Exercise to Reach Your 2015 Goals: Part 2

Goal #2

Eating Healthier

Recent research connects regular exercise to healthy diet choices.  However, you need to be aware of how many calories you burn during each exercise session and how many calories you consume after your workout. Oftentimes, people think they are burning more calories and justify consuming excess food, which interferes with their weight loss goals. Start a food journal, logging your food intake and exercise each day. My Fitness Pal and dotFIT offer convenient, easy to use food and activity tracking services.




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About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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