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Monday, July 3rd, 2006

Posted by:vixenacious.
Time:4:24 pm.
Looking for a new fitness program? How about trying the Presidential Fitness Challenge. This challenge comes in three varieties:

1. The Active Lifestyle Program - For those of you who aren't active on a daily basis yet, this is a great way to begin. The rules are basically to get a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 days a week, for a total of 6 weeks.

2. The Presidential Champions Program - If you're already active and want a new challenge, this program is for you. Your goal is to see how many points you can earn by staying active. Points are based on the amount of energy each activity burns. So the more active you are, the more points you'll get. When you reach 20,000 points, you'll earn a Bronze award. Then you can continue on in the Presidential Champions program for a Silver or Gold award.

3. The Advanced Performance Presidential Champions Program - This is basically the same system as the Presidential Champions Program, except that the award goals are higher. For instance, you need to get 40,000 points to earn a Bronze award.


The Presidential Champions Fitness Program Website (where you can log your progress and also order your awards when you've reached your goal)

Also, if you want, come join the LJ pres_challenge community to chat with others who are challenging themselves with this program.
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Thursday, January 5th, 2006

Subject:Does your food influence your mood?
Posted by:teidmodnaremos.
Time:11:35 am.
People's biochemical responses to food vary dramatically. Some people respond better to carbohydrates while others feel better when they eat more protein. You need to take your body's needs into perspective. Therefore, the only way to find out whether a particular diet treatment will work for you is to try it for a few weeks.

- Yahoo! e-Diets' Tip of the Day
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Thursday, January 13th, 2005

Subject:Fat from the Face
Posted by:damnuskippy.
Time:5:05 pm.
I want to reduce the fat in my face...any suggestions.

This is how I look ...too fat ??
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Tuesday, October 26th, 2004

Posted by:__inconsistency.
Time:2:58 pm.
Hi, I'm Leanna.
24 f from Pennsylvania.


I have a couple questions...

I've been working out for awhile now... and I do 5 days a week but I can't seem to tone my upper & middle back. What are some good exercises for those areas? And could anybody direct me to any good links with butt and ab exercises? I like to mix my routine up.

Thanks in advance!
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Tuesday, October 19th, 2004

Subject:Buddy up!
Posted by:teidmodnaremos.
Time:11:51 am.

Struggling to stick to your exercise program? Try working out with a partner. Adding a social aspect to your workout helps keep you both motivated and makes sessions more fun. Training with a friend provides mutual support for keeping a regular schedule and pushes you harder to meet your goals.


 


http://health.yahoo.com/search/miavita?lb=s&p=id%3A38780

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Wednesday, October 6th, 2004

Subject:Health Tip: Get Moving
Posted by:teidmodnaremos.
Time:9:46 pm.

(HealthDayNews) -- Despite the proven benefits of physical activity, more than 50 percent of American adults don't get enough exercise, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (news - web sites).

Physical activity usually decreases with age; women, people with lower incomes, and those with less education tend to exercise less.

The CDC says regular physical activity substantially reduces the risk of dying of coronary heart disease -- the nation's leading cause of death. It also lessens a person's risk for stroke, colon cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.

If that isn't enough to convince you to leave your couch, here's another thought: Physical activity does not need to be strenuous to be beneficial. People of all ages benefit from regular, moderate-intensity physical activity, such as 30 minutes of brisk walking five or more times a week.

Health Day

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Sunday, September 5th, 2004

Subject:New!
Posted by:satinbelle.
Time:7:53 pm.
Hey there girlies!
I just joined this community and I have a question. I am 105lbs and 4"10, so I am looking for a workout that helps me tone up (tight abs, arms, and butt). I don't want to lose any more weight but I do want a workout that makes me sweat. Any suggestions?
Satin
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Wednesday, August 25th, 2004

Subject:Achieving Your Goals
Posted by:lrigmodnaremos.
Time:12:14 pm.
It takes over a month of repetitive action to create a good habit (or break a bad one). Just one day missed, will break your progress to creating a habit.

To aid with your goals and create a good habit or healthy lifestyle, I recommend creating a journal. Writing down what you do each day working toward your goal provides conscious thought about doing it. Eventually, the actions and journaling will become an established habit.

As a common example (weight loss):

Each day, in a notebook, livejournal, etc., list what you ate for the day. Include calories, fat, protein, carbohydrates, fiber, or whatever you feel are relative to your goals. List your totals.

A good source for foods you are unsure of is www.nutritiondata.com

Below your food, list all exercise completed for the day. If you'd like, list an estimate of the calories burned.
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Subject:Weight Loss
Posted by:lrigmodnaremos.
Time:12:06 pm.
To lose 1 pound, you must create a deficit of 3,500 calories. To lose one pound in one week, you may consume 500 fewer calories each day. Alternatively, you may burn 500 more calories each day through exercise. To lose 2 pounds each week, the calorie deficit each day should be 1000 calories which can be acheived through any combination of diet and exercise.

IMPORTANT: Nutritionists agree upon 2 pounds being the maximum weekly weightloss that is healthy. DO NOT attempt to lose more.

Also, lowering your caloric intake too greatly will lower your metabolism, decreasing your results. Because of this, a combination and focus on burning calories through exercise is important. For more information on caloric needs, see the post on caloric needs saved in memories.
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Sunday, August 22nd, 2004

Subject:WATER
Posted by:lrigmodnaremos.
Time:1:11 pm.
Your body loses water daily:
- urine: 32-48 oz.
- perspiration: 16-32 oz.
- breath: 12 oz.
- feces: 5 oz.
TOTAL lost: 65- 97 oz.

Your body gains water daily:
- solid food: 24-35 oz.
- water from metabolism: 6-11 oz.

Which leaves you 19- 67 oz. left to replace with water and other fluids. If you drink excess water, your body will remove it through urine.
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Subject:DISCOVER YOUR CALORIC NEEDS:
Posted by:lrigmodnaremos.
Time:1:09 pm.
(from American Dietetic Association's "Complete Food and Nutrition Guide". pg. 30)

basic energy needs (BMR)
= weight x 10 (for women) OR 11 (for men)

energy needs for physical activity

"sedentary: mainly sitting, driving car, lying down, sleeping, standing, reading, typing, or other low-intensity activities
"light activity (for no more than 2 hours daily): light exercise such as light housework, grocery shopping, walking leisurely)
"moderate activity: moderate exercise such as heavy housework, gardening, dancing, or brisk walking (and very little sitting)
"very active: active physical sports, or in a labor intensive job such as construction work or ditch digging"

= BMR x 20% (sedentary), 30% (light activity), 40% moderate activity, 50% (very active)

energy for digestion and absorbing nutrients
= (BMR + calories for physical activity) x 10%

TOTAL DAILY NEEDS
= BMR + calories for physical activity + calories for digestion and absorbing nutrients
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