Stay focused and motivated to achieve the healthiest and best-looking version of you--it is a lifetime investment plan.
Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) March 30, 2012
Now that winter is officially over, it’s time to begin shedding the layers of clothing that concealed our bodies during the cold winter months. For many, this is the time that bathing suit panic hits, and exercise programs are stepped up in an effort to shed weight and tone up.
The start of a new exercise regimen carries the risk of potential injuries. Here are some tips for avoiding sports injuries from Laurie Towers, top New York City celebrity trainer and CEO of Physical Advantage PC, the sports and performing arts massage center in NYC.
Diet and exercise work hand in hand and one will support the other tremendously. “You can’t out train a bad diet,” says Ms. Towers. “To see the results you will do well to honor both of these principles.”
Ms. Towers offers the following diet tips for achieving weight loss success:
-Make conscious and reasonable choices that will become a lifestyle change instead of just a seasonal one.
-Avoid sugars, refined flour, fried foods and alcohol as much as possible.
-Be aware of hidden calories that lurk beneath the labels of “healthy” foods. For example, a “smoothie” can have as many calories as two Snickers bars.
-Eat breakfast within an hour of awakening and eat smaller portions throughout the day to keep energy levels balanced. This also keeps the metabolism in “active” mode, ensuring a higher rate of sustained burning.
-Barbecuing is a healthy way to lose some of the extra calories that get added during other methods of cooking, providing the seasonings used are low in fat. For example, mustard and vinaigrette are healthier alternatives to a fried batter coating.
-When choosing summer drinks, nothing is better than Mother Nature's original soft drink. Water is best for rehydrating, has zero calories, and is thirst quenching. It’s okay to enjoy a chilled Margarita now and then, but be aware of the sugars, sodium and calories and enjoy in moderation.
-Consider replacing sugary alcoholic drinks with wines that are lower in calories such as White Zinfandel (the lowest at 80 calories per glass), Chablis and Chardonnay.
Ms. Towers offers the following workout tips for achieving a toned beach body:
-All caloric burning begins and ends with cardio, but this doesn't necessarily mean it has to be boring. Cardio can be a great source of enjoyment during the warmer months. Once it gets warm outside, you can skip the gym and stay in shape while enjoying the great outdoors.
-Some great choices for cardio activity that can help achieve fitness goals include volleyball, bike riding, roller blading and walking/hiking.
For those who want to lose weight NOW to get the perfect beach here are Ms. Tower’s three favorite forms of cardio that also encourage some strength training interaction. She advises:
-Rowing: “Probably the best form of cardio in my opinion as it not only burns at a high rate, but it gives a nice little nudge to targeting areas like back, arms and makes your abs get recruited into some stabilization activity. Nothing is better than a strong core.”
-Stationary bike: “Another great form of cardio for heart rate elevation and at a heavier resistance. The stationary bike helps to work the quads, hamstrings and gluts out of their winter hibernation.”
-Treadmill: “Great form of exercise that is joint-friendly. The rubber track pad absorbs most of the shock and allows you to change the angle to incline hitting various areas of the legs and gluts.”
“Most importantly, don’t forget to take care of your hard-worked body. Don’t let pains and strains from your workout derail your chance to get the perfect beach body,” says Ms. Towers. “When pains strike I recommend that my clients use Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream. Simply rub this fast-absorbing topical pain reliever on after a tough workout and your muscles will thank you. You can also use before activity to eliminate or reduce the risk of injury.
“Health is not a luxury—it’s a necessity, says Ms. Towers, “Stay focused and motivated to achieve the healthiest and best-looking version of you. Thoughts of health should not be limited to, or dictated by a calendar, or special occasion to prepare for. It is a lifetime investment plan that you will live off happily the more you put in.”
About Laurie Towers
A former professional body builder, Laurie Towers is a top New York City celebrity trainer and CEO of Physical Advantage PC, the sports and performing arts massage center and the Bridal Body Shop, specializing in fitness programs designed to get the bride to be in shape for her wedding day. For more information about Physical Advantage Massage Therapy Center go to http://www.physical-knead.com/. Learn more about The Bridal Body Shop and other services at http://www.thebridalbodyshop.com/ or call 212-460-1879.
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