Sunday, March 20, 2011

Running for weightloss

As everyone knows, running is one of the best cardiovascular exercises. It gets the whole body moving and burns 9-12 calories a minute depending on intensity level. Here is an awesome article explaining how the body adapts to long distance running and why intervals work so well.
Run Less, Lose More

interval chartI have always condoned everyone to "switch it up" ; meaning do different cardio exercises daily. 
My weekly schedule right now is :
Monday - Run and Yoga
Tuesday - Cycle and Lift
Wednesday - Sprint a Mile before Cycle and Yoga
Thursday - Elliptical/Climber and lift
Friday - Run and Yoga
Saturday - Off ; just walk
Sunday - walk, lift, yoga

This is just a typical week for me, but I take any chance to get outside and walk or bike! 
I love to get my workout in the morning and then anything else is just BONUS!

REMEMBER: The days you are working out alot you need to replenish with Healthy Carbs/Protein/Fats

Listen to your body! If its hungry then feed it! Healthfully......
Golden Rules:
1. Get in 3 colors a day (Green, Red, Orange, Blue)

2. Calcium (Greek yogurt, Skim/Almond Milk, or Calcium Chews)
3. Lean Protein (Eggs, Fish, Chicken, Turkey, Beans)
4. Prepare! Being healthy isnt easy, especially on the go! Pack on the go bags or healthy snacks 
( Almonds, Bars; Larabar, Clif, Kind, String Cheese, Greek Yogurt, Vegetables and Hummus)
5. Have Fun...Get outside and play (Vitamin D)


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