Do fitness trackers like Fitbits work? Do they help you lose weight and keep it off? You’d sure think so if you listened to the hype. They “redefine fitness,” exalts the Fitbit website. True? Find out what recently-published research says.
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Don’t believe infomercials promising a buff body with quick-fix “miracles.” There are no miracles, but with the Pritikin Exercise Program you will discover that regular exercise can be simple and practical – and very effective.
Knowing your resting metabolic rate can help you to safely make lifestyle and diet changes that cater toward your desired weight-loss goal.
You could be normal weight but have a body composition that is overfat (think of those pudgy but thin actresses from the 1920s – a Mary Pickford type). Scientists refer to this body type as TOFI (thin on the outside, fat on the inside). It’s unhealthy. So optimally, don’t focus on the bathroom scale. Focus first on achieving a good body composition.
Guests at Pritikin had a blast participating in a LaBlast Master Class. Take a peek, and get on your feet and join in! January 19-22, 2017 During Louis’ first weekend program at Pritikin, he and his team, including Josh Lancaster and Megan Cooperman will lead you through a variety of fitness classes where you’ll dance…
The emphasis on taking deep breaths in yoga and quite frankly through all of life is vital. Our bodies are designed to carry breath to every cell. Without oxygen, the cells die. Breathing properly is what cleanses and feeds our cell tissue.
Instead of asking, “Should I walk before or after eating?” a better question for people with diabetes or prediabetes to ask is: “What is my blood sugar before and after exercise, and is it safe to exercise?”
“Whether it’s migraines, neck pain, shoulder pain, low back pain, joint pain, or high stress levels, I use our Yoga For Beginners classes to help our guests at Pritikin move out of these pain points and into a new and wiser way of living,” says yoga instructor Liza Pitsirilos.
At the Pritikin Center in Miami, Certified Exercise Physiologist Lizbeth Simancas helps guests from all over the world get fit, shed excess weight, and live well. One of her top exercises for toning is the Scissor Bridges because it builds up several muscles, including the glutes (butt muscles), hamstrings, and inner and outer thighs.
“I prefer the term ‘conditioning’ to ‘getting in shape,'” says Ivan Ferran, who’s been teaching exercise classes like Aqua Fitness and Weight Loss at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami since 1988. “The word ‘conditioning’ better defines what’s most important, and that’s consistency. The more consistent you are, the more success you’ll have at achieving your fitness goals.”
Many middle-age and older Americans have resigned themselves to pain. They feel it’s simply a part of getting older. “While it’s true that pain, particularly knee, feet, hip, and back pain, often comes with age, there are many ways to work around, and even relieve, that pain, and get back to exercising,” counsels Frank Musumeci, Biomechanical and Musculoskeletal Director at the renowned Pritikin health and weight-loss resort in Miami.