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Keep Weight Loss Goals on Track This Holiday Season with Secrets from the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center


Aurora, Colo. (PRWEB) December 23, 2014

The University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo. is home to a unique brand of weight loss transformation where mindset is just as important as diet and fitness. Holly Wyatt, MD is the center’s associate director and co-author of “State of Slim”, the book that teaches dieters how to create their own state of slim no matter where they live.

Wyatt’s weight loss programs are based on 30 years of science and research and teach principles from the book including the Colorado diet and the Colorado mindset. Her new weight loss program, Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp, was a sell-out success in October and boot camp dates for March, June and July of 2015 have just been announced.

These tips from Dr. Wyatt help her program participants survive the temptations and indulgences of the season and give them another reason to celebrate success in the new year.


    Wallpaper your why: snap a picture of why you’re determined to lose weight, stay healthy and be fit. Make it your computer wallpaper and the background on your cell phone screen. One glance will give you all the extra willpower you need.

    Set a holiday goal: working toward and achieving a mini-goal will help you stay focused. Make it specific and realistic for the season— something that fits into the big picture of your long-term goals. It’ll set you up to succeed.

    Be the change: get rid of as many temptations as you can. Change the way you and others celebrate. Bring and serve healthy holiday food. Stay positive and inspire others to stay on track and you’ll end up motivating yourself.

    Start new traditions: traditional holiday fun doesn’t always fit with new healthy lifestyles. Try a recipe rehab on a family favorite, use smaller plates or arrange a family physical activity. One small change can make a big difference.

    Sleep to success: more sleep renews willpower and helps you make better food choices during the day. Set a bedtime 30 minutes earlier than normal, turn off the electronics and wake up recharged and refreshed.

    Set a holiday take action weight: setting a weight four to five pounds above normal gives you a little leeway but won’t let weight gain get out of control. Weigh yourself every morning. If you hit that high weight it’s time to cut back.

    Design a holiday cocktail: avoid the empty calories in alcohol. Create your own special drink for the season. Choose less alcohol or go completely alcohol-free with a “mocktail”. Use seltzer, Splenda and low calorie mixers.

    Make yourself move: keeping your activity level high will help keep all your other healthy behaviors in place. Don’t use “too busy” as an excuse. Schedule exercise into your day and make it your top priority.

    Go in with a game plan: deciding how you will enjoy the gathering ahead of time will help you take control of bad holiday behaviors. Eat ahead of time. Bring a healthy dish. Stand away from the food table. Choose to control the situation.

    Show gratitude and count your blessings: gratitude is key to a healthy mindset. Count your blessings daily and practice ways to celebrate them without food. The more you do it, the easier it becomes and the more you succeed.




ElliptiGO Inc. Partners with the Atlanta Track Club to Provide New Training Opportunities to the Local Running Community


San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) October 31, 2014

ElliptiGO Inc., creators of the world’s first elliptical cycle, today announced their partnership with Atlanta Track Club (ATC), the second largest running organization in the U.S. Eight new ATC-branded ElliptiGOs are now available for their members to check out, take home, and use as needed. In addition, the ATC will be using the ElliptiGOs to pace various events throughout the year and will have them present at post-race expos and award ceremonies. So far, ElliptiGOs were used as pace vehicles at the AJC Peachtree Road Race in July, the largest 10K in the U.S. and US 10K Championship race, as well as being on hand for pre and post-race events surrounding the Atlanta 10-Miler last weekend.

“We’re excited that this partnership has become a reality,” stated Rich Kenah, Executive Director at Atlanta Track Club. “A fun and effective cross-training tool like the ElliptiGO will be of great value to our runners, so we’re very pleased to offer this as a benefit to our members. Our hope is that by giving them easy access to a low-impact, running-like workout, our runners will integrate more cross-training into their training programs. More cross-training can help our members stay injury-free, improve their performance, and maximize their potential.”

With this partnership, the Atlanta Track Club joins a growing list of clubs and teams that use the ElliptiGO with their athletes, including the Oregon Track Club Elite, the Brooks Beasts, Stanford University, and UC Berkeley.

“We’re thrilled to support such a historic and involved track club,” stated Bryan Pate, Co-Founder and Co-President of ElliptiGO. “The leadership of the Atlanta Track Club is first-class and sees the value in providing the latest and most innovative form of training to their members. We look forward to extending the running life of ATC members so that they can achieve their performance goals and remain an active part of that great community for years to come.”

For more information and to reserve one of the ATC ElliptiGOs, contact Sue Payne: sue(at)atlantatrackclub(dot)com. For more information about ElliptiGO and its products, visit http://www.elliptigo.com or follow them on Twitter @elliptigo and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/elliptigo.

About Atlanta Track Club

Atlanta Track Club is a member-based nonprofit centered around running. Atlanta Track Club is committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta through world-class events, training programs, and community outreach activities. Today, Atlanta Track Club puts on over 30 events a year throughout the Atlanta area, including the AJC Peachtree Road Race, Atlanta 10-Miler and the Atlanta Half Marathon. With more than 21,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States.

About ElliptiGO

ElliptiGO, Inc. is the San Diego-based company that created the world’s first outdoor elliptical bicycle. Combining the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer, the ElliptiGO® delivers a high-performance workout experience that closely mimics running outdoors while eliminating the impact. Comfortable and easy to ride, elliptical biking is an effective way to build cardiovascular fitness without aggravating injuries and is great for everyone from the weekend warrior to the elite athlete. More than a dozen Olympians, 25 Universities, and 100 professional athletes are leveraging the ElliptiGO to get a cardio workout in without the jarring impact of running or the discomfort of sitting on a traditional bicycle. It’s the most fun and efficient way to get outside and be active. The full line of ElliptiGOs is available for purchase at select retailers nationwide and through the company’s website: http://www.elliptigo.com.

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Fitness is an extremely important aspect of your life. If you don’t know how to get fit or need tips on how to stay motivated, you’ve come to the right place. This article is to inform you on how to improve your fitness, as well as, how you can start feeling and looking better.

Don’t have much time for workouts? Break your workout into two sessions. You do not need to increase the overall amount of time spent working out, just split a regular training session into two smaller halves. If you normally spend 60 minutes on the treadmill, schedule half an hour of treadmill time each morning, and 30 minutes more later that night. If you’d prefer not to go to your gym more than once in a day, you can try doing one workout at your gym, and doing one workout outdoors.

A great way to get fit is to invest in a bike. Riding a bike is a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors. You can also burn a fair amount of calories. You can even ride your bike to take care of your errands.

Do not regularly use a weight training belt when lifting weights. With continued, regular use, wearing a weight belt will hinder muscle growth and weaken your lower back and abdominal muscles. Only wear your weight training belt when attempting max lifts such as deadlifts, squats, and overhead presses.

While horseback riding visualize your legs extending all the way through the stirrups to the ground. This technique will give you a better seat and allow you stay in the saddle even in the roughest terrain. Combine this visualization with a deep seat where you position yourself far back in the saddle and your confidence level will shine.

Even the most seasoned runner encounters muscle soreness in their calves upon waking in the morning. Try this: sleep on your stomach and allow your feet to hang over the side of your bed. Overnight, the effects of gravity will lightly stretch your muscles, making them noticeably less sore when you wake up the next morning.

To help gain weight you can use nutrition guidelines to increase your caloric intake properly. This will help you to gain healthy weight and mass, verses simply gaining only fat. If you have a high metabolism, you will not want to simply increase your sugar intake, you want to ingest high amounts of protein nutrition to help you make more muscle with exercise.

Strength training is an important part of fitness. Participate in strength training whenever it’s possible. This training type positively affects general health and well being. It increases bone, ligament and muscle strength, while at the same time it increases the metabolism rate and positively modifies cardiac function. Include a professional trainer in designing your strength training.

When you are eating out, take your time with the menu. Many restaurants now offer a healthy selection of meals that are full of nutrients and are low in calories. If you can’t find anything that looks like it will benefit you, don’t be scared to speak up and they might be able to make you something.

If you consume a protein shake after a workout, make sure to drink it right away. Studies show that when a person has a protein shake within 5 minutes of finishing their workout, they will gain more muscle. People who consumed the drink two hours later did not gain as much muscle.

Don’t stop working out just because it’s winter. When the weather turns cold, layer your workout clothing and shed it as need be, or figure out a way to get your exercise indoors. Many activities can be done in your own living room, such as running in place, calisthenics, stretching and crunches. Don’t ever use the season or the weather as an excuse to not work out.

If you are planning a program to increase your fitness level keep track of your progress. This will help you see what methods are effective for you, as everyone has different needs. It will also be a source of motivation when you see your running time increase or your body-fat percentage decrease.

Everywhere you turn, you will see recommendations to incorporate exercise into your life, but you do not have to join a gym to get the benefits of exercise. Taking a brisk walk as often as you can will improve your circulation, strengthen your body and burn calories. Walking is a very good way to stay in shape and tone your body.

You should dedicate yourself to sticking with your fitness program through at least one month. It takes your body about 30 days to adjust itself to a new, more active lifestyle. Giving up is most tempting – and most likely – during this initial, transitional phase. Summon your resolve and tough it out past the critical one-month point.

Find ways to make exercising fun. Exercise is important, but it can be difficult to continue if it feels like a chore. Vary your routine by running or walking a different route, joining a sports team, or using activities like gardening or dancing to work out. Making exercise interesting will make it an enjoyable habit.

Remember that fitness is incredibly important for how you look and feel. With these tips, you’ll be able to get fit and stay that way, if you make yourself a program and stick with it. Don’t wait until tomorrow. Apply the advice from this article in your life and watch your life improve.