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    Why You are Wasting Your Time with Cardio & 6 Small Changes to Make For Weight Loss (The Secret Behind Kim Kardashian’s Workout) with Senada Greca

    enJuly 05, 2024

    Podcast Summary

    • Personal growth and developmentEvery experience, no matter how small, contributes to personal growth. Embrace emotions, shift perspective, live mindfully, build habits, and start small for lasting change.

      Every experience, no matter how seemingly insignificant, contributes to our personal growth and development. This idea is explored in the Therapy for Black Girls and She Pivots podcasts. Radi Devluke encourages listeners to embrace their emotions and find meaning in them, while Emily Tisch Sussman highlights the importance of shifting perspective to see the value in past experiences. Meanwhile, Calm offers practical tools for living mindfully and building positive habits. Sonata Greco, a fitness expert, emphasizes the importance of starting small and creating consistent habits to achieve fitness goals. Overall, these podcasts and resources provide valuable insights and tools for personal growth and self-improvement.

    • Establishing fitness habitStarting with a small daily commitment to fitness can lead to lifelong benefits, including increased self-confidence and foundation for future workouts. Prioritize strength training for optimal health benefits.

      Starting with a small commitment of five minutes a day to fitness can help establish a lifelong habit, even if immediate results are not noticeable. This five-minute commitment can lead to increased self-confidence and set the foundation for more extensive workouts in the future. However, it's essential to remember that focusing on fitness for the wrong reasons, such as trying to be excessively thin, can be detrimental to both physical and mental health. Instead, prioritizing strength training is recommended due to its numerous benefits, including increased bone density and muscle mass, which are crucial for longevity. Remember, fitness is a lifelong marathon, not a sprint.

    • Strength training for longevityBuilding and maintaining bone and muscle density through strength training can help prevent falls and injuries, enabling faster recovery and contributing to overall health and longevity.

      Strength training is crucial for longevity. As we age, we lose bone density and muscle mass, increasing the risk of falls and injuries that can lead to death. Building and maintaining bone and muscle density through strength training can help prevent falls and enable faster recovery. Additionally, relying on feelings to motivate workouts and believing we're too busy are common barriers to getting started. However, acting despite feelings and finding time through incorporation can help overcome these obstacles. Ultimately, prioritizing strength training for the long-term benefits of health and longevity is essential.

    • Healthy habits, rewards and substitutionsIncorporating enjoyable rewards and finding substitutions can help create and sustain healthy habits. Misconceptions about strength training for women can be overcome, and proper nutrition before and after workouts is essential for optimal results.

      Creating and sustaining healthy habits can be achieved by incorporating enjoyable rewards and finding substitutions that satisfy cravings. Misconceptions about strength training, such as the fear of getting bulky, are just that - misconceptions. Women's hormones prevent them from naturally going to extremes in muscle growth. Proper nutrition before and after workouts, especially strength training, is essential, but individual needs and genetics play a role. The goal of having a lower body fat percentage is for improved health, but maintaining a healthy balance is key to avoid negative effects. Cardio can be incorporated into a strength training routine for added benefits, but the focus should be on calories in versus calories out for weight loss. Ultimately, it's about optimizing for yourself and understanding your unique needs and limitations.

    • Strength Training, Protein IntakeStrength training is essential for physical and mental health, prioritize it along with cardio. Protein intake is crucial for muscle building and meeting daily needs, aim for 0.8-1g per pound of body weight.

      While cardio and strength training each have their benefits, the importance of prioritizing strength training for both physical and mental health cannot be overstated. The speaker personally found more reward in strength training after running marathons, but everyone should choose an activity they enjoy and can stick with. When it comes to nutrition, prioritizing protein is crucial for building muscle and meeting the body's physiological needs. Aim for 0.8 to 1 gram per pound of body weight daily, and include protein with every meal and snack. As we age, the need for protein intake increases. The speaker also emphasized the importance of perspective and seeing the value in past experiences, as well as the benefits of physical activity for mental health, especially in managing depression and anxiety.

    • Exercise and Mental HealthExercise, particularly calisthenics or bodyweight workouts, can effectively reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, providing double the relief compared to pharmacologic interventions alone, making it a crucial part of a holistic approach to mental health.

      Incorporating regular exercise into your routine, especially activities like calisthenics or bodyweight workouts, can significantly reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, potentially even more effectively than pharmaceutical products. Starting with just 20 minutes a day can lead to double the relief compared to a 20-30% reduction with pharmacologic interventions alone. It's essential to consider exercise as part of a holistic approach to mental health, as it can provide relief for those who don't experience the desired results from psychotherapy or medication. Regular physical activity also helps combat the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. Additionally, staying committed to an active routine, even on rest days, is crucial for maintaining overall well-being.

    • Yoga/Pilates vs Strength TrainingYoga/Pilates focus on flexibility, balance, while strength training builds muscle, burns calories. Both can complement each other in a well-rounded routine. Mindset plays a role in physical health, and increasing weight in strength training helps continue progress.

      Both yoga/Pilates and strength training have their unique benefits, but they serve different purposes. Flexibility and balance are the strengths of yoga and Pilates, while muscle building and calorie expenditure are the focus of strength training. However, they can complement each other in a well-rounded fitness routine. When it comes to gaining muscle versus losing weight through strength training, the only difference lies in nutrition and caloric intake. To continue challenging yourself and getting stronger, increase the weight you're lifting when you reach the recommended rep range. The power of the mind plays a significant role in physical health, and practices like meditation, visualization, and positive self-talk can positively impact your body. Sonata Greco emphasizes staying true to oneself, starting with fitness, and allowing things to unfold from a place of love.

    • Self-love and acceptanceEmbracing self-love and acceptance, despite body image issues and generational trauma, leads to personal growth. Listening to podcasts and seeking therapy can provide valuable insights and support.

      Self-love and acceptance, even in the face of challenges like body image issues and generational trauma, are essential for personal growth. The speaker shares her experience of embracing her body after a C-section and the transformative impact of listening to the Koala Moon podcast during bedtime routines. Additionally, the importance of intergenerational conversations and seeking help through therapy were highlighted in other podcasts mentioned. Overall, these discussions emphasize the importance of self-care, self-acceptance, and the power of communication and community in overcoming personal struggles and building strong relationships.

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    19:33 Be Conscious of Your Own Triggers

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