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The Weight Loss and Fitness Benefits of Yoga – Get ready for 2017


Silueta Yoga Pose
Silueta Yoga Pose

Gaining weight can be a combination of several factors, such as increased stress, heredity, and even medical issues. Or, it could be simple lifestyle change leading to more calories consumed and fewer burned, resulting in increased fat tissue. Perhaps an increased workload, change in schedule, or an unfortunate injury has made it more difficult to work out regularly. Increased stress is another common factor which can lead to a change in diet, often with the outcome of excessive calorie consumption which usually consists of sugars, fats and carbs, known as “empty calories.”

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5 Fundamental Tips to Minimize Weight Gain When You Can’t Exercise


Over worked and tired woman has no strength to exercise
Over worked and tired woman has no strength to exercise

Exercising is an awesome way to stay trim, fit and healthy. You can burn heaps of calories and increase muscle tone with a really well planned exercise regime. It is however, super annoying when you can’t exercise, because the maintenance of the body (including weight sustainability and minimize weight gain) is therefore, compromised. So your abs, glutes, biceps, legs and stomach area all have the definite potential to gain unwanted weight and become less toned. Ugh, no!

It is important to understand the truth to an individual’s reasons for not exercising. We are all human, and sometimes there are factors that cause us to need time off from workout training. It might be that you are unwell, travelling for work, or bogged down in something really trying, that takes you “off path,” for a while. The results of not exercising will usually reflect in the outer and inner body, but there are some ways to minimize the enormity of the impact.

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Fitness Myth or Fact – Is “No Pain, No Gain” Really True?


No Pain No Gain
No Pain No Gain

An exercise instructor calls out “No Pain, No Gain” while everyone in the class groans. Is what they’re saying really true? Is my workout effective only if it hurts me? Let’s take a big picture look at what role pain has in your exercise routine and what we should be looking for as we exercise.

To lose weight, no pain is no gain:

Myth, but partial fact – Losing weight just requires burning more calories than you consume. Most workouts that burn calories are high intensity, bodyweight workouts that are tough, but don’t have to be incredibly painful. I do recommend weight loss clients to work on building muscle strength (even if it actually adds a bit of extra weight) because their metabolic rate will increase. Gaining muscle strength equals more total calories burned per workout!

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