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Exercise 101: Understanding The Basics To Get Lean

Primal Power Method Exercise Basics
Gary riding his mountain bike to get some exercise, and explore the outdoors.

An effective and healthy workout has several components, including a warm-up, some stretching, cardio training, resistance training, and a cool-down.

Categories of Exercise

All exercise can be categorized as either aerobic (meaning with oxygen) or anaerobic (without oxygen).

Aerobic training refers to a type of longer-term energy use in the body that requires the presence of oxygen molecules. Examples include jogging, walking, moderate bike-riding, and aerobics classes (now you know where the name came from). Aerobic exercise also activates your immune system, helps your heart pump blood more efficiently, and increases your stamina over time.

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The Overweight State Of Our Nation

Primal Power Method Obesity Nation

During my younger years I was very physically active and managed to maintain a healthy weight, despite consuming a terribly unhealthy diet. However, since most of us move less as we age, adjustments to diet must be made to avoid disease, illness, pain, and depression. In other words, proper nutrition must ultimately be addressed to avoid an unhappy and unhealthy you in the teenage years and beyond.

Even though your upbringing is just one factor that may play a role in your current physical condition, there seems to be other major contributors to the increasingly heftier and unhealthier American population. How so?

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Calories, Fat Storage And Weight Loss

Primal Power Method Calories & Weight Gain

Calories Versus Food Quality

You may now be wondering about how many calories you should eat, or whether you should be counting calories. Well, I don’t believe in calorie counting, especially for the average person who is trying to lose weight.

Here’s why: Calorie counting does not differentiate between healthy food and unhealthy food. It’s just a numbers game. Let’s say you are supposed to consume 2,000 calories per day in order to maintain a healthy body weight. Do you really think you will be healthy and maintain that healthy weight in the long-term if you eat 2,000 calories of sugary, carbohydrate-rich foods instead of 2,000 calories of nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables and complete protein each day?

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5 Principles For Health, Weight Loss & Life

Primal Power Method A Better Life

For those who are familiar with my books, videos and blogs you know I’m a straight shooter and give you the best advice possible. Below are the 5 primal principles I developed for my Primal Power Method book series. Now I didn’t just throw these together, these are the principles I use in my everyday life, business and what I try to instill in my clients.

If you incorporate The Simple Life 5 healthy lifestyle principles below I know you will be successful. For those just getting started, or new to my teachings don’t fret you don’t have to incorporate all of them all at once. This isn’t a race, but a journey, a journey not only in health, but a journey to a better life.

So let’s get started!

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Lose Weight By Understanding Food Labels

Primal Power Method Food Label Confusion

Almost all packaged foods have a label that lists nutritional information and ingredients. To make better food choices you need to be able to decipher this important information. Believe me; they (junk food manufacturers disguising their product as healthy) make the label difficult to understand in order to confuse you. Below is the basic breakdown of food label terminology, what it means and some tips to save you from buying a product loaded with junk.

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