I have just finished reading “Slow Burn, burn fat faster by exercising slower” by Stu Mittleman, an endurance athlete who completed a 1000 mile race and looked better at the end than he did at the beginning! In Slow Burn he delivers a program for creating energy and endurance so you can go the distance and feel great doing it every day. A useful skill in many areas of life I would have thought!
One of the key points I took away from this book is that there is a huge variety of approaches to exercise programs and diets – the trick is to find the approach that is right for you. This may be one specific program or it may be a combination. Only you will know what works for you by raising your level of awareness and learning what kinds of food energise you, what type of movement brings you pleasure and what activities make you feel youthful, vibrant and full of life?
As a result of what I’ve learned I have completely changed my usual routine of pushing myself around the hills to walking on the flat at a much more steady and comfortable pace. With the use of a heart rate monitor I can have the confidence that I am working within a zone that is stimulating my metabolism and creating a solid foundation of fitness without causing excessive strain on my body. A completely different experience which I look forward to 3- 4 times a week!
For more information on this program and other resources to enhance your health and well being join me on the next Keeping it Simple – Health and Wellbeing workshop on Saturday 12th March 2011. Spaces are limited so confirm your place today by emailing Heather or calling 0800 406 535.