Spring Into a Healthy Lifestyle

Here are a few general tips to help anyone trying to maintain a healthier lifestyle this spring from our Certified Personal Trainer and Licensed Massage Therapist, Gwen Vecchione:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat less processed foods and more plants
  • If trying to lose fat, create a calorie deficit (of about 250 calories or more daily)
  • If trying to gain weight, create a calorie surplus (of about 150 calories or more daily)
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle with cardio/weight training 3-5 times per week
  • It is important to warm up with dynamic stretching and cool down with static stretching to prevent injuries
  • Start with simple routines (2-3 sets of 12 or more reps with less than 70% of full strength) to build up strength endurance
  • Compound (multi-joint) exercises like squats or bench press are great for fat loss/strength gains
  • Consistency is key
  • Meditation or yoga practices can help with the mind-body connection
  • Consult with a healthcare professional before starting or changing any lifestyle change

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