Make an Investment in your Health

Written by James Taylor

Health is like building a savings account; small manageable investments add up quickly. Attempting to save large amounts without gradual increases , will leave you feeling depeleted and discouraged. Beginning a health plan with small gradual steps will allow you to buildrepparttar discipline, health and time management skills needed to allow for larger investments inrepparttar 135888 future.

Often we will suddenly decide to get in shape or lose weight, we buy a new pair of shoes,repparttar 135889 latest diet books and supplements, a gym membership and plan to spend 6 hours every week working out even if it kills us. We tell ourselves "This is it, this time I am going to do it-theres no turning back now". Byrepparttar 135890 end ofrepparttar 135891 first week we feel exhausted and frustrated because we had to miss two workouts, one ofrepparttar 135892 kids got sick andrepparttar 135893 other had soccer practice. Week two we are an inevitable no show, feeling even worse than before. Instead of this quick road to failure; why not a steady, enjoyable and predictable journey to success? Approach your health like a savings plan with small investments that build into huge results over time.

Just like anything in life there will be times when your ability to invest will be smaller and there will be times when you are able to give and give without looking back. The key is whenrepparttar 135894 ability to invest is limited don't stop; instead ease back and do what you can, small measurable investments. The small investments help to buildrepparttar 135895 discipline of health. Discipline and consistency isrepparttar 135896 key to success, not some shiny new diet program.

Lactate Threshold Training

Written by Deborah Caruana RN, MES, CPT

Workout DVD Coming Soon!

What is it? Why do we do it? It's not just because it'srepparttar toughest workout you have ever done in your life. And it's not just because you can feel your metabolism going throughrepparttar 135887 roof, burningrepparttar 135888 fat almost instantaneously. It's also not due torepparttar 135889 fact that after a few workouts you start to see muscle tone and then get really inspired to get more results. It's certainly not that, even though its so painful and you can't wait to do it again because you know in your heart…This is how exercise is supposed to feel. These are notrepparttar 135890 reasons we do Lactate Threshold Training. What is it? When muscles contract vigorously for long periods,repparttar 135891 circulatory system begins to lose ground in delivery of oxygen (necessary for energy production). In these conditionsrepparttar 135892 breakdown of glucose is converted to lactic acid. Asrepparttar 135893 lactate is produced inrepparttar 135894 muscles, it leaks out intorepparttar 135895 blood and is carried aroundrepparttar 135896 body. If this condition continues,repparttar 135897 functioning ofrepparttar 135898 body will become impaired andrepparttar 135899 muscles fatigue very quickly. This point is often measured asrepparttar 135900 lactate threshold. Why Do We Do It? The aim ofrepparttar 135901 training system is to saturaterepparttar 135902 muscles in lactic acid, which will educaterepparttar 135903 body's buffering mechanism to deal with lactic acid more effectively. Thus raisingrepparttar 135904 anaerobic (lactate) threshold. It's notrepparttar 135905 lactic acid that causesrepparttar 135906 burn inrepparttar 135907 muscles as you exercise, butrepparttar 135908 hydrogen ions released asrepparttar 135909 lactic acid leaks out. An elevation in blood lactic acid levels is a major trigger of growth hormone (HGH) release. Increasing HGH, is beneficial for gaining muscle / lean tissue and reducing fat.

How it Affects Aging: Many ofrepparttar 135910 physical and personal changes that are associated withrepparttar 135911 aging process are directly related torepparttar 135912 age related decline in Human Growth Hormone, HGH. The 'acknowledged symptoms' associated with 'maturing' are directly related to hormonal demise. In 1996repparttar 135913 US FDA approved HGH for treating symptoms associated with adult hormonal demise. The FDA approved that medical signs and symptoms of HGH demise are parallel withrepparttar 135914 conditions associated withrepparttar 135915 progression of aging: Fat gain, muscle loss, loss of energy, poor sleep, skin changes, bone density loss, libido issues .. all HGH related. Increasing HGH has an effect on our skin, body composition, muscle tone, mood, energy, sleep quality, and bone density. How it Affects Metabolism: Fat utilization requires HGH! Low blood sugar triggersrepparttar 135916 secretion of HGH to utilize fat for energy. The best time for HGH stimulating exercise is inrepparttar 135917 morning afterrepparttar 135918 all night fast. If you cannot exercise first thing inrepparttar 135919 morning, time meals so that you have several hours ( 2 - 3 ) to burn offrepparttar 135920 blood glucose fromrepparttar 135921 meal, before you workout. A relatively hard, planned and synergistic workout will result in up to a 250% increase in HGH secretion. How it Affects Posture and Alignment: The constant total body movement (infinite & constant movement variations ) results in a constantly changing center of gravity. You instinctively assume a personally optimum posture and naturally fine tunerepparttar 135922 muscles for grace, balance, alignment and posture.

Taking a week off from training every 8 to 10 weeks is very important for overall recuperation. Many people have a psychological barrier to taking time off from training. They feel like they are going to shrink. Not so. In fact after your week off for complete recovery you will usually come back stronger and energized. This program is based onrepparttar 135923 research published byrepparttar 135924 recognized leaders of HGH and AntiAging Research: Dr. Donald Rudman, Dr. Ronald Klatz, Dr. Mario DiPasquali, Sandy Shaw and Dirk Pearson. Renowned doctors, authors and scientists with findings published worldwide. New England Journal of Medicine, several best selling scientific / technical medical books and a multitude of magazine articles.

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