Does Your Aerobic Exercise Program Do This?
I'm Gene Millen. My experience in developing an aerobic exercise program started 21-years ago, shortly after I spent a few hours on the operating table enjoying open heart surgery.
About a month after my six way heart bypass I signed up the Cardiac Rehab Center and for the first time in many years I began a sound cardio conditioning program.
I couldn't believe how good I began to feel. It's too bad I had to learn the hard way the benefits of exercise.
After about a year of getting a taste of what exercise can do I got the wild idea of leaving the stress of banking and starting my own business helping other people avoid the mistakes I had been making.
In February 1993 my wife Bernie opened a health club for the over 40 crowd. The Vital Life Health and Wellness Club was patterned after the program at cardiac rehab, but without the oversight of doctors and nurses.
As I studied and became certified as a Physical Fitness Trainer and a Medical Exercise Specialist it became clear that there is more to smart exercise than just jumping on a treadmill and going.
One thing I learned from reading the research about a quality aerobic exercise program is that it takes far less time than most people spend.
The key to success for the heart and weight loss is intensity (how hard you work), not how long you sweat.
I had learned about interval training when I was on the high school football team more years ago than I care to recall.
For physical conditioning we did what we called "wind sprints." This torturous process consisted of a leisurely warm-up jog followed by an all out run for 30-40 yards until we were gasping for breath.
We would then walk slowly until we caught our breath and repeat the process.
What I didn't know until much later is that our body will adapt to the demands that we place on it.
For example the American College of Sports Medicine suggests that 20 minutes of intense exercise 3 times per week does as much as 30 minutes of moderate exercise 5 days per week.
For us non-math majors this equates to 60 minutes of intense exercise equating to 150 minutes of moderate exercise. In short, less equals more.
New Aerobic Exercise Program Research
I recently came across some new research about how our body works has revealed how we can supercharge our sluggish metabolism and win the belly fat battle of the bulge.
And the good news is that you don’t have to give up all of your favorite foods, count calories or spend hours in the fitness center. You may, however, have to unlearn a few things you thought you knew about eating, exercise and weight loss.
After 20 years in the fitness business (and writing a book titled "Glycemic Index Weight Loss") I pretty much thought I had this all figured out. I discovered there was more to learn.
Dr. Charles, a Certified Wellness Practioner with an Advanced Nutrition Certification, has developed a comprehensive How To Lose Body Fat Program, that he calls The Fat Factor.
I have to admit I was a little skeptical when I first heard about Dr. Charles' program, but as I learned more I was surprised by his examination of all of the key factors to lose belly fat quickly and naturally.
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