Well I guess enough about food and skin care for a while. Let’s try this on for size. Let’s talk exercise now. I guess I’m a creature of habit. I love my early morning spin classes, love to walk and do some resistance training. Might be boring…but it’s what I love and if you find a workout that you love to do you’ll stick with it. My son Ray also is probably as involved as I in research regarding health. What I find helpful about this is his interests tend to gravitate towards exercise and fitness much more than mine. So I thought it would be fun to share one of his great tips that has helped quite a few people including myself. He reads quite a lot of books and I believe this is a tip that he found in “The Four Hour Body” by Tim Ferriss.
Here goes, 30 to 45 minutes prior to eating a meal do 50 air squats and and 50 wall pushups. We’re not done, after a meal, that is to say, 30 to 45 minutes afterwards; do another 50 air squats and 50 wall pushups. What is an air squat you might ask? Lower your body with your hips remaining over your feet until your thighs are parallel to the floor, keep your arms straight out in front of you. Now a wall pushup, well sounds easy and it is, here goes. Put yourself in a pushup position at a 45 degree angle to the wall. Lower your body as close as you can to the wall than push up. Both exercises should be done as quickly as possible.
Now here’s where I can bore you with the science behind this nifty little trick, but in layman’s terms, which I prefer, you basically burn more calories if you do this and store less fat from the food you have eaten.
Does this make sense? Well my friends, whether it makes sense or not, it really does work. Try it, it’s absolutely fantastic to do while you are on vacation. I think I should tap into my son’s ideas more often. Stay tuned, he has a couple more tricks up his sleeve.
On a more serious note, this information is based on Tim Feriss’s research and his book “The Four Hour Body”.