This week our guest is Ann Rosenstein. She is certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and has been a fitness instructor for over 20 years. In addition to four books on water fitness, she just released “Diet Myths Busted; Food Facts Not Nutrition Fiction.”
As a fitness instructor she says it became evident to her that most people are thoroughly confused about exercise and nutrition. She has researched the science of nutrition and exercise the entire time she has been an instructor and have found that if a person understands some basic concepts of nutrition and fitness, it can be fun, easy and enjoyable to eat well and exercise.
There are numerous diet programs and books available, yet there is an obesity problem that just keeps on growing. There is no shortage of fad diets and quick weight loss schemes. The bottom line with both diet and exercise is; if it sounds or looks too good to be true, it is. The ONLY way to maintain a healthy weight and body is to eat a clean wholesome diet of foods that are not overly processed or chemically generated and to change our sedentary lifestyle.
If we do not change our lifestyle habits soon and drastically, by the year 2048, 100% of all adults in the US will be overweight or obese. Right now diseases that were once thought to affect only adults are now occurring in children. These diseases are diabetes, gall stones, fatty liver disease and high blood pressure. Some of the nutritional myths that Ann has encountered through out her teaching career are:
- Fat is bad for you
- Fruit juice is just as good as fruit
- Calories don’t matter
- Meat is bad
- You shouldn’t eat after 8 p.m.
Some of the exercise myths she has encountered are:
- Women will bulk up if they lift weights or lift a lot of weight
- You can spot reduce
- You need to eat a lot of protein to build muscles
- Fat can be turned into muscle
- Sit-ups can get rid of a beer belly
She has also learned about food’s effect on the libido.
So join us at 1pmPT on Wednesday to bust some food myths!
To your health!