Monday, January 24, 2011

Why Exercise?

Thanks once again to Dr. Ski Chilton for coming in to preview tonight's "Made to Crave" webcast.

Today we talked about exercise and the REAL reasons you should be doing it.  According to Dr. Ski. if you go to the gym in January with grand expectations of working out and losing lots of weight, you may quickly get discouraged when the scale stops moving.  Dr. Ski says there are lots of great reasons to get regular, intense exercise (30 minutes per day at 60-85% of your maximum heart rate--you can calculate it here), but pound loss should not be your main motivation.

So, why exercise?

-Increased calorie deficit (the difference between the calories you take in and the calories you burn)
-Decreased inflammation (the reason behind so many of the ailments we suffer from)
-Slow the aging process
-Lose inches...especially those around the waist which are the biggest threat to health.
Dr. Chilton has made a complete guide to healthy eating and exercising available on his website. Get his "Go Guide" at

Tonight is the 3nd installment of the Made to Crave webcast, beginning at 8:00 PM. You can watch it here:

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