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Challenge #2-Kristen's Saturday Special Surprise Participants

Kristen's Saturday Special Surprise Participants: CHALLENGE #2 Week of April 18th Your challenge this week is: TO MOVE MORE! That's right, a new study shows that even those who may exercise 3-4 days / week or even those who exercise 6-7 days / week still have a higher mortality rate if they sit for the majority of their day. Out the 24 hours in our day, we may spend 30 90 minutes working out, but if you sedentary for the rest of that time you are not increasing certain enzymes that are releasing when on your feet (standing or moving). This enzyme aids in fat metabolism and although obvious, you are using more muscles while standing / moving and therefore are burning more calories and elevating your metabolic rate to some degree. Within this study, it is necessary to expend around 2,000 kcals/ week in activity other than your exercise program to keep the weight off. Those who can find a total of 2 hours in the day to move more, stand more, etc will lose 7 3/4 lbs / year. It is …

New Way to Feed the Body

New Way to Feed the Body For those in the Kristen's Saturday Special your CHALLENGE this week is to begin feeding the body pre & post exercise a little differently than what you may be doing right now. You need to start consuming approximately 15-18 grams (8oz) of WHEY protein about 60 minutes pre workout and consume the "sweetest" healthy carb choice post workout. The science behind this tells us that if you consume a higher concentration of CHO pre workout you will increase the glycemic load and will suppress insulin release (=low energy) therefore causing the body to feed off its protein sources via the skeletal muscles. It is after a hard workout you will want to consume enough CHO so that you replenish the glycolic load "sugars" and increase amino acid uptake. It is very important to put back into the muscles the sugar "energy" to prepare your body for the next workout and without CHO your body will not metabolize fat. Why Whey? Whey is a hig…