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April 2010



Health And Fitness Tips From A Trainer

This article written by a personal trainer was such an interesting read for me that I thought I would share. Here are the ones I thought were most interesting:

Most people do not lift heavy enough to make stronger muscles.

It’s never too late to build muscle….and is more important as we grow older.

If you eat whole foods that have been around for 1000s of years, you probably don’t have to worry about counting calories

If I had to pick one sport for a child to start with it would be gymnastics, the strength/speed/balance/body control they will learn can be applied to any sport down the road.

There is no such thing as spot reduction…but there is a great business in selling that concept (Ab-reclining chair anyone?)

The fittest people I know keep active daily doing what they enjoy

The best performance enhancing thing I know of….is a cup of coffee 30min before a workout/playing sports.

Many brain functions may be vastly improved with a diet of no sugar/higher fats (esp DHA from fish/fish oil)

Breakfast is not the most important meal of the day

Eating 6x a day provides no metabolic advantage for losing weight than 2-3x a day…it’s still about calories and blood sugar/insulin control

The smartest trainer I know does not have a website or best selling ebook….as he is too busy training real clients

Apple Cider Vinegar is the only medicine I take if I feel sick

I think I really need to invest in a personal trainer. I looked into it before my wedding but couldn’t justify the cost. A year has gone by since I had my knee problems and I am still unable to run, walk up or down stairs without pain, or even kneel to grab something from the floor. I’ve actually, more often than not, used my knees as an excuse to pretty much not exercise at all! It’s so sad and really bad for my health. I am still young and after reading this article, it’s motivating me to do something about it before it’s really too late! :(


Comment from J
Posted: April 19, 2010 at 5:20 pm

You definitely want to get your knees checked out. You shouldn’t have to live with that kind of pain and it’s only going to get worse as you get older.

Comment from suki
Posted: July 19, 2010 at 12:27 pm

you definitely have to strengthen your knees! :)

i’m using apple cider vinegar for some foot problems right now…