Lose 10lbs, take a load off your Heart

Lose 10lbs, take a load off your Heart Are you being realistic about your weight loss?  Are you being honest with yourself about your weight loss?  Do you say you only have 20lbs to lose and you know it's really more like 40?  The truth can be hard to absorb sometimes. Having a distorted reality can come from several places.  We may be caught in a certain 'story', we may have lost our voice somewhere along the way, we may have adopted someone else's perspective, we may have given up.  It all boils down to truth. Are you living the life you want now?  If not, what are you going to do about it?  It is a challenge to be in the 'in between' space, no doubt.  You know the place where you're challenged by something from the past and haven't moved into your now.  Happens all the time.  You may be wondering, 'how did I get here'.  Don't ponder it too long,...
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5 Tips for a Healthier Heart

5 Tips for a healthier Heart February:  American Heart Month Tip 1:  Give up smoking!  I know, it's a tough one.  It is one of the few alterable risk factors and a great way to improve your lifestyle.  Get some support, make a decision, and do it. Tip 2:  Walk more.  EVERYWHERE.  Take the stairs, park farther away, take a walk during your break - every step counts! Tip 3:  Eat less crap.  You heard me - clean up your meals and cut out the crap - the fast food, sweets, soda, etc.  You'll thank me when you make it to 75 :) Tip 4:  Get to the gym.  Strength training is a key factor in having a healthy heart.  Get in 2-4 good weight workouts per week. Tip 5:  Let it go.  That's right...  when your co-worker says or does something really stupid or you get caught off in traffic - let it go.  It isn't worth the stress you are putting on your heart! Fit...
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3 reasons why you want to focus on Strength Training

If you already are doing some form of cardio - walking, running, swimming, biking, dancing - add the element of Strength Training for these 3 simple reasons: Improve your Heart Health - studies show that strength training is just as important as cardio for your heart.  Getting lean through a combination of nutrition, cardio & strength will put less overall strain on your heart. Lower your cholesterol - a study by the British Journal of Sports Medicine concludes that you may lower overall cholesterol up to 10% and LDL levels up to 14% with consistent strength training. Reduce body fat - tighten up that mid section & fit back into your jeans! Let's see a master in action...... Lance Armstrong.  I love this guy!!  Watch the YouTube Video Ok, I can't just give you 3, lol.  Here a few more reasons to hit the weights...... REV UP your Metabolism Increase your Energy Protect your joints Reduce your chance of injury Make your day to day activities easier You can easily make...
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