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Losing Weight – It’s All About Intensity
We all know that to lose weight, we need to burn more calories than we consume. In fact, our bodies have been designed to be very good at burning calories. It’s just that western society has been very creative in finding effective ways to overcome the efficient way we were designed to burn calories, e.g.
Tasty and convenient processed food and quick and easy fast food
Big designer dinner plates that need more food on so they look right
Comfy sofas that must never be left while the TV is on
It's our metabolism that burns calories and it does it in three ways: through digesting food, our general day to day activities and our basal metabolic rate (BMR).
Planning a Home Exercise Program
Exercises can be divided into four categories; push, pull, legs and core.
Push exercises are where you are pushing a resistance away from you, or are pushing your body away from a solid object. Push exercises typically work the muscles of the chest and shoulders, e.g. the pectorals and deltoids, and the triceps at the back of the upper arm.
Exercise and Fitness – The Benefits to Long Term Health
Medical science has dramatically increased the number of people aged over 50 in the last fifty years. However, technology and a 21st Century lifestyle has led to the expectation that today’s generation of children will be the first to die before their parents from natural causes!!
Diseases caused by modern living will lower the average age if nothing is done now.