Archive for March 23, 2011

Quick Fact: Calories

Know your calorie intake and outputDid you know 3,500 calories equals 1 pound? If you want to lose weight then start keeping track of your calories. Your calories out should be more than your calories in. Burn more than you eat.

For example: If I consume 2,000 calories in a day and then burn 2,500 that same day, I have created a deficit of 500 calories.

7 days at a 500 calorie deficit a day = 3,500 calorie deficit in a week.

That 3,500 calories = 1 pound.

You can calculate your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) in order to get an estimate of the average calories you burn in a day.

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What Is BMR?

What is Basal Metabolic Rate or BMR? BMR is the number of calories you would burn if you just laid in bed all day. Why is this important to know? If you know how many calories you burn just living, you will be able to calculate how many calories you need per day in order to maintain or adjust your body weight.

It is worthless to embark on a weight loss, gain, or maintenance plan without knowing your daily calorie needs. Read more

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Bowl of Fruit, Bowl of Candy?

Choose fruit for healthy snacksBoth will have your kids running to the table for seconds and thirds. Only one will promote healthy growth, activity, and energy. Here is a quick and easy idea to keep your kids on the right track. Go to the store and grab a few apples, grapes, oranges, bananas, strawberries, and a watermelon. Cut them up in little pieces, toss them in a bowl, and put them out on the coffee table while the family is hanging out. Watch how popular that bowl becomes with mom, dad, and kids. Doing this will not only cut your families caloric intake down for the day, it’ll also provide your family with energy throughout the day, and teach your kids the importance of snacking healthy.

 

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12 Year Old Has Tummy Tuck, Lipo, Lap Band Surgery In Mexico!

MeMe Roth makes some valid points. We want to hear from you. If a child is morbidly obese, is it considered child abuse?

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Fat, Lazy, Full Of Excuses!

The ultimate goal in wellness is living a longer healthier life. There are generally 3 reasons people engage in fitness: (1) To prevent and/or manage diseases, (2) For sport or job performance, and (3) For cosmetic purposes. Although each have different motives, they all lead to a common theme which is a longer, healthier life. For each of the 3 reasons stated, fat and lazy people will find a plethora of reasons (excuses wrapped in a bow) why they can’t engage in fitness activities. The following are excuses debunked.

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Welcome To HealthyFitFamilies.Com

WelcomeHealthyFitFamilies.com was launched with the goal of starting a conversation with families on how to be more healthy, fit, and collective. This journey began with our observation of today’s family. An observation that found today’s family spending more time in front of the television snacking, than they do engaging in activities in health and wellness together. By visiting this site daily, you will learn tips on how to cook healthy meals, prepare healthy snacks, and engage your family in fun, healthy activities. Currently there are very few sites dedicated to providing today’s family with resources that not only make the family more healthy and fit but also more cohesive. Our aim is to exchange information and be a daily source for families who want to become HealthyFitFamilies.

Demitrius Snaer is first and foremost a father and husband who partners with his wife Melissa to lead their family to a healthy, fit, and prosperous life. Demitrius and Melissa believe it is their job to make sure the family makes “healthy choices“. It is not uncommon to see them riding bikes or jogging around the neighborhood with their young daughters. Demitrius has been passing fitness knowledge to others through personal training and coaching since 1993. As an athlete, Demitrius is an All-American, state and national champion sprinter and recently won the Master’s National Championship in the 100 and 200 meters. He has trained high school, college, and professional athletes and has amassed local and national recognition for his abilities. Demitrius is often asked to fitness speaking engagements and has been a clinician throughout California and Nevada.

Demitrius is a certified personal trainer and holds a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from Fresno Pacific University. Demitrius is also a Level 1 Certified Track and Field coach and has been named Coach of the year by 3 different governing organizations. Demitrius teaches Health, Physical Education, and Mental Training at a local college.

Dale Hancock is also a loving husband and father. Together he and his wife Renae have decided that their family will live a life of “Health and Fitness.” Dale has spent the last 10 years expanding his knowledge and devoting himself to fitness, wellness, and overall health. Dale is a former United States Marine. Dale treasures the time he spent serving this great nation. He has a passion for serving and therefore will continue to do so by now enlisting in the “War Against Obesity.”

Dale holds a Bachelors Degree in Sports & Health Science with a concentration in Athletic Performance. He also holds a Masters Degree in Sports Management with a concentration in Coaching Theory. He is a USA Track & Field Level 1 Coach and a Certified Personal Trainer. Dale currently teaches in the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation department for a local college. One of his top goals is to “spread the love.” He wants to ensure that you and your family have the resources and understand the importance of being healthy and fit!

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