I just wanted to share a bit of my story. In the last 23 days I have felt a noticable increase in my energy, my clothes fit looser especially my pants and shirt around my midsection, and I have lost 10 lbs. I feel GREAT!View Thread
Last week I stepped on the scale and was astonished at how much weight I have gained over the last two years....
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Last week I stepped on the scale and was astonished at how much weight I have gained over the last two years. When leaving college I was about 155 pounds and gained about 20 more in college which is probably my ideal weight. In just 2 years after college I had joined corporate America, got married, and my wife had our first son. During the 2 years I have packed on another 25 pounds and am sitting at the 200 pound mark with high blood pressure and cholesterol.
How do you juggle job, wife, and baby while still trying to drop 15-25 pounds?View Thread
I am skinny but have big belly fat so I was trying to get rid of belly fat. (5'7" and 154 ibs, Male). I started my exercise and diet two month ago 30 Min weight lifting and 30 min cardio after work (plus some push up and dumbbell at work), 5-6 days a week. dinner for 4oz of chicken brest and steam vegetable (broccoli, carrot, cabbage, tomato etc...)
But last week when i woke up I feel some pressure on my ear, but it doesn't get better for few days and some dizziness few times
is this exercise induced eustachian tube dysfunction? I really want to keep exercise. I was feeling great before this thing happened. I stop exercise for temporary now because I really don't have energy.
I was diagnosis high triglycerides (500) I really need diet and exercise. What Should I do? Anything I have to worry about?View Thread
Many people have asked the question, "What's the best exercise?"
My answer is: Any exercise that you can do while maintaining good posture.
Good Posture is when your ears, shoulders, elbows, hips, knees and ankles are stacked in a straight line. The best way to remind yourself of good posture: Chin up, shoulders back, chest out. This position is very relaxing and causes no strain on your spine since your weight is evenly supported, top to bottom.
Being overweight ruins good posture because a big belly will shift your lower spine out of good alignment in order to support the extra belly weight. Long term, this misalignment will eventually cause lower back pain. Low back pain is number 1 cause of disability, worldwide. Misalignment due to poor posture is the primary cause of hip and knee replacement surgery in the US. Poor posture and obesity is costing trillions of dollars in GNP loss, worldwide.
The breathing muscle, the diaphragm, is the largest muscle in the human body. On average, it pumps over 20,000 times a day which is the approximate number of breaths taken by an adult. The diaphragm is not suitably designed to accommodate poor posture so when people sit hunched at a computer or viewing a cell phone throughout the day or sprawled on a sofa while watching TV, the efficiency of each breath taken is greatly compromised. The effect of poor posture on proper breathing is enormous; You may only receive 50% of the amount of oxygen from each breath. Impaired breathing due to poor posture makes it easy to understand why people can be so fatigued and have no energy at the end of the day.
I sleep on the ground, on my back, to maintain straight alignment even while sleeping. Soft mattresses allow the spine to curve which, in turn, restricts efficient breathing. Poor posture while sleeping coupled with obesity is a recipe for one of the most serious and destructive health conditions: Sleep Apnea
The goal to lose weight is just about every adult's wish at some point in their life. The first step to losing weight is neither diet or exercise, imo. The first and most important step is maintaining good posture. Good health cannot be accomplished while having poor posture. It's just that critical.View Thread
I walked a mile on my treadmill today, i know that may not seem like a lot but its a lot for me, i'm over 300 lbs. I want to do this everyday. Any other tips to help me lose weight beside watching what i eat. And are there any diet pills that actually work. I tried a few but to no avail.View Thread
I love working out, and do so at least 5 times a week. I sometimes struggle with motivating myself to work...
Posted by An_262475
I love working out, and do so at least 5 times a week. I sometimes struggle with motivating myself to work out as hard as I know i can because I am bored with the same routine. I was thinking of joining a crossfit gym. Any knowledge of this high intensity workout being too hard on one's body?View Thread
What's your preference when comes to cardio and these machines. I go to the gym here at the apts and been doing elliptical. I like the workout and my heart rate is better than the treadmill. I don't do heavy resistance, maybe 2, and the incline I raise it to about 4. I stay on it about 25 minutes. My goal is NOT get bulky thighs but to tone my legs. I notice at my legs lately and I do have a slight bulge above the knee, probably muscle...but my upper thighs are not firm enough for my taste. I don't want them to get bulky, just toned up. Is there anything I can do on the elliptical. Like I said, dont want bulky thighs thats why I am doing the light resistance. Also, I like to know what preference people like as far as the machines I described.
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