Recent Posts by Kristin Anderson
In today’s world, we all know the basics of how to get fit: eat right, make good choices, and maintain balance. And if you don’t know the basics, then the resources for learning them are endless - Internet, magazines, TV shows, and all the "helpful" advice of friends, loved ones, and complete strangers.
Being healthy is even interwoven into our pop culture. “The Biggest Loser” has had 13 successful seasons of Americans watching other Americans suffer to take off hundreds of pounds in a short time to essentially save their lives.
Movies like “Super Size Me,” and shows like “Extreme Makeover...
Real weight loss is a simple numbers game. Truly, it is “calories in” vs. “calories out” per day. To see results, you need to have between 200-500 more calories going out than coming in.
Understanding what exactly makes up the “calories in” and the “calories out” is key to your success.
“Calories In” consists of every single calorie ingested in your day. Including all liquids.
“Calories Out” consists of a few numbers added together:
1. First your BMR or Basil Metabolic Rate, this number is how many calories your body would burn just laying in bed all day. For a quick easy calculation of...
Stretching: Your secret weapon!
Fact #1: Most of us are aware of the benefits of stretching. It improves posture and circulation, prevents injury, releases endorphins and really only takes a few minutes to do.
Fact #2: Regardless of this knowledge, most of us don’t even think of stretching on a daily or weekly basis, let alone act on the thought if we have it.
Why is this? Well, we have many things like this that occur in our day to day human condition…part of a running list of things we know we should get to but don’t quite (unless they become a fire to put out).
But did you know that...