Friday, December 30, 2016

Diet vs Exercise

Dwight Obey, MBA, MSAJS
Mixing a good healthy diet with a regular exercise routine is a more efficient way to lose weight than relying strictly on a calorie limitation regimen. Exercise can stop or even reverse the outcomes of certain diseases.  For starters regular exercise can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, which could prevent a heart attack.
Exercising has also been known to lower your risk of developing certain types of cancers such as colon and breast cancer. It can contribute to a sense of confidence and well-being, which in turn can possibly reduce anxiety and depression.
When speaking of weight loss and maintaining weight loss.  Exercise can help increase your metabolism, or the number of calories you burn in a day, while helping to maintain and increase lean body mass.
Remember before embarking on a new weight loss, or exercise routine, please be sure to consult your physician.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Decision

Deciding to overhaul your diet and lose a few extra pounds takes a desire, dedication, discipline, and a little teamwork (support system), but it’s totally possible. Selecting the right method, and having the right attitude and commitment can mean the difference between achieving your goals and having success that is either short term, or long term.
Prior to taking on any new diet or weight-loss plan, it’s advisable to consult with your physician first. This is particularly imperative if you battle with any significant weight, or other health related problems. It’s also important to surround yourself with a good support system, such as close friends, and family members who will encourage you during your journey.

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Monday, December 19, 2016

My Fitness To Fat Back To Fit.......I'm WINNING and so can YOU!

April 2016
2001 at age 37 "Hot"
This was my predicament at least 8 months ago, when I embarked on a no-more excuses program, having been, saddened, and disgusted at how noticeably out of shape I had allowed myself to become in my early 50s. To think that I was the epitome of …no laughing…”of what someone might call “Hot” until my early 40’s .

Men in their fifth decade, who were once sports stars, or athletes in general can relate to my mindset, when I would tell myself over and over again, I’ll start tomorrow, no big deal…I can still do what I use to in order to get back in shape. Boys were we ever wrong.

This type of thinking is played out everyday, in regular individuals who were not athletes, but were once in shape, and now find themselves overweight.


How did I get to this point, how did I ever let myself go? Tired of the self pity, and so was everyone around me. I mean it was bad enough that I would tell myself enough was enough, but to constantly tell my family that tomorrow was the day…. boy did they ever get tired of that saying.

2016 Age 52
Well at the end of the day it was just me, and I had to remind myself just as I did when I was living a competitive lifestyle, that I was a WINNER, no matter the circumstances, and would get through this as a WINNER. I was responsible for creating this miserable feeling which can be exacerbated when people who once knew me before the bulge was quick to inform me that I was carrying a bit of extra luggage about the belly.

Many of us fall and stumble down this rode, when our partying and eating anything and everything is no longer balanced by our youthful metabolic rate and regular exercise.

At this age, and with a hectic schedule, having a six-pack was no longer at the top of my to do list.

The trigger for my wanting to regain control of my body, and shape it to something resembling normalcy, was after a promise to my father before he passed at 82.  My father was the epitome of in shape at his age, and I remember vividly, when he said son, you are getting big, you need to lose that weight, so that you can live to see your kids grow old, and give you grandchildren just as I have.

That conversation was the "WHY", that drove me to get up and get moving. Today I find myself not only enjoying a healthier lifestyle again, but sharing with others who are in the same situation as I once was.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Can I lose Weight As I continue To Age?

Sure you can.....

Attributing your belly fat or those extra five pounds on the fact that you're growing older? Well, now's the time to halt believing that weight gain is an expected part of aging. Yes, as we get older our hormone balance shifts in ways that encourage weight gain. For example, testosterone and DHEA levels decline in men, and women's insulin-regulating hormones become less effective. These changes can decrease muscle mass, slow down your metabolism, and sap your energy while growing belly fat and insulin resistance. But it’s not hopeless! The more we eat clean, live clean, and work out, the better our hormone balance will be — and the healthier our metabolisms will remain.

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