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Resolutions And Why They Fail

Aug 31, 2008
What is one of the biggest resolutions that the general public will be making right about the time the holidays come to an end? You guessed it: they plan to shed some of those pounds that have been added during the holiday season. For many the adding of additional pounds gets off to a great start at Thanksgiving time and runs right through the New Years Eve parties. It isn't hard to figure out where the extra pounds come from when you start looking at the quantity of food that is available during this time of year, the types of foods that are being consumed and lastly add the fact that there is typically an above average amount of alcohol consumed during all the festivities.

Did you realize that for the average person starting on a new workout program they are looking at about a 6 week transition period? And further more, during this transition phase all of the things that you hear about feeling better, having more energy, reducing stress in your life, when engaged in a workout program simply isn't true. The reasoning behind this is that your body simply doesn't know what to do with all of this new activity. In many cases you have just transitioned from sedentary lifestyle to an active lifestyle and your body doesn't like it because it is change. Not to mention that many people make the mistake of starting a diet at the same time they just engaged in a workout program at their local gym. In short you have been setup to fail before you even step into your first workout. As opposed to starting a diet in the typical sense that most people start a diet, try eating a little healthier at the start without necessarily limiting your calories. Once you have adjusted to your new exercise routine then you may want to look at your calories. Please don't get me wrong, as I am not saying that you should eat like there is no tomorrow. Even too much of a good thing can be bad for you. Simply try cutting out the simple sugars that are found in your sodas, candies, and many processed foods. Stick with your vegetables, whole grains, meet, fish, poultry, and dairy products.

While there are a number of benefits to a consistent exercise program, in order to begin to experience these benefits you have to make it through the transition phase. First you need to understand that consistency in your exercise program is far more important than the intensity. Assuming that your goal is to burn fat, as a general rule you want to start of slowly and whatever the activity try to keep active for 30 minutes or more 4 to 5 days out of the week. The reasoning behind the 30 minutes plus is that it takes approximately 30 minutes for your body to switch from burning carbohydrates to burning fat. As a result every minute beyond 30 minutes that you are able to exercise you are burning additional fat.

As your body starts to make the adjustments required to accommodate the increase in activity you will begin to notice that you have more energy throughout the day, that you are more invigorated after your workouts than you were before and as a bonus you will start to experience some appetite suppression. Remember: 6 weeks.

What should you expect to feel during the transition phase? Well in many cases, depending on your fitness level, you will feel like you have been hit by a bus. You will feel tired, sore muscles, stiff joints, blistered feet, and in some cases depression. Sounds like a lot of fun right? The good news is that with a smart exercise program, good nutrition, a workout partner and a personal trainer many of these things can be avoided. It really is about starting off correctly and if this is not something you have experience with I can not stress how important it will be to get expert advice.

As for the nutrition side of things, I am continually impressed with the number of clients that come back to me and explain how they are not nearly as sore as they expected to be when starting (or restarting) their exercise program. The one thing that they have in common is that they are taking advantage of the many benefits of AgelessXtra. For those clients that are beyond 35 years in age I can not recommend strongly enough the use of Ageless Prime. For those using AgelessXtra simply looking at the key points on the front of the bottle are enough to explain why they are experiencing such results as they begin their exercise program:

Promotes Vital Energy
Supports mental clarity and focus
Helps manage stress
Promotes joint comfort and flexibility

As you can see all of these points are extremely valuable when setting off on a new exercise program.

For those of you over 35 years of age, your body simply does not generate the levels of DHEA that it did when you were 20. Needless to say recovery time after workouts and muscle repair are not what they used to be. Well the good news is that they can be. Ageless Prime is design to turn these longevity signals and thereby increases your body's ability to repair itself.

In summary ensure that you are getting the proper nutrition, keep with a consistent exercise program, moderation is crucial and remember the 6 weeks for transition. Armed with this information you will greatly increase your odds of sticking with your workout program and ultimately a healthier lifestyle. Good Luck!
About the Author
Glenn has combined his passion for health and fitness with a great business model that allows him opportunities that would have otherwise not been possible. For more information visit: http://www.aginghealthier.com/ or http://www.opportunityofyourlife.com/
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