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Exercise Can Actually Make You Gain Fat!
January 06, 2006
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January 6, 2006

Issue 0012

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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*What you can do for recovery after exercise to optimize the benefit you get from your workouts*

*Is Your Workplace a Hazard For Your Diet?*

*Cholesterol, Blood Pressure or Fitness--Which is More Important?*

*Body Transformation Expert Now on
Board with Home Bodies! Meet Rhonda.*

*"I used picking on food and snacking as an alternative to smoking...Finally I said, 'Enough is Enough!'"*

*Newsflash: Most Effective Cardio May Not Be What You Think!"*

*Don't Be One of Them!*

*Free Diet Guidelines*

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*What you can do for recovery after exercise to optimize the benefit you get from your workouts*
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With the New Year, many people are going to begin exercising or return to working out regularly. Some will step up their routines and push their body to the max. With all this new activity, it is important that you know how to help your body recover from workouts.

Rest and recovery deserve just as much consideration as your workouts if youíre serious about getting in shape, particularly when your program includes weight lifting and other types of resistance training. If you don't allow for proper recovery, working out may actually make you gain fat and lose muscle! Click here to learn what you need to know about recovering from your workouts.

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*Is Your Workplace a Hazard For Your Diet?*
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It can be easy to overeat at work. Your colleagues bring in treats every day because it's always someone's birthday or leaving party. There's a culture that people eat muffins or doughnuts every Friday or even every day. The staff restaurant is full of fried food or mayonnaise laden salads and the nearest place outside work serves nothing but fast food. Here are 8 tips to immunise yourself against unwanted workplace calories.

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*Cholestorol, Blood Pressure or Fitness--Which is More Important?*
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Got high cholesterol or high blood pressure? Would you like to lose a few pounds, improve your fitness level and reduce risks of heart attack? If the answers are "yes" I have some great news for you! A study reported in Circulation; Journal of the American Heart Association has come up with some remarkable conclusions...

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*Body Transformation Expert Now on
Board with Home Bodies! Meet Rhonda.*
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"I know firsthand the impact that being out of shape can have on a personís self-esteem," says Rhonda Grigas, Certified Personal Trainer. "I have a large body frame, and after gradually gaining weight throughout my 20s and having a child at the age of 30, I weighed over 200 pounds. I started going to the gym and was fortunate enough to find a personal trainer who helped me develop an effective and reasonable fitness program. Within one year, a combination of weight lifting, cardiovascular exercise and changes in my eating habits helped me lose 40 pounds. And the best part is that I have maintained this weight and fitness level for the last 10 years." Click here to learn why Rhonda quit her job after she lost the weight.

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*"I used picking on food and snacking as an alternative to smoking...Finally I said, 'Enough is Enough!'"*
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Janet Butera began her home workout program with Gina in August 2005. Since then she has trained with Gina three times per week, every single week. She wasnít always one to work out at home, though...

"In the past I belonged to Vincent Spa in Waltham They offered aerobics, weight lifting, and cardio machines, but they didnít have trainers available for one-on-one attention. I didnít mind going to the club because my work wasnít so demanding and I was single then. Now, things are different in my life. Click here to read about how one local woman kicked all of her vices!

Quick Tip:

Sit down on Sunday night and plan out when you will fit in your workouts for the following week. Even create a "makeup" day in case something comes up that causes you to miss a session. If you DO make all your sessions, reward yourself by resting or doing something fun on that day!

News Flash:

Most Effective Cardio May Not Be What You Think

The effectiveness of a cardio workout is largely dependent on the distance traveled and the intensity of the effort. Therefore, the longer you perform cardio and the harder you work, generally the better results you get.

I recommend finding the cardio activity or activities you enjoy the most, and performing them for the majority of your cardio exercise. Youíre much more likely to work harder and longer, and will also enjoy your exercise time more so that youíll be more likely to stick with it.

If you find yourself reaching a plateau, you may need to start mixing up your activity more. If not, keep it up and enjoy!

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*Don't Be One of Them!*
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The average American gains 1-5 pounds over the Holiday Season. Big deal, right? They will surely lose it over the next few months...or so you think.

The reality is that the average American gains 1-5 pounds every year, which can be directly traced back to the Holiday pounds. It appears that pounds put on over the Holidays never permanently go away for most people.

Home Bodies is offering three different habit-changer and accountibility programs at special New Years' pricing. Not only will you shed those Holiday pounds and then some, but you'll also form new habits that will continue to work for you year-round. Wouldn't it be nice to be at your goal weight and maintain it next Holiday Season?

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Hurry! These prices are available for the month of January only, and the slots are filling fast. I only have two slots left in my weekly schedule, Rhonda has just a handful of spots, and the other trainers have more availability, but spots are being taken fast. Click here to see the New Home Bodies Habit-Changer and Accountability Programs for 2006.

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Free Diet Guidelines
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If you would like to make some improvements to your diet this year, check out our Free Diet Guidelines. It gives you a good starting point to help you reach your goals. Gina is available for individual nutrition counseling and meal templates if you would like individualized assistance. Call 508-633-7749 or contact us to inquire. Click here for the Free Diet Guidelines

Happy New Year everyone!

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