Happy Labor Day!!! Summer's officially over! BAH!!! Had to share with you a conversation that was "incorrect" that I overheard this weekend, and as a Fitness Professional, have to set the record straight...
l overheard someone say to her friend, "Exercise is the best weapon against obesity". Well, my friends, that is an incorrect MYTH! Millions of Americans continue to believe that if they just exercised more or hard enough, they will lose that last stubborn 10 -15 pounds. At no time in history have Americans been so aware of the benefits of exercise, or had as many opportunities to workout. And yet every year, we grow more obese. FACT: Exercise, while great for your health, is only light artillery against obesity. Many factors control weight loss, not just exercise alone, and not just diet alone. The 1-2 knockout punch solution is exercise AND proper diet.Proper diet and cardio work will burn the fat, and resistance (weight training) will tighten, tone, and firm your muscles. Sorry cardio queens at the gym....you can do cardio till the cows come home, it ain't gonna tone your arms, flatten your belly and tone/firm up your legs and butt unless you get into the weight room & start a proper resistance training program. Do you know where to start? How do you know if you are lifting enough weight? or not enough? How many reps/sets do you need to do for each muscle group? (not all groups have the same requirements) When do you need to change things up? How do you rotate your exercises/muscle groups so that you don't overtrain them and not see results? These answers....can easily be answered by your NCCA-accredited Personal Fitness Trainer. If you are going to go for it this fall....get your body mapped out and ready to go...the RIGHT way! How many times are you going to quit, frustrated because you didn't see results or enough results by doing it on your own? Chew on that my friends....
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