How do millennials keep fit and healthy with their over-active lifestyles? Brooke Taylor of Taylored Fitness shares two of her top tips for keeping yourself in shape this season.
Food Tracking Apps
Use food tracking apps to help keep a daily food log. With these tools it has never been easier to monitor what you are eating or how much you are eating. A lot of the time, people have a tendency to eat aimlessly throughout the day. As a result, they are either not eating enough and/or not enough of the right foods. With an organized layout of daily consumption, users can ensure they will eat a proper amount of nutrients each day. Food trackers also help people to see how many grams of protein, fat and carbohydrates they are consuming per meal/per day. Unfortunately, a lot of people are naive to what they are really putting in their mouths. For this reason, they have a hard time understanding why they are gaining weight. If you take supplements from Supplements Direct, you can also track those to ensure you’re taking the correct amounts. Having these apps/websites at our fingertips can aid tremendously in eight loss success just by simply increasing a person’s level of awareness.
Heart Rate Monitors & Fitbits
Heart rate monitors and fitbits are also great devices to support utility in tracking movement. If you lead a very sedentary lifestyle and are looking to just get back in the game and move again, “fitbits” are a superior solution for guidance. They not only calculate the steps you take each day, but have also been known to motivate people to get off the couch and become more active. However, a heart rate monitor is KEY to weight loss success, especially if you are already going to the gym consistently (but working out as I may say, “aimlessly.”) Often times, people go to the gym, jump on an elliptical, and then refer to the machines for an accurate reading of caloric expenditure, time, mileage, etc. Even though a person may be putting forth the work and effort, frustration kicks in when the results are not apparent. One thing I hate to tell people is- the machines are WRONG!
While the time and mileage may be correct, the amount of calories that each person burns per hour is contingent upon their heart rate, weight, and current fitness level. If you have a lower resting heart rate, are conditioned, and weigh 112lbs, then you will burn calories at a slower rate than a person who has a high resting heart rate, is deconditioned, and weighs in at 200lbs. The monitors are a very resourceful alternative because they will enable you to see what YOU are burning per workout based on your personal stats. As you lose or gain weight, the monitor adapts to your changes. Already forming a cult following, and known for taking an individualized approach to fitness and working outside the box for results, Brooke Taylor of Taylored Fitness NY, LTD, –is known as “The Sculptor” due to her precise results with each client she works with. She “Taylors” each fitness program to the individual. Working with heart rate monitors helps guide her clients to stay in their “FAT BURNING” heart rate at all times and making their program their own while finding their perfect recipe for results.
Taylored Fitness’ mission is to help each client obtain optimal results and reach their highest potential in health and fitness by creating “custom taylored” programs. Her various programs consist of Boot camp, Bridal shape-up, Pre and Post-natal training for new Mommies needing to get their body back, as well as Pilates and Barre & functional training. Click for more information on Brooke Taylor and Taylored Fitness.
Staying fit is not only about the workouts and heavy lifting, it is also about your diet, changing your diet by snacking on healthier snacks such as pumpkin seeds or Tofu from Clearspring, instead of a packet of crisps or chocolate will make a huge difference to your daily life.
Photo Credits of Brooke Taylor: Stefan Diaz