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Three Benefits of Eating LESS Often

Three Benefits of Eating LESS Often

After more than a decade, a fitness expert and triathlete discovers that the trend of eating five to six small meals a day is no longer the best route to reaching her goals. For years, I adhered to the “eat more frequently” mantra. As a personal trainer, I even urged my clients to eat every two to three hours, in an effort to boost their metabolism. My belief in this weight-loss method was founded in my own experience. I’d gone from being a pudgy adolescent to a fit and trim fitness buff and competitive triathlete. I understood the value in...


The Benefits of Using a Jump Rope in Your Workout Routine

The Benefits of Using a Jump Rope in Your Workout Routine

I have been jumping rope regularly for about 10 years. While I can now easily jump for 30 minutes straight, I remember when doing it for just 60 seconds seemed nearly impossible. So if you think you can’t do it or it’s too hard, give yourself time. You will get better. Jumping rope well takes practice. Extend the duration of your intervals gradually, and before you know it, you will be jumping like a pro. Once you become a skilled jump roper, trust me, you will love it. The benefits are many: 1. Easy to travel with. It’s light, small,...


How to Fast During Lent and Throughout the Year for Spiritual Growth

How to Fast During Lent and Throughout the Year for Spiritual Growth

Wondering how to make your diet and weight-loss journey a spiritual one? Food has always played a significant role in religion, and it is possible to blend your physical aspirations with your spiritual goals. Food has been a theme throughout the history of global religions. It not only provides nourishment for our bodies, but it also has spiritual significance. Abstinence from food represents self-control and discipline which are godly traits. 1 Corinthians 7:5 tells us that overindulgence in food is gluttonous and sinful. “So that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control,” the verse reads. Fasting...


Four Great Reasons Not to Skip Your Cardio

Four Great Reasons Not to Skip Your Cardio

It’s a matter of prioritizing, and make no mistake, regular cardiovascular exercise should be on the front burner of your to-do-list.   1. BURN FAT NOW If weight-loss is your goal, don’t focus on strength training (not just yet, anyway). Cardiois any type of rhythmic, continuous movement that utilizes the longest limbs of the body. Running, jogging, cycling, swimming, elliptical training, rowing, and step aerobics are all good examples. Get the biggest bang for your calorie-burning buck by focusing on sustained aerobic activity. National Bestseller Tosca Reno says “When I first began working out, I focused mainly on cardiovascular exercise....