Thoughtful Tuesday #18 – 5 Ways to Stop Stress

Thoughtful Tuesday #18 – 5 Ways to Stop Stress

Are you Stressed?
Well here is 5 tactics you can use IMMEDIATELY to combat the stresses being thrown at you.

1. Start saying NO
2. Embrace the stress
3. Look at the big picture
4. Breathe
5. Workout

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Powerful Anti-Obesity Video

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[Motivational Video] Where’s Your Heart At?

Where’s Your Heart At?

Starring Francis Atta and ADAMwontLOSE

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3 Misleading Health Myths

3 Misleading Health Myths

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Convenient or comforting health myths are easy to treat as fact. With obesity becoming a serious issue, it’s important to tell the difference when it comes to the common and popular weight loss methods. Let’s have a quick look at some of the more appealing myths, while also addressing the truth.

 

1. Myth: Training everyday gets you results

Logic: Consistency breeds results; however the body needs rest too. High intensity training is actually stressful to the body and releases cortisol (the ‘bad stress’ hormone). Diminishing cortisol levels comes through rest and recuperation.

Fact: Consistent training produces results, but it requires moderation and periods of recovery to avoid overstressing the body.

 

2. Myth: Fad diets are the sure way to lose weight fast

Logic: Fad diets can cause impressive short-term results, but many are not meant for long-term benefit or use. Most have dieters consuming less than 1000 calories per day—enough to cause health complications if done over long periods of time. When you stop following the diet—which you inevitably will—your body will overcompensate and start hoarding calories and fat to recover from what it interprets as a recent famine. This will result in excess weight /gain/, and the infamous yo-yo dieting.

Fact: Fad diets, if they work at all, only have short term benefits that can actually cause weight gain in the long term.

 

3.Myth: You can sweat it away no matter what you eat.

Logic: It is true that you can lose calories by exercise. However, depending completely on exercises for losing weight is like saying, “I’ll drive my car slow today so I won’t have to put gas”. It just doesn’t work like that.

While exercise can overcome an unhealthy diet, the amount of effort required is either out of reach for most people or enough to impair the ability to further reduce weight rather than maintain current levels. A balanced diet is important for achieving weight-loss success.

Fact: You cannot out train a bad eating diet.

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How to be GREAT

Thoughtful Tuesday #16: HOW TO BE GREAT

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iWontLose Awards #4 – Jayson Prince

-iWontLose Awards-

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This week we select Jayson Prince a Youth Leader/Basketball Coach with the iWontLose Awards. JP has devoted time, effort, and personal funds in working with youths using basketball as a catalyst to implement positive change. He is is extremely passionate with working with youths and has demonstrated his commitment in providing support and mentor-ship to youths in so called ‘high risked neighborhoods’.

I want you all to help me give some well deserved recognition to Jayson Prince.

Want to be an iWontLose Award Recipient? Contact us with your story. We look forward to featuring you.

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It’s never too late to…

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Check out the Thoughtful Tuesday Video where I discuss about it’s “never too late”.

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iWontLose Comic #3: Big guys don’t intimidate me

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Don’t be intimidated by big guys.

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15 Powerful Fitness Tips

15 Powerful Fitness Tips 

Check out these 15 powerful fitness tips that you should know about if you’re looking for body transformation success.

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15 Powerful Fitness Tips 

Check out these 15 powerful fitness tips that you should know about if you’re looking for body transformation success.

 

1. Mindset: Treat exercise as a pleasure and not a chore.  Rather than obsessing about what you’re eating or the exertions of a workout, focus on the results you’re working towards and how good it feels to be taking steps towards it.

 

2. Consistency: Make it your goal to do some form of exercise 6 days a week. Even if the activities themselves aren’t the same each time, consistently engaging in some form of workout is key. Schedules are a good way to stay on-track.

 

3. Connect: Being part of a team helps motivate you and be encouraged. By joining a group, or even just talking about your fitness journey with friends, you not only add accountability but you’ll feel more confident too.

 

4. Avoid Boredom:  Explore new activities and new challenges as your body becomes more fit so you stay interested.

 

5. Nutrition: Eat the right food and 3 square meals a day.  Your nutrition needs to be well-balanced.  Remember excess calories, even if they’re from food that’s fat free and high in protein will turn into excess weight.  No matter what the latest fad diet says, extra calories equal extra weight.

 

6. Avoid Diets:  Stick with eating plans you can maintain indefinitely.  Remember that this is about a lifestyle, not a quick fix. Having said that, it’s fine to look at different types of diets if you want to find ideas or foods to incorporate into your own plan.

 

7. Avoid Toxins: Limit alcohol to special occasions and try to minimize caffeine. A coffee in the morning is fine, but avoid other sources.

 

8. Hydrate: Take a water bottle with you at all times to drink from.  Water should always be your drink of choice.  You don’t need to drink more than your daily level, but most people don’t even get close. If you don’t like the bland taste, try adding lemon, lime, mint, cucumber, or a few berries to liven up the flavour of water without adding significant calories.

 

9. Journal: Keep a daily log of what you’re actually eating.  Or try a phone app like “pumpup app”.  Record everything.  This isn’t to encourage calorie-counting, but it will help you get a better grasp of the overall state of your eating habits.

 

10. Supplement if Needed: Sometimes it’s hard to get the needed vitamins and minerals from regular foods. If you need it, don’t be afraid to take supplements.

 

11. Intensity: The body responds the most when its limits are reached. Find your limits and work with an intensity that encourages the body to grow past them.

 

12. Recovery: Take a break!  It’s fine to go a day without workouts or even an occasional treat, but avoid going overboard. “Once a week” is a good rule of thumb to follow.

 

13. Stay in your lane: Don’t compare your body to others.  Everyone is built differently and responds to workout and dietary changes at a different rate.  Instead, work to be your personal best – everyday!

 

14. Stay on Track: Don’t get tunnel vision towards weight loss.  Embrace total fitness and don’t judge yourself solely by a number on the scale.

 

15. Sleep: Get your shut-eye!  Rest is integral to performance, and working out also means you’ll fall asleep faster and sleep sounder.

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[VIDEO] 5 Thoughts You need to Remove from your head – RIGHT NOW!

5 Thoughts You need to Remove from your head – RIGHT NOW!

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