The Two Greatest Myths About Abdominal Exercises

Written by Emily Clark

If you have ever read a fitness magazine...

If you have ever watched TV ads about latest machines that will magically reveal your abs...

If you have ever gone to a gym and saw tens of people lying onrepparttar floor doing crunches....

then beware because chances are you are a victim ofrepparttar 144658 two biggest abdominal training hoaxes!

Myth No: 1

Just doing some midsection exercises can reduce your "love handles".


You cannot reduce fat from a certain targeted area of your body just by using exercise alone.

Andrepparttar 144659 abdominal area is no exception.

So if you want to get a flat stomach and to reveal your abs, losingrepparttar 144660 fat covering them isrepparttar 144661 way to go.

Andrepparttar 144662 only way to do this is to lose fat proportionately from your entire body by burning more calories than you consume.

How? By doing these two things:

1) Have a healthy and balanced permanent diet: dark green vegetables, fresh fruits, whole wheat and whole grain products, non-fat dairy products, fish, poultry breast, lean red meat, egg white.

Yes, you should cut out all sugar, soda, non-whole grain products and saturated fats: these aliments should only be a reward for achieving a goal, not a habit!

2) Start exercising

Aerobic and weight training will raise your metabolic rate. In result, your body will burn more calories.

Why Some People Don't Take Investing in Their Health Seriously

Written by Emily Clark

What if a trusted friend were to tell you about an investment where you could not possibly go wrong...what would be your reaction? And what if there was a virtual mountain of credible information that supportedrepparttar investment claims...wouldn't you be inclined to take advantage ofrepparttar 144657 opportunity and not miss out onrepparttar 144658 rewards? Althoughrepparttar 144659 answer to these questions seems apparent, when it comes to investing in our health and quality of life we often choose to ignore what obviously works. Take for example, exercise...

Physical fitness may berepparttar 144660 ultimate investment opportunity. Think of it this way. If you are willing to makerepparttar 144661 commitment (investment), you will feel and look healthier, have an abundance of energy, be more self-confident, more productive and discover a more joyous and fulfilling life. These are rewards that money cannot buy andrepparttar 144662 substance of high quality living. And,repparttar 144663 investment of exercise becomes even more attractive when you consider that there is absolutely no down-side risk. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose. How much better can it get? How many times can you remember ever having a better offer? The honest answer is probably never, and yet many of us fail to act on this extraordinary opportunity. We simply choose to procrastinate or ignorerepparttar 144664 proven benefits of exercise!

Here are a few reasons that sometimes inhibit our willingness to "step out" and make a change or take a chance:

- Sometimes our vision gets clouded. We lose tract of what is really important. When this happens, it's time to forgetrepparttar 144665 trees and look atrepparttar 144666 forest. Try to focus on exactly what you are trying to accomplish. Sometimes we get so caught up inrepparttar 144667 detail that I forget where I'm going.

- If we look atrepparttar 144668 "big" picture, it can seem overwhelming. Andrepparttar 144669 biggerrepparttar 144670 task,repparttar 144671 more overwhelming it can seem. Breakrepparttar 144672 task apart into smaller pieces. Want to lose 50 pounds? Go for 10 pounds, five at a time! Need to start an exercise program? Begin with short, simple exercises and slowly expand your routine. The absolute worse approach to exercise is to overdo it when first startingrepparttar 144673 program. We seem to have this all or none mindset where we end up killing ourselvesrepparttar 144674 first few times out. We end up stiff, tired, disillusioned, and then quit. Moderation isrepparttar 144675 key.

- Have you ever not wanted to start something for fear of failure? Takerepparttar 144676 first step and acknowledgerepparttar 144677 fear, thenrepparttar 144678 next step will come easier. Fear ofrepparttar 144679 unknown scares us so much we don't want to even begin. Once fears are acknowledged, they usually quiet down. Takingrepparttar 144680 first step allows us to go pastrepparttar 144681 fear and on torepparttar 144682 next step.

- Sometimes we start to think that a task is unpleasant or boring. Just like any other activity, this can also be true for exercise. There are days when we just plain lackrepparttar 144683 enthusiasm and motivation to continue. It's part of human nature. On days like these focus on 'why' you are doing it. Think about allrepparttar 144684 people you care about and who may need and rely on you. What would happen if you became ill or disabled and was unable to work for a period of time, or worse, if you were out ofrepparttar 144685 picture completely. How would things change? If something happened tomorrow, how would your family or business manage without you? What do you want your life to be like inrepparttar 144686 future? There are many tasks or chores we do, that we may not like, but are necessary to live a happen and productive life. Focus onrepparttar 144687 bigger picture.

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