Getting a great cardio workout really dpends on what your goals are and what you are looking to accomplish. But for just staying healthy, all cardio machines are a good choice.
Some machines burn more calories per unit of time than others because they incorporate more muscle groups. For instance: An elliptical machine that provides arm movement will burn more than an elliptical that only provides leg movement. Although some machines may burn more calories than others, you still want to vary your cardio exercises so your program does not become stale and you continue to use a variety of muscles. Choose from cardio machines such as:
• Treadmills (consider adding an inlcine or light weights to increase your intensity)
• Elliptical Cross-trainers (try those with and without arm movement)
• Upright Bikes
• Recumbent Bikes
• Tread Climbers
• Step Mills
What injuries you may have will also play a roll in what piece of equipment you use, so do your research.
Often times, having friends and peers motivate you to accomplish a goal works well. Our Ashworth College Facebook group often has "lesson challenges" where students try to complete a certain number of lessons per week. When it comes to weight loss, even television shows play off this healthy competition. The Biggest Loser, for example, not only has teams trying to lose weight, but each individual member is trying to achieve their own weight loss goals.
For men and women trying to lose weight without television cameras or personal trainers, motivation by friends can be a good thing. Money is often a motivating factor when it comes to weight loss and studies show individuals who are offered money as an incentive for losing weight can often be more successful than those who are trying to lose weight as a team.
According to Glamour Magazine, "researchers studied two types of incentives among obese employees at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Members of the first group were offered $100 each month if they met their goals for weight loss on their own. Members of the second group were sorted into groups of five, and $500 was split among the people who met their weight-loss goals each month. (That meant that some people could earn more than $100 if others didn't meet the goals.)"
In that study, the members of the first group lost more weight and kept it off than those in the second group.
If you think running marathons is only for the strong and in shape, think again. One father and son team is out to prove that anyone can accomplish a goal if they truly put thir minds to it. 51 years ago Dick Hoyt's son, Rick, was born with cerebal palsy. He was told his son would never be able to walk or talk and he ought to just be put in a home. Instead, Dick and his wife sought to raise their son as normally as possible. Rick eventually graduated high school and college, but it was in middle school where he found his true passion.
While attending a college basketball game, a pre-teen Rick heard about an athlete who was paralyzed from the waist down. In order to raise money, the town was hosting a race in honor of that athlete. Rick wanted to show the newly paralyzed town hero that he could still do anything despite being in a wheelchair, so he asked his father if they could participate in the race. The father-son team participated and came in second to last, but they both were bitten by the racing bug. Since then, the duo has participated in 1,091 race events, including 252 triathlons (six of which were Ironman-distance), 70 marathons, 94 half marathons and 155 5K races. This year they will run in their 31st Boston Marathon.
While those who have taken personal trainer courses, like the ones offered at Ashworth College, know how hard it can be to motivate someone to get out there and run, the Hoyt family tries to inspire others through their actions every day.
My daily Hygiene is, brush my teeth everyday,brush my hair everyday,take a shower everyday, do pedicure and manicure once a week, drink water, take vitamins, eat dietary food, and change my clothes,also use perfume and other lotions and sprays.Good Hygiene is importnat.What abotu you?
As you play the piano or any other instrument it is a good psychologica exercise for you, as well as a meditation , skill, and relaxation.
music relaxes you and opens your mind...Great outcome and better sleep, lessons and creativity. as you play bettr your ultimate goal is to play with your eyes closed. A practice and training lecture. what do you think?... I love piano do you?...
You could think that apples are better than pears, right?
Though, due to a study, apples were found NOT healthier.
You feel sad?
Dont be. Even some farmers think pears are healthier.
Farmers say that alot of apples fall down,so they are ripe and ready. Ripe and ready for WORMS TO EAT!
Worms love apples. Even rotten ones. Due to my seeings, I saw through a magnifing glass, on a farm, a worm struggiling it's way into a apple. I came back 10 minutes later, and saw that hole wasn't there anymore.So what happened? The worm used its special powers to clean that apple up. So now, what do you think about eating a apple that had a worm in it?
Besides, worms do not like pears. They often think that pear is way to big.
Everyone knows that using your phone while driving leads to distractions and potentially dangerous situations. Texting while eating may not have the potential to be fatal, but it can still be a distraction that leads to a problem. When you're texting and playing with your phone while food is in front of you, you're not paying attention to the amount of calories you're consuming or paying attention to how full your body is.
Glamour Magazine writes, "Pamela Peeke, author of The Hunger Fix: The 3-Stage Solution to Free Yourself from Your Food Addictions for Life, says that distracted eating is mindless eating, and it messes with key hormones and elements in our body chemistry, which sets us up to scarf down our food (and consume 200 to 300 more calories than we meant to)."
Things like texting, watching tv, and eating with friends can all lead to overreating because you're distracted. Need another reason to lay off the phone during mealtime? While 50% of people in their 20s think it's ok to text at mealtime, only 15% of those people that are 30 or older think it's ok.
For those taking courses in diet and nutirion, like the online courses offered at Ashworth College, do you think this study makes sense? What advice do you have for someone looking to not overreat?
I can’t tell you how many times I hear people taking fitness advise simply because someone has a great physique. And now you want to do what they are doing. WRONG! Problem with that notion is that you have no idea what that person is trying to accomplish with their routine. You don’t know what their goals are. And more importantly, if they really match up with what you are trying to accomplish.
People hap hazardly rush into exercise programs, taking supplements, and meal planning only to fail a few months later.
“Jane uses an FT7 heart rate monitor and it’s working for her, Let me try it!” Did you consider why Jane is using it? You may not even need it. Do your research! There may be a better option for you.
“Mike is taking creatine and looks great. I think I’ll get some.” Do you even know what creatine does and how it works in the body? It may not be the supplement of choice for you.
“Well, I followed Bob’s meal plan perfectly but I received no results, I give up.” Did you know Bob was eating to gain muscle and you want to lose fat? You didn’t reach your goal because you chose a meal plan that wasn’t specific to reaching those goals.
Why’d they fail?Because they set out on a road with a specific goal in mind but chose a path that led to another. Before you step into any plan, set your goals and make sure your plan of action is “specific” in helping you reach those goals. You don’t want to go on John Doe’s exercise plan which is meant for him to gain 5 pounds of muscle if your goal is to burn fat.
Sure you may working hard, but your plan will not yield the results you desire if it is not specifically designed to get you there. Before you commit yourself to any plan of action, know your goals and what it takes to accomplish it.
You don’t want all your hard work to be in vain.
Make sure your goals are S.M.A.R.T!!
Do your research! And allow yourself time to actually see your results. Change should be progressive.