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Choosing a Diet That's Right for You

June 2, 2017

Last time we examined the evidence of how people came to the conclusions of picking a program (diet) that was right for them. This time we will further break these diets down so you can make wiser decisions the first time and avoid the pitfalls that a lot of people starting out tend to make.

Diet That

2. You often feel hungry. 3. You cannot eat what you want.

Now let us break this down. I will start off by saying that moderation is the key in any diet and too much of any one thing can be counterproductive. After the three points are examined we will look further at the advantages and disadvantages of this particular approach.

The first point mentioned was that if too many carbs are eaten the rest will be stored as fat. Well, in reality too much of any macronutrient (proteins, carbs, and fats) will make you fat! The idea here is not to limit them totally as in the high protein diet but to cycle them. In other words eat the majority of them in the daytime and as bedtime approaches slowly cut back and eat foods that are a little more rich in protein. So if you go to bed at 11:00PM start to cut back around 7:00PM. But remember, you can still eat, not starve!

The second point we looked at stated that you will often feel hungry. The truth of the matter is you probably will at first. But remember that anything involving restriction will generally make you feel that way the first few weeks if we are really honest with ourselves. If you ate the same amount of any kind of food that you were eating you wouldn't lose weight peroid. The way around this is to eat more frequently, smaller meals spaced out throughout the day. Try and get in the 4-6 range. That way you will not feel as hungry and this also helps to speed up your metabolism. The body will not be as likely to think it's starving itself and store the food as fat.

Point number three stresses you cannot eat what you want. Again, any kind of program will have certain foods that you will not be permitted to eat in excess. It's a matter of getting your priorities straight. Look at both options, as well as any other diets you come across and decide what would be better suited for you. If you are a vegetarian for example you would be more likely to eat more grains and things so the higher carb diet would probably be more ideal.

Here are some of the advantages to this approach. 1. Breads, cereals, pastas and the like aren't as heavy on your stomach therefore you will be more likely to be active. They don't take as much blood to digest them. 2. You will be less likely to binge on sweets etc. because your body will have more of a steady supply of sugar. 3. If cholesterol is a concern this is the diet for you!

In summary ask yourself these questions:

  • What foods do I like more and how was I raised?
  • What is my time like as far cycling carbs later at night?
  • Will being a little more hungry bother me or can I handle it for awhile?
  • What is my will power like?
  • How does my family eat?
  • What is my schedual like as far as preparing meals?
  • Have I been known to binge on sweets in the past?
  • And finally, does the overall approach and explanation of this diet appeal to me?

Keep these and other related questions planted firmly in your mind as next time we will examine the ever popular high protein low carbohydrate diet. 

Male Pubic Shaving Starting Guide

May 30, 2017

So, you have decided to enter the World of male pubic shaving? Great! To start, know that you are not alone. Although most men prefer not to talk about this, the truth (according to recent polls) is that there is a high number of men that practice pubic shaving, be it for hygienic reasons, pressure from the wife or girlfriend, or simple to proudly sport an "extra optical inch".

In order to successfully shave your family jewels, you need to know a few things and keep in mind some important tips. That's what this article is all about: helping you have an advantage to keep away from accidents and bad results

The Tools Of The Trade.

To start with male pubic shaving - the classical way - I'd recommend to grab a hot towel, scissors (or preferably a special hair trimmer), a hand mirror, shaving cream and a new razor blade (the newer, the better it will accomplish its job). Once you have gathered these items, it is time to begin.

The Process

1.First, you need to trim down your hair. The shorter you can safely trim it, the easier it will be to shave. For this you will use the scissors or the hair trimmer. Here it is good to notice that patience is KEY when it comes to a problems-free male pubic shaving session.

2.Once your hair is nicely trimmed, it is time to take a hot shower. Just like when shaving your beard, hot water opens up the pores, helping the hair come off easier. If you can't take a shower for whatever reason, grab the hot towel and leave it on the area for 5 minutes to do the job.

3.The time you have been expecting: time for shaving! Okay, apply the shaving cream and let it rest for a minute while massaging the area to be shaved. This will help the cream act by softening the hair. After the minute has passed, start shaving your pubic hair with the new razor blade. Some key points here:

-Try to minimize the amount of "passes" to just two on the same area. -Don't be afraid to move your bells to find the best angle for shaving. -I will say this again: take your time - this is very important. -You can stretch skin on rugged areas or corners for a closer shave.

4.If you've followed my previous advice you should have no problems at all. If this is your first time shaving and you didn't shave perfectly don't fret about it. Male pubic shaving needs practice to gain better technique and confidence.

Extra step: Now that you have the looks of a pornstar, it is time to keep the area healthy and nourished. For this matter we will use a moisturizer. After shaving your skin will end up dry, so you need to restores the natural moisture - this will also help reduce the itching that you might experience after your first male pubic shaving sessions.

Is there a better and easer way to shave your pubic hair? You bet so! Thanks to the , you can cut steps and shave your pubic hair in an easier way - without irritation and with a 100% safe method! 

Abs Workouts With Impact

May 22, 2017

Ready to really sculpt your abs? Skip the crunches and challenge your core with these super tough ab moves.

So youve been at the gym, doing crunches like its high school gym class all over again, and the results have been—well, disappointing. Sound familiar? Thats because when it comes to ab exercises, crunches are pretty basic, boring stuff. But youre not a beginner, and your workouts should never be boring.

The solution? Its time to push your abs to exhaustion—and fight the flab—with new ab exercises that are anything but routine. And its not just a six-pack youll get: Maintain strong abs, and you’ll help prevent back pain, boost your agility, and increase your flexibility, says Tom Holland, exercise physiologist and author of Beat The Gym: Personal Trainer Secrets Without the Personal Trainer Price Tag.

But no matter how tough these exercises get, always remember the golden rule of ab workouts: quality over quantity. If youre still cranking out 2,000 fast-paced crunches a day, youre wasting your time (and maybe even hurting your back). Instead of ripping through the motions, slow down and focus on getting the most out of each rep, Holland says. With slow, concentrated effort, youll be building up to 30-second sets of quality moves—and admiring those washboard abs youve always wanted—in no time.

1. SPIDERMAN PLANK CRUNCH

Start in a traditional plank position with your forearms on the ground and your body perfectly straight. Bring your right knee forward towards your right elbow, then return to the plank position. Repeat by bringing your left knee toward your left elbow. That’s one rep. Alternate sides for a total of 10 complete reps.

Holland says:  “The plank is pretty much one of the only exercises where you’re getting your entire core. You’re working the front and back of your abdominal area at the same time without any equipment. You’re getting your rectus abdominis, your obliques, and your lower back. It’s so simple and effective that you can do it anywhere.”

2. CABLE ROTATION

Stand holding a cable with both hands out in front of you at just under shoulder height. Keeping your arms fixed and straight and your abs engaged, rotate your upper body to the left, then back to center, and then to the right, and then back to center. That’s one rep Alternate sides for one set of 10 complete reps.

Holland says: “This move really targets the obliques and is sports-specific, so it’s great for golfers, tennis players, baseball players, and people who do racquet sports. Make your exercise as close to the movement that you’re going to do in your sport and you’ll get the biggest gain.”

3. BICYCLE CRUNCH

Lie on your back with your hands behind your head, and your legs raised and bent at 90 degrees. Alternate sides by bringing your right elbow towards your left knee then your left elbow towards your right knee, building up to 60 seconds. Try and hold the crunch for a two-count on each side to force a slower, concentrated movement.

Holland says: With this movement, you’re targeting all three key areas at the same time. It combines a regular crunch, the side-to-side motion that targets the obliques, and the reverse crunch that hits the lower abs.

4. CROSS CRUNCH

Lie on your back with arms and legs diagonally out so that your body forms an X. Keeping arms and legs straight, bring your right hand towards your left foot, then your left hand towards your right foot, lifting your head, neck, and shoulders off the ground. That’s one rep. Aim for one complete set of 10 reps.

Holland says: “It’s a simple exercise, and you’re safe and supported on the ground. With the legs coming off the floor, you’re getting your lower abs. And because you’re coming at an angle, you’re hitting your obliques and your rectus abdominis, too.”

5. SWISS-BALL ROLLOUT

Kneel on a mat with your hands on a Swiss stability ball. Keeping your back straight and your abs engaged, roll the ball as far away from you can, then slowly roll back to starting position. Aim for two sets of 10 rollouts.

Holland says: “This move is like the ab wheel, but it’s much safer and easier on the lower back. It targets your rectus abdominis because you’re staying in one plane. If you want to add another element, rolling out at a 45-degree angle to the left and right challenges the obliques.”

Magical Health and Fitness

Welcome to everyone!  2016 is already shaping  up to be a fantastic year.  Why? I hear you ask.  Well, lets see, theres those promises weve made to our families, ourselves and our careers.  Then theres the big three:  Weight Loss, Get Fit and lets not forget Eat right.

Ok, so we ALL set NY resolutions, dont we?  Well dont.  They just dont work.  How many times have you set the same Resolutions?  How many times have you kept it going until February or even worse:  January 2nd)?

Ok, so lets just take a look at why they dont work.  Theres no point in beating ourselves up about it, thats just not healthy.  Why raise our Cortisol levels (stress hormone) by telling ourselves  weve failed before weve even began. . .

Lets break the big 3 down into bite-sized pieces (sorry thats a food related joke- not fair):

healthy fitness

WEIGHT LOSS

Many people set the goal of weight loss.  There are a few major flaws in this scenario.  The first is, the goal wont work if you dont do anything about it.  Really, lets not kid anyone here.  A gym membership is great if you use it AND if you have a GOOD Personal Trainer to help you adhere to the biological rules of weight loss.  The problem is that many PTs dont know how to help you.  Sure, they look good in lycra, maybe they say all the right things but do they really know how you need to train to lose weight?  Did you know that a PT actually cant advise you on the food you eat unless they have been specifically studying the area of Nutrition and have a formal qualification outside their Trainers Certificate?

But I digress.  Back to Weight Loss:  if the first part of the puzzle is to actually do something about it, the second is stop believing those many magazines you read.  Actually, it doesnt just stop with magazines.  We all see those morning TV shows telling you the best diet, the best workout and lets not forget the best underwear to hide your flaws when you realise that they are all fooling you.   And lets not forget the REALITY WEIGHT LOSS TV SHOW (more about this next blog: stay tuned).   Now to part three of this tangled web, YOU.  Yes, you.    You are the only person who can make a change.  The PT doesnt go home with you, the morning TV presenter doesnt live your life, the latest expert wont answer your calls when you are confused.  Sorry to seem so negative but I assure you, this is a reality that you need to get your head around.

Weight loss ONLY happens if you target the areas of Nutrition, Motivation and Exercise (in that order).  You need to surround yourself with good food (especially taking care to add a quality whole food supplement.  The latest clinical research shows that people can improve their chances of living longer, healthier lives by eating more fruits and vegetables. So its good to know that Juice Plus+ provides nutrition from 17 different fruits, vegetables, and grains in convenient and inexpensive capsule form).

You need to have the right Motivation.  I mean, you need a support network that actually supports you.  They cant do the work for you but at the same time, they shouldnt take every opportunity to sabotage your efforts.  Your support network should include your family but if thats not a possibility, you should have at least 3 people that tell you the honest truth (no comments designed to make you feel good, just the honest, raw, way it is truth).    Lets not forget the Exercise.  Exercise is only a small piece of the combination.  You need to have a Personal Trainer who knows how to teach you.  They will need to have a keen interest in helping you succeed.  Theres no point in exhausting yourself at the gym or running laps around town if you havent got the Nutrition and Motivation sorted.

So, thats WEIGHT LOSS in a nutshell.

GET FIT

Ok, weve all seen those gym bunnies who religiously run on the treadmill, lift a few meager weights and then repeat the same boring routine day in and day out.  If you thought they were doing the right thing well guess again:  Theyre kidding themselves.  You dont need to be a slave to your fitness.  Just get the right combinations  for yourself.  The only way to do this is to see the right PT  or even better see a CHC.  (Do I sound like a broken record?)  Most people dont actually need a Personal Trainer.  Yes, you heard me:  most people dont need a Personal Trainer.  In fact 98% of the population need a CENTRALITY HEALTH CONSULTANT.

A CHC helps you with the three components to success.    A personal trainer helps people to exercise.  A Certified Centrality Health Consultant (CHC) manages all aspects of client health, delivering common health & fitness goals including weight (fat) loss, pain relief & improved energy levels by focusing on 3 key areas; Motivation, Nutrition & Corrective Exercise. However, the most important difference between a Centrality Health Consultant and a personal trainer is RESULTS!  They help you with your Nutrition, Motivation and Exercise.

Whats Corrective Exercise you ask?  Corrective Exercise addresses postural issues you may or may not be aware of, body imbalances, previous and current pain sites and lifestyle.  Lifestyle includes how you sleep, work, relax and live in general.

Now promise me you wont feel sorry for the gym bunnies because you know the keys to success and they dont.  Pity doesnt help them.  Just contact a CHC and spread the word about how great you feel.

EAT RIGHT

Now I know that youve all seen, tried or even recommended a pill, potion, shake or diet to someone.  Raise your hand if youve tried at least three commercial Weight Loss Products.  OK dont!  I believe you.  You see, weve all been there, done that.  Weve had the latest shake recommended by pharmacists, weve had those fat blocker pills (thinking that they are safe and actually work), weve even joined a diet group.  Maybe a celebrity endorsed it on TV or in a magazine, maybe they ask you to count p_ _ _ _ _ .  STOP!!!

Eating right (Nutrition) is a science.  It must be taught to you by a qualified professional.  There is only one way to learn how to make permanent changes for the better.  That is, learn from the right person in the first place.  You cant learn from a packet or a group that is designed to make you keep coming back.

REVOLUTION NOT RESOLUTION

So this year, lets make 2017 the year for change.  Lets get that Big 3 working for ourselves.  Throw out those useless resolutions and make permanent changes with the right supports in place for guaranteed success.

Vive la revolution!

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