Monthly Archives: March 2012

Best Workout DVD For Weight Loss

By implementing cardio, weight training and a healthy diet, you can maximize your weight loss and your health.  Focusing only on cardio and skipping strength training could actually make it harder for you to lose weight. In fact, you may even gain weight – especially if your cardio workouts exceed 45 minutes. If you do cardio too long, your body consumes muscle for energy. For most people, that “too long” mark is at about 45 minutes. Done over and over again, day after day, this excess cardio could have a substantial impact on your body – and the muscle loss could decrease your metabolism and result in weight gain. The best option for weight loss is  achieved through a combination of cardiovascular exercise (i.e., treadmill, biking, swimming) and weight training/strength training and a feeding the muscles with good nutrition.

A new workout dvd for weight loss is available called Herbalife24 Fit.

What Are Carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates play an important role in keeping your engine running. Registered Dietitian, Susan Bowerman tells you more about the sources of good and bad carbs and how to add the right amounts to your diet.

Good Carbohydrates – fruits, vegetables, brown rice, dairy products and beans.

Bad Carbohydrates – sugar, cereals, soda, pastries, white flour breads and crackers.

How many carbohydrates do you need every day?

If expect half of your calories to come from carbs, then take your total number of calories, say 1600. Then divide by two = 800 calories. Then as every gram of carboydrate has 4 calories = 200 grams of carbs.

Use this calculator to work our your resting and active metabolic rates, that is how many calories you burn every day.