“Fatigue breaks us down physically and emotionally and wreaks havoc on the immune system, making us more susceptible to illness, depression, and even chronic conditions like heart disease.” Says Dina Aronson, RD. Instinctively, when you experience low energy levels you tend to reach for candy or a cup of coffee to get a quick boost. Unfortunately, both have short-lived effects and can be detrimental to your health. The key to energy boosting is to go for super foods that are rich in fiber, protein and complex carbohydrates. These foods will give you lasting energy and protect you from cancer, Alzheimer’s, heart disease and other diseases. Wondering what these super foods are? Keep reading to find out.
The TRX Suspension Trainer will ignite your pursuit of power, size and functional strength. As Derrick Rose says, “All physical activity begins with the body’s core. I maintain the strength in my core so that I can jump, run, start, stop, and accelerate at the highest levels.” Yes, you need to train your core so that you can develop real strength to be able to perform well in any activity. Every movement works the core when you work out with the Suspension Trainer.
The good thing is that it can be used together with your existing training program to complement the traditional movements like the push-ups, squat, lunges as well as any other lifting that you may be doing with kettle bells, dumbbells and barbells.
It is true that yoga doesn’t burn as much calories as an aerobic class or a run, but you are bound to strengthen your muscles, work up a sweat and leave that class feeling invigorated and refreshed. According to Harvard Medical School Health Publication, a hatha yoga class, which is a less vigorous form of yoga than ashtanga, actually burns equal amount of calories as gymnastics, competitive volleyball, water aerobics and horseback riding, about 240 to 356 calories every hour. This however depends on individual body weight.
While ashtanga yoga is not a vigorous cardiovascular workout, it does support weight loss in various other ways. It qualifies as a muscle building and strength-training exercise, while offering a series of mental health benefits.
Here are some of the ashtanga yoga poses that will help you feel positive and energetic on your journey to weight loss.