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The Top Five Common Eating Mistakes…

Posted by Saito on July 6, 2009

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There are five common mistakes people think actually help them lose weight and stay healthy…they couldn’t have made a worse “mistake”; this completely effects “us teens” and our life style, we have to let our parents know what they are mistakenly doing:

1. Truthfully, we can’t tell the good fats from the bad fats.

Alice Lichtenstein, DSc, an American Heart Association spokesperson says, “Most people still don’t get that some fats are actually good for you, You want to avoid saturated and trans fats, but you need more monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Good sources are fish, nuts, avocados, and soybean and canola oils.”I know, half of that seems to be just a bunch of “yadyada” but still it’s a great source of info all the same.

2. To save money…most adults stoop down to take out.

Now I know it’s just necessary to have take out from a fast restaurant, it’s so convenient. But truthfully, calorie-wise, this fattening-pricey mistake can cost you more then you realize. Karen Weber Cullen, DPH, RD, research nutritionist at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston *pant* says, “People think that supersizing a restaurant meal is a money saver, but it’s not a health bargain if it has way too many calories.” My suggesting…rethink fast-food restaurant strategies =D.

3. Lol some people “imagine” that anything liquid doesn’t have any calories whatsoever…ooo that’s one BIG mistake.

You have to realize (or rather adults realize) that most liquid products DO have some kind of sugar within them…
Judith Stern, ScD, RD, professor of nutrition and internal medicine at the University of California, Davis *GASP* says, “What freaks me out is the amount of sugared soda and juice we drink. I’d like to see all the sugared drinks sent out into space, where they could orbit the Earth forever.” …yeah I know, she is “enthusiastic” about her work LOL. BUT I have to agree with her, ’cause it’s true…sugary soda and juice is not the right choice for any of us =)

4. K THIS is scary…we can’t really tell if were hungry…or not.

Elisabetta Politi, RD, nutrition manager of the Duke University Diet & Fitness Center in Durham, NC says, “If you don’t know when you’re hungry, you don’t know when you’re full, so you won’t know when to stop eating.” Too true, most of us really don’t know what “truly hungry” is…but as teens of course I’m sure we can decipher whether were hungry or just eating for pleasure…=P. Consult your doctor if you have though, a problem, deciphering whether your hungry or not.

5. Most American’s have what is called “Microwave Addiction”…

It means we rely heavily on processed microwavable goods…Jo Ann Hattner, RD, clinical dietitian at Stanford University Medical Center says, “Eating too many heavily processed foods can leave you short on fiber and antioxidants such as vitamin C.” You don’t want to be “missing something” like vitamin C in your diet, especially since we are still just teens and need all the help we can get <.<.

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Helping your parents correct these "mistakes" will not only help you now, but obviously, later on in your life =D.

Well guys that's it for now, stay tuned for the next update =D.

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Weight Lifting For Teens: For Girls Part 1

Posted by Saito on February 16, 2009

Now normally girls do not want a bulky muscular form, and since I know this I will only be showing off techniques that will merely firm your muscles girls and not bulk them up…

Girl Weight Lifting

So then lets get started! (AND REMEMBER! Always do at least three sets of fifteen reps per workout)

1. Dumbbell Triceps

Dumbbell Triceps

2. Curls

Curls

3. Crunches

Crunches

Lift you’re legs up in the air, place your arms behind your head. Squeeze into your legs using your abs. Complete a set of fifteen reps, do at least three sets of fifteen reps.

4. Squats

Squats

Keep legs apart, hands at you’re hips. Squat down using your leg muscles, then lift up and squeeze your gluteal (buttock) muscles. Do at least three sets of fifteen reps.

5. Dumbbell Lateral Raises

Dumbbell Lateral Raises

Place you’re arms at your sides. Lift up evenly like a bar straight up to you’re shoulders, then back down. Complete three sets of fifteen reps.

These are basic weight lifting routines for those girls just starting out, stay tuned for the next round of routines 😀

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Weight Lifting For Teens: For Guys, Part 1

Posted by Saito on February 12, 2009

Teen Weight Lifting

Yep, for those who want to learn how to lift weights and gain those muscles you’ve been waiting for this is the topic to learn all about it 😀

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First off I think we should start off with the basics, the routines you will be using the most:

1. Bench Press

Bench Press

2. Curls (with free weights)

Curls

Sit down a bench or chair, curl your arm in then lower down to your stretching limit; then lift back up. Try to do three sets of fifteen reps.


3. Crunches

Crunches


4. Lying Butt Bridge

Lying Butt Bridge

When you lift up squeeze your buttocks muscles then lay back down, repeat till you complete a set of fifteen reps. Do at least three sets of fifteen reps.

5. Lat Pull Downs

Lat Pull Downs

Pull the bar down till it’s behind your back, the gently let it recede back to it’s original rest point. Repeat till you complete a set of fifteen. Do at least three sets of fifteen reps.


6. Shoulder Shrugs

Shoulder Shrugs

Roll your shoulders backwards, you should complete a full circle per roll forwards and backwards. Do three sets of Shoulder Shrugs backwards, then three sets of Shoulder Shrugs forward.


7. Dumbbell Lateral Raises

Dumbbell Lateral Rises

 

8. Jump Squats

Jump Squats

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These are basic workout routines when starting out with weights. Depending on your size and girth with weights only choose the amount of weight you can handle. Start out with lighter weights then move up as your muscles get used to the strain. With every workout you do, even ones without weights do at least three sets. Each set you do try doing at least fifteen reps. If you can, use a back brace when you workout so you’re back is supported.

Well that’s all for the first part, stay tuned for the next update 😀

 

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