Tuesday, June 11, 2019

How To Practice Yoga for Strength

Welcome to "Get Healthy Lose Weight" this your host Deanna lyn  estheician and certified health coach. On today's episode i will sharing with tips on adding strength training to your yoga routine. On the last episode i talked about  how restless and anxious i been feel with our present situation.And i have been finding  relief and comfort from those feelings,  just by doing a small yoga routine. Normally I am very lazy when it comes to exercise. however, I am really enjoying the positive feelings that I am getting. And that got me to thinking about maybe  I should try building up some muscle or strength. How could I practice yoga for strength.

  Who Else Wants to Practice Yoga for Strength?

Do you love doing yoga, but you’re wondering if you need to do something more to build up your strength? The answer depends on your individual fitness goals.

Yoga and other exercises that use your bodyweight can be a great way to tone and strengthen your muscles. On the other hand, if you want to look like a bodybuilder, you’re probably going to need to lift weights.

As you’re planning your workouts, think about how you can use yoga on its own or in combination with other activities. Use these tips to design a routine that will enhance your strength and overall fitness.

Using Yoga for Strength Training:

    1. Read class descriptions. Different forms of yoga have their own unique benefits so choose a stye that’s focused on strength. Look for Vinyasa and Ashtanga sessions, as well as power yoga classes.

    2. Increase repetitions. You build strength by gradually intensifying your workouts. That may mean doing a longer series of sun salutations, as well as standing poses and inversions.

    3. Hold poses longer. You can also increase resistance by remaining in a pose for additional seconds or minutes. This type of isometric training is especially useful for maintaining strength and stabilizing joints.

    4. Check your form. To stay safe, start with basic poses where you can learn correct alignment. Use props like straps and blocks if you need them.

    5. Rest up. Excessive workouts actually weaken your muscles. Take at least one day off from vigorous activity each week and make sleep a priority.

    6. Eat well. Nourish your body with whole foods. In particular, consuming protein within two hours of working out may help build muscles.

Supplementing Yoga for Strength Training:

    1. Practice Pilates. Yoga and Pilates feature many similar movements, and the teachers at your studio may blend the two. It can be a big help with firming up your core.

    2. Try CrossFit. For endurance and strength, sign up for CrossFit. This challenging workout will teach you a variety of movements using equipment or just your body weight.

    3. Climb a wall. Indoor climbing facilities have been spreading across the country. It’s a fun way to tone your whole body and maybe prepare for an outdoor expedition.

    4. Train to fight. If you’re already in top shape, you might be ready for boxing or Mixed Martial Arts. It’s one way to make fast gains in upper and lower body strength.

    5. Buy resistance bands. For inexpensive equipment that’s easy to take with you on business trips, order some resistance bands. You can use them to intensify many simple floor exercises for your whole body.

    6. Lift weights. Barbells, dumbbells, and weight machines may be the first thing you think of for strength training, and they deserve their popularity. You can design a program with so much variety that it will maintain your interest and keep giving your body new challenges to overcome.

    7. Pace yourself. High intensity interval training will make any routine more effective. That’s where you alternate between short bursts of hard work and slightly longer intervals of gentler activity. It’s also ideal for busy schedules because you can achieve greater results while spending less time at the gym.

Strength training is an important part of working out because it thickens your bones, boosts your metabolism, and may even enhance your mental health.

Schedule at least two strength training sessions a week using yoga or other activities you enjoy and talk with your doctor if you have any concerns about how to design a safe program for you.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Who Wants to Train Your Brain to Eat Less?

Who Else Wants to Train Your Brain to Eat Less?
You’re going along sticking to your diet when suddenly you hit a bump in the road.
Maybe you skip breakfast and wind up eating a double bacon cheeseburger for lunch
because you’re so hungry. Maybe you enjoy healthy dinners, but you snack on potato
chips afterwards because your stomach is rumbling.
Managing your weight is easier when you can control your appetite. Even if you’re a
healthy size now, your body will slow down as you grow older. That means you’re
liable to gain excess pounds just by eating the same amount as usual.
Remember that hunger starts in your brain and so does the solution.
Try these tips for training yourself to eat less.
Changing What You Eat:
1. Consume more fiber. Foods rich in fiber fill you up faster partly because they
tend to be bulky and take longer to chew. As a bonus, they’re often highly
nutritious and reduce your risk for many serious health conditions. Good
choices include most vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.
2. Increase your protein. Protein also discourages hunger, and it helps you
conserve muscle mass. Muscles burn more calories than fat. Spread your
protein out in each meal and snack so your body can use it effectively. Choose
lean sources like low-fat Greek yogurt and most seafood.
3. Drink water. Sometimes we confuse thirst with hunger. Drinking a glass or two

water before meals may help you to reduce your portion sizes.
4. Choose solid calories. Fancy coffee drinks and cocktails make it easy to down
600 calories or more before your brain knows what happened. Food you chew
gives your brain more time to feel full.
5. Serve soup. However, the liquid in soup is a different matter, because the high
water content suppresses your appetite. Settle down with a bowl of minestrone
on a cold winter day.
6. Avoid artificial sweeteners. Using zero-calorie sweeteners can backfire.
Scientists believe they prime your brain to want to eat more because they’re
hundreds of times sweeter than sugar.
Changing How You Eat:
1. Act mindfully. Slow down and savor your food. You’ll digest it more completely,
and you’ll probably eat less.
2. Buy smaller plates. Several studies confirm that food looks and feels more
abundant when you place it on a smaller serving piece. It’s a simple way to
have your cake and eat lighter too.
3. Sleep well. One of the reasons why a lack of sleep can cause you to gain weight
is because you’re disrupting the hormones that regulate hunger. Get enough
sleep. Ensure that you’re sleeping well, too. Go to bed and get up at the same
time each day. Keep your bedroom as dark and quiet as possible.
4. Exercise regularly. Physical activity can help regulate your appetite in addition
to burning calories and relieving stress. It’s a powerful combination for anyone
who wants to make staying fit more pleasant.
5. Whittle your waist. The fat that accumulates around the midsection is
especially harmful, raising the risk for heart conditions, diabetes, and certain
cancers. There is also some evidence that it stimulates hunger hormones and
the accumulation of fat. Focus some of your activities on waist-trimming
6. Seek support. The most effective fitness plans incorporate social support. Let
your family and friends know that you want to eat less and tell them how they
can help you. For example, find some lunch companions whose eating habits
will reinforce your healthy intentions.
It is possible to eat less and still enjoy delicious food. Small changes in the way you
eat add up to a big difference. Find the habits that work for you to satisfy your
hunger with fewer calories.   Your brain and body will adjust to and benefit from these healthy changes.