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THE SNOWBALL EFFECT OF EXERCISING

The Snowball Effect of Exercising

Everything we do in this universe has a trickle-down effect that comes along with it. If we smile at others, others smile back at us; if we are in a bad mood, others will pick up on that and become edgy as well. This is known as the snowball effect. Did you know, however, that exercise could have a snowball effect as well?

Well, it can. Exercising is not only good for you; it is good for the universe as well. There are so many positive effects on ourselves from exercising, yet we do not realize how many positive results it can have on those around us at the same time.

Exercise and Its Health Benefits to Others

We all know that exercise has healthy heart benefits and keeps our joints and muscles strong. However, did you know that exercise also has health benefits to others? When we exercise, we take care of our bodies. We rid our bodies of toxins and we ensure that our machine known as the human body is working at its fullest potential. When we keep our bodies healthy, we have more power to ward off illness, disease, and even common ailments that may otherwise have had a chance to grow and thrive in an otherwise stagnant body.

Benefits the Body, but Also the Soul

When you exercise, of course you see results on your physical body; however, did you ever notice the effects it has on your soul? Notice the difference between when you regularly exercise and when you skip a routine or even a week for that matter. Do you notice that you are a little more edgy or a bit more down in the mouth? Exercise releases so many things that can increase your mood while boosting your metabolism. Exercising has a trickle-down effect that runs from your body into your soul.

If You Are Happy, Everyone Else Around May Be Happier

Did you ever notice when you are in a foul mood, it seems to have a spiral effect on your significant other, your co-workers, and your family members. However, if you are upbeat and positive, that seems to flow through the universe like wildfire.

Exercising makes you happy. Thinking about it or worrying about how you will do it or not having enough time may be a hurdle you have to leap, but once you do it, the feeling of accomplishment and self-satisfaction and all those good endorphins are presented to every person you encounter. You may run into a sales clerk who is having an off day, and your upbeat attitude and healthy smile may change or break the cycle for them to have a productive day themselves.

As you can see, exercise can have a snowball effect; one in which other individuals might want to join in on and throw some snowballs themselves.

Secrets to Enjoying Exercise

Secrets to Enjoying Exercise

If you are like most folks, the mere thought of exercising is enough to have your mind make up all sorts of excuses why you should not, could not, and potentially will not exercise. However, there are some secrets and tips to really begin to enjoy exercise to its fullest.

Grab a Buddy

Often times we can view exercise regimens as solitary confinement – like a sentence we have to endure all on our own. Guaranteed you have a pal or co-worker who feels exactly the same way. The old adage that misery loves company would apply in this situation. However, once you get together with a friend to exercise and actually go to the gym or take that power walk or a Group class, you will begin to see how much fun it really is and begin to enjoy exercising.

Change your View of Exercising

Only you have the ability to change how you perceive something. Only when you have associated positive thoughts and feelings with exercise will you begin to override the negative connotations with exercising. You will find that excuses such as being tired or not having enough time will be outweighed by feelings of accomplishment such as recognition that you burned 500 calories that night or even the simple fact that you feel energized and were glad you went.

FunFocus on the positive results and feelings you get the first time you go to exercise and bring that feeling back up to the forefront of your mind the next time you are heading out to exercise.

Be Creative

Be creative with your exercise routines and regimens. You do not have to think about gigantic machinery that you are unfamiliar with or a gym full of strangers. Find something you love to do and incorporate that into exercise. For some, that is walking briskly and for others it is dancing your heart out. Dance is not only a creative outlet, it is also one that will burn hundreds of calories. Even if you are not a professional dancer, taking a swing class or a jazz class is only the beginning to discovering one of the secrets to enjoying exercise.

Make a Date with Exercising

If you leave exercising to a chance date or time, you will more than likely set yourself up for failure. Make a specific date and time for exercise, whether you go out to the gym or do it at home. Write in on your calendar, put it on your to do list and commit to it. After you are done, you will be glad you did.

Four Fun Ways to Burn More Calories

Four Fun Ways to Burn More Calories

The truth of the matter is that everything we do, from walking up and down the stairs to house cleaning, burns calories. While we can think of many different ways to burn more calories, the fact remains that burning more calories than we consume is the key to weight loss. Most of us associate burning those calories with painful and dreaded methods in doing so. That does not mean, however, that we cannot have fun while burning those calories. Here then are four fun ways to burn more calories.

Sleep It Off

Although you may find it difficult to shut your mind off at night, did you know that getting a solid eight hours of sleep every night can burn well over 350 calories a night.  KINETIX PERSONAL TRAINING - EL PASO TX

It pays to get into a sleep-inducing routine every evening. By setting yourself up for a good night’s sleep about an hour or two before settling in, not only do you get a healthy body, mind, and spirit, you also have the opportunity to burn calories without moving a muscle. Now, that is a win-win situation.

Skip the Car Wash

Instead of running the car through the car wash, gather your family around and make it a family affair. Not only will you save money by washing the car yourself, you will also burn calories and spend time with your family.  pups

Washing your car can be fun, especially at the end when everyone gets the opportunity to wet each other with the hose – and you have the possibility of burning more than 100 calories.

Grow a Garden

Even if you do not have a green thumb, the benefits of growing a garden are numerous. You will have the benefit of trying something new and no matter how big or small, you’re sure to achieve success.  veggies

Gardening gives you the bonus of seeing something through from beginning to end. Whether you grow flowers or vegetables you get to see the birth of something new and gardening has the potential to help you burn up to 300 calories per hour. It also clarifies the mind.

Power Walking

If you enjoy going for a leisurely stroll, why not take it up a notch. Power walking is not only fun but also can be a great excuse to meet up with neighbors. Reach out to someone who is likely to be interested in walking but is at the same level as you. So if you are a beginner walker, do not get together with someone who is an avid runner or power walker.  race-walk-580

Begin with a beginner. As you go along, you will see that you are able to navigate hills and walk for longer time periods. It is great for the mind, body, soul, and for burning calories while having a fun conversation with your neighbor.

So basically when it comes to physical activity always take the long route!

Great Question!

“HOW QUICKLY SHOULD I EXPECT TO SEE RESULTS?”

Feeling Impatient? This is a more common question often asked by new clients. Seeing results can take time, so it’s a good question to ask me, your trainer. “Many people come into the trainer-client relationship with several misconceptions of the effort and time required to reach their desired outcome. Most people think magic happens only in the gym. Quite the contrary. Change happens when you’re in fact not in the gym.

questionIssues that determine your body’s response can include: How far away are you from your goal? Are you currently training? How are your eating habits? How much weight do you want to lose? Are there stability, rehabilitative or other issues that need to be addressed with training before you can transition into the next training phase? Only after answering these questions and more can I as your trainer set realistic time goals for you.

 

Are you ready for change? Do you have more questions? Schedule your Free Assessment HERE and let’s get the ball rolling. Ask away!

Will You Quit This New Year 2015?

Another year has passed us by. Although many of us have new plans for 2015 such as losing weight, staying fit and getting stronger this can definitely be a task at hand and is always easier said than done!

As an impatient society of instant gratification we must understand that proper planning and accountability will always impact our results in reaching our own personal health and fitness goal(s). The old cliche of “proper diet and exercise” still remains and will always remain just as the law of gravity and science of anatomy always will. 80% nutrition and 20% exercise is key. This of course does not necessarily mean that sticking to salads, yogurt and egg whites is all you’ll ever need and will be limited to.  Not all diets, training regimens and exercises will work for everybody so it’s crucial you learn how to eat, when to eat and what to eat as well as train. You must learn how to “read” your own body.

While decreasing motivation through out a new year can be a factor improper eating and exercise habits will play a huge roll in whether you will attain success or not. We here at Kinetix will guide you, motivate you and manage your progress as well as share our knowledge and expertise 24/7.  Although there are never any quick fixes to losing weight, gaining muscle or just plain living healthier Kinetix Personal Training will certainly keep you focused and will guide you in the right direction every step of the way.

Give us a call. Make your first step your last step in the wrong direction. 915.731.4563

Essential Aminos + Carbs Speed up Protein Synthesis

What time is it? It’s Amino time!

Supplementing with a leucine-rich amino acids and carbohydrate combination can increase muscle protein synthesis by triggering important cell-signaling molecules.

Building on a previous study that showed taking an essential amino acid and carbohydrate combination during resistance exercise stimulated muscle protein synthesis, scientists from the University of Texas showed that taking this same solution following resistance exercise further increased muscle protein synthesis.

Reference:
American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism:  Vol. 294,

Reason #1 to Hire a Personal Trainer

If you’ve exercised for several weeks or months and aren’t losing weight or reaching your fitness goals, hiring a trainer is a great choice. A trainer can look at your current program and eating habits and help you see where you could make changes to create more effective workouts. A trainer can also help you decide if the goals you’ve set are realistic for you, hold you accountable for your workouts and help you stay motivated to exercise!

So get on it! Stay Fit. Stay Motivated. Connect with me and find out your best options!