I wanted to write an article on fat loss to help people overcome their weight issues. However, I didn’t want the article to be one of those where I just tell you what to do. Most people know that they should diet and exercise more if they are overweight, repeating that is not going to help most people. The problem is that the right moment hasn’t arrived yet to start losing weight, or, perhaps it has, but you were unaware of it.
If you have recently decided to start a running program for yourself, one of the first decisions you will need to make is what you plan to wear. What you may not realize is that women’s running shorts are not all the same. In fact, there are several things that you will need to consider before you purchase.
Every New Year people start to think about doing a ‘detox’ in order to lose extra pounds and to feel more energetic rather than lethargic and sluggish. It is a common theme to New Year’s resolutions. But, what exactly is ‘detoxing’ and how can you detox healthily?
You will need more winter running gear than for any other season. This is because at this time of year you will need to wear reflective clothing and will be layering clothes for warmth. You may also add breathable gloves and a hat.
When running outside in winter the key is to choose clothing where you may feel a little bit chilly at the start of your run, say for the first ten minutes or so, then feel just right; not too warm or too cold. You will soon get used to the ‘feel’ of the weather and will instinctively know just what to wear outside in order to remain comfortable throughout your run.
You may have thought that fashions from the seventies were gone forever, but that is never the case. Styles come back, although generally with an updated appeal. This holds true for sports gear and fashions as well. A resurgence of sorts of seventies vintage running shorts and shoes have begun to emerge, with even some major brands carrying this retro line of apparel. Women are even reverting back to wearing running skirts, replacing their traditional running shorts with a cooler and more comfortable look.
It happens in just about any sport, not just running. At some point you will find that your motivation is wavering. This does not mean that you now have to hate your chosen sport, it is just a momentary lapse in interest. Do not fear – this was bound to occur, especially if you are training hard for something or are participating in an individual sport. Look at Chrissie Wellington – the best female Ironman triathlete in the world. She has never lost an iron distance race and appeared to be on a bit of a roll. However, after winning the world championships in Kona for the fourth time in 2011 she decided to take a year out. In professional sport people need to be at their physical peak to succeed, so when their motivation starts to diminish they often make the smart move to take a step back an reassess. Often they come back to the sport re-energized and better than when they left.
Every runner knows there is a super fine line that separates a successful workout or race from a major bomb, based on eating too much or not enough. Not eating enough could lead to hitting a major wall right in the middle of the run and eating too much or the wrong thing could lead to gastrointestinal distress that is no fun to experience. Take it from me, when GI distress hits, you just hope it is a day you are on a trail run deep in the woods, because I don't think the little old ladies in the neighbourhood appreciate lending their bathroom to a desperate, sweaty runner. So what can be done to better prepare for a workout and make gastrointestinal issues a thing of the past? Is it best to eat pre-workout and mid-workout calories or should you drink them for best results?
Drinking Your Calories: Pros and Cons
Both the treadmill and the elliptical machine have been the preferred machines for people who want to lose weight at the gym for years. Some people prefer the treadmill and some the elliptical, the truth is that they are both good machines, and they both have its pros and cons.