Pilates Style Lessons

I’m behind in reading my magazines. I just read Pilates Style January/Febuary 2010, but it listed what they thought were some of the best, new (now semi-new) health research for the year. And I figured I’d share:

1) Interval Training is more effective than long periods of aerobic exercise.

I for one am not going to stop running long distances. It’s too good for my mind, but this is why our new Interval Cardio class is so important. Intervals are all the range right now for increase calorie burn and heart health.

2) Low Fat Diets Aren’t Good

Research is showing that low fat diets are less healthy than moderate fat diets. Experts even claimed that opting for carbs over saturated fats might increase your risk of heart disease.

3) Cholesterol May Not Matter

I actually read about this research study while on the vegan diet and became very discouraged, but it turns out half the people with elevated cholesterol have normal hearts and half the people with heart disease have normal cholesterol. Our good cholesterol and bad cholesterol may not matter as much as the type of bad cholesterol we have. Turns […]

Pilates Style Lessons2014-08-04T18:02:42-04:00

Ignore Them

In the new year, every time I go grocery shopping (or any kind of shopping for that matter) I’m bombarded with magazine headlines about dropping 10 pounds in two weeks, losing holiday weight in an instant, and what it is every editor thinks women need to do in order to be perfect.

Teenage girl with cell phone

It drives me bonkers. Those articles are there because they sell, but I think we all need to ignore them. It’s sad really because nothing inside the glossy pages is going to be true or helpful. Sometimes we need to lose weight to be healthier, but fad diets and dropping weight fast is never the way to do it.

In 2010 empower yourself not to buy into all the hype about how to drop pounds unrealistically fast. If it sounds unrealistic, it probably is. Instead, take life one day at a time. Try to eat healthy. Try to exercise. Don’t feel bad when you’re not as skinny as the model on the cover of a magazine. It’s not real; it’s airbrushed. Instead of reading through a magazine that will make you […]

Ignore Them2017-09-12T19:35:29-04:00