More than a third of the adult population does not get enough sleep on a regular basis. Sleeping less than around 7 hours/night (according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine) is associated with an increased risk of developing chronic conditions, some more severe like high blood pressure, but also mental distress. So, whatever you […]Read More
By inessanderson | May 22, 2016 | Category Fitness Tips
I was not very athletic growing up but lucky enough to come from a large family, living in big houses and so, playing “kids’ thing”, going up trees, jumping on wall ledges, jumping rope, etc. It was not until my mid 30’s that I got into , first running, and then, a year later, triathlon. […]Read More
Weight loss, fitness, healthy lifestyle, how is it that we are still talking about them? So much time into research, a multi billion dollar diet food industry, tons of supplements and vitamins to make us healthy…Why is it that a lot of people are still struggling to conquer their best life?
I have fought the idea of writing this article, thinking, “who wants to hear of one more story about dieting, keeping fit and feeling great? What made me go on with the project was the idea of saying all of that as if I were talking to a friend. And this is what I have done all my life, encourage people to be healthier, fitter, feel good about themselves and live the best life they can.
First I want to clear up the notion that, because I have never had to lose weight, it has always been a piece of cake. Nothing could be furthest from the truth: being healthy, fit and beautiful is a full time job, there’s no down time. This is the first and most important thing you need to understand not to fool yourself and get frustrated with results.
Second, I do not intend nor have the expertise to go into “teaching” people what to do, come up with all the scientific support, none of that. This article will only tell you about my own experience, what I have observed all these years in competitive sports and gyms, what I have heard from friends, students, family.
Third, I would like to inspire you to pursue the life you want for yourself. There are no magic formulas, diet, exercise routines that will “transform” you. There is only you wanting to be the best you can be, physically and emotionally. But it is also true that the best you will come from following certain guidelines regarding health, diet and exercise. You will find out how even bad times do not seem so bad when you are the best you. It is that power that comes from within, pushing you to move forward, to rebuild, reshape, start over, whatever you need to do to fully live your life.
I now invite you to share my experience, hoping it will help you be the person you really want to be.
I will write a blog post every week, this being the intro, and one following a week from nowRead More
By inessanderson | February 15, 2016 | Category Blog
About three decades ago, being overweight was a curse. Kids, teens and adults alike were bullied, pointed fingers at, ridiculed. The industry for diet and weight loss products and services boomed,people, in particular women, looked for the latest fad diet to fit into their skinny jeans, their wedding dress or a gown for a special […]Read More
By inessanderson | January 23, 2016 | Category Blog
High maintenance? That’s a scary word, specially if you are on a budget. It’s true that buying good food, real food, free from conservatives, may cost you a little bit more money. But what about prescription drugs ? These are much higher out of pocket costs. Bottom line is: your body needs good fueling to […]Read More
By inessanderson | January 14, 2016 | Category Blog
How strong do you think you are? Probably much stronger than you know. We grow when we face challenges. Do things that, initially, make us feel uncomfortable, insecure, a little awkward. Don’t quit because you are afraid of failing. You can’t succeed if you are afraid of failure. I am sure many of you have […]Read More
By inessanderson | January 9, 2016 | Category Blog
You have this great trainer, never skip a workout, do your cardio, stretch, and then what? Results are not what you expected… The truth is the other 23 hours of your day have a direct impact on results. So sitting for long hours, whether at work or at home, making poor food choices and not […]Read More
By inessanderson | January 4, 2016 | Category Fitness Tips
I was not born an athlete, in fact, nobody is. In my case, I was expected to pursue an academic career. That’s exactly what I did, top of the class student, till my late teens. That was the easy part, I was ready for it. Becoming an athlete was a different story. I had to […]Read More
By inessanderson | January 2, 2016 | Category Fitness Tips
Build muscle, get stronger and stay flexible; I have used my experience and different techniques to put together a program that will help you get lean muscle mass, burn fat, work on your balance and flexibility.Read More