Most people think of fat tissue as being inactive tissue, but that is far from the truth. Fatty tissue or fat storage areas, such as belly fat are active endocrine organs that produce numerous types of hormones. The more fat cells you have, the more estrogen, cortisol, and testosterone your body produces. When your fatty tissues are spewing out all these hormones-most likely raising your estrogen testosterone, and cortisol levels-and producing tremendous inflammation in your body, there is only one result: weight gain
Across the board, studies show that fat deposited in the abdominal area leads to the greatest amount of inflammation. Conversely, when you decrease your body's inflammatory response, you will also lower your weight as well as your waist size.
Resourse: Dr. Colbert's "I can do this" diet.
If the goal in 2011 is to lose weight because you can't fit in your Jeans..... switch it up!
Seeking a size 6 is shallow (ok.... I'm a little shallow) BUT, the right Jean size is not the right motivation to CHANGE lifestyle choices.
LIVING a healthier life,
joy and a sense of well being
should be the ultimate GOAL.
Make the goal in 2011 to "OBTAIN OPTIMAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS"
Mayo Clinic: Belly Fat in Women
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Tone your tummy. While you can't "spot-burn" belly fat, you can firm up your abdominal muscles and get a flatter belly. Traditional sit-ups aren't the most effective way to firm your tummy, however. Instead, use these exercises to target both deeper and lower abdominal muscles:
- Deeper abdominal muscles. Target deeper abdominal muscles by doing "abdominal hollowing" or "drawing in the bellybutton." First, get down on all fours. Let your tummy hang down as you take a deep breath. Let your breath out, and at the end of your exhalation, gently draw your bellybutton inward and upward toward your spine. You should feel a slight tightening around your waist — think of it as trying to squeeze through a partially closed door. Hold for 10 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds. Work up to 10 repetitions. During each effort, your spine position shouldn't change and you should breathe freely. Eventually, you'll be able to do this exercise standing up. It's so subtle, no one should be able to tell you're doing it.
- Lower abdominal muscles. Tone your lower abdomen by doing pelvic tilts and pelvic lifts. To do a pelvic tilt, lie on your back on the floor with your knees bent. Flatten your back against the floor by tightening your abdominal muscles and bending your pelvis up slightly. Hold for five to 10 seconds. Repeat five times and work up to 10 to 20 repetitions.For pelvic lifts, lie on your back with your knees bent up toward your chest and your arms relaxed by your sides. Tighten your lower abdomen and lift your buttocks up off the floor, with your knees aimed toward the ceiling. Hold for five to 10 seconds. Repeat five times and work up to 10 to 20 repetitions.Your core muscles, which are in your abdomen, back and pelvis, are involved in almost every move you make. Strengthening this muscle group through core muscle training will help
- prevent (or diminish if you already have) low ,
- improve balance and give a boost to your energy level.
- When core muscles are strong, it makes each task we do easier. Sitting, walking, bending, lying down or getting up, all everyday normal movements, are made easier when the core muscles are strong
Exercise your spiritual walk too -
When you resist exercising or you are making poor choices with your eating....
Have a Talk with Your Creator, HE has the answer why you're not
taking care of yourself.
Exercise you mind: See it in your mind, say it, believe and then you'll DO IT
Well balanced thinking (thought life) , eating (nutrition) and exercising (activities)
is the ANSWER to a cranky, irritable... explosive behavior
Coffee Robs people of Vit B which is needed for coping with Stress
BALANCE your diet with the proper nutrition!
Salute to Your Health and Wellness and Balancing your life in 2011