You wouldn't put unreliable fuel in your car, so why put harmful food into your body? Here's a list of the foods that should not meet your standards:
•Sugar-filled beverages like soda pop, sweet coffee drinks or sweetened tea.
•Packaged snack foods, like chips, crackers or popcorn.
•Baked goods containing gluten and/or sugar.
•Sweets or candy made with sugar or corn syrup.
•Food from a fast food chain.
•Food that's been fried.
The truth is that more than 90 percent of gym-goers fail to achieve the level of results they want—even after a full year of faithfully going through their routine. Maybe you can relate.
It doesn't have to be this way. I believe that you deserve to get the highest level of results possible from that valuable time that you invest in your health and wellness program.
If you simply go through the motions, while staying in your comfort zone, then results will always be a hope for tomorrow and not today's reality.
Intensity is a measure of how much energy you're expending while exercising. The harder you safely push yourself, the greater your results. When you're simply going through the motions of a routine, without digging down and giving it your all, the workout lacks intensity and your results will be disappointing.
During your workout pay attention to how you feel. Could you be working harder? If the honest answer is yes, then step it up a notch.
The first benefit is that when you bring the intensity you're able to shorten exercise time.
The second benefit is the after burn that you'll experience after an intense workout. Your body will continue to burn extra calories long after you have finished exercising.
One thing to remember - it's important that you never sacrifice proper form in favor of intensity. As soon as your form starts to be compromised, reduce your intensity to where proper form is achieved.
I'm here to help you transform your body (and your whole life!) through the power of fitness.
Glenn Hutchinson runs On the Go Health and Wellness Coaching for Busy People in Raymond. To reach him, email Columnist@TheWindhamEagle.com