Sunday, August 18, 2013

No Time? ~Deskercise~

Does it seem to you that there are less and less hours with each passing day? Do you find yourself using that all too-familiar excuse, “There’s just no time to exercise,” more and more? What if you could replace that tired old phrase with, “There’s no time like the present!” and really mean it!? What if you could actually work out while you’re at work?! Well, you can! And today I have a few tips to help you do just that!
These moves may not help you get to the Olympics, but they will help you stretch and strengthen some neglected muscles and even provide some short stints of aerobic exercise—all right at your desk! Since doctors claim that any amount of exercise is beneficial, why let a day sitting in a chair mean getting only a mental workout when your body could get one too?!! Besides, sitting too long in one particular position can produce back pain, headaches, and listlessness. Over time, all this inactivity may lead to less productivity.
Deskercise- is exercise designed for those holed up inside a cubicle and/or those behind a desk. These moves will get your blood pumping, relieve the pressure of carpal tunnel, and work to strengthen your core. Deskercise is not designed to eliminate your gym workouts, just help fill them in! www.amfightclubTV you can find more online workouts to do right at your desk….and eliminate, once and for all, that no-good, “No-Time” excuse from your vocabulary!
Now get out there and kick some ass!
Julie :)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Battle Cry

Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same....~ Lets ROAR~

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Make room for the new " HELLO"

Don't ever settle for less than you deserve- Some day you will look back and regret it. Be patient enough to wait for what YOU deserve. Sometimes we get knocked down lower than low...It is then that we stand up taller than the tallest you ever were before.  When the tears happen..think of it  as the possibilities  that are becoming more clear.
 Remember when you become brave enough to say goodbye ~ Your life can then reward you with a new "HELLO".....~Battle On~Happy Sunday Everyone!

Now lets go kick some Trash!!


Friday, August 2, 2013

What is Sweat Made of?

What is Sweat Made of?
IMG_8571All the times we’ve analyzed the benefits of various diets or explained the added burn of intermediate workout techniques like isometric holds, we’re looking to boost your calories burn and increase your muscle growth. We want you to push, pull, jump, and strike with maximum efficiency to increase your heart rate, speed up your metabolism, and force the maximum amount of sweat out of your body.
So what’ s actually in your sweat and why is sweating good for you? We’re glad you asked!
The actual make up of sweat varies from person to person and is influenced by what you eat and drink. That being said, sweat is mostly made up of water and trace amounts of minerals like sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, chromium, nickel, lead.
Other elements in sweat include urea and ammonia. These waste elements are the by-products of protein breakdown and a sign of a healthy body. Your consumption of waterelectrolytes, and minerals for their role body processes, allow your body to sweat properly since sweating is one of the most important functions of your body.
One of the main benefits of sweating is that it cools the skin through evaporation. As your muscles work, your heart pumps faster and your blood flow speeds up, your breathing rate increases, your temperature increases. Since your skin is the largest muscle in your body and acts as a barrier, one of it’s primary functions is temperature control. As your skin pores open up to allow your body to sweat, other impurities in the skin are released. Another sweating related benefit? When your body temperature increases, your production of white blood cells increases, and white blood cells are one of the backbones of your immune system.
You don’t actually lose any fat through the sweating process, just water weight, which means once you rehydrate you’ll replace those fluids in the body. However the act of sweating is a sign your body is burning more calories as a results of increased muscular activity and metabolism, so consider it a confirmation that you’re working hard! Sweating itself requires a small amount of energy so it will boost your calorie burn as well.
Sweating is also an important mechanism in allowing your body to rid the muscles of tension. When you sweat your body also releases endorphins, those feel good hormones that leave you with a buzz after a good workout. These effects benefit both your mind and your body as most activities that cause sweating are effective stress relievers.
Sweating is caused by activities that burn calories at a high rate of metabolism, relieve muscle tension, burn fat (energy), cool your body temperature, remove waste products, lower your stress, and boost your immune system. Without the ability to sweat your chances of dangerous reactions like heat stroke would be a lot more common, and your skin would have a much harder time breathing.  So you want to lose weight, build muscle and burn fat? SWEATY when you are, and as sweaty as you can ever be!
Lets get  sweat-attitude!!