This website was started in December, 2000 to offer customized solution to people who are trying to lose weight and are keen at monitoring and documenting their progress.
Such individuals could easily find the soft-wares needed to track their progress on this site.
Unfortunately, the site owner/administrator left the site to expire or may have moved the site to another domain around February 2010 because the site could not be accessed again.
Come 2014, the present administrator of this site found this domain and figured out the important of the services which were earlier found on the site and decided to recreate it so as to avail such services to the people of Canada.
You may hate jogging, or find dumbbells dumb or at times you may feel bored doing repetitive exercises regularly or by being at the same environment daily.
For some people our lifestyle and schedules are too strained to excuse some time for exercising. And when time is found and scheduled, then it becomes complicated or impossible for lengthy workouts. There are some people who never know their work schedule ahead and they just commit the day to what their bosses require them to do that day. It thus becomes a challenge to journal and schedule the workout.
If you are in that situation, then you need a pocket workout.
Basically a pocket workout is a small schedule of simple exercises that you can partake for just a few minutes. They differ from formal training sessions in the fact that they are simple and anyone can do them
- They require no or simple equipments.
- They only require a few minutes to do the exercises.
- They can be personalized.
- They are generally safe and effective.
- You choose a workout which will fit in the available time.
When it comes to abiding to the workout and making sure that you don’t miss any of the scheduled exercise, then you need to make some rules and journal them. Below are some guidelines to help you.
- Identify the best location for a particular workout.
- Identify and chose a workout which will go in hand with your day’s activity.
- Build a team and have them in involved. These could be your friends or family. You can alternatively create a rival team to compete with in some workouts.
Some pocket workout apps to get you started and rolling, include:
This app is available for iPhone, iPad, iPod and android. It is more popular because it contains all the tools necessary for a healthy exercise program namely:
Planning and tracking so that you can easily identify and choose the work which is fit for that day and then you can easily track your progress. You may also plan a whole body workout of just part of the workout such as biceps workout only.Jefit It has more than 1300 instructions and animations which can help and guide in finding new exercises.It has a friendly user interface e which guides you from the first step subsequently till the end.It has a timer to guide you on timing your workout and even the resting period when needed.You can also store your info for later reference.You can download it at jetfit [.]com.
Skimble Workout Trainer.
Available for iPhone, iPad touch, iPad and Android.
It ultimate in-pocket personal trainer. It boasts of thousands of free workouts coached by real-life personal trainers to help you lose weight, tone your thighs, build your body or be a faster athlete.The coaches walk you through each exercise with timed step-by-step audio, photo and video. They offer the same encouragement as real life trainers.
Available for iPhone, iPad touch, iPad and Android.
If you are looking for great tutorials, guide and tools—instructional training videos, personal progress reports, live streaming personal trainers, drag-and-drop workout builders and fitness plans then you need this. You also should know that it is a premium app with monthly subscriptions.
This app is GPS-enabled and boasts of its ability to track almost all details of your workout such as time, pace, heart rate, calories used, distance covered etc. It has areal-time voice feedback system so you need not keep looking on your Smartphone
You can create custom playlist and has a bot to motivate you against other exercisers
Do You Care About Living a Quality Life?
Do you have a minute? That’s all the time needed to improve the quality of your life and also to lengthen your life span. Yes just a minute.
The most common barrier between you and a healthy quality long life is ‘time’. You always excuse your over-weight problems by blaming the unavailability of enough time to work on what is required to improve your body. You never even feel guilty of the injustice and disservice that that you are doing to yourself and to your loved one’s by such immature decisions.
Quit Making Excuses.
The fact that you have a demanding day job, and most probably another complementary part-time job is very much acknowledged and welcomed. Actually, that’s the best thing you are doing for your country and to the world at large. You are putting efforts to better this world by being productive. This really portrays that you are readily working to achieve your goals, dreams, and ambitions and also to realize your purpose in this world.
Also, the fact that you are burdened during the evenings when you leave your workplace for home is also a good indication of how an outcome-driven person you are. When you rush to the elementary school to pick your kids in the evening, or when you really try all means to beat the rush-hour traffic jam so that you can get home early and tidy up the place or to prepare some snacks for your spouse before he/she joins you later, are all benchmarks of how big-hearted you are. They show how resourceful a person you are. They portray you as a good mentor; a role model to be emulated in the community.
There is something more vital yet secretive you also need to be aware of. The people who long to be associated you. They are always admiring you, nay, that’s an understatement; they cherish you and would love to be a part of your life. All those friends, neighbors, name them…? They just don’t give ‘due complements’. Behind the veil of those praises, are desires that you could be their life partner. You seem to be a perfect example of an ideal spouse. You are beautiful and responsible. They don’t care that you are married or have a fiancé/fiancée.
You may have realized their warmth too. Probably think that they are respecting your marriage or your relationship, hence they don’t hit on you. Wrong. You are damn wrong. There is more than that and it’s deeply secretive.
When they fail to hit on you, they are not shy; actually they are full of confidence. They don’t fear or respect your lover as such. No, that’s not the reason.
Weight Gain Brings Along Many Diseases.
The deep truth is that they fear losing you. They can easily predict that you wouldn’t be around for long. To them you’ve already signed your death certificate. You are already in a death bed, not unless you are ready to reverse-engineer the whole situation by enrolling in a fitness program or observing a dietary plan. When you do nothing about your weight problems to shed off a feel pounds, they get the message that you are long dead but you are ‘playing-alive’.
You piss them off when you exercise complete negligence on your health situation. You seem to not care about taking control of your life. You seem totally oblivious of the imminent dangers of weight gain.
Truth of the matter is that weight gain can result to multiple complications and decrease one’s life span if not checked. Most complicated human diseases are a result of weight gain.
But there is still a chance to save the situation. And it only takes a minute. During this period of time you answer one question:
Do you want to die early because of complications arising from weight gain?
If not, then try at least pocket diets and programs which take only 10 minutes a day which you can comfortably spare and never complain again at the lack of time. In return you will improve the q quality of your life and increase your life span considerably.
Lack of Self Esteem
Have you ever walked past a group of people and as you walk past them to experience this awkward feeling that they all have their eyes on you and are studying your every step as they analyze your movement and the way you look. You feel uneasy; your self esteem sinks. You get this feeling that they only want to embarrass you because of your looks and will later be left to gossip about you. You feel much worried about the state of your body. Then questions linger in your mind.
Is your body great?
Are you overweight?
Why does everyone seem negatively opinionated against plus size ladies?
Can’t these idlers mind there business and do something constructive?
The questions are endless but with no meaningful responses. You allude to your brain that it’s normal. You lie to yourself that you really are never concerned about what people think of you and your overweight body. You console yourself that you are not the only Canadian who is plus size. You remember a co-worker who actually weighs over 20 pounds more than you do and claims to feel great about her body. She always tells you how okay it is for her and there is really nothing to be worried about. A smile pops up on you face. It lasts a few seconds and quickly fades away as you approach yet another group of students who are waiting for their school bus.
You take a deep breathe to encourage yourself and lift up your spirits. You feel troubled that maybe a student might do something naughty as you pass along and end up causing more embarrassment to you.
You pass by. No one seems to notice you. They continue chattering to themselves and are completely oblivious of you. You take a deep breathe and heave a sigh of relief. You think that it’s time you revisit your decision of enrolling to a diet program, or maybe a fitness program. You prioritize the idea.
Procrastination and Fear of Unknown.
I have had to face such situations. Not once or twice; a couple of times. What really frustrates me after such demeaning incident is the fact that I get this overwhelming feeling that I need to loose some pounds as soon as possible. But whenever I try, I fail at sticking to the diet plan or any fitness schedule or altogether I can’t get this crave for another ‘snack’ out of my mind.
You end up thinking that your weight is okay and that there are really no big issues to worry or stress about. You forget the long tirades, from your family or friends, about the health complications which are triggered by being over-weight.
This is what happens to many Canadians as they try to loose some weight. I was undergoing the same or much related issues. But that was the start of my weight ‘woes’. You can bet that more were to come. And they would be more sinister. What happened left completely shattered, hopeless, frustrated and so lonely that I would contemplate some nasty issues because life had lost its importance.
The Bad News and Aftermath.
It all happened when my fiance broke the news that we had to call off the weddings plan. As if that was not enough, he also decided to end everything that we had together. No more weddings; no more relationships. Everything came to an end in that instance. My whole world came crumbling down.
He was much reluctant to provide reasons for all that confusion, only noting that he wasn’t happy in the relationship. But after much desperate pressing, pleading and weeping, he gave me the bitter pill to swallow. He categorically stated his dissatisfaction with my weight which he let me understand that he couldn’t with stand.
He then left. He didn’t even look back as I begged him not to leave me in such a desperate state. Actually he must have gone momentarily deaf then. He walked out the door and left me handle ‘my problems’. After lots of reflections, meditations and lamentations, I put myself together. He was right; absolutely right about the entire fracas. The whole sad issue was a problem we had sat down and talked about for maybe the umpteenth time. He always made me understand the implications of being plus- size. We came up with possible solutions but I never heeded any. Before engagement I promised to start some simple work-out. But I failed him. Eventually he was gone. Long gone and my lesson needed no other session to be understood.
The importance of a healthy person in promoting increased productivity.
Every normal human loves and appreciates his/her body. Unless such a person is suffering from psychological disorders. We all love ourselves and having a healthy and energetic body free from ailments is every person’s dream.
Weight loss is one of the factors which are much given thought and attention for a person to have a great body. If a person is over weight, such a person may not be comfortable exposing his/her body openly because of the fear of negative criticism.
A person who has a great and beautiful body is usually confidence and can yield to better productivity overall, because such person is motivated and has high energies resulting from elevated self esteem.
This does not mean that weight loss is about having a model-like body. People join weight loss programs, diet plans or fitness programs because of the health benefits derived by shedding off a few pounds. Some of the health benefits achieved include:
Health Benefits of Weight Loss.
. The heart is responsible for pumping blood to all parts of the body through blood vessels. When a person has gained more weight than its recommended, danger arises because the blood vessels may be blocked by excess fat deposits (cholesterol) which accumulate on the interior lining of the blood vessels. This burdens the heart as it now has the task of increasing the pulse rate so that it can achieve the goal of pumping the blood through the now thin vessels. This may pose some danger if the fat deposits have covered a bigger section of the vessels. This poses a great risk to the functions of the heart and can lead to complications such as high blood pressure, stroke etc.
Reduce chances of type 2 diabetes. This is a health condition which causes person’s blood sugar level to rise too high. It occurs when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin to function properly or when body cells fail to respond to insulin. People suffering from obesity are more at risk to become affected by this disease.
Reduce chances of osteoarthritis. This is a condition that causes the joint to become stiff and painful. People who are over weight are more at risk to suffer from this disease. Normally, there is no clinical cure and the disease can pain a person for long.
Reduce cases of infertility. Increased body weight leads to the reduction of hormone testerone production. Testerone is responsible for fertility in men.
Other diseases include lack of proper sleep, depression, lack of energy and vitality and decreased immobility as well as becoming decreased activefulness.