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Training Your Body

Written by Lee LeBlanc

What you “think” while you workout is just as important as working out itself. Both are very crucial to getting the greatest benefits from your exercise routine. In fact, if you let your mind wander while you’re exercising, you will burn less calories than if you focus on the exercise and the muscle you’re working. The same goes for breathing; if you breathe shallow, you won’t take in enough oxygen to fuel your hard working muscles, thus burning less calories.

Here are some techniques I use to get the most out of my workouts.  Most are phrases I say anywhere between 3-10 times a piece as I workout. (Use this list or create your own power statements):

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Motivating Reasons to Exercise

Reasons to Exercise Your Student Body
by Lee LeBlanc

If you still need a reason to stay physically fit, here’s some additional motivation to live, feel and eat healthier:
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Losing Weight by Eating More

Lose Weight By Eating More!
by Lee LeBlanc

How many meals should you eat a day?

Should you eat three square meals a day? How about just two meals a day if you’re trying to lose weight? Maybe you should skip breakfast and lunch and only eat dinner? How about skipping dinner and only having a snack? Or maybe you shouldn’t eat past 6:00pm? You’re probably thinking, “Come on Lee, just tell me the magic number of meals.” The answer is SIX! You should eat six meals a day (or in other words, every three hours you’re awake). Meaning, you should put a balanced meal into your system (stomach), or a balanced snack into your mouth every three hours.
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Getting More Sleep

If a good night sleep was worth money, most college students would have to file for bankruptcy. When it comes to sleep (like money), you find yourself accepting the fact that you probably won’t get any (sleep or money) until you graduate.

Whether its late night cram sessions, midnight chat sessions with friends, all-night parties til the break of dawn, last minute research papers, or even graveyard shifts on a job, college has become a breeding ground for sleepyheads and sleepwalkers. Just call it Zombie University.
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