About Me

I have been a teacher of fitness and health for thirty years. In 1989 I was certified for personal training with the National Acadamy of Sports Medicine. I had a gym in Santa Barbara for eight years. Co-owned and created a spinning bike company which manufactured bikes for five years. Also I have worked with nutrition companies for twenty years. Along with many wonderful non famous people I have trained many celebrities, and members of the Royal Family. My own athletic past consists of long distance running, long distance cycling, cross country skiing, down hill skiing, rollerblading, hiking, sand running, track work, and weight training. I have authored two fitness columns in local papers, and have been writing this blog since January 2010.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Celebrating the Fourth of July

I can't even believe that it is the fourth of July already....over half the year has just zipped by. If you are like most people, the fourth of July is all about pic-nic's, barbeque's, fire works, and out door fun.

As it is a special occasion, we will all eat lots of food, drink lots of drink, and get lots of sun. Just remember the consequences to your holiday fun.

Make sure that you have your sun block on to prevent sunburn and future skin damage. Wear hats or visors to protect your face. As I have said before, time goes by so quickly, future sun damage will be here before you know it!

Watch out for all of the potato chips, dips, and extra fattening foods that will be out most of the day. You can eat a lot of calories, and ingest a bunch of fat when you are not paying attention to how much you are snacking on a holiday.

Drink water mostly instead of sugary sodas. If you must have a soda, try and stick with just one throughout the day. Remember that a small soda has ten teaspoons of sugar in it, and that is more than you should have in a day. Also a reminder that diet sodas are more harmful to you, and increase your appetite, so try and stay away from diet drinks all together.

Eat your hamburgers and hot dogs, but if you are trying to lose weight, you might want to skip the buns. You will save yourself a lot of calories by skipping the bread.

It is a day that we splurge and have fun, but if you are wanting to lose some fat, be sensible about what you are eating. You can still have fun eating healthier by being a little more cautious on what you choose.

It is a day of celebration. It is our country's birthday, so have fun and enjoy. I will be taking next week off, see you back here July 12th!

Till Then,

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