Archive for April, 2019

Intermittent Fasting

April 30, 2019

For many decades the common prescription to weight loss was to eat smaller meals more frequently throughout the day. It was suggested to not go more than 3-4 hours before you eat something. The idea was to avoid getting to the point where you were so hungry that you wouldn’t be able to control your food choices and/or portion sizes. This traditional approach has worked for thousands of our clients and science has proven it to be effective so it can still be considered an effective approach to weight loss.

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Shake It Up

April 22, 2019

“If you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done!

If you want to change something, you’ve got to change something. Makes sense, doesn’t it? If you’ve been doing the same 4 fitness classes or the same running route for the last 10 years, your body has probably adapted to your workout program. It’s time to mix things up. Do something different!

 

 

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Spring Break Is Over So It’s Time For SWEAT Break!

April 15, 2019

Spring is in the air and summer is just around the corner. Everyone naturally gets the bug to do some spring cleaning…clean the carpets, dust the blinds, purge, scrub the grill, get the yard cleaned up…Think of your body in the same way!

Here’s a list of 10 healthy actions to take to clean up your body and get yourself in great shape for summer.

 

1. See Your Docs

Spring is a great time to schedule an appointment for your annual physical, mammogram, get your teeth cleaned, check your eyes and hearing and have a skin check. Schedule all your appointments and get them all done in one swift Spring tune-up initiative.

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Play Tennis To Get Fit

April 9, 2019

Newly renovated Vancouver Tennis Center (VTC) is an affordable and accessible way to play tennis!

Playing tennis is a fabulous way to get fit for so many reasons.

 

  • Whether you are a competitive or recreational tennis player, chasing balls on the court will boost your cardiovascular fitness.

 

 

  • A full match of tennis can burn a ton of calories making weight loss a lot easier.

 

 

  • Tennis conditions your entire body including your lower body, upper body and core.

 

 

  • Tennis will improve your hand-eye coordination.

 

 

  • Running all over the court will improve your secondary fitness components including agility, speed, and ability to accelerate and decelerate.

 

 

  • Tennis is such a fun activity to do with your friends and family making it a great, active way to spend quality time with those you love.

 

 

  • You can play tennis at any age and ability. Whether you’re picking up a racquet for the first time or an avid player, you can find so much benefit and joy in the sport.

 

Although tennis is such a fun activity it can also be a strenuous sport with a lot of impact and force placed on your connective tissue so it’s a good idea to warm-up before a match and to condition yourself to be prepared for the demands of the sport.

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Spring Tune-Up

April 1, 2019

It is common to gain a little weight during the winter. The days are shorter, it’s cold outside and we just don’t get as much activity and access to local healthy fruits and vegetables is limited. Come spring, many people get motivated to shed the winter layer and lean up for summer.

Although the principles to fat loss and healthy living are pretty simple, there can be many different approaches that can produce great results. Will you go Keto, Vegan, Gluten-free, low-carb, low-fat, high-fat or something different? We all have different bodies and will respond to different approaches so often you have to experiment with which approach provides the best results while still allowing you to feel great. The good news is that there are typically a few key principles that would be consistent with any type of program and if you focused on these, you would experience some pretty fantastic results.

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