Research Post#6

July 3, 2009 Amber

The article, “3 Tips for Boosting Your Fitness as You Age: One Triathlete’s Advice”, explains how you can do to make a difference in your daily workout or how to just keep your body fit over time.

Debi Bernades, a triathlete who finished fifth in a recent triathlon in Washington D.C., says that protein shakes and fruit are actually a better breakfast than oatmeal. The more proteins you add to your diet, the better. “Protein intake is important, especially as you age and especially after heavy exercise. Many nutritionists also say that including some protein at every meal helps you feel fuller and can aid in weight control.”

Bernardes says conditioning with an experienced instructor is good for beginners. You need someone who can perfect your technique and correct your form and posture. Bernardes says she really focuses on “general strength conditioning”. Combining CrossFit sessions with yoga would be really helpful in conditioning. 


Precision is the last key factor that should be included in your daily exercise routine. According to the article you should, “figure out what your short- and long-term goals are. Why are you going to the gym? What equipment are you going to use? Are you going for a run to boost your endurance or work on speed? Know it before you head out the door to avoid wasting time.”


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  • 1. Awis Mranani  |  July 6, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Hi Amber,
    I think the precision is the most important thing in exercise. Many people do not have the REAL motivation when they start doing exercise. I know some people who became members at a certain gym just because their friends did. So, after a month they got tired of exercising because they do not have a goal.

    Also some people go to the gym and just use whatever equipment they feel like without knowing the effects of those equipments to their body. I believe exercising is about commitment and the right way. I agree that sometimes exercise will only waste our time if we don’t do it right and consistently.

    Looking back to the programs on TV about people trying to lose weight, we see all the time they’re crying and stuff. I think that happens because sometimes they lose their motivation. So, motivation is a key to exercise.

    I searched some tips for exercise motivation and I found some Web sites that offer ways to maintain people’s motivation. So here are the Web sites that you might want to see:

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  • 4. Michelle Shry  |  July 7, 2009 at 3:24 am

    I think the article you found this week is a very good look at what is required to be in great shape. Healthy living is about eating right, doing the right cardio and weight training program as well as being focused on your short-term and long-term goals.

    If people wishing to improve their overall health could just try to incorporate these practices into their lifestyle, they would feel much better about themselves. I see numerous people who come to the gym and just go through the motions. They think that doing the same thing every day is going to improve their health without putting these three practices into play. When they don’t see results quickly enough, they are first to stop going to the gym because it is doing anything for them.

    One area of concern is the protein portion. Protein is very important in everyone’s diet, but a triathlete needs more protein than someone just looking to lose weight. Everyone starting a new fitness program would benefit to talk to a nutritionist to discuss the person’s goals and nutritional needs before going overboard on protein intake.

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