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Fitness Matters

“Less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day; only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week.”

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010.

ReSet and ReVive!

Understanding the current status of your body, relieving nutritional imbalances, reducing toxic burden are substantial first steps on your path to wellness. Proper nutrition and hydration alongside a regular, effective fitness practice may create a whole new body and optimal physical performance in as little as 3 months.

Fitness Matters

Research shows that by “just moving” and “breathing”, the body restores balance physically and emotionally.   Exercise that promotes heart rate recovery; working out in the fat burning zone (60-65% of your maximum heart rate which is based on your gender and age) reduces anxiety, resets cortisol (stress hormone levels) and burns body fat. By building muscle and reducing body fat other hormone levels balance, weight and body composition improves for the long haul. By including a “heart rate recovery” event in your work out plan you can maximize the metabolic reset.   Working out a to a maximum level suited to you and then toning it down to baseline burns fat for fuel and allows you to work up a sweat.  For example on a stair master or treadmill you can elevate the pace and grade for 3 minutes and and then reduce grade and pace for 1 minute.  Tailored weight bearing exercise, nutrition and lifestyle choices contribute to lasting results.  Learn how to personalize your fitness plan with one of our lifestyle educators in our ReNew Wellness or ReVitalizing Weight Loss and Body Composition programs.   Overdoing exercise when health and inner working of the body are compromised may be why some people don’t realize the benefits of exercise. Genetics also impact the right fitness formula for you.  The clue is when you “eat right and exercise” but still struggle to achieve your goals there may be other factors to explore.  Consider an evaluative Gene assessment that focus’s on the nutrition and health markers in your DNA.  Always get medical clearance for strenuous exercise before starting a program.  Exercise during chronic stress can add to the burden of the body. High cortisol (stress hormone) keeps the body on alert.   An “internal response to stress” turns up adrenaline and cortisol—the counter “calming” system works harder to recover. When the system that revs you opposes the system that calms you (over and over again) the body becomes depleted.  It takes longer to recover.  These barriers to weight loss are frustrating. Stress management, healthful eating and lifestyle go hand-in-hand. One without the other is less effective, if at all.  Resetting balance inside of the body optimizes health outcomes and is accomplished by considering metabolic and physical assessments. Let us help you personalize a plan that you can live with.  Learn how to personalize your nutritional and fitness plan in our ReNew Wellness Course. If weight loss and changing your body composition is your goal consider our 12 week series on ReVitalizing Weight Loss and Body Composition.