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Question: What should I be eating after a hard workout?
I just started working out again and am wondering what I should eat right after a workout to help with my post workout recovery. There is just so much conflicting information out there. I don’t know what is actually right.
Protein is one of the most important nutrients. If carbs are our main fuel, proteins are the body’s building materials. But how much protein should you get?
850 calories burned in 50 minutes? Is it too good to be true? Maybe. Let’s just say, read on before diving into your hot fudge sundae reward. Here's a scale you can use to gage how hard you are working.
Question: My friends have told me that it's important to incorporate strength training into my daily cardio routine for the best results. What exercises should I do that will tone as opposed to bulk?
Your friends are absolutely right. Doing a combination of cardio and weight training will yield the best results for weight lose. As for exercises that will help you tone rather than bulk, try these.
Question: One of my New Year's Resolutions this year is to lose 10 lbs before my 5 year college reunion. To show my commitment, I am ready to join a gym and commit the financial burden. What tips do you have to help me find the perfect gym for me?
So, you’ve made a resolution to get that gym membership and kick start a more active lifestyle. That’s great news.
Question: I've gained a few pounds over the holidays and one of my New Year's Resolutions is to hit the gym and make sure I shed those extra pounds. Do you have some fitness tips to help me keep my resolve?
It’s okay. You gained a few extra pounds over the holiday. After all, they are a time for family and friends, celebration, food, and drink. Don’t beat yourself up for “letting yourself go” and jump into a rigorous fitness routine that may be difficult for you to maintain.