Fitness Tips & Tricks

In the mornings you are the most dehydrated that you will be throughout the day. Before eating or having your morning coffee or juice, drink 8 ounces of warm water with half a lemon squeezed in it. This mixture will detox your body and jump start your day!

Feeling hungry even though it is nowhere near lunchtime? Drink 8 ounces of water and wait 20 minutes. Most of the time you are just dehydrated between meals, not hungry.

Tired of plain water? Try drinking water with chunks of frozen fruit in place of ice. This fitness tip will hydrate you while giving you a refreshing new drink! Or give it a squeeze; lemon, grapefruit, mint leaves, lime or orange. Add a few drops of pure stevia to make a sweet craving buster!

Don’t have time to do a 30 minute run? Run in place as fast as you can for 30 seconds. Then, jog at a slow place for 2 minutes. Repeat this fitness tip 4 times to equal a 10 minute workout that burns fat!

Go back to the basics! Don’t have time for the gym, but don’t have weights at home either? Push ups, sit ups, crunches, pull ups, squats and speed walking are some of the best ways to get in shape and stay in shape!

Park the farthest you can from the shopping center, take the stairs, or walk to get the mail. This fitness tip is an easier way to get a little more activity and movement in your life without taking up a lot of time.

Laughing releases a chemical in the brain that helps to relieve stress and keep your emotional and mental health. This fitness tip also burns fat! When you laugh, you flex muscle deep in the belly. This happy reaction also reduces the chemical that stores fat on the midsection of the body! So, start laughing!

Playing with a dog will burn fat and create a bond that no one can break. Not only does the pooch get what it needs, but you are up and moving, burning fat and releasing endorphins that will keep you happy and fit!

Want to workout, but it is too nice of a day to be indoors? Take your workout to the park! Use the monkey bars, swing on the swings, run around the grounds, and take bands to do resistance training.

Tired of the same old workout? Take a friend and play some basketball or tennis. You can even kick the soccer ball around or enjoy some volleyball! These fitness activities are fun and help you burn calories while getting some sun!

Every hour you should get up and move around for 5 minutes. At work? Get up and walk or jog in place. Go to the bathroom or get a drink. This will get blood moving and keep you alert. fatigue hits when you sit too long!

A cool tip to burn a few extra calories. When you take a phone call at work or home stand up. Standing burns more calories than siting. Even better is to pace. Burning those calories a little at a time sure adds up at the end of the day.

Eat 3 small meals, 2 snacks and a protein shake to shrink your stomach and give you that toned belly!

Your plate should have 1/4 protein, 1/4 carbs, and 1/2 fiber(vegs and fruits).

Protein should be eaten with a fiber(fruit, greens, green vegs) and healthy fat. this optimizes the body’s ability to use it!

Did you know that having good posture makes you burn more calories? It also trains the muscles to hold themselves in the correct places keeping bones and nerves from being stressed. It also prevents strains and tears in the muscles.

When working out good posture is very important, so is proper form. If you don’t lift weights right you risk getting injuries and you don’t train the muscles to grow fully. Proper form makes you burn more calories.

Get a message! yes now you have a reason to get a message. Messages help to repair and grow muscles. It will also push out toxins. But lets face it your worth it no matter what. Being relaxed helps anyone feel better!

Once a week prepare healthy foods for the whole week to prevent running to the fast food line or eating junk food. This will also save you time and cut down stress.

Set fitness goals. These goals are a great way to remind yourself on hard days why you are doing what you what your doing. Post your fitness goals in a place where you will see them all the time, keeping them in the front of your mind. It’s always easier to keep going when there is a finish line!