Blog - Expert Fitness Advice from Chris Freytag
August 31, 2012
Exercise regularly to improve your physique and to sustain your health. Incorporate physical activity into your lifestyle so that you can enjoy it's many benefits. Find a sport you love and get in 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three times a week and it won't feel like exercise. Play tennis, swim, yoga, dancing, tai chi, karate are all great outlets for getting a workout in, plus if you're learning something new, that keeps the mind active and alleviates the reason many people stop exercising and that's from boredom. We want everyone to have an edge to establishing their own personal training schedule that works for your individual needs, so we partnered with Chris Freytag, nationally recognized health and wellness expert with more than 20 years experience and chairman of the board for the American Council on Exercise, to provide expert advice on fitness training.
When it comes to fitness, nutrition is key. It can be difficult to find a balance of eating healthy and indulging in unhealthy snacks. Chris not only suggest sticking to the 80/20 rule (80% of the time stick to healthy eating habits, 20% of the time eating other kinds of food) but she also recommends the following nutrition tips:
Chris compares weight management to finances; even when you are at rest you want your money making money for you. You want burn calories even when your body is at rest. This is called RMR (resting metabolic rate). This is best done through strength training because muscle burns three to five times more calories than fat does. So the more muscle you have, the more calories you'll burn—even when you're staying perfectly still.
Read more about Invest in Strength Training and Increase Your Metabolism here. (http://chrisfreytag.com/blog/posts/invest-in-strength-training-and-increase-your-metabolism/#.UD2DyWhWqGO)
Chris likes to say ““You won’t get the butt you want by sitting on it.” Just because you work out regularly doesn’t give you a free pass to sit around the rest of the day, especially since for most of us being “busy” involves sitting in front of a desk all day.
Get moving throughout your day with these simple suggestions:
Chris teaches a class called High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT. It’s a form of exercise to improve your cardiovascular fitness level and burn more calories while spending less time in the gym. Sounds good right? Well, the key words to focus on are high intensity. Don’t be fooled by thinking that shorter workouts mean easier. HIIT training is not for the faint of heart. It’s intense, sweaty and doesn’t last long—but it works. HIIT consists of body weight exercises, strength exercises, calisthenics and plyometrics.
HIIT is very difficult but it gets results and can get you a great workout in a short period of time.
Read more about Trying High Intensity Interval Training here (http://chrisfreytag.com/blog/posts/want-results-try-high-intensity-interval-training/#.UD2IomhWqGM)
Chris Freytag is a fitness expert, public speaker, contributing editor to Prevention magazine and an author of several books, including her latest, a healthy cookbook titled, CHOOSE THIS! She appears regularly on QVC, and her latest workout DVD is called the 10lb Slimdown Xtreme, including 13 comprehensive circuit training workouts. Chris Freytag has been training, teaching, and educating in the health and fitness industry for more than 22 years. She is passionate about helping people take better care of themselves and their families.
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