More steps to getting a great body, inside and out!

August 10, 2004

More steps to getting a great body, inside and out!
(4) Eat organic foods if possible – These foods contain less pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and saturated fat. Major supermarkets such as Coles and Woolworth?s now have a large range of organic products eg chicken, beef, fruit and vegetables, cereals, milk, yoghurt and some canned items.

(5) Drink More Water ? and less alcohol, coffee and soft drinks. Aim for 8-12 glasses of water per day, a maximum of 1-2 coffee?s per day and restrict your alcohol consumption to a maximum of 4 glasses per week.

(6) Avoid saturated fats ? many overweight people do not eat large amounts of food or calories, it?s just that they eat the wrong type of food i.e. fatty foods. This will slow the metabolism, leading to weight gain and cardiovascular disease. Focus on the good fats which are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated, which is found in foods such as avocado, nuts, olive oil and fish.

(7) Exercise ? Just do it. You have heard it all before but that?s because it actually works!

Aim to do 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 times per week or a total of 150 minutes over 7 days. If you want to lose weight then walking, jogging , cycling and swimming will get your heart rate pumping and accelerate fat loss. If you are after toning then yoga, pilates and light weights will deliver firm, lean muscles.

Dean Piazza 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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