Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Realistic Resolutions for 2010

We're only a few short days away from an exciting new year! For many, each new year brings new a new resolution for fitness. Here are five key tips to keep your goal setting realistic and safe within the scope of the exercise and health science disciplines:

1. Exercising a certain body part will not necessarily burn fat on or around that body part. (For example, lunging and squatting do not have to burn body fat around your butt or legs.)
2. You should have an idea of the number of calories you are expending with each exercise session. You should also have an idea of the number of calories you are consuming each day. The more accurate these values, the more able you will be to set your goals.
3. Your exercise sessions should involve cardiovascular elements as well as strength training, core training, and flexibility training elements. These all relate with one another, so leaving any of these out of your fitness regimen is very likely to impede progress and increase risk of injury. Consult with a Perfect Personal Trainer to determine appropriate exercise modalities and to determine appropriate resistances.
4. Most Americans do not consume enough protein. Even those that consume high amounts of dairy and meat products are generally not getting the protein that they need for toning and metabolic change.
5. Healthy eating does not necessarily equate to body fat reduction or increases in general fitness. Do your best to keep a Diet Diary and keep track of your caloric intake.

On behalf of the wellness experts of Perfect Personal Training, we wish you all a safe, happy, and healthy New Year!

Questions? Call (877)698-DO-IT (3648) to speak with a Perfect Personal Trainer about your new year fitness and wellness goals.

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