With Christmas almost a distant memory and many of us pledging to cut back on the unhealthy foods and do more exercise - now is the time to put those words into positive action. Rebecca Webster has been running fitness classes at the Memorial Hall, Cleethorpes for over 30 years and wants to encourage local residents to make that first step. She said: "Now is the time to start the new year with healthy eating and some exercise, to feel better and maybe lose some weight. "The obesity crisis is looming out of control as we all know, so now is the time to cut back on sugary food and drinks, and start moving more. "Did you know that you produce a hormone similar to anti-depressants when you exercise for a sustained length of time? "Even brisk walking will make you feel better. Walking along the beach, or in the woods and countryside will certainly help improve your mood and your mind. ”After the Christmas break the regulars can’t wait to get back to their classes. We all feel … [Read more...] about Fitness instructor shares her 12 tips for losing weight
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(StatePoint) For years, the general wisdom was that the only scientifically proven way to shed pounds and inches was to consume fewer calories than one burned each day. Unfortunately, that formula doesn’t work for everybody. Why? Experts say that this is because successful weight loss is associated with a wider range of factors.“Gaining control of your weight is more complex than the ‘calories in/calories out’ approach that so many dieters subscribe to,” says Margie Adelman, president of Simplipur, a maker of dietary supplements. “Now research shows that powerful factors regulate weight, and that understanding those factors can help you reach your goals.”According to Adelman, these are clinically proven actions that promote fat loss, which every dieter should know about:• Rethink your goals. In dieting, your number one goal shouldn’t be to lose pounds but rather to increase your lean body mass. Healthy weight loss is all about … [Read more...] about Forget Calorie Counting: New Guidelines for Losing Weight
Carrying another human inside of you for nine months is no mean feat. In fact, your body has to change quite a lot to help grow and give birth to your baby - which involves gaining some extra pounds. As a new mum it's important to look after yourself. You'll need time to recover from having your baby - so definitely don't start thinking about shedding any weight straight away. The experts at parenting website Babycentre UK have shared some simple tips on making your routine healthier for when you feel ready. Make changes to your diet Getting in to healthy eating habits is important for making sure you have plenty of energy to look after your baby. It's good to make time for breakfast in the morning - even if you're exhausted - as it gets your metabolism up and running and gives you nutrients you need for the rest of the day. Making sure you eat healthy foods like your five portions of fruits and vegetables a day, fibre-rich foods like lentils, beans, oats grains and seeds will help … [Read more...] about Three simple tips for losing weight healthily after having a baby
Summer time means we tend to think more about how we're going to achieve our fabled beach bodies. And many of us will be looking for a quick fix with a holiday on the horizon. But fad diets are not guaranteed to work - and may not be healthy in the long run. So what can we do to hit our health goals, slim down and feel fitter? Thanks to the Liverpool Echo, here are the best things to do to lose weight in a healthy way - according to NHS experts: Drink more water and less alcohol Drinking more water throughout the day can help you stop eating extra calories. That's because many people think they are hungry when they are actually just thirsty. Alcohol also contains far more calories than many people realise, including wine and spirits. Two glasses of wine have about the same calories as a burger - and you would need to run for half an hour to burn it off. Eat these high-fibre foods Try to eat more high-fibre foods, as they help you to stay feeling full. You can find fibre in fruit and … [Read more...] about NHS experts reveal seven tips for losing weight quickly
For years, we’ve been told breakfast is the most important meal of the day, providing the energy you need to power through the morning’s tasks – so it seems particularly counter-intuitive, not to mention miserable, to skip it on a day when you’re heading to the gym.But fasting has been one of the most talked-about diet and nutrition trends over the past year, thanks in part to the rise of intermittent fasting (IF) – the theory that suggests you can shed weight by switching between periods of eating and going without.Now, a new school of thought suggests it’s not just your waistline that could benefit from eating at strategic times, with some experts claiming that training on an empty stomach could also help to enhance your gym performance.The idea is simple: Skip the overnight oats and hit the treadmill on an empty stomach. But does it work, is it safe, and should you try it? We put it to four personal trainers to explain…What’s the … [Read more...] about Fasted workouts: What are they and are they good for losing weight?