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Three Important Weight -Loss Tips

Struggling with weight loss is not as hard as everyone makes it seem. In fact, you can easily loose an average of 3-4lbs a week.

Just to be clear, the term ‘diet’ is not going to be used in this report.

There are three vital components to weight loss that everyone needs to know. Using these together will maximize the fat your burn, and improve your overall fitness.

Cardio makes up 20% of your overall weight loss. Cardio alone is not strong enough to cut off those extra pounds.What exactly is a Cardio Workout? Cardio is short for cardiovascular, which refers to the heart. Cardiovascular exercise is exercise that raises your heart rate and keeps it elevated for a period of time. Another name for it is aerobic exercise.

Resistance weight training makes up 30% of your overall weight loss success. What’s important to understand that the more weight in muscle you build, the more calories in a day your body requires to maintain that muscle. Resistance training is any exercise that causes the muscles to contract against an external resistance with the expectation of increases in strength, tone, mass, and/or endurance. The external resistance can be dumbbells, rubber exercise tubing, your own body weight, bricks, bottles of water, or any other object that causes the muscles to contract

Healthy food choices comprise of 50% of you’re weight loss success. Your body has to account for every calorie that you ingest. The right choices consist of Fiber,to make you feel full,vegetables and fruits to get the proper amout of minerals and vitamins per day. By eating fiber,fruits and vegetables, you are taking in fewer calories, and with proper exercise you will burn calories, therefore shedding the pounds. Also remember you need to drink plenty of water, to get that full feeling.

The first three components are the building blocks of any healthy lifestyle.

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It’s time to rev-up your exercise routine!

Rev Up Your Workout and Lose Weight Faster

Exercise, along with a healthy eating plan, is key to losing weight. Want to see faster results as you’re following the South Beach Diet lifestyle? Just take your workout up a notch! This program consists of two parts: Interval Walking and the Total Body Workout, which you will do on alternate days. Research has found that if you incorporate exercise into your daily routine you’ll not only rev up your metabolism and lose weight faster (getting off those frustrating weight-loss plateaus), you’ll also tone your body and take inches off your waistline.

The entire exercise program is designed so that you can tailor it to your own level of fitness. If you have never exercised before, you can work at a very easy pace until you feel confident moving ahead. If you’re very fit, we offer exercise variations that make the program more challenging. The really good news is that with this 20-minute-a-day program, you will definitely see better results in far less time than you would in a typical hour of exercise.

Here’s an overview of the two main components of the  Supercharged Fitness Program:

Interval Walking

  • Designed to give your heart and lungs a great workout, which is vital for cardiovascular health
  • Involves alternating periods of fast or very fast walking with periods of slower recovery walking
  • Boosts metabolism so you burn more calories and fat, which translates to faster weight loss
  • Results in increased fat and calorie burn even after you’re done exercising

Total Body Workout

  • Designed to work several muscle groups simultaneously
  • Focuses on exercises that strengthen your core — the vital muscles in your abdomen, back, pelvis, and hips
  • Promotes balance, stability, good posture, and coordination
  • Tones your arms and legs and increases your flexibility

A word of caution: Talk with your doctor before you make a sudden change in your level of activity, especially if you are age 50 or older, have been inactive, have difficulty keeping your balance, have periods of dizziness, or have known heart problems.

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http://myui.com/betterhealth4you  

When at that site click on the Products tab,then body, then weight-loss.

Thanks ,Alan Cinqmars