21 Secrets of Fit People

Written by Lana Holt

1. Keep a water bottle with you at all times and drink from it often. Water *is*repparttar drink of choice, but if you don’t enjoy it (I admit it… I don’t), drink Propel, Diet Ice, Reebok Water, Vitamin Water or some other form of healthy fluid intake.

2. Think twice before deciding what to eat and why, making sure that it is healthy and will provide you good nutrition.

3. Measure intake based on activity, not how you "feel.” Need should mandate intake, not mood.

4. Eat well-balanced meals and remember that excessive calories, even if they are fat-free and high protein will turn to excess weight!

5. If your diet is unbalanced, try a daily vitamin and mineral supplements for total health. 6. Limit caffeine and exposure to even second hand smoke.

6. Focus on short-term fitness goals with an emphasis on completing daily exercise.

7. Keep a daily log of what you’re actually eating… this includes grabbing a handful of chips here,repparttar 140072 crust of your kids sandwich, and all your snacking.

8. Stick with eating plans you can maintain indefinitely. Remember that no matter how hard you’re working out, if you’re consuming too many calories, you’ll never seerepparttar 140073 muscles that lie beneath layers of fatty tissue.

9. Enjoy an occasional (once a week) “unhealthy” treat, but never an “unhealthy” week or “unhealthy” vacation.

10. Limit alcohol intake to special occasions.

The merits of rowing machines

Written by Ian Wide

One ofrepparttar fastest growing sports around is indoor rowing. Whether its for competitive reasons or fitness reasons or both,repparttar 140057 advantages of indoor rowing are clear. You are indoors. You probably haven’t had to travel more than a few yards from one room of your house to another. It’s convenient, location wise and you can make it fit your lifestyle. It is a simple thing to schedule an impromptu 30-minute session on your rowing machine. The alternatives to home indoor rowing are obviously outdoor rowing and a trip down torepparttar 140058 local gym. The saving in time and effort owning your own machine is clear. If you are lucky enough to haverepparttar 140059 space in your dwelling for a rowing machine, then takerepparttar 140060 opportunity to exercise whenever you like.

The ideal location for your rowing machine is a room with plenty of ventilation, so you can getrepparttar 140061 big lungfuls of oxygen forrepparttar 140062 final push atrepparttar 140063 end of your rowing session. Also, a room that doubles as a home gym will need plenty of airing, especially after you have had a vigorous workout. An ideal room to house a rowing machine is an attic room with velux windows. Its out ofrepparttar 140064 way, sorepparttar 140065 machine doesn’t impact on everyday life. Most machines are self-assembly so you can take it up there and assemble on site as it where. The machine is then out of way and you can enjoy your indoor row without distraction or interference from others.

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