Our bodies naturally burn calories while maintaining both the fat and muscle that compose it. However, more calories are burned to maintain muscle than are burned to maintain fat. This means that the more muscle you build, the more calories your body will naturally burn throughout the day and the higher your metabolism will be.
Dr. A suggests, “Add weight training at least twice a week to your movement program. Building muscles will increase your metabolism and help you maintain a healthy weight.”
If you are unsure about how to start weight training try visiting with a trainer at your local gym, chat with a trusted friend who lifts weights, or begin at home with a weight training video.
Surviving to Thriving
Fellow Health Coach, Lisa’s journey from surviving to thriving is so inspiring! Lisa writes, “At 30 I had a mini-stroke. That was the start of my downward health spiral. Over a 13 year period, seeing many Specialists, I was diagnosed with IBS, hypoglycemia, low thyroid, a goiter, and worst of all, multiple autoimmune diseases. Fatigue, pain and “Lupus fog” ruled my life. On June 24th, 2003, my 43rd birthday, I made the verbal declaration to give up on the illusive dream of a healthy, happy life. _ But, thankfully, 3 hours later, my sister-in-law showed up at my door, 20 pounds lighter, and gave me hope that my life could get better. She had a way. I didn’t care what it took, I was ready to have a “no-matter-what commitment”. I went from a size 12 to a 0 in 3 months! And that was just the beginning! I have spent the last 9 years optimizing my health to the point of “Ultra Health”. My motivation is to inspire hope and greatness in others, by demonstrating what is possible.”_