What I learned from a fat burning sem...
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|Wed, 02-23-2000 - 5:53pm|
What I learned from a fat burning seminar
Last night I went to a weight loss seminar. It was run by a government department, so it wasn't trying to sell anything. Mostly I learned that I'm pretty much on track for having an overall healthy lifestyle (of course they didn't endorse any one particular diet). But the one of the things I learned new was that a small amount of strength training with weights every week can make a huge difference in weight loss over time.
Just half an hour of weight bearing exercise like squats, chest presses, upright rows and lat- pulldowns (whatever they are, I'm going to find out soon). Can increase bone density and retain your muscle mass (in women, not build it) keeping your metabolism up for your entire life. I learned that from the age of 20, we lose half to one pound of muscle mass per year no matter what we eat or what cardio exercise we do. Strength training will put a stop to that automatic loss. I had my belly button pierced on Monday and I have to give it 2 weeks to heal, but after that I'm going to the gym to get myself a half hour routine. I used to do one hour pump classes, (which are fun), but if I can get better results in half an hour with something more intensive, I'm going to try it.