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Fitness and nutrition are vital components of happiness. Here
are five tips to get fit today.
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A Personal Trainer's Top Five Fitness Tips
By David Leonhardt
One of the factors that affect our happiness is how well we feel
physically. Exercise and proper nutrition can play a vital role
in our mood and our sense of well-being.
Exercise is all about keeping your body-well tuned. A well-tuned
body can handle everything better, including everything that is
happening in your body at a microscopic level. When one's body
is happy, so is one's countenance.
Nutrition is about getting the right ingredients to your body to
cook up optimum health. If money can't buy happiness, health
can...or at least, it can help you avoid unhappiness.
Both exercise and good nutrition help you feel energized, which
is an important component in motivation, in extroversion, it
feeling optimistic and in so many other key indicators of
happiness. Happiness is about much more than fitness, but
fitness should not be overlooked.
I asked my friend Corey Ritter, a top personal trainer, to
provide a few fitness tips for increased energy and reduced
stress, that I could share with my Daily Dose of Happiness
Fitness Tip #1:
Eat lean protein every three hours! Proteins main function: Help
build and maintain healthy muscle. Which in-turn will help
increase your metabolic rate to assist in burning body fat. Good
sources: Egg Whites, Chicken Breast, Sirloin Lean Steak, Lean
Ground Turkey, Fresh Fish, Protein Shakes.
Fitness Tip #2:
Walk around the block. There are many benefits to be gained from
walking. These can include more energy, deeper and more
satisfying sleep, stronger leg muscles, lower body fat, higher
metabolic rate, and reduce stress! Everyday for 20-30 minutes at
a brisk walk. Preferably first thing in the morning!
Fitness Tip #3:
Stretch, Stretch, Stretch. Anytime, but at least once a day one
week before the wedding. Increases flexibility, reduces stress,
improve coordination, increase circulation and it feels good,
just to name a few benefits. Hold each stretch for a minimum of
10-30 seconds, repeat 2-3 times.
Fitness Tip #4:
Avoid simple carbs! Their rapid absorption increases the chances
of sugar converting to fat! Stay away from foods like: Bagels,
pies, cakes, potato chips, many ready-to-eat cereals, white
pasta, white bread, juice drinks with added sugar, alcohol,
candy, soda pop, and syrup!
Fitness Tip #5:
Drink plenty of fresh, clean water. Yes, I know that you have
probably heard this one over and over again. But there's a reason
for that - it's that important! It aids in fat loss, detoxifies
the liver and kidneys, and carries away waste from the body. It
is recommended for best results to consume 8 10-ounce glasses of
water per day.
There you have it, five top fitness tips from one of North
America's top personal trainers. Following these tips should
help you become both healthier and happier. Are they easy? No,
especially not with billions of dollars of advertising telling us
we can eat chips and soda pop, and pressure from all sides to
cram more things into the hours some of us might otherwise be
exercising. Do what you can. Any improvement is better than
ABOUT THE WRITERS
David Leonhardt publishes A Daily Dose of Happiness:
Corey Ritter runs Body Design Personal Trainers:
Watch his video fitness tips at:
ABOUT THE WRITERS (in HTML)
David Leonhardt publishes <a href=http://www.thehappy.com/daily-
happiness-free-ezine.html>A Daily Dose of Happiness</a>. Corey
Ritter is an <a href=http://www.bodydesign.biz/coreyritter
Atlanta Personal Trainer</a>. Watch <a
>Corey Ritter's video
fitness tips</a> at MySpace.
The Happy Guy