TIP: Although you cannot selectively eliminate “fat puckers” with exercise, you can retool your metabolism, burn fat through moving more, and alter body composition through better nutrition and resistance training.
TIP: A fit body burns more calories and fat than a less fit body, so resolve to focus on fitness, not calories, to create a healthy, lasting pattern change for 2014 and beyond. Resistance bands are a great way to begin a strengthening program.
TIP: Even though whole fruit contains fructose, a simple sugar, it also contains fiber, which slows sugar absorption—unlike candy and processed food with their added fructose that overwhelms the body’s energy metabolism and gets stored as fat!
TIP: Don’t feel like you have to carve out one 30-, 40-, or 60-minute block of time every day to work out—simply try to find 10 minutes here and there. Turns out that a few exercise “bites” each day may even be better for losing and maintaining weight loss and fitness than one big hunk of cardio, which is often followed by hours of sitting, if it gets done at all.
TIP: Whenever you move from sitting to standing or standing to sitting, tighten the core muscle group: abdominals, gluteus muscles, pelvic base. It will protect your lumbar vertebrae and disks—letting the muscles do the work instead of your back!