Get Fit, Slim Down and Shape Up In Spring!!

September 14, 2004

Get Fit, Slim Down and Shape Up In Spring!!

There are no quick fixes when it comes to losing weight but you can accelerate your results by following the tips below.

Walk everywhere
Walking is an easy way to lose weight. It is low impact on the joints and can be done anywhere, anytime. Walk to work, walk home, walk to the shops, walk everywhere ? just walk!!.

A great way to measure how far you are walking is to use a pedometer. They are small and easy to use, clip it onto your belt and away you go. Aim for 10,000 steps per day to maximise results.

Hire a Trainer
A trainer can speed up your results as they will push you harder, show you new exercises and motivate you to achieve your goals.

A trainer will get you to the next level faster, safely and include variety to stop you from getting bored. Most celebrities use a trainer as their time is limited and to maximise results in a shorter period of time.

Don?t eat late at night
One contributing factor to gaining weight can be eating late at night, especially food such as pasta, rice, bread and potatoes. Eat a larger meal at lunch and a smaller meal at night.

At night your body is resting and you are not burning as many calories as you are during the day. Excess calories art night can be stored as fat.

Follow a detox diet
Many people without even realising it have a sluggish metabolism due to the foods they eat. A detox diet will help to kick-start your metabolism and flush out toxins. This is also a great time to start new healthy eating habits.

Exercise before breakfast
Training first thing in the morning before breakfast means your body will be burning fat as the main source of energy. In simple terms ? burning fat faster!! Exercising at any time of the day is great but for faster results, do it in the morning.

Train with a friend
Make a regular appointment to see your friends and lose weight while catching up on all the gossip! You can use each other for support and motivation. Having an appointment to meet someone means you will be less likely to skip the workout.

Get a massage
Massage speeds the recovery rate of your muscles and reduces the risk of injuries. It also gets your circulatory and lymphatic systems moving and flushes out toxins. is an online training service that provides personal fitness advice for clients who are unable to meet face-to-face with a trainer due to cost, transport difficulties or business travel. Dean Piazza is the expert personal trainer on and winner of numerous international triathlons, as well as the founder of the Sydney based organisation. For more information on Dean Piazza’s online fitness regime, check out

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