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Sep
11
When more isn't better!

If your goal is to lose weight and maintain optimal health and fitness, the quality of your exercise and diet regimen matters more than the quantity, research says. Exercise scientists have reported the clear benefits of a multi-dimensional exercise regimen that includes resistance exercise, interval sprint exercise, stretching and endurance exercise. (Sound familiar? Hint- that’s what we do at Motivate Fitness) Add moderate amounts of protein regularly throughout your day, while reducing carbohydrate intake and you'll be well on your way toward decreasing total and abdominal fat, increasing lean body mass, and achieving optimal levels for blood pressure, blood glucose, and insulin. In their study, scientists found that those who had followed the multidimensional regimen and consumed 60 grams daily of whey protein showed the greatest health improvements, including the greatest reductions in body weight, total and abdominal fat mass, waist circumference, and blood glucose. In addition, this group experienced the greatest increase in percentage of lean body mass. Interestingly, all groups showed improvements, even those who maintained a sedentary lifestyle during the period and simply ate the assigned daily regimen of 60 grams of whey protein. That finding supports earlier studies that found increasing the amount of protein in one's diet to as much as 35 percent will tend to decrease total and abdominal fat. So here’s what this means • Don't worry so much about doing more exercises rather focus on doing the appropriate range of exercises and activities that most effectively promote health and fitness • Make sure the routine includes resistance, endurance and interval training as well as your stretching. • Get that recovery protein shake in immediately after working out • Increase protein intake to roughly.8 gram per body pound • Call us at Motivate Fitness to design an Individualized Training Program





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