M Power+Health

Health, Fitness and Nutrition through the eyes of Matt Ryan

M Power+Health

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My name is Matt Ryan, BSc. Kinesiology (Hon), MSc. Kinesiology, Can-Fit-Pro PTS, former Canadian National Champion (gymnastics), Published Fitness Model, Food Lover ready to take the Health, Fitness and Nutrition world by storm.

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Fitness: it's not about getting my abs, or Kim Kardashian's booty, or even Arnold's biceps... It's about you, working on you to become the best YOU possible.

Published on 2013-03-03 13:33:45 GMT

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Published on 2013-03-02 14:13:36 GMT

One of the most common questions I receive is "how do I reduce fat on.. (insert body part here)". I an ideal world we could spot reduce fat tissue in one place by simply working that body part. In reality THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS SPOT REDUCTION. Let me repeat that: there is NO such thing as spot reduction. Fat comes off your entire body through a combination of caloric expenditure via exercise and reducing caloric intake by watching what you eat. It is not rocket science, it is not overly complicated. The fat WILL come off that desired area alongside the fat that comes off of the rest of your body. Everyone wants results yesterday but patience, persistence, dedication and approaching your goals with intelligence pays dividends. And remember: slow fat loss is sustainable fat loss. If you crash diet and purge exercise you may lose weight in a hurry, but you will put it back on in the likely event you fall off the wagon on your diet or get injured from overexercise. AND REMEMBER: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS SPOT REDUCTION!

Published on 2013-02-12 21:31:21 GMT

You don't have to kill yourself with exercise or eat boring foods to reach your health and fitness goals. Sometimes it is as simple as exploring your options and finding the 'right fit' for you. Those that are most successful in maintaining a fit physique year after year will tell you the same thing: they love their training (whatever form it may take on) and they develop a nutrition regimen that fits both their lifestyle, goals (e. g. staying lean, building mass) and food preferences. Search for modes of physical activity that allow for enjoyment AND caloric expenditure. Don't eat chicken and rabbit food for every meal. There is a whole world of healthy foods out there to enjoy from which you can construct balanced meals. Just remember that it is up to you to take initiative, seek them out and use them as a replacement for less-than-optimal choices. You only have one body and you need to take care of it... find ways to do so that are enjoyable AND palatable.

Published on 2013-02-07 21:00:50 GMT

It has been nearly a week since the start of 2013. If you 'resolved' to make changes in 2013, have you taken the appropriate ACTION to get where you want to be? If you made fitness and weight loss goals, you have probably realized by now that 15 pounds do not fall off by stepping for in the gym, and giving them your money. It takes work, commitment, and a willingness to make your health a priority. STICK WITH IT! You have probably also realized that getting from ground-zero to your end goal will not happen overnight. Fortunately, if you break down your long-term goal into several, progressive, and manageable short-term goals you are more likely to stick with a plan and reach your final destination. Making changes to your fitness and health are just like anything else. And as they say, a bad plan of action is better than no plan at all. So before you throw in the towel on your New Year resolution(s), create your own sequential map to success today! It isn't too late!

Published on 2013-01-07 13:51:53 GMT

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