BMI

What is BMI?

BMI is an acronym for Body Mass Index. What is BMI?

BMI is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. BMI does not measure body fat directly, but research has shown that BMI is moderately correlated with more direct measures of body fat obtained from skinfold thickness measurements, bioelectrical impedance, densitometry (underwater weighing), dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and other methods 1,2,3. Furthermore, BMI appears to be as strongly correlated with various metabolic and disease outcome as are these more direct measures of body fatness. In general, BMI is an inexpensive and easy-to-perform method of screening for weight category, for example underweight, normal or healthy weight, overweight, and obesity.

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Should you lift?
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Top Reason to lift according to BodyBuilding.com include:
1. MORE EFFECTIVE FAT LOSS – After a heavy bought of strength training, you continue to consume additional oxygen in the hours and even days that follow. This is known as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, or EPOC.
2. MORE MUSCLE, MORE CALORIE EXPENDITURE – As you increase strength and lean muscle mass, your body uses calories more efficiently. Daily muscle contractions from a simple blink to a heavy squat contribute to how many calories you burn in a given day. Sitting burns fewer calories than standing; standing burns fewer than walking, and walking burns fewer than strength training.Your Read More Link Text

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What is HIIT?

HIIT is an acronym for High Intensity Interval Training. HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. 30 minutes of HIIT has shown to be more beneficial than one hour of steady state cardio.

 

What to try a simple FREE HIIT workout? – Go to your favorite track or park. With 100% of your effort sprint for 30 seconds, then walk for one minute. Keep doing this until you have performed your HIIT cardio session for 20-30 minutes!

After giving HIIT a try, tell us how you feel!

One of the most common questions we get is how do I get abs!!!!! Ladies, Your Read More Link Text

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“This time last year I was at my highest weight, close to 170 pounds. I am 5’4 and based on my age, which was 43 at the time, height and weight, I was considered overweight. I became depressed, yet motivated. I started to walk several days a week then began to run. In July of 2014, I decided to join a gym. I was somewhat skeptical because I wasn’t comfortable in a gym environment. I made the decision to commit to getting in shape, as well as change my diet. I became a Vegetarian. My body began to make noticeable changes and the pounds started to shed.  On October 19, 2014 while at the gym, I suddenly became dizzy, disoriented, sweating profusely and experienced shortness of breath. Rushed to the ER, after lots of tests, not only did I suffer a mild heart attack, but I was diagnosed with a genetic heart disease. I remember my Cardiologist saying, you have to stay out of the gym indefinitely. I was devastated. I had worked so hard. While recovering at home, I started to walk several miles per day in the park. Thinking about everything I’d been through and putting my life into perspective. I have family to live for. Maybe staying out of the gym is what’s best for me. Those were my daily thoughts, but I knew I couldn’t sit around feeling sorry for myself. With my Dr’s ok, I slowly began working out after only 5 weeks. Fast forward to today, this is how my body’s transformed. I spend 5-6 days a week in the gym weight training. My heart condition is controlled. I am no longer on any medications. Most importantly I’m celebrating my 45 birthday in a little over 2 months. Facebook: Rachel L Johnson as well as Fit and Fabulous after 40.”

 

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If you are wondering how you can start your journey check out our EZ Kick Start Ebook. There are over 35 recipes including snack ideas, a 4-week home workout, facts about nutrition and physical activity and so much more. You can order our $14.99 eBook at – https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?c=cart&i=1359331&cl=276418&ejc=2.

Good luck on your personal journeys ladies!

 

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 “Everyone’s fitness journey isn’t the same. We all have goals! This is to inspire those who have difficulties with gaining and maintaining weight because we work hard too!! In the pic on the left I was an avid runner weighing approximately 130lbs (6’0″). The pic on the right is current and I lift heavy and do interval training. Current weight is 157lbs. “
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Melody