PLAY THERAPY

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preschoolersDo you have a child or adolescent who would benefit from a gym membership? If so premier fitness is the place for them. If your child suffers from any of the following symptoms then you should sign them up for a premier fitness membership.

Symptoms: ADHD, Asperger’s disorder, phobias/fears, OCD, oppositional defiant disorder, Bipolar disorder, Anxiety, depression, School difficulties, or behavioral problems.

Signing up for a gym membership can help with some of these symptoms, a child will be able to relieve some of the stress they have in their life by taking it out at the gym. Not only will this help the child but it will also help out at home because when a child returns from the gym they will be tired and are less likely to act out.

Attending the gym is also a good way to meet other people, which in return can help with the child’s self esteem. Gyms also offer group exercising classes and this is a good way for the child to feel like they belong to something special even if its just for an hour a day is enough to make your child be in a happier place. Not only will going to the gym help with friends but it also is a great way to start living a healthy life. Working out has so many benefits on the body, like some people say “looking good helps you feel good”, and that’s exactly one of the benefits to going to the gym.

Yes the gym can be an intimidating place at first, there are so many machines and unspoken rules but it doesn’t take long to become familiar with these rules and when you do become comfortable everything you thought was scary will feel normal.

What should you bring to the gym? Before you leave the gym you will need to pack a bag. Bringing the essentials to the gym will make the experience a lot more pleasant. Bring comfortable shoes, any toiletry needs you will want for after your workout, for example: shampoo, conditioner, a bathing suit. And of course you will want to bring a water bottle so you can rehydrate yourself.

And like it says here all gym will bring you on a tour before you start just so you can be familiar with the layout.

Children are always welcome at premier fitness and will learn how to control some of the distractions that life is always throwing at them. For any additional information you may want on premier fitness feel free to click here and learn more about the gym and play therapy NYC.

A Physically Fit Person’s Guide to Skin Care

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We all know that exercise is good for the human health. In fact, several studies have been done to show the significant effects of exercise in overall wellness of humans. But in the past few years, there has been a growing issue that confuses a lot of concerned individuals about the interaction between exercise and skin problems. While it is true that exercise is one of the most beneficial activities that anyone can do to improve their health, experts still recommend to be aware about the hidden dangers it may bring, especially to our skin.

Acne from Workout

Perhaps, one of the most common skin problems that regular exercisers complain is having acne or breakouts. Acne is a skin condition that typically occurs when oil and dead skin cells clog up your pores. Wearing tight fitting exercise outfits can cause sweat to trap in the skin, which creates a perfect breeding ground for bacteria since sweat can collect dirt and oil that can be transferred to your delicate skin. And if left untreated, acne can cause other skin problems that are much harder to treat, such as scar and dark spots.

To prevent the development of acne during workout, experts suggest to avoid the use of tight-fitting clothing. Instead, wear comfortable exercise outfits that are made with breathable materials and moisture-wicking fabrics. However, if you already have the symptoms, you may want to use available treatments to reduce the appearance of those embarrassing spots on your face. You can go to http://www.pureskintone.com/ for a list of products that you can use to have a clearer face. But remember, it’s still important to seek the help of your dermatologist first to know which products are effective for the type of acne you have.

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Skin Aging from Workout

While some sagging on your face is just a part of aging, it’s true that working out can also have a negative impact on your skin’s health. Some experts say that cardio and running can increase the production of free radicals, which can break or damage the skin cells and supportive fibers.

However, this doesn’t mean that you should retire running for good. Studies show that only very strenuous exercise can actually lead to cell damage. Simple to moderate exercises are safe and have no negative effect on the skin, in fact, it can be beneficial.

Sun Damage from Workout

We see a lot of people every day running outdoors under the beautiful-but-damaging sunshine. Although we all need sun exposure to get the right amount of our body’s requirement for vitamin D, too much sun exposure is still not recommended. In fact, studies have shown that too much exposure to sunlight can damage the skin. Some skin damages are short-term, such as sunburn and dark spots, but these can also lead to severe complications, such as heatstroke and skin cancer.

But again, this doesn’t mean that you should avoid exercising outdoors completely. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with running under the beautiful sunlight and refreshing weather. However, you should limit your sun exposure to prevent any skin damage. If possible, only take a jog early in the morning or late in the afternoon because UV rays are strongest between 10am and 4pm. But if you need to run during these hours, find a good place, preferably a place with lots of shades or trees, to not get exposed from strong UV rays. It’s also important to wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to help protect your skin against sun damage.

Attending the gym after childbirth

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mother at gym work outIt’s difficult to know when it’s OK to start back at the gym after giving birth. Some people will tell you that you should wait at least six weeks, but in all honesty if you had an uncomplicated birth and you feel otherwise fit and well, it is not necessary to wait six weeks. Many women return back to the gym after only two weeks of giving birth. If you had surgery however, such as a caesarean then the six week rule may apply. If you are in doubt about how soon you can return to the gym after giving birth then you may wish to discuss it with your health visitor.

Ease yourself back into rigorous exercise gently

You will however have to ease yourself back into rigorous exercise gently. You should start with gentle walking and stretching exercises, then move on to the treadmill and gentle weights. It will take time to get back to your regular routine as your joint and ligaments will be loser after childbirth and this can affect your balance and cause falls. Also your internal organs will be sensitive and although you may feel back to normal this will not be the case internally. Spend time building your strength back up again and ease yourself into exercise gently.

Breastfeeding will also help you lose weight

Most women’s goal of returning back to the gym after giving birth is to lose weight as well as to tone up flabby tummies and thighs. Remember that if you are feeding your baby naturally then you will need to consume an extra 1000 calories more a day than you would normally. Breastfeeding will also help you lose weight as well as while the baby suckles she will tone up your tummy muscles at the same time as well as take those extra calories from your body.

Swimming is also a great way

If you like swimming you may wish to take your baby with you. Your baby can start to learn to swim from a very young age, even if they have not had all their vaccinations. Remember, your baby has spent nine months swimming around in amniotic fluid so they are quite used to being afloat. Swimming is also a great way for a mother and baby to bond and of course mummy gets fit at the same time.

If childcare is an issue and you want to go to the gym alone then it might be worth investigating to find out if your local gym has childcare facilities.  Many do. Some women worry about leaving their new-born alone for a few hours but it can be healthy for mummy and baby to spend some time apart. It gives other family members a chance to bond with the baby, it will get your baby used to spending time without you and it will give you a few hours to be ‘you’ again and not just a mummy. If you are worried about your feeding routine while you are at the gym then it might be worthwhile you investing in a breast pump so that you can naturally take your own milk and someone else can give it to your baby while you are at the gym.

Fitness Party: The New Fitness Trend!

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Do you want to finally get rid of those excess fats right around your belly but don’t have the ability to that? In this fast-paced age, many people are really having a difficult time to care about themselves and do certain things they want because of their so many obligations and commitments – to their work, to their children, and to their family. Like many people, your commitment to giving your family a better life and strong desire to moving up the corporate ladder may be taking a toll on your overall health. But there’s some good news. Since obesity is increasingly becoming a developing world problem, more and more people are now becoming aware and thinking of ways on how to prevent or solve it. Fortunately, one solution have been invented to help people get healthier without sacrificing their work or family – and it’s combining social time with exercise or what is now popularly called fitness party!

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From birthday celebrations, to company outings, to college reunions, and even to divorce parties, U.S. gyms are now offering fitness parties as new ways to celebrate in a more active way. Many health experts see this as a great opportunity to lose some pounds while having fun with your loved ones. Pole dancing parties are among the most-requested kinds of fitness party, with young women in their 20’s and 30’s would like to give this new trend a try.

Fitness parties work the same way as other parties – there are still drinks, foods, party decorations, party equipment and supplies, such as birthday paper products, tableware, balloons, etc. As they say, a party is not a party without some foods! However, the only difference is you let the participants or guests eat later. Fitness parties are typically made up of 1 to 1 ½ of playtime or exercise and 1 hour or more for food and chat.  At the start of the party, all the guests will be required to attend a fitness class, it can be a yoga or pole dancing (depending on your choice), and then sweat for 1 hour. After the class, guests will usually change in the locker room, dress up, and then head for foods and drinks.

A lot of people, especially professionals, who can’t find time to exercise, are liking this new trend. Instead of attending a typical dinner or company celebration, they are attending fitness classes with other friends. There aren’t many places where you can get a chance to have fun while making sure you’re not harming your health. We live in a world that is full of many temptations and wherever you go, there are always unhealthy snacks, alcoholic drinks, and many more. But in fitness parties, you can make sure that you will improve your fitness and health while having fun with your friends and loved ones. This is the reason why this new trend is becoming increasingly popular today.

But it’s important for you to know that fitness parties are not only available in gyms and fitness studios. You can organize it anywhere, even at your home! Just take out your collection of yoga DVDs or ask your friends to bring one exercise video, make some healthy snacks, and start shaking your hips with your buddies! It’s only that simple. However, if you really don’t have any idea how to do it, you can ask your fitness instructor to help you with the organizing. And did you know that fitness parties are not just for adults? You can use it for your children’s parties, too! If you have a child and you’re looking for unique ways to celebrate it, then a fitness party is a great idea. You can arrange it by providing an hour of cooperative games followed by an hour in the party area for foods and presents. Have fun!

For Fitness Enthusiasts: How To Choose The Best SUV?

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suv4sportsBeing a fitness enthusiast is not something uncommon in these days, when more and more people pay attention to their health. If you are here, you are probably one of those avid cyclists or men and women who regularly visit the gym.

Usually sport enthusiasts are owners of comfortable Sports Utility Vehicles, known as SUVs. Since most people already know why the exercising is important for their health and wellbeing, let’s move on to the next important question:

How to choose a quality SUV that would make my transportation easier?

Well, the selection of SUVs should be taken a bit more seriously than the selection of any standard car, as these vehicles are more expensive and will be used for multiple purposes.

Today, the small crossovers are chosen by the young generation of SUV owners, who prefer them to the large vehicles and sedans. So along with the popularity of the small SUVs, the number of their sales naturally rises, too.

To be able to choose the most appropriate SUV, you should take into account the following factors:

  • Size and Height: Whether you would like to buy a small or a larger SUV? Take into consideration that not all of the vehicles can be mounted on the roof because of their size and height.
  • Safety: You should ensure that the chosen SUV is safe enough when you drive through the streets.
  • Price: As we already mentioned, these vehicles are more expensive compared to standard cars, so you need to consider your budget, as well. Obviously, if you are searching for the best luxury SUV, be ready to pay the highest price for it.
  • The capacity for load bearing:Obviously, the more expensive SUVs will be able to accommodate more than 2 or 3 bicycles, so one of the factors to consider when choosing your SUV is how many bicycles it can hold and whether it meets your needs. Make sure that the chosen SUV is compatible with your bicycle.
  • Metal construction: To avoid mishaps and to ensure better transportation, choose a unit with a solid metal construction.
  • Comfortable and easy: Make sure that you can easily attach and detach the bike racks to the SUV and that they are secured enough against any thefts.

 The Top Priced SUVs

On the list of the most expensive SUVs are 2014 BMW X6, 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser, 2014 Lexus LX 570, 2015 Cadillac Escalade, 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, etc., which prices range from $71,000.00 up to over $184,00.00 for 2014 Land Rover Range Rover.

The Most Affordable SUVs

If you find the list above non-proportional to your budget, you might want to find out more take a look at the list of the most affordable SUVs, among which are 2014 Nissan NV Cargo NV2500 HD, 2015 GMC Terrain, 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, 2015 Buick Encore, 2015 Kia Sorento, 2015 Nissan Xterra, 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander, etc., which prices range from $27,000.00 to as little as $16,395.00 for 2015 Jeep Patriot.

Is Pasta Good For You?

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One common question I often hear from people when it comes to food choices is this: “Is pasta a good food to eat or not?”

Well, with the so much conflicting information that is being spread out online and even offline about food choices, even traditional staples, such as bread and pasta, are now being in question. In fact, most people think that eating pasta is not good for the health. This is the reason why many people are giving up this delicious food entirely even if they love eating it.

But is eating pasta really harmful to your waistline and wellness? Pasta, like breads and other grains, contains loads of carbohydrates that are essential for the health. Your body needs carbohydrates for

energy, especially if you are an active person. If you lack enough carbohydrates, it is very unlikely for you to accomplish your everyday duties. According to WebMD, white foods like pasta, can be part of a healthy diet; but as with many other kinds of food, moderation is still important.

Nutritionally speaking, pasta isn’t that bad at all, despite being high in carbohydrates. As mentioned, your body needs carbohydrates for fuel. We can’t live without them. Aside from that, it’s so filling and tastes great. But while pasta is considered not unhealthy, it’s still not always the most nutritious way to nourish your body. Much of the pasta that are available on the market today are made using an industrial process, which reduces the nutritional value of this delicious product. They often contain preservatives and gone through different kinds of treatment to extend their shelf life.

But there is good news for pasta lovers, like you, because today, you can already eat and enjoy an occasional plate of pasta without worrying about harming your health. Today, many people are choosing to make their own pasta at home than buy processed dried pasta in the market.

The benefit of homemade pasta is they have a unique taste, which is far better than any store-bought varieties. Plus, they are much healthier, as you have the complete control over what kinds of ingredients to use. Since you’re the one preparing it, you have the freedom to select the finest ingredients you want,
such as using organic whole-wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour or adding freshly ground sea salt instead of artificial flavoring, to make it more nutritious. And you can even experiment and make your own recipe by adding other healthy ingredients, such tomato sauce, herbs, and additional fiber.

Sure, you can also find fresh pasta from local stores and restaurants, but usually, they are offered at very expensive prices. What if you want to have a plate but don’t have enough money to even purchase a half serving? Not to worry. There are now a variety of pasta maker machines that is being offered in the market. The prices may vary, depending on the quality and features of the product, but there are affordable items available for simple pasta making. The good news about this is once you made the initial investment, which usually just around less than $200, making a pasta at home will no longer be a headache as it will only cost you a little amount. Isn’t that amazing? Imagine having fun making and
eating your favorite dish while not being worried about the harm and cost of it.

But what about the type of pasta maker should you purchase? With the so many products in the market claiming to be the best option, it is but natural to get confused about finding the right item for your needs. Well again, don’t worry. At www.pastamakerhq.com, you can find great tips on how to select the one that fits your budget and particular needs.

Indoor Running

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When we notice that our bellies are getting a bit “paunchy,” one of the first types of exercises that we think of to shed those extra pounds is running. Running is a great exercise because it not only get rid of unwanted pounds, but it’s also good for your heart and help build muscle in your legs.

Some people who may want to start running, can’t because they live in an area where they can’t run outside. This might seem like a major hindrance, however there is another option. Instead of running outdoors, you can try indoor running stead.

The Many Advantages of Indoor Running

The advantages of indoor running are many. First and foremost, you will be in an environment that won’t hinder or interrupt your run. If you are running indoors, then more than likely you are doing it at a gym. Naturally, gyms are suited toward exercising (go figure!) and create an environment where you can do your workout without getting interrupted.

The weather will not be a hindrance to you either. In some places it can get really hot during the summer or really cold during the winter. Most indoor gyms and exercise center are climate controlled, so you don’t have to worry about overheating or running in below-zero temperatures.

If you have joined a gym or exercise facility, there is likely to be someone who is knowledgeable about running employed by the business. If you have any questions regarding running or need tips to make your exercise session a little easier, you can always ask them.

There are many other advantages but these are the main ones.

Now your gym or indoor exercise facility may not have a track. However, this is not a hindrance to your indoor running ambitions. If there is not a track for you to run on, you can always use that old exercise staple, the treadmill.

The Treadmill

The treadmill is a staple of the exercise world. The treadmill has an advantage over both indoor track running and running outdoors in that you don’t have to travel any distance to do your running. You can do all of your running in one location.

Another advantage is that you don’t even have to go to the gym. You can purchase a treadmill for home use. That way you won’t have to continuously spend money on a gym membership, wait in a line to use a machine, and your will be able to do your exercising in the comfort of your own home. There are many great treadmills that you can buy. There are many places you can find good information on treadmills for your indoor running needs.

In Conclusion

Running indoors is a great way to run without having to worry about limiting factors, such as the weather, road construction, wild animals, or anything else that might interrupt your workout. One thing that will be important to your indoor exercising is research. You don’t have to research it as extensively as you would for a college level English paper, but having a little knowledge about running will make your life much easier. There are many other websites and articles (this one teaches you about different types of exercises using the treadmill) online that can help you learn more about indoor running.

 

When can and should your baby join in with your fitness workouts?

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fitnessAny age is fine, there’s something for every child stage from newborn on up.  There are many ways that your little one can get a workout going when you do.  Kids like to join in the fun, and even when they can’t even crawl yet, they are watching you jump up and down in front of your TV doing your own fitness regimen.  They see mommy or daddy bouncing around the living room.  Involve them with what is part of your days.  Bring them out in their baby seat and place it near you while you do your stretches, hand weight exercising, videos, whatever it is you do;  just having your baby near is part of fitness for them.  Even if they’re still tiny babies, just watching you they are taking it in.

They should join in with you, its play time to them with you when you’re playing with them.  A good investment is a play gym mat.  Spread it out on your floor and place baby on it while you do your routine. They can lay and see the toys that hang over their heads and eventually they’ll kick out or move their arms at the rattles and toys of your chosen play gym.  They can have tummy time as well too as they stretch out and look at the colorful mat, or you as you do your exercising.  Soon they’ll learn to swat at those toys and kick out their legs.  With you joining in the fun with them too as you lay by them and play with them they are getting fitness as well.  Play gym mats are fun for baby and grows with them from newborn on up.

Tummy time is good as baby lays by you as you work out and get comfortable on their mat and being near you, watching you as you do you r thing.  Soon after about 3 months or so, their hands try to grab and hit the surrounding items on their gym mat as now they can lay on their back and hit and swing at the hanging toys.  You’ll love seeing them in their cute onesies Disney baby clothes as they play.  As time goes by eventually they’ll be able to sit and play on their gym mat as they watch you swing your arms with hand weights and perform your workout.

There are even baby workout toys out there that resemble what you use.  Rattles that look like little hand barbells that you use when you exercise. They have big puffy balls that look like medicine balls that they can hold on to as you work, granted they may drool on theirs.  To them though they are watching and being a part of mommy or daddy’s workouts, as they are holding weightless fuzzy toys designed to look like workout equipment.

So now you know it’s never too early to introduce your baby to fitness.  Look at it also as a way to spend quality time too being near each other and them watching you build up a sweat jumping around thinking that you look silly as they giggle and watch.  As they grow from baby to toddler, they’ll start trying to emulate you and there are products and toys that help them to do so.  Enjoy time with your baby and introducing them to the wonderful world of fitness.

 

Resistance Training & Flexibility: What Every Woman Should Know

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I have often had new (female) clients, coming in frustrated because they have been spending hours on the treadmill and still not feeling toned or strong enough. In majority of the cases, women also express doubts about weight training. There are many myths surrounding weights, typically statements like “I will get too big and bulky and I do not want that”. This is where I recommend resistance training and flexibility.

Reasons why you need resistance exercises

Often a husband and wife will work out together, and where the man will quickly lose weight the woman needs to struggle like crazy to see even small amounts of weight dropped each week. This is mainly because men and women have different ways of burning fat and building muscles. The advantages of muscles are also well known: they help us shape, tone our body while also improving our posture. Muscles help protect us from injury and enhance overall quality of life. Muscles can help both men and women feel more empowered and not just physically fit but mentally as well. For a woman especially, a strong body leads to a stronger mind.

So now that you know how important muscles are, don’t you want to know how to build them? This is where Resistance training comes into the picture. I generally recommend using household articles like heavy (3 to 5 pound) rice bags, dumbbells and resistance bands. I love dumbbells as not only are they easier to grip and workout with, they also tend to put the users in a better “mental mode” for workouts.

The other important objects as far as Resistance training is concerned are resistance bands. These are flexible as they take up very little space and also come in a wide range of tensions as per the levels one is comfortable with. A little bit of research about resistance bands online can help you get the guidance you need in using them correctly and to their full potential. Resistance bands can be easily carried everywhere you travel, which leaves no room for excuses for working out.

Next, I’d like to talk about the weight machines. Modern weight machines are full of safety features for enhanced ease of use: They can be adjusted to individual height, weight and body frame helping you ensure that they are performed correctly.

This brings us to Flexibility training.

Reasons why you need Flexibility training

A professional trainer can help you come up with the right set of flexibility training steps to help warm up your muscles. This can prepare them better and also enhance your overall workout by preventing post-workout soreness which invariably comes after intense sessions.

Another reason why it is a MUST to perform flexibility training is for Injury Prevention. If you are getting into the workout mode after a long time, it is likely that your muscles, ligaments and joints are still tight. This makes them more vulnerable to injuries when you suddenly start weight training. Hence flexibility training is a MUST to improve circulation and, I guarantee, it will also help you feel more alert mentally.

Now let us chalk up a weekly goal to include resistance and flexibility training.

Weekly Plan

The Austin Personal trainer can help you come up with a program that includes cardio with resistance training thrown in the mix. It will not be time consuming and the program can be personalized to suit individual needs and goals. Typically, I recommend starting with pushups (which can be done against the wall or the advanced versions including the knees), then a set for your mid-section (Crunches, Reverse curls etc) and finally for the lower body including lunges and squats. I recommend starting with a single set of 10 and then slowly working up to 3 sets with 10 repetitions each.  Sign up for the personal program with me if you need a little boost and for more information on Resistance training and flexibility workouts, click here .

Get a cheap blender for protein shakes that’ll be replaced often or spend more on one that’ll last longer?

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FITNESSFitness isn’t just about exercising to get your outsides in shape and strengthen yourself.  It’s about getting fit on the insides too.  You might be ready to go the protein shake route.  They aren’t just for bulking up.  You’re going into knowing there are protein shake regimens that you can take that help you slim down and lose extra weight, or ones that give you an energy boost simply to get you through your work day.

Question is, you’ve decided to take your fitness to the next level and start drinking healthy protein shakes.  Be it whether to firm up, lose weight, or just to get the proper nutrients, vitamins and supplements to get you through your day, you want to go this route.  You’re in line for a blender though.  Which way to go?  You’ve heard stories of just picking up a cheap everyday blender that will easily just mix your protein powder and water and that’s all you need to do the job.

Thing about it is though, it’s good to keep in mind that you get what you pay for.  It may do the job, but for how long.  Is it high quality and going to last you more than a month, or is its motor going to give up after a few too many uses and break down on you.  There are some blenders that cost more and you could go that route and keep in mind you’re paying for something that’ll last, but you don’t need it for anything except mixing shakes up well for yourself. Blendtec is a good mix between quality mixing and a reasonable price.

You don’t need all the extra ‘chop, whip, decimate’ extra buttons that come on these blenders.  You saw one that even makes soup.  All it is that you want is a fast way to finely mix together your powder and water into a smooth consistency which should take a push of a single button and a minute to mix.

One would suggest that if that’s all you want it for, you might want to look at some really good blender reviews.  Take them to court and be the blender judge and lay down your verdict.  Find out firsthand if it is it better to pay a little more and not have to worry about getting another one every other month when the cheap one breaks down on you all the time?

That’s a tough decision to make.  Think about it, maybe if you do put down a mid-range amount for a better blender, there might be a time in your future that you’ll want to have a smoothie and if so, you’ll have a blender that can mix one up nice and smooth for you.  That’s just something to consider.

Either way, congratulations on going to expand your fitness regimen.  That deserves a big pat on the back!   Here’s to hoping you get what you want out of it.   You work hard at the exercise part of your regimen, now taking it to the next level you’ll have all your information, so think what will be best in the long run, and good luck.