Monday, July 9, 2012

Inspiration of the Day: "I Won't Quit 'Til I'm Dead....."

Exercise of the Day: Oblique V-Ups

Oblique V-Ups are one of the best ways to burn your abs and hit that area we oh-so-lovingly refer to as the "Love Handles."

1-Lay on your side, being sure that you are balanced more on your glute than on your hip joint.

2-As you exhale, engage your abs to raise your legs and upper torso off the floor, forming as much of a V-shape as your strength allows. Hold the highest point for a count of 3.

3-Slowly lower your torso and legs back to the floor. This is one rep.

Do 25 repetitions, slowly and with control, on one side, and then do another set of 25 on the other side.

Love the BURN!

If you do not quite have the balance to hold yourself without your arms, you can rest the arm closest to the ground outwards in front of you to prevent falling over (see below).

Healthy Tip of the Day: Best Beverages for Fitness

Here's another article, this one from Men's Health, that covers five beverages that are effective for fitness.

What are the five drinks that covered in the article?
For best hyrdration, drink coconut water.
For enhanced performance: drink coffee.
For weight-loss: drink EBoost.
For recovery: drink chocolate milk.
Best beverage overall: water (of course!)


Healthy Tip of the Day: Best and Worst Foods for Losing Weight

Here's a link to an article featuring the best and worst foods to eat when trying to lose weight:

No surprises here. Some of the best foods are walnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, and yogurt. Try making yourself a parfait including your favorite nut and yogurt. Delicious, and will keep you satisfied longer to ward off more snack runs! Also included, whole grains and leafy greens, which are rich in vitamins and fiber!

Best and Worst Foods for Diets // yogurt and strawberries c Thinkstock

Amongst the worst? Salty and fried foods like french fries, sugary drinks such as soda, and foods loaded with saturated fats, like processed meats.

Have a great day!

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