss for women The program has quickly drawn the attention of women across the world for its potential of reshaping the female body. Simply speaking, it is emerging as one of the most talked about fat-burning programs for women. A lot of women – especially women who have had children – you’re probably not happy with your body Weight loss for women is often frustrating and largely unsuccessful, and when you do manage to lose extra pounds, they just creep back on again.
Women are different because of the unique way the female body is designed to work, in order to bear
and nurture children. Women bodies are designed to store fat in the belly, thighs, hips and butt so that
they can have a healthy pregnancy in case…

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In the beginning, your fitness program should not be overly aggressive. One of the biggest problems people encounter when starting a fitness program is rapidly depleted motivation after only a few weeks due to an overly ambitious fitness program. Attempting to do too much too fast is worse than doing nothing at all! Because then you feel like exercise is too hard and it’s just not for you.

Start out slow, maybe just shooting for 1 or 2workouts a week. Once you have successfully added that to your normal routine, then attempt to slowly add to your fitness program. Plus, most people don’t need to exercise more than 3-4 times a week. That doesn’t mean you can’t exercise more; it’s just not necessary.
Always have a detailed plan. In order to reach your health and fitness goals,  you must have a road map to follow. I can’t stress this enough. If you are unsure of how to put together a fitness plan, or if you’re uncertain of the effectiveness of the one you have, I highly recommend you consult a professional fitness trainer. With a well thought out plan you are much more likely to be successful!
Set realistic, attainable goals. You must have tangible, quantifiable, short and long-term goals so you can measure and assess your progress. Too many people have totally unrealistic expectations of what to expect from an exercise and nutrition program. This is one of the most important things you can do. If you’re not tracking what you’re doing, how will you know what worked. There are quite a few great exercise and nutrition logs I’ve come across. You should keep track of all your exercise and also each day’s food intake.
Set exercise appointments with yourself if you’re not working with a personal fitness trainer. Use your appointment book to set aside times for exercise, just like you do for meetings or events. Don’t let things get in the way. Nothing is more important than your health! If you don’t have your health you can’t effectively do anything. I often have mothers tell me that they can’t find time to exercise because they have to take care of their children. I have 4 daughters myself, and a baby on the way, so I know exactly how hard it is. Whatever your situation is, making the commitment to exercise and your health IS possible, and very important. Plus, it sets a great example for the children.

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I say this is not always the norm, People with low incomes are less likely to opt for healthy weight loss strategies than their wealthier counterparts This may be one person’s opinion.

Income has always been a major influencing factor when it comes to a healthier lifestyle. Supporting this belief, a new study found that low-income people are less likely to opt for healthy weight loss strategies than their wealthier counterparts.

 

Compared to persons of higher household incomes, both youths and adults of lower household incomes were less likely to use strategies that are consistent with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommendations, which include reducing fats and sweets and increasing exercise,” said lead author Lisa Kakinami, a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University, in a press statement.

 

Researchers noted that participants belonging to the under $20,000 income group were 50 percent less likely to indulge in physical activities while dieting, 42 percent less likely to drink lots of water to lose weight and 25 percent less likely to cut down on the consumption of fats and sweets. Kakinami and her team also noticed that youths with low income were more likely to use strategies that were inconsistent with the recommendations, including purging, fasting and skipping meals.

The study found that youths belonging to the bottom two income groups were 2.5 times more likely than their wealthier counterparts to use multiple weight-loss strategies that are against public health recommendations.

researchers said that the lack of extra funds may compel lower income individuals to do away with certain weight loss recommendations like joining a gym to workout. However, things like not drinking enough water cannot be explained by finances. Authors of the study also added that other poverty stresses might be held accountable for individuals opting for weight loss strategies that are not recommended.

“This is the first study to explicitly assess the link between poverty and actual weight loss behaviors,” Scott Kahan, M.D., MPH, director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness said in the statement. “The new data suggest that the poorest among us, who are already disproportionately hurt by overweight and obesity, may also be wasting money on unproven and perhaps dangerous weight loss products.”

 

 

People with low incomes are less likely to opt for healthy weight loss strategies than their wealthier counterparts This may be one person’s opinion.

Income has always been a major influencing factor when it comes to a healthier lifestyle. Supporting this belief, a new study found that low-income people are less likely to opt for healthy weight loss strategies than their wealthier counterparts.

 

Compared to persons of higher household incomes, both youths and adults of lower household incomes were less likely to use strategies that are consistent with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommendations, which include reducing fats and sweets and increasing exercise,” said lead author Lisa Kakinami, a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University, in a press statement.

 

Researchers noted that participants belonging to the under $20,000 income group were 50 percent less likely to indulge in physical activities while dieting, 42 percent less likely to drink lots of water to lose weight and 25 percent less likely to cut down on the consumption of fats and sweets. Kakinami and her team also noticed that youths with low income were more likely to use strategies that were inconsistent with the recommendations, including purging, fasting and skipping meals.

The study found that youths belonging to the bottom two income groups were 2.5 times more likely than their wealthier counterparts to use multiple weight-loss strategies that are against public health recommendations.

researchers said that the lack of extra funds may compel lower income individuals to do away with certain weight loss recommendations like joining a gym to workout. However, things like not drinking enough water cannot be explained by finances. Authors of the study also added that other poverty stresses might be held accountable for individuals opting for weight loss strategies that are not recommended.

“This is the first study to explicitly assess the link between poverty and actual weight loss behaviors,” Scott Kahan, M.D., MPH, director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness said in the statement. “The new data suggest that the poorest among us, who are already disproportionately hurt by overweight and obesity, may also be wasting money on unproven and perhaps dangerous weight loss products.”

 

 

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What you eat can drastically affect how you sleep, so in order to get a good night’s rest, it is essential to choose foods that calm your mind and body rather than those that stimulate you. Certain types of foods will naturally promote rest and relaxation

Foods such as turkey, hummus, lentils, and kelp are naturally high in tryptophan and also contain nutrients that provide a host of other health benefits. In addition, bananas not only contain tryptophan, but also potassium and magnesium, which are natural muscle relaxants. Fresh and dried cherries are also one of the only natural food sources of melatonin.

Foods that are rich in starchy, high-glycemic carbohydrates may also promote better sleep, as they help to stimulate the release of insulin and tryptophan and cause these sleep-inducing substances to enter the brain. According to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, carbohydrates that are on the high end of the glycemic index scale, meaning they increase the body’s sugar levels rapidly, encourage sleep when eaten at least four hours before bedtime. Foods such as Jasmine rice, potatoes, carrots, corn, puffed cereal, and honey are some of the healthiest choices of simple carbohydrates.

Eating these various foods calms your nervous system and triggers a sleep-inducing hormonal response, helping you rest better at night. However, timing is everything, as eating a large meal too late or eating right before bed time can actually have the opposite effect and keep you up at night. It is best to eat these foods later in the day or at least one hour before bed time since it takes about one hour for tryptophan from food sources to reach the brain.

Above all else, it is important to avoid rich, heavy and high-fat foods within two hours of bed time, as they require a lot of work to digest, and may cause stomach trouble and heartburn. It is also wise to avoid drinking too many liquids, including water, juice, tea or other fluids, as this may result in frequent bathroom trips throughout the night. Caffeinated drinks, such as soda, coffee or caffeinated teas not only act as diuretics, but will also keep you stimulated and make falling asleep that much more difficult.

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Well in times of spring weather we can think of a lot of ways to go out doors to get in shape and that can be good since our body had been covered up all winter

 — Yes, it is finally spring. It seems that we’ve turned the corner on the wintery weather and can look forward to enjoying sunnier days and warmer temperatures.

Of course, now that we are thinking about warm weather and sunshine, our minds automatically go to summer.  It’s time so pull out the shorts, tank tops, and swimsuits. And while we look forward to the freedom of lighter clothing, we remind ourselves that we would really like to be in better shape so we can rock that summer attire for all it’s worth and feel comfortable to enjoy every moment.

While we get ready for summer, spring still brings some challenges in the weather department that can make it difficult to exercise outdoors at times. At Anytime Fitness  you can work out on your schedule. Fitness 24/7 is also open 24 hours a day, just as their name implies. They offer boot camp classes in addition to the anytime service, along with other amenities such as nutrition planning, spray tanning, and sports massage.  The third option is Coca CrossFit which offers a different type of workout. I’ve heard so many good things about CrossFit but have yet to try it.  This is a strength and conditioning program, using a mix of aerobic exercise, body weight exercises, and Olympic weight lifting to get your body into its best shape. You must complete a Foundations Class for coaching and safety reasons before attending any open sessions.All three of these facilities will work with you to meet your exercise needs, no matter your fitness level.

 

 

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Fitness over 40 is as simple and as easy as fitness UNDER 40. However, people over 40 do have some things to consider before they leap into any old fitness program. So let get started. I could tell you about people like Kelly Nelson and Morjoie Newlin, two female bodybuilders. They’re not your typical bodybuilders. Kelly Nelson first began training with weights in the early 1980’s at age 53 and was still competing in the 21st century in her late 70’s…in a bikini…and lookin’ good if I may say so! Morjorie Newlin was in HER 70’s before a 50 pound bag of cat litter convinced her that if she didn’t do something, old age was going to be a difficult time. That’s when she began a fitness training program that included weightlifting. Morjorie Newlin was participating in bodybuilding competitions, and winning, in her 80’s! Same comment…in a bikini and lookin’ good.

Now, obviously, these are special ladies who put in a lot of extra effort to accomplish some specific goals, but it does make a point. Life…and fitness…does not have to end at 40. Both of these ladies STARTED their fitness careers after age 40. Kelly Nelson was 53 and Morjorie Newlin was 72. Years later, both were still active in their chosen fitness areas and still enjoying life as well as, or better than, many in their 30’s or 40’s.
Fitness over 40? Heck, all around the globe, people in their 80’s are skiing, hiking, canoeing, biking. Some, not so adventurous, are lifting weights or sweatin’ along with Richard Simmons. Some are black belts in Karate, and some quietly and calmly practice yoga or tai-chi.
As easy as this sounds, fitness over 40 requires regular performance of the proper exercises. Just as in our 30’s or 40’s, sitting in the easy chair, clicking the remote, doing 16 ounce curls with a Miller Lite just doesn’t cut it. However, it is not necessary to pack up and head for the gym and try to keep up with the hard body cuties, either. It IS necessary to pick an exercise program or physical activity, combine that with some healthy eating habits…AND STICK TO IT!
Even over 40, the benefits normally associated with a regular, moderate exercise program will kick in, but for seniors, some benefits are of special importance.
People over 40 tend to break bones, usually from falling.
As we age, bones weaken, as do muscles. We lose some of our proprioception, the perception of stimuli relating to a person’s own position, posture, equilibrium, or internal condition. Our ability to react quickly to a loss of balance, whatever the source, or to avoid an obstacle or actual peril becomes diminished.
Exercise helps bones stay strong and exercises such as weightlifting and other resistance training help your body maintain balance and stability. Weight bearing and resistance exercises assist the body in maintaining proprioception by improving the connections and conditions of the muscles and their anchoring in bone. This training also triggers the reconditioning of the signaling system from body to brain which allows the brain to

realize the danger and transmit the appropriate signals to muscles which can react to correct the situation. Weightlifting and resistance exercises can help give your muscles the strength and agility to respond to those signals if you are tripped, off balance, or in other peril requiring quick reaction.
People over 40 begin to lose their zest for living and experience more health crises.

Part of this is due to normal changes that take place as we grow older. Our bodies get thicker and lose the gracefulness of youth. Things seem to become heavier and harder to move, and we begin to feel aches and pains that often accompany aging. Some of those aches and pains may be due to arthritis, and other ills may also attack us as we seem to become prey to every passing cold or other social ailment, and also see some deadlier or more debilitating conditions crop up in our age group, if not in ourselves.
Regular exercise comes to the rescue here as well. It can help with weight loss, or it can help with weight management once we get to our appropriate weight. Regular, moderate exercise can keep joints supple, in many cases even joints under attack by arthritis.

regular, moderate exercise seems to be somewhat effective in helping ward off such common companions of aging as high blood pressure, type II diabetes, and even some forms of cancer.

We need exercises which will stretch muscles and joints, exercises which strengthen muscle, and exercises which improve our cardiovascular fitness. This is not really hard to do, however, and should not take a lot of time out of your life, particularly when you consider how much it will put back into your life.
You are more likely to stay on a physical fitness regimen if you enjoy it. However, things do tend to get stale over time. It doesn’t hurt to vary your approach from time to time in either the manner in which you do certain exercises, or by varying the exercises themselves. While not exact equals, for example, swimming, biking, and walking can be somewhat interchangeable as part of your fitness routine. In some cases, simply varying the environment, i.e. taking a walk in the park or botanical gardens as opposed your neighborhood may be all the variation you need to feel like you have put a little zing into your day-to-day workout existence.

While fitness over 40 can demand some of your time and attention that you might not want to surrender to it, the rewards in overall health, fitness, and enjoyment of life will far outweigh any investment you put into it. For more fitness tips and programs Join our club just Click here and enter your Email.

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