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DETERMINING YOUR TARGET HEART RATE

To determine your heart rate during exercise, take your pulse by placing 2 fingers (pointer and index) on either of your wrist or the side of your neck. Count the number of beats for 10 seconds using the seconds on a clock or watch to keep time. Multiply that number by 6 to get your beats per minute. Next: Taking […]

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EXERCISE AT A CHALLENGING YET COMFORTABLE LEVEL

Everyone’s fitness level is different, and therefore exercise at a level that is comfortable for you. When you workout, you should be working out at an intensity level that is challenging, yet comfortable. This means that you should push yourself, challenge yourself, but not to the point of pain. If you experience pain or discomfort, then stop and modify your […]

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FITTING EXERCISE INTO YOUR SCHEDULE

Finding the time is the # 1 excuse for not exercising. So plan to exercise at a time that works best with “your” schedule, whether that is morning, lunch time or in the evening. The best time to exercise is the time that’s right for you. Make it a goal to exercise most days of the week because this is […]

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PICK EXERCISES YOU ENJOY

There are so many choices when it comes to exercise but the most important is picking something you’ll stick with, which means picking something that you’ll enjoy! Whether you enjoy treadmill, jogging, bicycling, aerobic dance, calisthenics (Boot-Camp), strength training or enjoying the outdoors, pick activities that match your likes and lifestyle…. John/Personal Trainer/Boot-Camp Instructor.

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ALL EXERCISE ADDS UP

Don’t think that you have to exercise for an hour to be successful. If all you have is 10 minutes, then do 10 minutes. The latest research shows that doing several short bursts of exercises are just as effective as one single long exercise session. John/Personal Trainer

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EXERCISE PLAN & SCHEDULE

  Whether your just starting an exercise program or have been exercising for years, the most important points to know about exercise are: 1, All exercise adds up. 2,Pick exercises that you enjoy and stick with them. 3,The time of day you exercise is not important, but fitting it in to your schedule is. 4, Exercise at a challenging level. […]

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NOT ON YOUR PLATE, NOT IN YOUR MOUTH

The same is true with respect to the food on our plates, especially if your part of the clean your plate club (always finishing everything on your plate). Here are 3 ways to accomplish not on your plate, not in your mouth… 1, Use Smaller Plates 2,Put the food on the plates and then serve the meals. Leave the serving […]

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QUIT THE WHITE BREAD!

1. It’s Tasteless   Let’s face it: white bread is just plain bland. It has no real flavor, which is why so many people like it. While it doesn’t conflict with the savory taste of your meat or humble peanut butter, it sure doesn’t enhance it either, the way a whole grain bread will 2. It Won’t Keep You Full […]

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