Did you know it only takes an additional 100 calories a day over your maintenance level (the calories consumed each day to maintain your weight) to gain TEN pounds a year?
That’s just a little over half a soda pop! With odds like that how will you EVER get and stay in shape you wonder? Well never fear, Kevin is here. I plan to motivate, educate and inspire you to reach your fitness goals. The important thing is to STAY ACTIVE! The more you move the more calories your body burns so you can have the occasional extra treat. Also, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Muscle burns more calories than fat so build some good old fashioned muscle. Muscle helps keep your metabolism high and will protect you from injury. It’ll make you leaner, healthier and the person all your friends will want to call when they need to move.
That last one might not be your favorite benefit. Cardio is great too and will work your lungs and heart effectively. Cardio work outs would include running, bike riding, swimming, calisthenics, sports activities, practically anything that gets the heart pumping and works up a little sweat. By the way your heart is a muscle and cardio is going to give it a good work out. Stay educated on nutrition as well! Read the labels on the food you buy and seek out advice from those that know what they are talking about. New information about nutrition comes out all the time and a lot of it can be confusing so be sure to educate yourself and don’t get off track. Here’s a tip, low fat doesn’t always mean LOW CALORIE. A bag of sugar is low fat but you shouldn’t have it for dinner! Be sure to see a doctor and get a check up once a year to make sure you are healthy and able to engage in strenuous activity. Don’t starve yourself, eat sensibly, take your vitamins and enjoy all the benefits of living a healthy life.
See you in the gym.