Knowledge is Power
Common muscle mistake - working your quads harder than your hamstrings.
A study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine found that 70% of athletes with recurrent hamstring injuries suffered from muscle imbalances between their quadriceps and hamstrings.
After correcting the imbalances by strengthening their hamstrings, every person in the study went injury free for the entire 12 month follow up period.
Now that's strong medicine.
(from The Women's Big Book of Exercises <3)
Coffee reduces your appetite, increases your metabolism, and gives you a shot of antioxidants. A study published in the journal Physiology & Behavior found that the average metabolic rate of people who drink caffeinated coffee is 16 percent higher than that of those who drink decaf. Caffeine stimulates your central nervous system by increasing your heart rate and breathing. (from Eat This Not That ♥)
Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being,
while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.
American College of Sports Medicine:
minimum exercise recommendations:
30 mins/ 3x week/ Moderate intensity.
(That's easy! Yay!)
A German study showed that after drinking
17 ounces of water, the participants' metabolism
had an increase of about 30 percent.
Just one of many reasons to hydrate with water.
After a good night's rest (and eight hours or so without food), the body needs fuel, but if you skip breakfast, it will conserve energy by slowing down your metabolism. Along these same lines, never skip out on healthy meals or snacks during the day. You want to make sure your body is never left wanting to ensure your metabolism is revved up all day long. -Shape Magazine
It's finally here! Watch 'Aerobi's Office Workout'!
Filled with ideas to stay healthy, fit, balanced, and productive while at work.
Special thanks for Natalia for the great suggestion for a video!
Aerobi's Office Workout
"Besides knowing when to eat, what you're eating also counts since certain foods like lean protein, calcium, green tea, curry, and dark chocolate
have been shown to increase metabolic rate."
Cramps are caused by excess water loss through perspiration. Water should be consumed before, during, and after exercise to prevent dehydration.
Charity Bidegain, ACE Certified Personal Trainer. Supporting all who live the mission of helping us all to live healthier, more fulfilled lives.