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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tips to Get Motivated

From celebrity fitness expert Mandy Ingber in the Jan 10th, 2011 issue of People Magazine

Yes - I read People magazine. Great health and fitness advice can be found all over the place. When I find it, I like to share it.

  1. Stay Hydrated
    1. Water regulates body temperature and helps convert food to energy
    2. Divide you body weight by 2 for your daily intake
    3. So, if you are 120lbs, you should be drinking 60oz of water per day
  2. Move your body
    1. For one hour a day, that's it. Just move it! Dance, walk, cycle, jump, play sports, do yoga, but whatever you chosse, keep it moving
  3. Sleep
    1. Sleep is one of the greatest things you can do for your health
    2. Make sleep a ritual and try and wind down beforehand
    3. Eat meals early enough so that your body has at least 3 hours to digest and completely let go when it is time
  4. Eat all day long
    1. When you eat 5-6 small meals a day, you can increase your metabolism so that your body is burning fuel all day long
    2. Choosing healthy, clean, non-sugary whole foods will regenerate you blood sugar throughout the day, so that you are always satiated
  5. Smile
    1. Smiling is one of the best ways to change your attitude
    2. It can connect you with others, and give real physical benefits to your body

1 comment:

  1. Love this list. Number 5 is my favorite. We all have to learn to be happy and smile at the world around us. The world isn't ending yet, your problems will go away. :)