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How Can The Clinic By Dr H Help You?

The Clinic By Dr H focuses on the process of helping individuals live a healthier lifestyle. A weight loss journey is not always easy and  it certainly takes a particular amount of effort. The weight loss process focuses on certain elements that are psychological, physical, education, and emotional. The Clinic By Dr H always strives to work together as a team and ensures that nobody is alone in their journey to achieving the health results that they want.

In order to move away from the sedentary lifestyle that some people lead, one must get up and move in such way that requires your body to burn calories, sweat, and feel a bit of exhaustion. As you remain consistent in your exercise workouts, proper water and nutrition consuming, and adequate amounts of sleep; you will notice that your weight loss voyage will not only become normal as an everyday activity, but it will be a lot more fun and exciting.

The Clinic By Dr H understands that every individual is has a different weight loss journey and that each and every one of our bodies are different. The Clinic By Dr H takes the time to give detailed attention to our clients and makes sure that each goal is targeted and that we work towards it.

 

The Actual Benefits of Healthy and Intense Exercise

The Actual Benefits of Healthy and Intense Exercise

Maintaining a consistent exercise routine that involves moderate to high intensity workout sessions are actually beneficial to the human body. The human body requires functional exercise to maintain a proper long term working organ system. Numerous individuals have been taught that participating in a basic “30-minute a day walk” a few times a week is sufficient enough to keep in shape and stay active. This idea may seem to suffice; but in reality, vigorous exercise is essential in order to promote long term health benefits and help prevent chronic health problems. Vigorous exercise will help reduce the chances of developing diabetes, decrease high blood pressure, decrease heart rate, increase blood flow and increase the metabolism to burn calories faster.  We all need to embrace the challenge of exercise and not be afraid to engage in situation that may result in physical exhaustion or mental pain. Even though exercise may appear to have particular risks such as injuring your back, knees, shoulders or ankles; if we do not make exercise a consistent habit, then we also run the risk of developing long term orthopedic issues (arthritis, osteoporosis). Many people believe that it is strange or unnecessary to exercise for more than one hour a day and push your workouts to the maximum potential. On the contrary, it is ok to be exhausted and out of breath from an intense exercise session that lasted more than 45 minutes. This allows us to go outside of our comfort zone and experience what it actually feels like to sweat, burn calories, and understand your body’s reaction to a physically demanding stimulus. In the end, it comes down to analyzing the relative risks involved and creating a healthy balanced lifestyle with adequate intense exercise, proper nutrition, and enough sleep.

Can’t Make it to the Clinic?

We understand that it is unfeasible for everyone to be able to make it to one of our Malibu clinics. However, just because you can’t make it doesn’t mean you are out of options in terms of getting healthy and turning your life around. By properly exercising, eating right, and staying motivated, you can make extraordinary changes to your body and learn a great deal on how to stay healthy on your own.

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One of the first steps you are going to want to take is to get proper exercise. Everyone is at a different fitness level so this can range from going on a brisk walk to taking part in a higher intensity workout such as sprints or running up stairs. What is important here is to find your level of fitness and match it with an according exercise. However, you must make sure you are continually challenging yourself. Eventually a walk will become too easy for you and you should progress into a light jog. As you can see, if you continually increase the difficulty of exercise as your fitness level progresses, you will see results!

Exercising is extremely vital to getting fit, but just as important is the need to eat right. In order to eat a healthy and balanced meal you need to keep a few things in mind. Ask yourself these three questions: How many calories are you consuming? What macronutrients are these calories coming from? What foods are these calories coming from? For the first question, you want to make sure you are not consuming too much or too little calories. You then want to consider how much fat, carbs, or proteins you are consuming relative to each other. Lastly, you will want these calories to come from healthy foods and not greasy junk food.

Perhaps the most intangible part of your entire journey to get fit will be your motivation. Make it a goal of yours to take each day on by itself. Push yourself to get off the couch and exercise or to keep yourself from eating that slice of cake. If you can approach your fitness on a day-to-day basis you will be much less overwhelmed and will stay committed to your initial goals!

Cheat Days? Diet Pills? Working Out With Pain?

Throughout your journey to becoming a fit and healthy individual, you are bound to have many questions. Are there easier ways to achieve my goal? Are there any quick shortcuts I can take? How do I get around certain obstacles? Keep reading to find out a few of the most common questions to hopefully aid you along your journey.

skewersOne of the most basic and highly desired questions is whether or not to have cheat days. You make a conscious effort to eat right all week long and you want to know if you can treat yourself to some ice cream for your hard work. However, if you are thinking like this, you are not on the right track. You do not want to consider all the healthy food you eat as a burden and unhealthy foods as a reward. Why would something that is bad for you be a reward! Instead you need to adapt the view that you are changing your lifestyle and creating long lasting healthy habits, not just a temporary phase. At the same time, keep in mind that having a cheat day won’t destroy your progress, just as having one good meal isn’t going to be that beneficial either. However, remember that a single cheat meal can often lead to a binging episode that can be a sever detriment to your success and results.

Another common question has to do with the use of diet pills. Diet pills have been a serious source of controversy and for very good reasons. You have to keep in mind that these pills are legitimate drugs and with any drug, there will be side effects, often times negative consequences. Not that diet pills are extremely unsafe, but their theoretical benefits do not outweigh the potential risk they create. A regimen with healthy eating and consistent exercise will be much more beneficial to you in the short term and long term.

At one point or another, you have experienced an injury. The question is how does one go about their exercise routine while simultaneously managing their pain? Such a situation requires extra effort from an individual. You need to make sure you properly warm up and cool down. This includes applying heat to the affected area before exercise and applying ice after exercise. Make sure to modify your exercises as your injury dictates but do not let your injury stop you from exercises all together.

Spring Into Fitness This Season

Now is the time to change your life! This spring you can sign up for our session spanning from March 28- April 11, 2014 and have the opportunity to work wonders for you body in Dr. H’s Malibu Clinic. You will be under strict guidance and direction to make the most positive effect possible on your mind and body.

Not only will you be working under a regime that will prime your body to be its best self, but most importantly, you will be gaining valuable knowledge about the entire process that you can implement on your own once you are out of the clinic. You will learn principles of exercise, nutrition, and self-discipline that will stick with you as long as you continue to practice them.

10004007_698088410234271_160812055_nSpecific to this session is the optimal timing of working out in spring. Spring began on March 20th, so by working on yourself now, you are preparing yourself for your summer body. Additionally, the weather is beginning to warm up again, which is a perfect opportunity to get exercise out in the sun! You can go out for a nice jog or even go to the beach and enjoy the weather there.

However, keep in mind that if you can not attend the spring session, this is still a perfect time for you to get in great shape. The amazing thing about spring is that you have so many options in terms of exercise. You can go for a simple jog around your block, visit the beach, run up a sand dune, or go for a healthy swim. The possibilities are endless and there should be no excuse for not taking care of yourself this spring!

Another thing to keep in mind is that in order to get that summer body you so desire you will have to do more than just exercise. Watching what you eat is absolutely vital to achieving your weight loss goals and it should be of utmost priority in your self-disciplinary actions. If anything, remember to stay positive and never forget that all the difficult decisions now will pay off in the future!

What are your goals?

Before embarking on any journey or personal mission, it is absolutely necessary to create goals for yourself. These goals should be both long-term and short-term goals and should serve as motivation and a reminder of what you are trying to achieve. Your goals should be challenging, yet attainable, and hopefully steer you on your path to success.

Here are some of the cornerstone goals we like to preach:

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1) Get Fit

Thousands of years ago, our hunter-gatherer ancestors were forced to exert tons of physical energy every day. They had to do this in order to stay alive, and although it may not be the same today, everyone could use the benefits of being happier, leaner, and functionally younger.

2) Get Lean

When losing weight you want to make sure you are actually losing fat and not muscle. It is important to keep muscle because it burns more calories than fat and is essential for feel-good, IQ-elevating brain chemicals and protecting the skeletal structure from injury.

3) Eat Right

It is important to keep your diet to the basic essentials of vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins because these foods moderate the risk of high blood pressure, cancer, heart disease, and obesity. Similarly, stay away from saturated and trans fats, additives, tobacco products, and excessive alcohol.

4) Sleep Right

Start going to bed, waking up, and exercising at the same time everyday. There is a connection between sleep patterns, energy levels, and weight so if you aren’t getting enough sleep you will be at risk for higher weight gains.