Start Weightlifting To Build Beach Bodies Now

Here at Start The Year Right we know that weightlifting and fitness are year-round pursuits for those who want to maintain a sexy beach body – and that proper nutrition, sufficient rest and weightlifting builds beach bodies best! So why is it that fitness print media only concern themselves with building beach bodies in the January to June timeframe? When we talk about starting the year right, we mean the year that starts TODAY, regardless of what the calendar says or what season it is. You don’t need permission from the fitness mags to get started on your sexy new body – start weightlifting to build beach bodies now!

Weightlifting To Build Beach Bodies

Start Weightlifting To Build Beach Bodies Today – It’s ALWAYS Beach Time Somewhere In The World, So Keep Your Sexy Beach Body Beach-Ready Year-Round!

Weightlifting To Build Beach Bodies

Serious weightlifting athletes hit the gym for serious workouts week in and week out all year round, but less dedicated participants often only hit the gym from January to May to build their beach body for the upcoming summer. Muscle and fitness magazines feature beach bodies workouts then, but what about people living in Brazil, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa?

Throughout the southern hemisphere August marks the middle of their coldest weather, while December and January are their top beach months. Those living in North America, the UK or Europe are well aware of the fitness stereotypes of our southern friends – the extreme fitness athletes of New Zealand, the sun-bronzed gods of Australian surfing and the perfect butts of the Brazilian beach beauties are all common sites in the magazines and on TV. Yet few, if any, of the offline fitness media carry timely workouts for building beach bodies when they apply to the southern hemisphere athletes.

If you live in a part of the world experiencing winter in July and August then that’s when you need to start weightlifting to build beach bodies, not in January when you’re already halfway through your hot beach months. This is where the Internet becomes most useful in those countries almost ignored by the fitness magazines – great workout routines, be they weightlifting, bodybuilding, weight loss or cardio, are posted and remain available to you year-round.

Contrary to what the magazines tell you, your motivation to build beach bodies comes from YOU, not them – your desire to be healthier, to have more energy, to look great on the beach with your bigger chest, better butt or smaller waist. Obviously it’s best to stay in shape year-round through ongoing weightlifting cycles, healthy nutrition, sufficient rest, etc, but a look around any city worldwide shows us that only a small percentage of the general population is ready to stay in top shape all year.

In short, no matter where in the world you reside, the time to start weightlifting to build beach bodies is NOW, irregardless of the calendar or weather outside. If it’s three months til summer you need to start working out intensely for the coming beach season, if you have 6 months you can use the extra time to fine-tune your nutrition and workouts, and if it’s already summer where you are then seeing all the sexy eye-candy around you on the beach can help motivate you to join the fit beach body crowd by next summer.

It’s often said that ‘fitness is a journey, not a destination’, and it’s time to start your journey now by weightlifting to build your better beach body today!

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You Already Have The Discipline To Get Fit!

Whenever a group of people discuss fitness, weight loss or getting in shape, invariably one or more will say ‘I’d love to get fit, but I just don’t have the discipline…’. You may even have used that phrase, or at least thought it yourself. But the truth is you DO already have the discipline – in fact, you’ve been building it for years!

YOU Have the self-discipline to build a fit body like this one!

YOU Have the self-discipline to build a fit body like this one! Photo © Champigny Photography.

Before you start shaking your head in disagreement, let’s look at what the term discipline refers to when it comes to getting fit, losing weight, eating right, etc. What you’re really saying is that the activity involved is one that requires sacrifice, scheduling and expending effort on tasks you really don’t want to do a lot of the time, right?

So let’s look over your life so far… How many mornings did you wake up and not want to go to school? Mornings when you hadn’t had enough sleep, didn’t have the energy to spring out of bed ready to face the day’s challenges or simply didn’t want to leave your warm, cozy and comfortable bed? Yet you still made yourself get up and go to school, right? Same with the homework – did you really want to write that essay, finish that report or study for that test? Or did you want to watch TV, play that game or spend an hour or two on the phone with boyfriends or girlfriends? Yet the schoolwork got done, at least most of the time.

Sounds a lot like the discipline you need to get to the gym and get fit, doesn’t it? Eating right and losing weight isn’t as tough as dragging yourself to school on a cold winter Monday was – and turning off the TV to go work out is no different than turning it off to study – but that workout is going to do you a lot more good than that Latin exam, right?

So then you finished school and entered the working world – how’s that working out for you? Do you love your job, miss it when you’re off for the weekend and relish all the great things you do with all that money you’re making? Simply adore every person you interact with each day – the customers, the suppliers, your co-workers and bosses? Not hardly? Then what is it that keeps you going there every day, keeps you getting up and heading in to work and has you scheduling all the rest of your life around those hours instead of during them? Your discipline!

Finally, let’s look at the ‘current’ you… Are you a sports fan? Do you set aside time each week to watch hockey, football or soccer? Do you plan your SuperBowl party well in advance, or get up at 2 or 3am to watch your favorite team in the FIFA World Cup? Maybe instead of sports you set aside the money and the time to catch the latest Louboutin shoe sale? Or to take that vacation you’ve looked forward to all year?

How is it you had the time for any of those or similar pursuits, that nothing interfered or infringed on the time or money involved? Because you used your habit of discipline to ensure you got it done with no interruptions!

So you see, you DO have the discipline to lose weight, to get fit, to hit the gym and work out regularly – and you’ve been building that ‘habit of discipline’ your entire life. Your first step to adopting a healthy mindset and start getting fit is to stop the negative re-enforcement of the lie that you don’t have the self-discipline. Give yourself the credit you deserve and combine your new healthy mindset and your self-discipline to start the year right and get in shape starting today!

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How Can Physiotherapy Help With Sports Injuries?

When players have sports injuries, they turn to physiotherapy for rehabilitation. Physiotherapy, also called physical therapy, offers help whether the player is having surgery to correct the damage or not.

One example of the many sports injuries is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. This is an injury to the knee. It is one of the common sports injuries in people who play sports that challenge their knees, such as hockey, skating, skiing, basketball, and of course, football. It can limit the range of a player’s motion in that leg, and make the leg weak.

Surgery is sometimes done for these sports injuries, but physiotherapy is always a part of the treatment. The three major exercises done to start the healing process of ACL are heel slides, quad sets, and straight leg raises.

Heel slides are exercises for ACL sports injuries that are easy to understand, but may be painful to do at first. One simply lies on the bed or floor with the foot down. Then, one slides the foot slowly towards the buttocks until it hurts a little, and slides it back. This and the other exercises help prepare the knee for surgery or to heal without it.

Another of the sports injuries that physiotherapy is used for is tennis elbow. One might get tennis elbow from playing tennis, certainly, but it can also come about from any activity that involves twisting the wrist.

Sports injuries like tennis elbow are treated with a comprehensive plan of physiotherapy. Exercises are explained and assigned. Another common procedure for sports injuries is the use of ultrasound. Ultrasound is a way of applying heat deep into the muscle for pain relief.

Electrical stimulation can be used to keep pain from being felt through the nervous system. It is used for tennis elbow and many other sports injuries. Massage and manual therapy can also be used for physiotherapy.

Massage is one of the forms of soft tissue manipulation. However, soft tissue manipulation is to muscles what chiropractic is to bones. It deals not only with muscle, but with tendons and connective tissue as well. It is a specialized field of physiotherapy that has been used for people with sports injuries on many occasions.

As many children’s sports teams are becoming ever more competitive, sports injuries among youngsters is increasing. Often, a well-meaning parent will tell the child to shake it off and keep playing. It is even more important for children to get adequate physiotherapy than it is for adults. Children are just developing, and a problem in childhood can lead to lifelong pain.

Some sports injuries happen because something physically traumatic happens to your body. Someone runs into you as you run with the football towards the end zone, for example. Other times, it is simply a matter of the physical demands you put on your body.

Physiotherapy is instrumental in the healing of many sports injuries. Many professional sports teams have physiotherapists on their staffs. In fact, either ACL or tennis elbow can become permanent conditions without the use of physiotherapy procedures.

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How Does Exercise Help Your Blood Pressure?

Do you want to take control of your blood pressure? If so, exercise may be the key for you to do just that. Many people may not realize exercise can help you control your blood pressure. Fortunately, it is all rather simple.

As you probably know, you are more prone to high blood pressure as you age. Unfortunately, we all age and this cannot be helped. But controlling your blood pressure can be helped.

By exercising you can possibly prevent risks of high blood pressure which can cause stroke and kidney disease. If you already have high blood pressure, exercising can often help you get it under control.

As you exercise your heart gets stronger. When your heart is stronger it can pump more blood more easily causing less pressure on your arteries. While exercise may not work for everyone you can easily lower your blood pressure by around ten millimeters.

Even if you do not have high blood pressure, you can take these precautions to help prevent getting it. Along with controlling your blood pressure you can lose weight or maintain your desired weight which also affects your blood pressure.

Overweight people are prone to having high blood pressure and an increased risk of stroke or kidney or heart diseases. If this is you, get moving and start exercising! This doesn’t mean you have to overdo yourself, take it slow at first and work your way up. You will start feeling better as you continue a regular routine.

It is suggested to do at least thirty minutes of exercise a day if possible. Thirty minutes can be hard to do for some people, mainly because they can’t find the time. If this is the case, you can do short bursts of exercise. You could exercise for ten minutes at a time throughout the day. At the end of the day you’ve done thirty minutes.

Like with starting any exercise routine, you will want to talk with your doctor first. There are certain things you will have to have your doctor’s okay for. If you are a man over forty or a woman over fifty it s imperative that you talk with your doctor first.

Smoking increases blood pressure as well as makes it hard for some people to exercise. Being overweight has an effect on everything and you definitely want to consult your doctor before starting an exercise program.

Having a chronic health condition or high cholesterol and even high blood pressure can put you at risk when exercising. Be sure to talk to your doctor first. If you do not visit the doctor regularly, do so now. It is better to know exactly what health you are in before doing any strenuous activity or even exercising.

Always warm up before starting an exercise routine. Begin slowly so you can slowly build the intensity. Be sure to breathe continuously throughout your routine. Holding your breath can cause your blood pressure to increase.

If you experience any discomfort or pain while exercising notify your doctor immediately. It is better to take full precaution even if it ends up being something little. Once you start your exercise program, you want to track your progress.

A great way to do this between regular visits to your doctor is to purchase a home blood pressure monitoring device. You want to check your pressure before you begin and when you are finished. You want to make sure it’s working and how much it’s working.

By exercising you usually lower your chances of getting high blood pressure and if you already have it, you may well be helping to control it. This would mean you are lessening your risk of strokes or heart diseases. It is never too late to start working out, no matter your age, gender, or ethnicity. Talk with your doctor today about the level and types of exercise it’s safe for you to participate in, then have a certified personal trainer plan out an exercise program for you within those guidelines. Your body will thank you in the end.

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Are There Easy Ways To Diet Successfully?

Dieting is alays a hot topic on fitness and weight loss forums and sites online, and everyone is looking for the easiest ways to diet… But ARE there any easy ways to burn fat and achieve your weight-loss goals?

Dieting to lose weight has never been easy, but it can be made easier for you if you follow a few simple rules and take some advice.

Develop The Ability To Gauge Calorie Levels

Most people who calorie-count do it religiously. They will add up everything they eat to the nearest calorie but they may really be missing the point. It is better to develop the skill of looking at food and understanding it and knowing intrinsically how many calories it contains – i.e. how much energy it is going to give you and how long it will last. When you can do this, you will gain a greater appreciation for food and it will help you to stop over-eating beyond what your body needs. It will also help you to maintain that calorie deficit that is necessary for consistent weight loss.

What you should do is to first start by counting calories. Look up the calorie content of everything that you eat. If there is no packaging to refer to then look it up on the Internet as there are several good web sites where you can do so. When doing this, you want to relate this to how much a normal, healthy person should eat (as a general rule, start with a target of 12x your desired weight for each day’s calories. For a target of 125 pounds, for example, it would be 125 x 12 = 1,500 calories daily. Other factors can weigh in, but that formula gives you a rough idea).

After about a month, you won’t need to look anything up anymore. You will pretty much know how many calories the food that you regularly eat contains. You will also develop an ability to look at most types of food and gauge how many calories are in it. You will have a new appreciation for food and how it provides our bodies with energy instead of viewing it as something that is there to give you a good, tasty experience. You will be much less likely to eat too much and will find it much easier to eat a ‘restricted’ diet.

Knowing What Feeling ‘Full’ Really Means

Many of us feel full after we eat. Our bellies get bigger and we may even need to expand the belt a notch or two to accommodate that extra girth.

When you feel full after a meal it is really your body crying out to you and telling you that you have eaten way too much already and that you probably won’t need to eat much, if anything at all, for the rest of the day. Certainly, you should stop eating immediately.

Letting yourself get really hungry is a mistake, and it can add to your weight problems if it becomes your habit. Fitness experts, almost without exception, ‘graze’ all day instead. Instead of the standard three big meals a day, they eat 5 or 6 smaller low-calorie meals each day, designed to total up to their daily caloric total.

Not only does this stop them from getting hungry & binging, but it keeps their digestive system burning calories all day to burn off even more energy – energy that could otherwise be stored as more fat.

And THAT is the trick to eating for fuel instead of simply pouring in calories – truly successful dieting. Never feeling overly full while never feeling very hungry is a major step toward burning fat and achieving your weight-loss goals!

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