Less Stress, Lose Fat & Maintain Muscle

Stress & Fat LossAt Active Lifestyle, we often talk about stress levels and how they affect your body, health and overall fitness gains or fat loss. Stress is a serious roadblock to most gains both physically and internally. When your body is under stress, it tends to react neurologically in ways that can affect our fat loss or muscle gains, strength gains as well as mood and energy levels.

Usually people talk about the release of cortisol during stressful situations. Cortisol has been believed to switch on the body’s fat storage system, causing the body to hold on to more fat. If fat loss is your goal, then your job, relationships or even your foods could be hindering your progress. Read more of this post

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3 Things to Help You Burn More Body Fat

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Well burning belly fat is going to be difficult any way you slice it. I’m not going to sit here and lie to you about that. The thing about fat is, we have no choice on where fat is removed from our body unless we’re using a scalpel.  So we want to teach our body as best we can to burn a higher amount of fat overall. When your body burns an overall higher level of fat, chances are you’re hitting the belly too. Here are a few things that are a must for anyone trying to lose body fat. Read more of this post

Kiwi for a Muscle Building, Fat Burning Workout

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These little fruits are often neglected in the diet and when I recommend to personal training clients that they should consume a variety of fruits and vegetables, I mean it! Many people limit their diet to a few different foods that they are comfortable with, but rarely do people think outside of the box and outside the norm of fruits. This brings me to this little punch packer, Kiwi.

Kiwi packs three grams of fiber at just 45 calories and a Rutgers University study named green kiwi the “most nutritionally dense” fruit. As all the vitamins and minerals are found Read more of this post

Dressing for Success; How Your Salad Dressing Can Help Decrease Body Fat

Many people ask where my inspiration for articles comes from. As a trainer and fitness coach in Bangkok, I’ve had the opportunity to help many people reach their fitness goals. Anyone who has been to Bangkok knows that there’s a tailor on every street corner, but not just any tailor can dress you for success like Rajawongse Clothiers. From US presidents to diplomats and executives Jesse and Victor keep men around the world looking sharp. Victor happens to be a client of mine and while working together we managed to shave 10kg of body weight and about 5% body fat. A major part of this success was what he consumed on a daily basis. Sure there were lots of salads, but they can be quite boring and when dressed wrong do more harm than good.

So you toss a salad together with a variety of vegetables and you’re left wondering, now what shall I dress it with? Read more of this post

Strong Glutes for Fat Loss and Increased Performance

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Many of you may remember the Sir Mix-A-Lot song, “I Like Big Butts”, but for those of you who do not remember this popular early 90s rap song and wonder why someone would prefer a big butt, think about this. The butt, which is composed of the gluteus maximus, medius and minimus is the ultimate sign of strength, power and in most cases a point of attraction for the opposite sex. The Gluts are often neglected and allowed to wither away into nonexistence by the working public who spend most of their time sitting at a desk, riding escalators instead of taking the stairs and generally performing activities without activating the Glut muscles.

But why should I have strong or shaped Gluts you ask? Read more of this post

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