A new year has just begun, but by now many people have already given up on their New Year’s resolutions. Don’t follow the crowd— use 2012 as an opportunity to start anew and achieve your goals. What exactly to do want to accomplish this year? Maybe you’ve been putting off starting an exercise program, or maybe you’re ready to take your current exercise regimen up a notch. If improving your body and health is your New Year’s resolution, you’ve come to the right place for inspiration. This is the FitnessRx special 2012 fat loss issue, and we’ve got tons of body-shaping workouts that are guaranteed to get you results in no time!
Not sure how to begin your journey of health and fat loss in 2012? Be sure to check out Shoshana Pritzker’s “101 Surefire Tips for Fat Loss” on page 66. Most of these tips are simple and easy to implement into your everyday life. For example, did you know that one tablespoon of whipped cream is just eight calories? So go ahead— have a bowl of fresh fruit with a dollop of whipped cream without feeling guilty!
We all know that lack of exercise and with poor nutritional habits can lead to weight gain. But there are other factors that play a role in obesity, including the improper balance of hormones and diets consisting of foods that cause inflammation. Current research is focusing on the relationships between diet, inflammation and chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and certain types of cancer. In “Flat Belly, Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Burn Body Fat, Stay Healthy and Live Longer” on page 76, Tracey Greenwood, Ph.D, discusses the latest research on foods that contribute to silent inflammation, which can go undetected for years and cause damage to organs. Learn how you can be proactive in improving your health by decreasing the amount of arachidonic acid in your body and eating an anti-inflammatory diet that is low in omega-6 fatty acids.
Want to get a sexy, slim body in just a month? Read “Jamie Eason’s 30-Day Knockout Total Body Workout” on page 54 for the ultimate “boot camp” body-shaping workout. Fitness icon Jamie Eason is not only an inspiration because of her clean eating and exercise plan, but also because she changed her life after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
“The thought of what might have been led to the reality that unless I changed my behavior and took a more proactive approach with my health that next time I might not be so fortunate,” says Jamie.
What type of cardio exercise is better for burning off unwanted body fat: high-intensity or low-intensity? In “The Ultimate Fat-Busting Cardio Workout” on page 72, Tracey Greenwood, Ph.D, analyzes scientific research that concludes the most effective workout is a combination of both high and low intensities. By utilizing the high-intensity interval training program provided, you’ll be burning calories and accelerating fat loss like never before. HIIT is all about changing it up and fighting the dreaded plateau effect, so when you combine HIIT with proper nutrition, your results will be a healthy and significant weight loss.
What else can you find?
– The Mighty Mouse of CrossFit Jaquelyn Kastelic’s killer “Dead Man Walking” CrossFit workout you can do at any globo gym! (pg. 84)
– Yoga for Low Back Pain (pg. 91)
– Kettlebell Squat Jerks that accelerate fat loss for upper and lower body! (pg. 82)
– Get Abs like IFBB Bikini Pro Jaime Baird with her Top 10 Secrets for Flat Abs! (pg. 80)
– Over 4 Healthy and Delicious Fat Blasting Recipes
– and much, much more!