Words matter. These are the best Denise Austin Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Diffusers not only leave your home smelling clean and fresh, but the oils that you choose to use in it can leave you feeling refreshed and stress free!
Finding a convenient exercise routine is the key, because you’re much more likely to stick with it.
Helping people keeps me going.
Fiber and other nondigestible carbs work wonderful weight loss magic.
Fiber and other nondigestible carbs are bulky and tend to slow digestion, which, in turn, eases the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream. When glucose enters the bloodstream more slowly, cells are better able to burn it for energy.
I’m a big believer in a balance of workouts – a well-balanced workout plan. Part of it is cardio, part strength training and then flexibility. You really need all three.
Exercise is a great way to get rid of stress and anxiety. It clears the head and gets rid of all that stuff that is annoying you and really isn’t all that important. It filters out any grouchie-ness – it’s a great mental filter.
Aim to eat healthy six days out of the week, and then enjoy what I call a ‘super splurge’ on the seventh day. It helps you enjoy yourself and not feel so deprived, so you’re ready to recommit to healthy eating the following week.
As you do Pilates, use your breath to draw your mind into the present and whisk the tension out of your body.
Constant slumping increases the stress on the spine and joints, and can lead to headaches, neck and shoulder tension, and lower-back pain.
Working the deltoid muscles along the front and top will give you everyday lifting power and help eliminate sloping shoulders, making your waist appear thinner.
Fortunately, good posture – like poor posture – is habit forming.
As fiber and other nondigestible carbs pass through your intestine, they bring other nutrients – often fat – along for the ride. This prevents your intestine from breaking down and absorbing some of the fat and cholesterol from the food you eat.
I love to go out with my husband and a few friends on Friday or Saturday. Being from Southern California, Mexican food is my favorite, and I normally splurge on enchiladas and margaritas.
I’m into eating whole foods.
Exercise is the best preventative medicine there is.
I think it really helps if you focus on losing weight one week at a time.
As you build muscle, remember that the scale may stay the same, but you won’t.
I’ve been fit my whole life. I’m not a fat-turned-fit story.
Inner-thigh strength is important, and not just for appearance sake. If you enjoy – or have always wanted to try – ice skating or roller blading, strong inner thighs will come in handy.
Sometimes I log more than my fair share of hours on my tush – behind my desk, in the car, in front of the TV. And all that sitting can turn even the tightest buns into rice pudding.
I really eat in moderation.
Prolonged sitting can cause stiffness in your lower back.
Because Pilates requires you to press your abs toward your spine, you don’t want to allow your lower belly to round and press out as air comes into your lungs. You also don’t want that abdominal lock to force you to breathe shallowly. To breathe correctly, you must expand your rib cage, primarily through your midback.
We use our shoulder muscles to accomplish practically every pulling, pushing, and hoisting task we do (they really do carry the weight of the world!), so they’re a great place to start building strength.
When it comes to foods as we age, it is a good rule of thumb to focus on high-quality, whole, fresh foods as the basis of all your meals.
Internal and external obliques form your sides and waist. Your external obliques sit closest to the surface toward the front of your waist, with the internal obliques sitting deeper and closer to your back. Toning them shrinks your waistline and love handles.
I like sit-ups and ab exercises. I always want to keep my tummy flat and tight, even as I age. It keeps your back healthy and keeps you young.
No gift list would be complete without a mention of fitness.
Because there’s no bouncing, jarring, or stress to your body, Pilates offers the ideal form of exercise for people who, because of joint pain or muscle weakness, shy away from exercise.
I’m a big believer that as you age, you need to stretch more.
If you think a bare midriff is only for teens, think again.
To maintain good health, you need to exercise almost every day – 30 minutes is recommended, that’s what I personally do – and you need to eat right.
I was a gymnast as a little girl.
Most people should not do aerobic exercises for more than 30 minutes, because after that your chances of injury increase.
I even kind of eat well 80 percent of the time and have my treats 20 percent of the time. I don’t just eat salads, but I truly believe in eating healthy foods, fresh fruits and vegetables every day. I’m a real person.
I like intervals. I will turn a walk into a workout. For example, I walk for five minutes at an easy pace, then power-walk for two minutes and repeat. Intervals blast the fat.
Walking lunges are great for thighs.
There’s nothing more frustrating than pulling on your favorite jeans – only to see there’s a bit of extra bulge above the waist.
In L.A., I see people who are always in their cars, always driving. I encourage them to walk more – walk to the post office, walk to lunch. Even if it is a 10-minute walk, it’s so good for you.
When someone tells me that I look great, I say thanks and then share a secret: It’s not the clothes or the makeup; it’s my posture.
When my jeans feel too tight, I know I need to cut back on desserts and step up my workouts.
Many women find long, lean sexy legs hard to get. One reason is that before menopause, most of us store a disproportionate amount of fat in our lower bodies, particularly in our hips and thighs.
Your lower back contains numerous muscles. One group, called the erector spinae, attaches to your spinal column at different points along your back, allowing you to bend it forward and backward and from side to side. Toning these muscles helps prevent back pain, and it also tightens and firms your entire lower back.
Working out with someone will help you to feel committed.
For most of my life, I’ve put on weight in my thighs, not my belly. But in my mid-40s, things began to change.
As a mom, I’m always balancing my life. I want to teach people the way I balance it, and really teach women how to stay fit and take care of themselves.
What was cool about my career, Jack LaLanne gave me my first break on TV. I was his co-host.
In other fitness pursuits, you may have learned to go through the motions first and perfect your form second. In Pilates, it’s the other way around. You learn to control your abs first and then proceed through a series of more progressive movements. At all times, you should feel in control of your body.
If you look in the mirror and think, ‘Boy, my body needs a good dose of middle management,’ keep in mind that tummy fat could be the result of many things.
Some of the routines take less than 10 minutes, making Pilates the perfect form of exercise for anyone who finds there’s not enough time in the day for exercise.
The key is consistency. Do your ab exercises at least three times a week, or even a few minutes each day.
When you eat foods high in fiber, you feel full faster, making you less likely to overeat and more likely to have weight loss.
I don’t starve myself, and I don’t think other people should either.
As we age, we lose our muscle tone. Thats how we gain weight.
I believe in sensible, moderate exercise. I try to do something every day, at least 20 minutes per day. I don’t think it’s realistic to ask people to work out 90 minutes a day.
Take a tip from racewalkers and marathoners, and strengthen your stride with resistance exercises. By training your walking muscles, you’ll have more power to pick up the pace.
People are awake about 16 hours a day, so to devote 30 minutes to keeping your weight down, keeping your body healthy, is not a lot of time.
Possibly one of the most exciting aspects of Pilates is that anyone can do it, and everyone can achieve amazing results.
I enjoy all my relationships with my husband, my kids, my sisters and my girlfriends and maintaining a healthy relationships across the board nurtures my soul.