Trainer Tells All – What I Have Learned About Health and Fitness

I like to keep things short and to the point (less noise), so here’s a list of random thoughts this former trainer (and old guy over 50) has learned through out the years of training myself and clients.

Here’s the secret to lasting weight loss…find an enjoyable way to eat less (without feeling deprived and giving up) and move more. Done. Send your check to…..

When you think about it, diet book publishers and supplement companies have no motivation to get you lasting results. There is so much more money in having confused and overweight people constantly looking for the next miracle.

The process of muscle rebuilding (increased protein synthesis) has been proven to keep your metabolism stronger for 24-48 hours. Workout for muscle, eat less and then rest/recover. You will be lean and health

As the saying goes, don’t take life (or yourself) too seriously…as no one gets out alive anyways!

Stressing over stress is like putting a fire out with gasoline. Relax…it’s what your body really needs after all.
Try short fasts from other things (mini stressors) in life. Take a weekend off from being online (including checking email, Facebook, Twitter, etc). Don’t worry, the Internet will be there when you get back.

I don’t need to “confuse”, baffle or even mystify my muscles, just “piss them off” consistently with brief intensity (or “Bursts” as I like to call it) to get stronger.

I see the body’s state of health like a bank account. Nutrients and recovery are deposits, while stress (from any source mental or physical) and toxins make withdrawals. Most people are overdrawn on their account.

I see the only real failure as not taking any action in the first place.

I’ll get all my antioxidants from the good sources…red wine, dark chocolate, coffee/tea, spices and fruit. Skip the pills https://www.pnas.org/doi/abs/10.1073/pnas.0903485106

The journey is the reward, so enjoy what you do daily…or go find another way.

Don’t train like a professional athlete and eat like a Hollywood super model…as the result will be something that resembles a hormonal car crash.

Your body “detoxes” at its own rate, no diet or magic drink “speeds” it up. It is a hot marketing angle though nowadays.

Build the fitness habit and lifestyle. Starting with 5 min.

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