I’ve just started my new job as a Personal Trainer and I thought I’d share a few of my ‘learnings’ with you all.
I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
Your heart is only good for so many beats and that’s it… don’t waste it on exercise. Everything wears out eventually… Speeding up your heart does not make you live longer; it’s like saying you extend the life of your car by driving faster. You want to live longer? Take an afternoon nap.
Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
You must grasp logistical efficiency. What does a cow eat? Grass, hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. You need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And pork chops can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vegetable products.
Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means that they take the water out of the fruity bits so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made of grain and hops . Bottoms up!
How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.
What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
Can’t think of single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No pain… good!
Aren’t fried foods bad for you?
YOU’RE NOT LISTENING! Food is fried these day in vegetable oil. In fact, they are permeated by it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you? Part of your 5 A DAY
Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
Definitely not! When you exercise muscles, they get bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.
Is chocolate bad for me?
Are you crazy?!? HELLLOOOOOOO !! Cocoa beans! Another vegetable! It’s the best feel-good food around!
Is swimming good for your figure?
If swimming is good for your figure, explain the whale to me. A whale swims all day, only eats fish or plankton, drinks water, but is still fat
Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle?
Hey! ‘Round’ IS a shape is it not
I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food, exercise and diets.