Gastric Bypass Recipes

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Diet, Health | Posted on 19-09-2012-05-2008

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For anyone who has undergone the gastric bypass operation you are well aware of the challenges that can come with such a limited food intake.  You know more than anyone how difficult it can be to make sure to eat properly proportioned and prepared meals so that you not only get all the nutrients you need but you can avoid a lot of the fats, carbs, and sugars that you don’t need, and that can actually make you sick.  That’s why it’s so important to find good gastric bypass recipes, and the good news is that there are many places to look. 

Of course, for several weeks after the procedure you will be greatly limited on the types of foods you can eat, at first you won’t be able to eat solid foods at all just Jell-O and protein shakes, then you will move up to pureed foods and finally, you will be able to eat most types of food.  After the surgery, don’t be surprised if the foods you used to enjoy no longer satisfy you.  Some people have reported that after the surgery they no longer liked to eat certain foods, such as meat.  This may or may not happen to you, you will be spending some time relearning what you like, and what agrees with you, and what you don’t like or what doesn’t agree with you. 

One thing you will need to do is to avoid eating too much processed foods that are high in carbohydrates and sugars.  You will want to have a diet that is made up more of healthy, low or non-processed whole foods. These are more nutrient rich anyway and are better for everyone, not just those that have had the surgery.  If you eat too much highly processed carbs and sugar you will very likely get quite sick.  You will experience nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea. 

Since there is a very real danger that you can get a ‘clog’ in your stomach, you have to make sure to thoroughly chew all of your food. For this reason you may want to avoid foods that have a very tough texture such as some cuts of meat.  Raw vegetables might also prove troublesome to some people and you may want to use mostly cooked vegetables such as cooked carrots.

There are very real, and important, things you need to consider post-surgery when it comes to preparing the best meals for your body and your overall health. If you are interested in finding gastric bypass recipes there are many places you can look but one of the first places you should check out is right at your doctor’s office.  They will most likely be able to provide you with some recipes to get you started, other than that you can find recipes online, or at your local library or bookstore.   With the increasing numbers of people who are having the surgery done, finding tasty recipes is just going to get easier and easier.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and we’ll get back to you. Thanks for reading.

–Nigel

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Magical Weight Loss Foods

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Diet, Fitness | Posted on 10-09-2012-05-2008

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When all is said and done there is still only one way to lose weight. You have to burn off more calories than you take in. Exercise is an important part of that equation, but we are going to take a look at some foods that can help you achieve your weight loss goals.

As a general rule weight loss foods are those that make you feel fuller without adding all kinds of empty calories. Adding these foods to your diet on a regular basis will help you to lose weight faster. Here are some of the top contenders.

Beans are at the top of list for several reasons. They come in many varieties, meaning they’re versatile and you don’t have to get bored eating them every day. They are low in fat, but very satisfying. They are packed with protein. And they contain plenty of fiber, which not only adds to how full you feel, but also reduces your risk for several diseases. The only thing you have to watch out for are re fried beans that have extra fat added, and canned beans that are too high in sodium. But you’ll be doing yourself a tasty favor by eating any variety of dried beans.

Whole grains. There’s one change you can make in your diet that’s very easy: stop eating refined grains. The “refining” process gets rid of most of the good stuff, making them so void of nutrition that they actually have to re-add nutrients to make the process complete. All of that so our bread and rice can be pure white. To be blunt, it’s ridiculous. Start eating whole grains to get the full nutrition nature put there in the first place.

Olive oil (or any other oil high in monounsaturated fat). Surprised? Yes, it still has many calories as any other kind of fat (9 calories per gram) but fat adds to the feeling of fullness. It also adds a nice flavor to many different foods. Besides olive oil is one of the healthiest fats that you can. So, while it may seem to be a lot of calories up front, the amount of calories you eat later will actually go down because it’s so satisfying.

Oatmeal is another one of the best weight loss foods out there. A few years ago it got some good press for being able to reduce cholesterol. It’s true, it is. But did you know that it has about the same amount of soluble and insoluble fiber? Again, it makes you feel fuller and is good for your overall health. Plus, it’s low in calories. Most people think of oatmeal as a breakfast food, but it has a flavor that works well with many different foods. Therefore, it can be incorporated into any number of dishes throughout the day.

There are many more weight loss foods, no question about it. But the four mentioned above will give you a great start on losing weight. Keep trying to reduce the bad foods, and increase the good ones and your waistline and health will be the better for it.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and we’ll get back to you. Thanks for reading.

–Nigel

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Gastric Bypass Problems

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Fitness, Health | Posted on 08-09-2012-05-2008

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Any type of surgical procedure comes with risks, some have higher risks than others.  When it comes to gastric bypass problems the risks aren’t only associated with the surgery but with the lifestyle after the surgery as well. In order for you to have a successful outcome it’s very important that you fully understand, and follow, your doctors post op advice when it comes to the type and amount of food you can eat.

For most people the potential health benefits far outweigh the risks.  Everyone knows that to be overweight is to invite a myriad of health issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease.  For people who are hundreds of pounds overweight the sheer act of moving at all can be close to impossible which will make weight loss next to impossible without some medical intervention.

Here is a list of some of the most common surgery complications:

1. Death

2. Anaesthetic complications

3. Infection

4.  Leaks where the incisions are located.

5.  Bleeding post-surgery.

6.  Blood clots.

7.  Kidney failure.

Because many of these risk factors are exacerbated by having too much fat on your body, your doctor may require you to lose weight prior to the procedure.  It’s important that you understand that this type of surgery isn’t an easy way out.  You will need to be strict with yourself both before and after the surgery.  You will set yourself up for failure if you go into this with the idea that this is some sort of quick fix, or easy solution.  You will still need to watch what you eat and get plenty of exercise, just like everyone needs to do if they want to lose weight.

Another thing that you should consider is that due to the bypassing of part of your stomach and small intestine, your body will have more difficulty absorbing nutrients.  For this reason you will need to take a vitamin supplement.  Most often your doctor will recommend iron, calcium, protein, and B-12 to name a few. These are the vitamins and minerals that won’t be as readily absorbed by your body after your surgery.

Another common side effect of the surgery is depression.  Up to 23% of the people who undergo the surgery report feelings of depression post-surgery.  This is commonly thought to occur because many people blame all the problems in their life on the fact that they are overweight and they subconsciously expect their life to be wonderful after the surgery.  When they realize that they have many of the same problems after the surgery as they did before the surgery they can get depressed.  That’s why it’s so important for anyone contemplating the surgery to make sure they have realistic expectations about what the surgery can, and cannot, do for their lives.

For many people who are morbidly obese, a gastric bypass can literally mean the difference between life and death.  Even so, it isn’t something that should be entered into lightly.  Much thought and care needs to go into your decision to undergo this procedure.  It’s also important that you carefully consider all the possible gastric bypass problems both during and after the surgery that you may encounter so that you can be prepared for them when, and if, they occur.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and we’ll get back to you. Thanks for reading.

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Cost Of Gastric Bypass Surgery

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Health | Posted on 05-09-2012-05-2008

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Many people are finding themselves in a ‘catch 22’ situation these days: they desperately need to have gastric bypass surgery, but they can’t get it since they either don’t have insurance, or the insurance that they have doesn’t cover the cost.  There are real benefits to the surgery and for those people who are suffering from severe obesity related health issues, the need is even more urgent.  This article will show you what the cost of gastric bypass surgery is which may make it easier for you to decide on the best course of action for you and your health.

Unfortunately, insurance companies seem to be run primarily by short sighted bean counters, people who only look at the bottom line and won’t consider any procedure that will cost money.  When it comes to gastric bypass surgery, this short sighted approach is actually costing the insurance companies more money.  Why? Because they will be paying to treat diabetes, heart disease, stroke and many other obesity related illnesses for many years.  By approving just one gastric bypass procedure they could be dramatically reducing the number of claims they get for the other obesity related illnesses.

One word of caution: don’t automatically assume that your insurance company won’t cover the surgery particularly if you are morbidly obese and have been for many years.  Many companies will also do a complete physical, and emotional, workup before making a decision on whether or not to allow the procedure. More and more insurance companies are coming to understand the benefits of allowing this type of surgery, make sure you check with your company.

The cost of the surgery can range from between $15,000 and $25,000.  Some clinics who perform the procedure will allow the patient to set up a payment plan, again, it’s important that you don’t assume anything and instead ask the question. 

Some people are also having success by going to other countries, such as Mexico, to have the procedure done.  In some cases well qualified doctors can perform the surgery much cheaper in other countries due to the fact that they don’t have to pay the ridiculously high mal practice insurance premiums that they need in the U.S. to protect themselves against frivolous lawsuits.

If you opt to have your surgery done somewhere else it’s very important that you carefully research to find a highly qualified doctor and clinic to perform the procedure.  While it’s possible to save some money, you want to make sure you aren’t sacrificing quality or safety. 

The bottom line is this: the cost of gastric bypass surgery can be high, but if you are morbidly obese and are suffering from a multitude of other health issues, you should try to do everything possible to get your weight to a more normal level.  Make sure you ask questions and don’t just assume that you can’t afford the procedure, you may be surprised at some of the help that is available.  Your employer may even be able to provide some help with this issue.  Just don’t give up, keep working on ways to improve your health.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and we’ll get back to you. Thanks for reading.

–Nigel

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Are You Serious About Weight Loss

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Fitness, Health | Posted on 28-08-2012-05-2008

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In today’s stressed-out society, it can be difficult to even think about investing the time to eat properly and exercise. You may be struggling with obesity, but also struggling with finding the time to care for yourself properly. As your blood pressure and cholesterol increase, your doctor may recommend weight loss. However, time constraints can lead you to wonder how you’ll ever find the time to improve your health.

If you’re short on time, but need to lose weight, use these time saving weight loss tips to help you on your way. The pounds will begin to drop off, and your self-esteem will increase.

Drink Water: 

Drinking water can be a great way to improve your health. Hydration helps the body to process and shed extra fat and toxins. Flushing the fat out of your body on a regular basis will lead to weight loss. Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day for optimal health. If you struggle with the lack of flavor, try adding a lemon or lime wedge, or one of the new sugar free drink mixes.

Build Exercise Into Your Day: 

Take small steps to increase your activity throughout your day. Park your car further from your office. Walk between buildings instead of calling your coworkers. Take a walk on your lunch break. Use the stairs instead of the elevator. Meet your friends for a morning jog. Every little bit helps towards your weight loss goals.

Swap Out High Fat Foods for Lower Fat Options:

This can be a relatively painless way to decrease your calorie count. Swap out your rich ranch dressing for a fat free or low calorie salad dressing. Skip the cheese. Switch to 2% or fat free dairy products.

Avoid Liquid Calories:

Sodas, juices, specialty coffee drinks, and alcoholic beverages can all pack a high calorie punch. Liquid calories don’t fill you up the same way food does, so it can be easy to overdo it if you aren’t careful. Skip the high calorie liquids, and stick with water.

** As a little sidenote on this particular tip, reducing your intake of these liquids, will also help you save money. Now how cool is that.

Try incorporating a few of these tips into your day to see how easy it can be to make healthy choices. Weight loss is a gradual process, and every small step you take towards your goal helps. Even with time constraints, you can make small daily changes to help move you towards your goal weight. You’ll be wearing a smaller size before you know it!

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and we’ll get back to you. Thanks for reading.

–Nigel

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Discover The Truth About Gastric Bypass Statistics

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Health | Posted on 16-08-2012-05-2008

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For many morbidly obese people who are facing serious health issues related to their obesity, gastric bypass may be the answer to losing weight and getting healthy.  It’s not a quick fix or a ‘lazy persons’ way out, it’s a procedure that can help someone lose a lot of weight more quickly than they could with traditional diet and exercise alone.  This quick weight loss is the key since the sooner the weight comes off the more quickly a person’s health can improve.  While everyone is different and results will be different from one person to the next, here are some gastric bypass statistics that you can consider.

The basic concept behind the surgery is pretty simple: close off a portion of the stomach so a person can’t eat as much food all at once.  Eating less food, and taking in fewer calories, will make it possible for someone to lose weight at a significant pace.  Since this method emphasizes proper nutrition and lifestyle changes the rapid weight loss doesn’t have the unhealthy aspects that many other rapid forms of weight loss have.

The most important thing to think about is how would you define whether or not the procedure was a success?  Would you define it based on a certain amount of weight you lost or would you define it based on whether or not you kept that weight off?  Some will define the success or failure of the procedure based solely on achieving, and maintaining, a normal Body Mass Index for over five years after the procedure.  Knowing what your expectation are and making sure they are realistic is a very important step for you to take prior to making a final decision on whether or not you are going to undergo the procedure.

For those people who are classified as morbidly obese, having a Body Mass Index of between 30% and 49%, the success rate has been shown to be as high at 93%. 

A new category, Super Obese, has been coined and that indicates anyone with a Body Mass Index of above 50%, for those people the success rate actually goes down somewhat to about 57%.  (Though it should be noted that for many this simply means that they didn’t get or maintain a normal Body Mass Index for five years or more.  That doesn’t mean that they didn’t make dramatic improvements to their overall health).

Many studies have shown that patients who undergo the procedure, and make the required lifestyle changes, will reduce their other obesity related health issues such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure. 

With the very real, and life threatening, health issues associated with being obese, it’s imperative that anyone who is overweight take significant steps to lose weight and improve their mobility.  Eating less and moving more can have a huge impact on your health, your appearance, and your overall sense of wellbeing.  For some people, surgery will provide them with the best chance of a positive result. While the actual results can vary dramatically from one person to another, the actual gastric bypass statistics tend to show that for many people who are seriously overweight, this surgery can help them achieve the normal Body Mass Index that is at the heart of having a healthy body.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and we’ll get back to you. Thanks for reading.

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4 Benefits Of Losing Weight

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Diet, Fitness | Posted on 12-08-2012-05-2008

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There are many benefits to losing weight. If you have been considering this idea, or your doctor has mentioned losing weight to you, you know it will be a lot of hard work. However, the benefits of losing weight are definitely worth the effort.

As you consider your decision to lose weight, take a look at the list of benefits below.

1. A Positive Body Image: Many overweight people struggle with their body image on a daily basis. If you are unhappy with your figure, and want to end those negative mirror sessions, losing weight may be a good option for you. Imagine feeling positive each and every time you see a photo of yourself! That’s definite motivation to lose the weight and keep it off.

2. Increased Self Confidence: If you struggle with self-confidence issues due to your appearance, weight loss can be a good way to come to terms with your body. As you become strong and healthy, you’ll become confident in your abilities and strength. This is a great feeling!

3. Increased Health and Strength: As you lose weight, your body will become stronger. Exercise and weight training will help your body grow stronger – you may be able to do activities you never had the strength or stamina to before. You’ll breathe easier, and be able to run and walk for longer periods of time without discomfort. You’ll be able to play actively with your children or grandchildren without having to take breaks to catch your breath. Losing weight can truly be a life altering experience!

4. Decreased Health Problems: Many health issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, and diabetes are all triggered or irritated by obesity. This means that if you experience or have a family history of any of these diseases, losing weight can help you to feel better. Diet and exercise can improve your health be decreasing your risk of heart disease, as well. By altering your fitness habits and your eating habits, you just may be lengthening your life!

The benefits of weight loss definitely outweigh the risks. After all, what do you have to lose? Sleepless nights, lack of energy, shortness of breath, fatigue – you’ll be able to kick all these symptoms to the curb by investing time and energy into your fitness regime. Take the time to develop a healthy diet and exercise program today – your body will thank you for years to come.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and we’ll get back to you. Thanks for reading.

–Nigel

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Dying To Lose Weight Why Kill Yourself

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Diet, Fitness | Posted on 07-08-2012-05-2008

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There are many diet books and plans on the market today, each claiming to be the best way to lose weight. If you believe the hype, you can eat only carbs and lose weight, eat no carbs and lose weight, eat only cabbage and lose weight…. the list goes on and on. These plans would not be popular if people didn’t follow them, but it is important to be reasonable, as well.

When choosing a diet plan, avoid fad diets. These plans come and go each season, and some can even be harmful to your health. Take the time to consult your doctor, and design a weight loss plan that works for you. Your plan should allow you to lower your calorie count, while consuming foods from all major food groups.

Follow these guidelines to avoid dangerous diet plans:

Avoid Massive Calorie Cuts – Some diets drastically restrict the amount of calories you take in per day. These diets can lead to malnutrition, so avoid them at all costs. Instead, consult your doctor for a target calorie count per day. He or she can take your height, weight, age, and medical conditions into account to design a diet plan that is safe and effective.

Avoid Cutting out Food Groups – Just say no to diets that cut out entire food groups. Your body is designed to function at an optimal level by eating a variety of foods. Cutting out an entire group can cause severe health issues, such as malnutrition or organ failure. Choose a diet that balances grains, protein, dairy, and fruit and vegetables. Your body needs these nutrients to function.

Avoid Crash Diets or Pills – If your diet comes in a box, it’s probably not the healthiest option. Most diet pills and supplements are not regulated by the FDA, so use them with extreme caution. Avoid stimulant medications and crash “cabbage –soup” types of diets. You may lose weight quickly, but it will come back as soon as you’re off the diet or supplement.

Use these guidelines to develop a diet plan that’s right for you. Avoid unhealthy calorie restrictions, cutting out entire food groups, or diet pills. Take the time to consult a medical professional and tailor a diet to meet your caloric needs. You’ll be able to lose weight, and keep it off effectively, if you use a combination of diet and exercise to do so.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and we’ll get back to you. Thanks for reading.

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Being Obese And The Health Problems It Can Cause

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Health | Posted on 06-08-2012-05-2008

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Being obese and the health problems it can cause have probably already been flagged by your doctor.  Carrying too many excess pounds puts a severe burden on your body which can result in painful limbs and joints. It also puts pressure on your internal organs preventing them from working efficiently. Your heart has to work harder to pump oxygen around your body and this can lead to heart disease. Your lungs struggle to cope and this can lead to breathing difficulties.

Your liver and your kidneys are the two most important organs in your body for dealing with toxins.  These organs get rid of the poisons we all consume on a daily basis. But if they are not working at optimum levels these poisons can build up in our systems causing anything from dark patches under our eyes and elsewhere on our skin to cancer and other serious illnesses.    Most obese people do not drink sufficient water which can lead their systems to dehydrate imposing yet more pressure on the liver and kidneys and eventually they will begin to fail. The fact that these internal organs are not working at optimum levels could be one reason why you struggle to lose weight.  A detox diet to kick start them into working better often works very well so long as you are sensible, follow your doctors advice and don’t use it as a long term weight loss plan.

Other health issues being overweight can cause is fertility problems and hormone conditions such as thyroid issues. If you are trying for a baby and either you or your partner are overweight, this could be the cause of your failure to conceive.

If you are overweight, you should have a full medical check-up to ensure that a medical condition is not the cause of the condition.  Yes carrying too much weight can lead to medical problems but being ill can lead to the obesity issue in the first place. Only a full medical check-up will rule this out.

Diabetes is another huge problem for overweight people and the sad fact is that it is largely preventable but once you have it, it cannot be cured only controlled. It is very important that your diabetes is managed correctly if you do have it. Never ignore any symptoms of this condition as it can cause all sorts of problems if it goes untreated.

The good news is that you can reduce your chances of getting any of the above illnesses by losing weight. Every pound you lose will reduce your risk so it is worth trying everything to get your body mass index down to below 25. You need to address your entire lifestyle not just your diet or your exercise program. You need to first adopt some patience.

It took a while to become this overweight so you are not going to wake up toned and slim one morning without first putting in a lot of hard work and effort.  But the good news is the being obese and the health problems that go with it do not have to be your destiny. You have complete control over this issue and there are plenty of people who will help you overcome it if you let them.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and we’ll get back to you. Thanks for reading.

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101 Reasons Why You Might Be Training

Posted by Nigel Jeal | Posted in Articles, Health | Posted on 14-07-2012-05-2008

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It’s always interesting to find out why everyone is getting in shape and improving their fitness.  So, I thought I would go the extra mile and ask our community a question.

This was that question!

You Might Be Training If…

The response was fantastic! So good, that it’s helped me write this article for you.

As you read through them you’ll discover that there is a good mix of health reasons, psychological reasons and some fun reasons.

1. I’m training because I want to lose weight.

2. I’m training to improve my physical appearance.

3. I’m training to try and reduce my risk of developing diabetes.

4. I’m training to improve my self-esteem.

5. I’m training because it helps me maintain an independent lifestyle.

6. I’m training to increase my level of muscle strength.

7. I’m training because it gives me more energy to meet the demands of daily life, and provide me with a reserve to meet the demands of unexpected emergencies.

8. I’m training to improve the likelihood of surviving from a heart attack.

9. I’m training to burn unwanted fat from my body.

10. I’m training to improve the functioning of my immune system.

11. I’m training to reduce medical and health care expenses.

12. I’m training to help to maintain weight loss – unlike dieting.

13. I’m training to reduce my risk of having a stroke.

14. I’m training to improve my athletic performance.

15. I’m training to improve my body and confidence.

16. I’m training to help me manage stress more effectively.

17. I’m training to try and attract a new partner.

18. I’m training to help boost my creativity.

19. I’m training to protect myself against “creeping obesity.”

20. I’m training to reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure.

21. I’m training to help combat substance abuse.

22. I’m training to improve my decision making abilities.

23. I’m training to enhance sexual desire, performance and satisfaction.

24. I’m training to help burn excess calories.

25. I’m training because to helps me to relax.

26. I’m training to help improve my posture.

27. I’m training to maintain or improve my joint flexibility.

28. I’m training to reduce workdays missed due to illness.

29. I’m training to help me sleep easier and better.

30. I’m training to improve my body’s ability to use fat for energy.

31. I’m training to help to increase my overall health awareness.

32. I’m training to try and get my ex back.

33. I’m training to reduce my risk of getting heart disease.

34. I’m training to help alleviate depression.

35. I’m training to improve my mental alertness.

36. I’m training because I’m a fitness freak.

37. I’m training because it can help relieve the pain of tension headaches.

38. I’m training to increase my productivity at work.

39. I’m training to reduce my anxiety level.

40. I’m training to improve my ability to recover from physical exertion.

41. I’m training to reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer.

42. I’m training to reduce the likelihood of developing low back problems.

43. I’m training to improve my mood.

44. I’m training to help provide protection against injury.

45. I’m training to reduce the level of abdominal obesity – a significant health risk factor.

46. I’m training to assist in my efforts to stop smoking.

47. I’m training to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.

48. I’m training to help me maintain proper muscle balance.

49. I’m training as it may be protective against the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

50. I’m training to help to decrease my appetite.

51. I’m training to increase my level of muscular endurance.

52. I’m training improve my balance and coordination.

53. I’m training to help reduce and prevent the immediate symptoms of menopause.

54. I’m training to increase the density and breaking strength of my bones.

55. I’m training to reduce vulnerability to various abnormal heart rhythms.

56. I’m training to help to preserve lean body tissue.

57. I’m training to improve mental cognition.

58. I’m training to improve pain tolerance and mood because I suffer from osteoarthritis.

59. I’m training to try and help improve my short-term memory.

60. I’m training to increase my anaerobic threshold allowing me to work or exercise longer at a higher level, before significant amount of lactic acid builds up.

61. I’m training reduce the risk of developing colon cancer.

62. I’m training to improve my heart circulation.

63. I’m training to try and improve my stamina.

64. I’m training to give me the energy to get me through my busy day.

65. I’m training to get back into my old clothes.

66. I’m training simply to stay fit and healthy.

67. I’m training to so I can watch my kids and grandkids grow up.

68. I’m training to keep myself motivated.

69. I’m training as it helps to keep me focused.

70. I’m training to run a marathon.

71. I’m training to enter fitness competitions.

72. I’m training as my goal is to be a cover model.

73. I’m training to lengthen my lifespan.

74. I’m training to lower my blood pressure.

75. I’m training to improve my golf.

76. I’m training to get six pack abs.

77. I’m training to improve my metabolism.

78. I’m training to look good for my holidays.

79. I’m training to try and get fit enough to join a sports team.

80. I’m training so I can use the stairs instead of the elevator.

81. I’m training to get my life back on track.

82. I’m training so I can take the dog for a walk instead of the other way round.

83. I’m training to get back in shape after the birth of my beautiful baby.

84. I’m training to lose weight and boost my chances of getting a new job.

85. I’m training to try and improve my concentration and attention span.

86. I’m training so I can play active games with my children.

87. I’m training to try and get a role in a film.

88. I’m training so I can make gardening easier.

89. I’m training so I can learn rock climbing.

90. I’m training to lose weight for my wedding.

91. I’m training for ME!

92. I’m training because I’m sick and want to improve my health.

93. I’m training to commit to exercise; I’m done with being a quitter!

94. I’m training to transform my body so I look like a gladiator.

95. I’m training to lower my cholesterol.

96. I’m training to make this year my best ever!

97. I’m training to try and strengthen my heart and lungs.

98. I’m training to become a higher performer at work.

99. I’m training to try and improve my arthritis.

100. I’m training because I want too.

101. I’m training to improve my overall quality of life!

This list should open your eyes as to why you should be training and getting your body back in shape.  By now, your mind will be full of reasons to get into your exercise gear and start your training program.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re stuck in meetings all day or sat at a desk all day, you can’t say you have no time to exercise.  Get up earlier and do your training before you go to work.  You really have no more excuses.

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