October Marks National “fitness Pitfall”

“By bringing awareness to this ‘Fitness pitFALL’, Gold’s Gym is showing a commitment to helping its members stay on track.” For those feeling a little unmotivated during this time of year, Jamie offers the following advice and tips: Turn Sunday Funday into an excuse to exercise: “When it comes to working out, one of the most common excuses I hear is, ‘Well, all of my hard work is negated on Sundays when I watch football all day, eat and don’t make it to the gym’, but this doesn’t have to be the case,” said Eason. “Instead, create a workout opportunity by assigning different exercises for penalties, touchdowns or turnovers that occur throughout your favorite team’s game to create some of your own friendly competition at home.” Take advantage of the flavors of the season: “With fall comes so many hearty foods and flavors a like pumpkin seeds, chili, baked apples and butternut squash soup a that are a nice alternative to the burgers and dogs that everyone typically consumes over the summer,” said Eason. “By switching up your meals to incorporate seasonal items, you’ll find that you’re making healthier food choices overall, since you’re less likely to experience the ‘food burnout’ that comes with eating the same foods over and over again.” Celebrate Halloween: “Halloween doesn’t always have to be about the candy.A Choosing a costume now is a great way to stay motivated throughout the month, so that you look and feel your best come October 31, rather than feeling like the Great Pumpkin,” said Eason.A “Take advantage of the holiday a and the change in season a to switch up your workout routine to feel your personal best this fall.”A To send a digital workout invite to a friend to help them avoid the “Fitness pitFALL”, visit the Gold’s Gym Facebook page.A Or, if you have tips on how you’re planning to avoid the “Fitness pitFALL”, share them with fellow gym-goers on the Gold’s Gym Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages using #NoFitnessPitFALL.

Fitness Formation: Fitness fans are Born Survivors

It’s about them or some accomplishment,” he said. “As much as it symbolizes the brand, it’s not about us. I think they’re thankful we helped them get [the tattoos], but it’s really about them.” Runyon said his favorite story is of member Betty Lou Sweeney. Weighing 230 pounds, she joined Anytime Fitness and lost more than 100 pounds over 18 months with the help of a trainer. In 2011, at age 71, she set the Guinness World Record for holding the abdominal plank for 37 minutes and 58 seconds. The new record is now over three hours, set by a man in Newport, Ky.

Gym Chain Anytime Fitness Offers Reimbursements for Tattoos of Logos

I get asked on numerous occasions, why? People say why do you do these events? Why should you do them? Born Survivor was designed by ex-Royal Marines and it is one of the only events that is not timed. The whole idea behind this, is that all participants work together as a team and nobody gets left behind. Thats what the military is all about. Everyone helps each other out and no matter what, we stick together. Events such as this weekend, bring people together in a way like no other. After youve crawled through mud, climbed over walls and swum under water with a team, there is a bond created that will last forever. That is the one reason why we do it.


Fad Is Bad: Say No To Diets Which Promise Speedy Weight Loss

In a commentary published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers Sherry Pagoto of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Bradley Appelhans of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago issued a call for an end to fad dieting. The Five Bite Diet: Basically, followers are allowed to eat any food they want for lunch or dinner just five bites of it. Oh, and they also have to skip breakfast. Stephanie Gonot/Courtesy of the photographer The Five Bite Diet: Basically, followers are allowed to eat any food they want for lunch or dinner just five bites of it. Oh, and they also have to skip breakfast. Stephanie Gonot/Courtesy of the photographer Pagoto and Appelhans argue that our obsession with macronutrients carbs and fat, among them misses the point that the best diet is the one you actually stick with. And no diet, they argue, can truly be effective without an overhaul in lifestyle as well. Enlarge image i The 7-Day Color Diet: An attempt to get people to eat more fruits and vegetables, this diet requires followers to eat foods of just a single color each day. It ends with a day in which you “eat the rainbow,” so to speak. Here’s Gonot’s cheeky take on orange day. Stephanie Gonot/Courtesy of the photographer The 7-Day Color Diet: An attempt to get people to eat more fruits and vegetables, this diet requires followers to eat foods of just a single color each day.

Foods that wreck diets

All good diets will suggest you start your day with quality protein, sufficient good fat and healthy carbs. Try eggs on wheat free bread or porridge oats with berries and ground seeds. 4. They tell you to eat regularly All successful diets will promote regular, planned meals and snacks throughout the day, says Alpro dietician Kate Arthur. 5. They suggest permanent lifestyle changes Effective weight loss plans need to be realistic and encourage permanent lifestyle changes, rather than relying on faddy liquid formulas and powders, or upon special foods or devices, says Nigel, lecturer in Nutritional Science. 6. They tell you to always have protein with carbs The key to long-term weight loss is keeping your blood sugar low, says Marisa, author of You Can Be Thin: The Ultimate Programme to End Dieting…Forever.

In an attempt to lose weight quickly, many people knock the doors of fad diets. They may come to your rescue at times like these but beware they do more harm than good to your health. Renowned nutritionist Neha Chandna explains why fad diets are bad for you including seven popular ones like cookie and liquid diet. First and foremost, there are no shortcuts to weight loss. You havent put on all the weight overnight, so how can you expect to lose it at a lightning speed? These days, everyone wants to lose weight in the blink of an eye and to achieve their dream body, they resort to fad diets which definitely work but for a short period of time. They help you lose weight from your muscles and bones leaving you feeling weak and ill. And once you go back to your normal routine, you gain all the weight or even more in no time. You do the math and see whats the whole point of following some diet regime which is short-lived, deprives you of nutrients and has many hazardous effects on your body?

Kristin Kirkpatrick is a registered dietitian at Cleveland Clinics Wellness Institute. View: 10 reasons you’re not losing weight She said choosing a smoothie over a shake sounds like a plan, but you have to be careful. “A large smoothie at a popular store can be anywhere from 800 calories to 1200 calories and for some women that are trying to lose weight that could be their total allotment for the day,” said Kirkpatrick. Kirkpatrick said if you make your own smoothie you can control what goes in and keep the calorie count down. It may surprise you, but many “fat-free” foods can wreck a diet, as well. Kirkpatrick said most fat-free foods are packed with sugar and very little nutrients. And fiber bars sound healthy, but can also be high in sugar. “Many of these fiber bars, these protein bars are candy bars in disguise.

Ge, Ibm Ending Retiree Health Plans In Historic Shift

Only about half of large employers still provide the benefit, a decrease from 80 percent two decades ago, Aon Hewitts Grosso this said. Already, many companies exclude new hires from retiree benefits and cap contributions to covered retirees, said Paul Fronstin, a researcher at the nonprofit Employee Benefits Research Institute in Washington . At the unionized or public-sector employers where the benefits are more common, theyre dealing with the same cost pressures, he said. Limiting Participants General Electric said last year that it would close its retiree plan to new entrants starting Jan. 1, 2015. The Fairfield, Connecticut-based company has established a call-in line and other resources for former workers wholl be buying their own insurance after that point, said Seth Martin , a spokesman.

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