you are an inspiration to many: of that there is no doubt.
Just thought I'd mention Dr Al Sears PACE exercise programme.......which is just amazing for health and weight-loss.
Dr Al Sears...........
"When I started developing PACE® 20 years ago, everyone was rushing off to aerobics class. Little did they know that aerobics actually works against your heart – and keeps you fat around the middle!
It still shocks people today. But decades of research back me up. And it’s not just my research either… Researchers around the world have turned up similar evidence.
At Laval University in Canada, sports medicine specialists discovered that athletes using the techniques featured in my PACE® program burned 9 times more fat than those using the typical long-duration aerobic methods.
A Colorado State University team measured how long fat continues to burn after repeatedly using just one of the techniques of my PACE® program. Remarkably, they found that fat continued to burn at a higher rate 16 hours later. Even when they were idle, they continued to burn fat at a 62% higher rate.
This is your native fat burner at work. It’s been there all along… We’ve just been using the wrong techniques.
Aerobics and other long-duration exercises like jogging and marathons create changes in your body that weaken your heart and lungs. They tell your body to make and store more fat. This way, your body makes sure it has something to burn during your next aerobics class. And to cope with long-duration stresses, your body will actually shrink your heart and lungs.
PACE® gives your body the right kind of challenge. And it only takes 10 minutes! Not hours of grueling – not to mention boring – jogging and jumping around that most fitness “experts” tell you is the way to go.
By giving yourself the right challenge, with the right level of intensity, you get an adaptive response that tells your body that you don’t need fat. And instead of shrinking your heart and lungs, your body will start to build vital reserve capacity – the kind that prevents heart attack and heart failure.
A few years ago, Harvard researchers published the Harvard Health Professionals Study. After studying over 7,000 people they found that the key to preventing heart disease is intensity – NOT long-duration exercise.
Those who followed the basics of my PACE® program – SHORT BURSTS OF INTENSITY followed by SHORT PERIODS OF REST – dramatically lowered their risk of heart disease. But that's not all…
In another Harvard study, intensity turned out to be the key to longevity and reduced risk of death.
This study reinforces what I discovered 20 years ago: long-distance runners have a higher risk of sudden cardiac death than other athletes.
When I was in medical school, providing emergency care for marathon races, a young man collapsed just yards from our emergency aid station. His heart continued to violently race, as we put an oxygen mask over his blue lips. Another runner in his 20's made it to our station but had to kneel down to wait for emergency assistance. He was weak, dizzy and frightened – with a dangerously irregular heartbeat.
Later I came to call this pattern the "Jim Fixx Phenomenon," after the popular fitness guru of the 70's. Fixx claimed that the secret to heart health and long life was endurance running – up until he died of a heart attack – while running!
Now I know that the "new science" from the 1960s that promoted jogging was a big mistake. Long-duration aerobic training doesn't work. It isn't natural and your body knows it.
PACE® puts an end to the hardship of exercise. It super-sizes your lungs and bulletproofs your heart. Just what you need to prevent heart attacks and live a disease-free life.
You can even do this on your rebounder!!!!