How to Make a Living and Have a Life

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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How to Make a Living and Have a Life

We live in a world where success is measured by the amount we earn and the possessions we own. People who make six figure incomes and live in mansions are looked up to… while those who earn a minimum wage are looked down on.

Because of this millions of people struggle to do well in their careers so that they can afford the finer things in life. There is nothing wrong with this and in fact it is admirable.

However, many people end up being so obsessed with their work and money that they sacrifice everything else to get to their goals. They’re so busy making a living that they forget to make a life.

They let their health slide. Their relationships deteriorate… and finally when they have their wealth, they see that they’ve lost everything else. This happens way more often than people realize.

Life is all about balance. This article will show you how you can find peace and balance in a world where everyone is talking about ‘hustling’ and ‘grinding’ just to get rich.

  • Balance is EVERYTHING!!!!!

The most important point to note is that you need to know why you’re doing what you do. If you’re trying to provide a better life for your family, that’s great… but don’t do it at the expense of your family. Maintain balance and set time aside to be with your partner or spouse and kids.

The same applies to your health. Watch what you eat and spend about 30 minutes a day on exercise. That’s just 2 percent of your day. Do not tell yourself that you will take care of your health once you’re rich.

  • You’re Not Getting Out Alive

Always remember that you’re not getting out of life alive. Every one of us has got to go one day. When that happens, you can’t take your wealth or accolades or anything with you.

Once you understand your own mortality, you’ll realize that life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.

So, get your priorities right.

  • It’s Not All About The Hustle

There are many self-help and business gurus who keep ranting away that one needs to hustle and work as hard as they can to reach their goals. These gurus make it look like being obsessed with your job and business is a good thing.

This is not good advice for most people who just want a little more money to feel more financially secure. Do what you need to in order to get to a point where you feel happy and comfortable.

If your working hours is making you feel sick and exhausted all the time, you need to ease up. If you and your spouse seem like strangers because work takes up all of your time, you need to reevaluate your life.

  • Simplicity and Peace of Mind

The mansions, flashy cars and sexy women that’s so often portrayed in the media as the symbols of success is not what life is really about. Peace of mind is everything. There are thousands of wealthy people who are miserable.

Aim for peace of mind. Keep your work, health and relationships in balance.

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, then dies having never really lived.”

Have A Great Day!

Thomas Wallace

When Is The Right Time To Quit Your Day Job?

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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When Is The Right Time To Quit Your Day Job?

The majority of people who try and make money online do so because they wish to quit their day job. They hate the commute, the lack of freedom, their quit your job!unreasonable bosses, their backstabbing colleagues… and the list of woes goes on.

It all seems so nice to be able to work from home. No commute. Freedom to do what you want, when you want. Nobody to boss you around. It’s fantastic.

The big question is… When do you quit your day job?

Many marketers make a huge mistake here and quit their day job too early. They decide to give internet marketing their full attention and it’s either make it or break it.

The hard truth is that most people break it and fail on an epic level. They end up broke, in debt and finally end up getting another job. They feel bitter and give up on internet marketing.

What they don’t realize is that they could have made it if they only knew when to quit their day job… and this article will tell you when is the right time to quit.

  • What’s Your Number?

Your number refers to the amount of money you need to survive every month. A good estimate will be your current salary multiplied by 1.5.

If you are earning this amount consistently every month for 5 to 6 months, you Dear Boss I quit!are ready to quit. The reason it is 1.5  and not one is because your income can fluctuate wildly at times and the extra 0.5 is just to take up the slack should you earn less any single month.

You do not want to be in a situation where you can’t afford your rent just because your website was down for a week due to some issue.

  • Money Is Oxygen To Your Business

You need money to build an online business. Your day job will provide you that money to invest in your business. As long as your online business is incapable of sustaining itself from its own earnings, you are not ready to quit your day job yet.

Use a portion of your monthly salary to invest in your business. Work at your day job while you build your fortune. Once you are raking in the dollars, you can toss in your resignation.

  • Can You Do Both Effectively?

This is an interesting question. Many people do not really hate their day job. They Leaving the job!just hate their salary. If you have an online income that’s making you an extra two thousand a month, life at your job may suddenly seem much better since you have more cash now.

If that’s the case and you like your day job and colleagues, there’s really no need to quit. You can automate and outsource your business so that you can have both a job and an online income.

  • Your Six Month Nest Egg

Before quitting your day job, make sure you have at least 6 months of your current salary saved up. This will be a buffer in the event that there is an emergency or if your business suddenly fails.

You’ll have time to fix the problems or at the very least, find a new job.

  • Insurance And Medical Benefits

Most jobs have some form of insurance or medical benefits such as dental coverage, etc. Make sure you’re earning enough online to cover all these costs. There’s more than just a monthly wage that you should be looking at.

  • Is Your Spouse Working?

Lastly, if you’re married, does your spouse have a job? If they do, there is at least a backup source of income should things not go as planned.

Do remember all these points before you quit your day job to do internet empower yourselfmarketing full-time. If you do it right, you’ll ease smoothly and successfully into being your own boss and not working for the man anymore. It’s really a life-changing event.

Have A Great Week!

Thomas Wallace

 

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Move, Move, Move for Greater Weight Loss

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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Incidental activity is very important in the process of losing weight as you can burn more calories than relying on dietary means alone. Fat is burned from the body when cells oxidize to release energy in the form of exercise or movement. When the exercise is done slowly to moderately then the majority of energy is taken from the fat stores.

No Such Thing As Spot Reduction

The loss of fat comes from fat cells all over the body, not from one or more specific area’s so spot reduction of a certain area is not possible. The main priority of this article is to show you the quickest and safest way to lose fat from the body.

The key to effective aerobic training that burns off the maximum amount of fat is long-term consistency not intensity. It doesn’t matter if you run a mile, jog a mile or walk a mile you will burn exactly the same amount of calories.

Fast Walking is Outstanding!

The best exercise by far for the purpose of fat-loss is fast walking either indoors Person walking in the woodson the treadmill or outdoors. What many don’t know is that walking produces a greater percentage of fat loss as opposed to jogging or running. Other aerobic activities are the treadmill, bike, climber or any other training gear found in or out of the gym.

Walk or exercise until you are mildly puffing and hold that rate until the allotted time. If your aerobic activities leave you panting or breathless, your going too hard, your energy is coming from your carbohydrate reserves and not from your fat stores. Try fast walking for one hour a day every day of the week if you are able.

Here are some of the benefits of Fast Walking:

Easy to Perform
Most Conventional
All Natural Body Movement
Doesn’t Cause Injuries
Can Be Done Anywhere
The Best Minimal Effort Exercise for Fat Loss
Research shows that regular, brisk walking is one of the best exercises we can do for overall fitness. It suits people of all ages and fitness levels, it’s easy to get started and there’s no complicated technique to learn or equipment to buy.

Walking is an excellent way to get fit because it uses nearly all the muscles and, as you have to carry your body weight, you can get a good workout from it.

It’s also safer on the joints and the back than most other forms of exercise because you’re not jumping up and down, so the impact is low.

Reduce Your Risk Of Heart Attack

Studies have shown that taking a daily 20-minute walk can reduce the risk of heart attack as much as 50%, it also reduces high blood pressure and helps to burn fat to keep weight under control.

Walking and other weight bearing exercises (Strength training) helps to increase bone mass, which protects against osteoporosis and bone fractures.

In the first two weeks, go for a 20-minute walk every other day and then increase Heart Healththis to 40 minutes. At first try to do five 20-minute walks per week totalling 100 minutes a week. Once you get used to the regular exercise, increase this to 40 minutes for five times a week.

You can then gradually increase this as you see fit, if you want to walk every day for 40 minutes or even an hour so be it. Remember the more you walk the more fat that will be burned off. The best pace for fitness training will make you slightly breathless, but you should still be comfortable and be able to carry on a conversation.

As you get fitter, you’ll want to stretch a little harder to keep your heart rate up. Try lengthening your strides, increasing your pace. Keep your shoulders back, your chest lifted and your tummy pulled in when you walk, hold your head up for open, easy breathing.

Practical Tips…

If your feeling stressed, try counting your steps repeatedly from one to ten as you safety firstwalk, this helps some people achieve a meditative effect and can be a great tension reliever when practiced over a full 40 minutes.

Time yourself, measure the distance or increase the gradient to make the workout more challenging. Drink plenty of fluids during and after your walk.

Safety First

Make safety your first consideration. Don’t walk after dark except in well-lit, busy places. Start the walk slowly, and then gradually increase the pace.
In all other activities try to move, move, move. Try parking the car further away from your destination so you can walk the extra distance, hide all your remote controls so you have to get up and change the channels manually. These all help burn those extra calories and body fat from your frame.

Have A Great Day!

Thomas Wallace

Exercise For More Energy

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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Exercise For More Energy

This day and age it can be very difficult indeed to
Adults jogginggo to the gym. Life is very hectic and busy, which will create a serious challenge for remaining  consistent with exercise each day. Exercise is however, just what we all need to reduce stress, and give the body the extra energy it needs to carry out normal living.

The best results of exercise are achieved through the use of refined techniques, functional exercises, cardio, the right nutrition, variety, awareness,
consistency, and motivation over a period of time.

The refined techniques mean correct form to isolate muscles or to target areas of man squatting weightsthe body. Efficiency is need to ensure stimulation of the muscles. With
weight lift training, which is also known as resistance training, you’ll need to eliminate any type of momentum.

It is also important to move the weight about using a full range of motion. Full range of motion causes the muscle to contract for the right amount of time
and help to ensure the right length of the tendons. The goal here is to strengthen the joints of your body by stimulating the muscles.

Cadence is also helpful, as it is a term that refers to the rate in which the resistance or the weight moves. The best results with cadence are gained
by slow movements which will cause the muscle to contract for a longer period of time. You can mix in a series of fast and slow cadence,
which is very beneficial with sports type training.

Using the correct angles will achieve muscle isolation in target areas and help to decrease the risk of injuries, which is great for those using heavy weights.

Functional type exercise is a popular technique that will stimulate the core and man and woman lifting weights sitting on an exercise ball.torso of your body while you work on another muscle group at
the same time. As an example, when you perform a dumbbell press while lying on an exercise ball.

Your abdominal muscles and the core muscles will contract to hold your body into this position, while your chest and tricep muscles will push the
dumbbells up. This type of exercise and challenge will cause maximum stimulation to your body and keep the workout interesting and refreshing.

Cardio is another exercise that is great for the heart and lungs. The total number of calories you burn is very important along with maintaining
the right heart rate. The formula for your heart rate is 220 minus your age times 60 for the lower number, then 220 minus you age and
times 80 for the upper number.

This is also known as fat burning zone. Cardio will also de-toxify the body and help to strengthen the immune system along with other benefits. The
muscles will contract and pass the lymph along, which will allow the immune system to clear away dead cells and bring new ones in.

Anytime you exercise, warming up is very important, as it will prepare your body for the more demanding workout of cardio. You should always
allow 15 – 30 minutes prior to weight lifting and 10 – 15 minutes prior to cardio exercises. You should also stretch as well, as this will help
get the blood flowing through your muscles and get them limber as well.

An ideal schedule for working out is to warm up then follow with cardio. You can woman power liftinglift weights on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday then cardio
only on Tuesday and Thursday.

Even though you may think your schedule is simply too busy to maintain a schedule for working out, you’ll find that adding exercise will actually add
more time, as you’ll have a lot more energy in your normal everyday life. You can think of exercise as the batteries that will help to give
your life power.

Have A Great day!

Thomas Wallace

 

Lifetime Fitness: On Your Way to a Healthier You

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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Lifetime Fitness: On Your Way to a Healthier You

Many people end up abandoning perfectly good fitness programs and weight-loss regimens before they even lace up their sneakers.

Why? Because in a world filled with fast food, instant messaging, and a five- down man jogging down a roadsecond disease-tracking device, anything without a quick payoff goes against the grain of the typical American instant gratification ethic. While it would be nice to actually drop inches in just a few days like what most miracle ads proclaim, managing weight and losing weight through physical fitness is a slow and steady process that takes time and commitment.

Setting weight management goals for yourself can be a good motivator. Gradual weight loss, for those people who wish to shed off some extra pounds, is usually the safest.

The Idea of Lifetime Fitness

That is why health and fitness experts had come up with the idea of lifetime man an woman working out in a gmfitness in order to teach people set realistic goals. These lifetime fitness programs generates dietary regimens that cut your normal calorie consumption for your weight by 500 to 1,000 per day, so will burning the same amount with exercise. In turn, this will definitely encourage healthier weight loss.

Lifetime fitness teaches you how to maintain a physically fit body at the same time enjoy and live a happy, contented life. It gives you the chance to strike a balance between the two (exercise and diet), and make exercise, be it team sports, cycling, or walking, something you will truly enjoy.

The Need for Long-Term Lifestyle Changes

That is why lifetime fitness embodies the concept that making a long-term healthy lifestyle change is essential to keeping the pounds off once they are gone.

To know more of the advantages and benefits that lifetime fitness can bring, here are some facts that you need to know:

1. Lifetime fitness programs offers you the most comprehensive and wide-ranging fitness and health encounter with quality services, in which the customers will feel gratified.

These fitness programs provide you the right method in maintaining health, build up and encourage your competence, and take care of your family’s physical fitness as well.

2. Because the goal of lifetime fitness is to provide you with long-term achievements as far as physical fitness is concerned, these programs utilizes numerous fitness equipment that will tone and manage your health and the different parts of your body.

There is fitness equipment that will give your cardiovascular system a lift. You can also opt for some sports facilities that will provide you with an alternative way of being physically fit.

3. Lifetime fitness programs and centers also provides nutritional products such as food supplements that will aid in the formation of good blood cells and tissues thereby making your body at its pink of health.

Fitness Centers have Many Ways to Motivate You

Lifetime fitness centers and programs also provide you with up-to-date fitness

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magazines that do not only give substantial information about fitness and health but inspirational stories as well. These articles will give you an insight on how to make you life balance and how to live a life that is healthy and fit.

Indeed, staying fit and healthy can be a long and winding road and there are instances wherein you may find your enthusiasm fading occasionally. Nevertheless, with the comprehensive programs provided by lifetime fitness plans, you can start heading back to the right track of a healthier you.

Have A Great Day!

Thomas Wallace

Exercise For Diabetics

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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Exercise For Diabetics

The most common types of diabetes are known as Type 1 and Type 2. The Type 1 diabetes, which is also known as adolescent diabetes, differs from Type 2
in the sense that the body will stop producing insulin altogether. Type 2 diabetes is normally diagnosed in older adults and occurs as the body
stops producing enough insulin or the individual becomes resistant to their own body insulin.

No matter what form of diabetes it is, you’ll lose your ability to adequately utilize sugar. The blood sugar levels will increase due to the body’s
difficulty in transporting sugar into the cells and out of the blood stream. There are several ways to lower your blood sugar levels, including diet,
exercise, and medication.

As a whole, exercise is a very important part of diabetic management for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics. Those that have Type 1 will find regular
exercise helps to maintain insulin sensitivity, helps to prevent the accumulation of excess weight, and also increases the use of glucose by muscles.
Although there is really no way to prevent Type 1 diabetes, it is possible to prevent Type 2 diabetes.

The things to consider when you attempt to prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes are regular exercise supplementation with vitamins and herbs that will
help to prevent insulin resistance and proper control of weight.

Lowering Blood Sugar Levels

Not only with exercise help directly with diabetic management by lowering blood sugar levels and maintaining insulin sensitivity, but it will also
help minimize several of the complications that can occur in a diabetic individual. Research has shown that walking 30 minutes each day can
diminish the possibility of developing Type 2  diabetes.

Almost all diabetics tend to develop circulatory problems and exercise can help lower blood pressure and improve circulation throughout the
body. Seeing as how people with diabetes tend to have poor blood flow to their lower areas and feet, better circulation is a great benefit.

Benefits of Exercise Outweigh The Risks

Even though there are risks associated with  exercise, the potential benefits will outweigh the risks. Exercise does indeed lower blood sugar
levels, so those with diabetes should measure their blood sugar both before and after they exercise. Since your body uses more sugar while
you exercise and makes you more sensitive to  insulin, there is a risk of blood sugar becoming too low and causing hypoglycemia as a result.

Whenever you exercise, it is important to let others know that you are diabetic. They should also be informed about what they should do in
case of hypoglycemia. To be on the safe side, you should always carry candy or fruit juice with you to treat low blood sugar when it occurs.

During and after you have exercised, you should pay very close attention about how you feel, since rapid heart beat, increased sweating, feeling
shaky, or hunger can signal that your blood sugar levels are getting too low.

With diabetic management and treatment, exercise is very important. Exercise will help with blood sugar control when the muscles use more glucose and
the body becomes more sensitive to insulin.  Exercise will also help to prevent and minimize common diabetic complications which include heart
problems, high blood pressure, and circulatory deficiencies.

Exercise Needs To Be A Part Of Your Daily Routine

If you are a diabetic, as doctors say exercise should be part of
your daily routine. You should always exercise at a slow pace and never overdo it. Also, you should be sure to exercise around people you know
or at a gym, so there will always be people around you in case something goes wrong. Being a diabetic doesn’t have to hinder your life or your
performance, as exercise can help you get your life back on track and heading in the right direction -the healthy direction.

Have A Great Day!

Thomas Wallace

 

Things to Consider When Buying Home Fitness Equipment

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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Things to Consider When Buying Home Fitness Equipment

There are a hundred lots of home fitness equipment nowadays that are sold in the market. Do not make the mistake in buying something and then regretting why you bought it after a day or two. Home fitness equipment vary and you should always have one good reason to buy it. Don’t believe on everything commercials tell you about the equipment. Some equipment may seem easy to use on television but n fact will not really work for you. Try to ask yourself first of these questions before you grab your wallet and buy that equipment.

Do You Really Need It?

Do you need it? The equipment should suit your interests and needs. The activities that you will do with that equipment should be challenging and something to enjoy on. Buying equipment is never a guarantee that you will use it especially if it is something new that makes it harder to use. Make sure that you already know the equipment and that it is something that you already tried in a fitness club. Start from buying small equipment that are aligned to your interests.

Can You Really Afford It?

Can you afford it? Don’t be fooled with the thought that you will be forced to use something because you spent too much money for it. Expensive equipment are never an assurance that you will use them or that they are effective for you. Always consider how much are you willing to pay for certain equipment. Also ask yourself if it is worth it. Always check on the quality before you buy equipment. The price may be too low but consider that the quality can also be low. Or it may be expensive but then the quality is not that good. You can try choosing on cheaper alternatives but not sacrificing the quality of the equipment.

Check Out Used Equipment

You may also want to check out for some used equipment. Most of the time, this is where you find a better deal. You can even find equipment that do not seem to have been used at a very low rate. Or you can find the equipment three months old but the price is almost half the original.

Do you have enough space for it? This is often what buyers forget to consider. Try to consider first where to place a treadmill before buying it. Before you buy something, make sure you know where you will place it. Your place may not accommodate the equipment. Plan ahead and make sure that the equipment can be placed in your home without causing any hassle.

Is It Safe?

Is it safe for you? If you have existing conditions, be sure to check with your doctor to make sure that the equipment will be safe for you. Some equipment may be painful to use and might cause harm to your body. So make sure to try it first be fore you buy it.

It also suggested that you first consider if a gym near you already has that equipment. You can save money by just registering to that gym and use that equipment compared the price you will spend if you will buy that product.

Buying fitness equipment should be bought with consideration. Do not buy by impulse. Always ask the opinion of a professional gym instructor before you buy something.

Have A Great Day!

Thomas Wallace

A Look at Fitness and Diet

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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A Look at Fitness and Diet

Many people nowadays are very conscious about their own health and fitness. In addition to that, these people, and many others as well, are now having that desire to sculpt their bodies to achieve that magazine-cover look. As a result, gyms, health spas and other fitness centers have proliferated all over to cater to the needs of the fitness buffs and aficionados.

Even on television exercise machines, weight loss products, and other paraphernalia to improve fitness have more or less gained control over the airwaves and made their way into the households. But execrise is not the only way to build that body beautiful. It also entails certain amount of responsibility on the foods one chooses to eat. Being healthy and fit requires one to observe diet fitness. (I’ve learned this one the hard way!)

Diet fitness is as essential as exercise itself. Diet for fitness provides the essential nutrition one needs to restore worn-out muscles and for healthy growth. Diet fitness should never be taken for granted. With the popularity of keeping fit, many different views, methods, programs and dieting strategies have been formulated by many professionals. Among these are high carb diets and high fat diets. Which one is more effective and which one should one choose to follow?

Two Diet Approaches

First thing to know would be the fundamental differences between these two diet approaches. As the name implies, high carb diets concentrates on taking in carbohydrate-rich foods while high fat diets endorses fat-rich foods. High carb diets are utilized to glycogen stored in the liver and muscles. Glycogen is a glucose complex that provides large amounts of energy ready for use in anaerobic exercises.

Fats, on the other hand, is well-nown for being the richest source of calories. It actually contains 2.5 times more calories than carbohydrates and proteins alike. Studies also show that it takes the body 24 calories to metabolize carbohydrates while it only takes 3 to burn down fat. So which one to follow? A person can follow a high carb and low fat fitness diet or the other way around. It is absolutely not recommended to follow both at the same time; unless of course if you want to gain body fat.

But then diet fitness is not all about losing fat, one must also consider this diet in order to keep fat away. Research shows that sustainable loss of weight can only be achieved on a diet which suits the individual food preferences, lifestyle, medical profile and satiety signals.

Diet Programs Will Help You Lose Weight

Diet programs all over can help you shed off excess pounds, but only one diet can help you stay sexy, and it is the one that satisfies you most. Other important aspects of having a fit diet are moderation, balance and variation. One must be careful not to leave out important nutrients and other substances necessary for healthy body functioning. health organizations are clear about the amounts of nutrients an individual should have in the body.

Low fat high carbs, high carbs low fat; the question is not which diet program will work out but which is it that will work for you. Striving for a sexy and healthy body does not have to burden an individual, diet fitness does not have to mean sticking to the same kind of food for life. One may even try to be adventurous and try out new foods out there. Who knows? one may even discover spinach interesting.

Have A Great Day!

Thomas Wallace

Oatmeal – The Most Powerful Breakfast for Weight Loss

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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Oatmeal – The Most Powerful Breakfast for Weight Loss

Did you know that simply eating breakfast raises your metabolism by 10 percent? Oatmeal is one of the most powerful breakfast foods of them all. If you are looking to get your body in great shape, you should incorporate this as a staple food in your diet.

Oatmeal is the perfect meal to start your day because it boosts your energy and has plenty of fiber to keep you full and satisfied. Oatmeal breaks down slowly in the stomach, giving you long-lasting energy. It is also full of water-soluble fibers, which play a crucial role in making you feel full over a longer period of time. Studies have also shown that oatmeal reduces cholesterol, maintains blood sugar levels and fights against heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, and obesity.

If you want to add some powerful antioxidants to your oatmeal, simply throw on some blueberries and raspberries. These delicious fruits are packed with antioxidants that fight against heart disease, cancer, and a multitude of other ailments. Blueberries have also been proven to preserve vision. This powerful fruit rated highest in antioxidants among over 40 fruits and vegetables.

What more could you ask out of the first meal of your day? However, oatmeal doesn’t just have to be for breakfast. You can use it a couple hours before you exercise to energize your workout. You can even include oatmeal in your smoothies. It is also a wonderful addition to muffins and even as a covering for chicken breasts.

Keep in mind that you must buy the unsweetened, unflavored variety. To spice it up a little, you can use bananas, berries, or milk. The downfall of pre-flavored oatmeal is that it often comes loaded with sugar calories. So, stick to the good stuff.

If you’re looking for oatmeal with a little more texture, you can try out the steel-cut oat variety. Although this type does take a little longer to cook, I find that it is well worth the wait. They have a somewhat chewier texture and heartier flavor than rolled oats. Once you try this variety, you may never go back.

If your having trouble with late night binges, have a bowl of oatmeal instead. This will help squash your cravings. Not to mention, you’ll be avoiding any junk food or empty calories.

If your looking to get in the best shape of your life, I suggest your alternate your morning meals between oatmeal on one day and have eggs and meat on another. This will put your fat-burning into overdrive.

Have A Great Day!

Thomas Wallace

Low-Carb Diet, Should I or Shouldn’t I?

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

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It’s no wonder that confusion reigns when it comes to the worth and reliability of low carb dietslow-carb diets after all the conflicting studies and confusing interpretation of the information. It’s no wonder that confusion reigns when it comes to the worth and reliability of low-carb diets after all the conflicting studies and confusing interpretation of the information. It seems like debates are popping up everywhere!

No matter if it’s Atkins, South Beach or some other low-carb plan, there are approximately 30 million Americans are on a low-carb diet.

Supporters contend that the large amount of carbohydrates in our diet has led to increased problems with obesity, diabetes, and other health situations. On the other hand, some attribute obesity and related health problems to over eating of calories and lack of physical activity. They also express concern that without grains, fruits, and vegetables in low-carbohydrate diets may lead to deficiencies of some key nutrients, including vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, and many minerals.

It is already known that any diet, whether high or low in carbohydrates, can produce meaningful weight loss during the early stages of the diet. Keep in mind, the key to a diet being successful is in being able to lose the weight on a permanent basis.

Let’s see if we can expose some of the mystery about low-carb diets. Following, is a listing of some related points taken from recent studies and scientific literature.

Point 1 – Some Differences Between Low-Carb Diets

There are many famous diets created to lower carbohydrate consumption. Lowering total carbohydrates in the diet means that protein and fat will take up a proportionately greater amount of the total caloric intake.

Low carbohydrate diet like the Atkins Diet restrict carbohydrate to a point where weight loss advantagesthe body becomes ketogenic (a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that includes normal amounts of protein). Other low-carb diets like the Zone and Life Without Bread are less confined. Some, like Sugar Busters announce only
to eliminate sugars and foods that elevate blood sugar levels excessively.

Point 2 – What We Know about Low-Carb Diets

Close to all of the studies to date have been small with a diversity of research objectives.
Carbohydrate, caloric intake, diet duration and participant characteristics are wide-ranged greatly. Most of the studies to date have two things in common, none of the research studies had people in the study with a average age over 53 and none of the controlled studies lasted more than 90 days.

The results on older adults and long-term results are scarce. Many diet studies fail to keep track of the amount of exercise, and therefore caloric use, while people in the study are dieting. This helps to explain the variances between studies.

If you lose weight on a low-carb diet it is a function of the calorie intake and length of the diet, and not with reduced amount of carbohydrates.

There is very little evidence on the long-range safety of low-carb diets. Even healthy livingthough the medical community has concerns, no short-term bad effects have been found with cholesterol, glucose, insulin and blood-pressure levels among the people in the study on the diets. Because of the short period of the studies the adverse effects may not show up. Losing weight typically leads to improvement in these levels, and this may offset an increase caused by a high fat diet. The over-all weight changes for low-carb and other types of diets are similar.

Most low-carb diets can cause ketosis. Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and confusion are some of the potential consequences. When first starting a low-carb diet some fatigue and constipation may be met and these symptoms usually disappear quickly.

Some report that you can have more calories when on a low-carb diet. Remember a calorie is a calorie no matter what you intake. When the study is not closely supervised variations will result by people cheating in the study on many factors of the study.

There are three important factors I would like to re-emphasize:

1.-The over-all success rate for low-carb and other types of diets are similar.

2.- Small amount of information exists on the long-term efficacy and safety of low-carb diets despite their huge popularity,

3.- Dieters usually experience boredom with a strict version of the low-carb diet and are not able to stay on diets of low carb food.

After observing the subject, a more severe and controlled study are needed on a long-range basis. The ketosis produced is abnormal and stressful metabolic state. The results may cause more problems than it solved.

By picking a reliable diet you will benefit over a lifetime of proper eating and not a weight loss quickie.
An excellent rule of thumb is look at the diet long-range and see if you can see people exercisingyourself still on that diet after a couple of weeks. However, by following a diet with fat, carbohydrates, protein and other nutrients in moderation may be the best way to go and a little more exercise won’t hurt either.

 

To Your Health, Happiness and Pursuit of Knowledge

Thomas Wallace