Monday, 29 August 2011

How To Lose Weight Fast And Free

Many people would like to lose weight fast and free for many reasons. First of all they want to lose weight free because they know that the weight loss instructors are overcharging them in a majority of the cases. Secondly they know that all the work has to be done by them and not the weight-loss instructors.They want to lose weight because they know that they will look and feel better while they will live a healthier life as well.

The amount of weight that each individual needs to lose varies from individual to individual. Some are way over weight while some just need to lose a little excessive weight that may not appear too obvious but the loss will definitely have a good bearing on the over-all health of the person.

Here are a few tips on how to lose weight fast and free:
First of all it is important to understand that losing a lot of weight over a short period of time is downright dangerous. It can have an adverse affect on the heart and other vital organs. So set yourself a realistic target, like a couple of pounds a week at the most. Believe it or not but the more overweight a person is the more likely it is to achieve the target. So to begin your program to lose weight fast and free you should weigh yourself and make a note of the weight. Then set a target weight a week down the line and get to work.

Make a note of all the stuff you eat on a typical day. Try to change that around as much as you possibly can. One trick is to keep some low calorie drink in the house and drink a glass of it every 90 minutes to keep the hunger pangs away.
Eat little and eat often. You will be surprised how many calories you will have cut down in a day by this technique.

Drink a lot of water like 3 to 4 liters a day. Try to drink room temperature water and not chilled water. Keep four bottles of water for yourself and try to drink them every day.
Drastically change around your diet. Eat more fresh vegetables and fruits rather than processed foods and meats. If you have to eat meat save the delight for the weekends. Develop a taste for the food you want to change over to. This is because it will help you to change around your lifestyle completely. Remember that it is your lifestyle that has gifted you with your excess weight and if you want to lose weight and keep it off you will have to give up your past lifestyle too.

Exercise is something that must get equal importance in your weight loss program. You don't need to pump iron daily and get bored in the bargain. Nor do you have to stick to an aerobatic exercise routine. What you do need to do is to get more active, Walk when you can instead of driving, stand as much as you sit and take the stairs instead of the elevator. All this will contribute to you losing weight fast and free without you even noticing that you are putting in an effort to do so.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Sports & Fitness ideas

Sports can be a great way to get in shape or stay that way. Having a specific goal can be a great motivator. Physically, you need strength and endurance. Your training will vary with your sport. You would not train the same way for pole vaulting as for swimming. You might, however, cross train. Cross training simply means that you include a variety of fitness activities in your program. Research shows that cross training builds stronger bones.

Remember to listen to your body. If you frequently feel exhausted or you are in pain, you may be overdoing it. Injuries can be the result. And be sure that you use your body and your equipment safely. What you eat and drink is also important. Water is the most important nutrient for active people. Drink it before, during and after workouts.

Sports Injuries

Exercising is good for you, but sometimes you can injure yourself when you play sports or exercise. Accidents, poor training practices or improper gear can cause them. Some people get hurt because they are not in shape. Not warming up or stretching enough can also lead to injuries.

The most common sports injuries are

*Sprains and strains
*Knee injuries
*Swollen muscles
*Achilles tendon injuries
*Pain along the shin bone

If you get hurt, stop playing. Continuing to play or exercise can cause more harm. Treatment often begins with the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling and speed healing. Other possible treatments include pain relievers, keeping the injured area from moving, rehabilitation and sometimes surgery.

Sports Safety

Playing sports can be fun, but they can also be dangerous if you are not careful. You can help prevent injuries by

*Getting a physical to make sure you are healthy before you start playing your sport
*Wearing the right shoes, gear and equipment
*Drinking lots of water
*Warming up and stretching

If you have already hurt yourself playing a sport, make sure you recover completely before you start up again. If possible, protect the injured part of your body with padding, a brace or special equipment. When you do start playing again, start slowly.