May 14, 2010
The dreaded swimsuit season is upon us. It’s the time to see just how much our bodies have changed over the course of a long winter and it can be an eye opening experience. One where you just want to close your eyes and hope it goes away. The fitness industry knows how traumatic this can be for you and every year there are books, diets, videos, and magazines dispensing advice on how to get in shape for summer. Unfortunately, most of them are quick fix starvation diets and equipment intensive workouts that are just too difficult to follow. Inevitably, the weight comes back (with a few extra pounds added) because these quick fix programs lower your metabolic set point, making your body more prone to storing body fat. And that’s the last thing you want to do! So what’s the answer? Well, it’s really quite simple and I can answer that with one word; MOVEMENT!