SHORT spurts of sweat-inducing exercise help shed more weight than going for a run or a long gym session, a study suggests. Researchers found that 23 minutes of high intensity interval training was more effective than 41 minutes of a conventional workout. It led to 29 per cent more weight loss than traditional gym sessions. The findings suggest HIIT could be perfect for people too busy to stick to the recommended guidelines of exercising for at least one hour every day. Steven Ward, CEO of fitness industry body ukactive, said: “These figures show the positive impacts of interval training on reducing weight and, with Britain battling a grave obesity crisis, this research should be welcomed.” warning signs Seemingly normal aches and pains in your legs could be a sign of serious DVT BABY GLOOM Fertility watchdog crackdown on clinics 'enticing desperate women with financial incentives to give eggs away' SponsoredBREAKFAST CLUB This is the … [Read more...] about Short spurts of intense exercise better for weight loss and ‘burns MORE FAT’ than workout that takes double the time
Weight loss success story
Jonathan Clinthorne went from midnight chimichangas to “big-ass salads” and found a passion for running ultramarathons. He lost 100 pounds in the process and has kept it off for a decade. This is his story.The BasicsAge: 32Height: 5’10Heaviest weight: 251Current weight: 145-150Total weight loss: 100 poundsLives in: Denver, COIn college, Jonathan ate like a football player but wasn’t on the team.“I went to Michigan State, a Big 10 School, and lived your typical freshman college lifestyle, eating a lot of cafeteria food. In high school, I played varsity sports and was very active, but in college I lived with football players and ate like they did but didn’t work out like them. We ate chimichangas before bed and a lot of fried foods. About the only physical activity I got was a 15-minute walk to class and after that I would say, ‘I worked out today.’” Visiting a favorite campsite led Jonathan to his breaking point. For each day of … [Read more...] about This Man Ran His Way to a 100-Lb. Weight Loss Transformation. Now He’s an Ultramarathoner.
In November of 2017, Vance Hinds weighed 475 pounds. Today, he hovers around 278.He lost around 200 pounds in 14 months: a weight loss so dramatic, it’s usually reserved for TV. In this case, you can watch Hinds' weight-loss journey on YouTube, where it’s been viewed over 24 million times. His motivation for losing weight and posting about it? The Joe Rogan Experience. Specifically, podcast-regular and comedian, Bert Kreischer, who announced on Joe Rogan that he would run a 5K with only two and half weeks of training. “Of the four [regular hosts], Bert is the most relatable to me,” Hinds says. “He’s a partying frat boy from Florida. He’s a huge drinker. Huge partier. He lives life to the fullest.” A 1997 issue of Rolling Stone dubbed Bert Kreischer, then a 6th year FSU student, “The Nation’s Top Partier.” “If [Bert] can run a half marathon, I can get my fat ass … [Read more...] about Meet Vance Hinds, the Man Whose Incredible 200-Pound Weight Loss Transformation Went Viral
By Andrea Yu Special to the Star Fri., Jan. 18, 2019 Jenna Doak grew up in the fitness industry. Her uncle owned gyms in her hometown of Newmarket, where Doak held her first job folding towels and sweeping floors. When she turned 18, she became certified as a personal trainer and, despite being always being “a little bigger” than her friends and siblings, Doak was fixated on achieving a figure that fit her profession. “I was gung-ho crazy about being thin and having no body fat,” she says. “I was obsessed with what I was eating, how I was eating it, when I was eating it and writing everything down. I was taking crazy amounts of supplements and caffeine pills.” The fixation continued for seven years until Doak came across the concept of body positivity online. She remembers encountering the Instagram account of Body Positive Panda (@bodyposipanda), a former anorexic who helps followers embrace the beauty in bodies of all sizes. By … [Read more...] about Body positive fitness moves the focus from weight loss to wellness
Courtesy of Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez had been overweight since she was a kid (and no, this story is not about the famous J-Lo.) But it wasn’t until her early 30s that she realized things had gotten out of control. When she finally forced herself to step on the scale after avoiding it for a year, she was horrified to see that she’d reached an all-time high of 280 pounds.“I was unhappy, unhealthy, and severely lacking confidence,” says the now 36-year-old. Lopez had long loved the taste and convenience of greasy fast food like pizza and wings, often bingeing and then hiding the evidence from her husband. And her sedentary lifestyle meant that everyday activities often left her winded. Knowing it was time to start taking her health more seriously, Lopez vowed to clean up her diet and take control of her weight for good.Small changes yielded big results—at first Lopez’s healthy eating journey started with changes that were simple but powerful. … [Read more...] about “I Tried Meal Prep for Weight Loss and Dropped 85 Pounds”