Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Drink More Water

A new study found that drinking 16 ounces of water before each meal increased weight loss by 44%. Pretty interesting stuff. Read the study here.
I always have a glass of water on my counter and water bottles in my car and stroller.
How do you fit more water into your day?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What do you love about your body?

I need some help, my friends. I'm speaking at a women's conference on Saturday and need to do a quick poll. So please share - What do you love (or at least like) about your body?


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tips from my man

In preparation for a large speaking engagement, I asked my husband what his advice would be to women. He said three things that I have really taken to heart.

#1 - There is no perfect woman. Every man out there has a different ideal of what is perfect. Stop trying to be perfect. Just be your best you.

#2 - Have good posture. Throw your shoulders back and even if you aren't confident, pretend you are. A confident woman is beautiful.

#3 - Put a smile on your face. A smile transforms. It's very hard to resist a smile. Try a smile on, you'll be amazed how it will change not only people's reactions to you, but how you feel inside.

So there you go, straight from the man's mouth.

Please share any tips that have helped you.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Can fat hinder your strength?

Does your diet really affect your workout?

"Canadian researchers found that when you regularly eat high-fat foods, the excess fat is stored within the muscles, slowing their fat-burning ability." (i)

"It's like carrying a backpack with 33% of your weight in it, but your muscles can't compensate for the extra work," Thomas Hawke, PhD, associate professor at McMaster University

So basically the more fat you consume the more you hinder your ability to burn that fat, even if you're exercising vigorously. Makes you think before gobbling that next Big Mac.

(i) "Wake Up Your Workout" Prevention, February 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Think Your Way Fit

Can imagining yourself exercising actually produce results?

According to a Cleveland Clinic Study it can. For 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week, volunteers imagined exercising certain muscles as vigorously as they could. They strengthened those muscles by 15 percent. (i)

Isn't that amazing? Now I'm not saying you shouldn't do your regular workout, but this could be a good supplement. Next time you're running errands or waiting at the doctor's office, imagine up an intense workout. It could help.

(i) "Think about Exercising" Parenting Magazine, page 22, February 2010