Year 2015 - Editorial articles

Editorial articles published during the year 2015

Fitting fitness into your busy schedule

Fitting fitness into your busy schedule
Fitting fitness into your busy life

"A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools"


Finding time to exercise can be difficult, but it is worth every minute you can invest into it. Not only is it great for you, but it sets a powerful example for other people including your own children. When your children see you moving, they want to move too. Here we have put together a few tips on how to fit exercise into your daily routine, no matter how busy you are.

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Balancing food and fitness for a healthy weight

balacing food and fitness
Balancing food and fitness

This blog is meant to be a continuation of our former blog "the right fitness-diet balance" but looking at the topic from a different perspective... read more


“I'm prouder of my weight loss than my Oscar!" - Jennifer Hudson


When talking about food, the term "calorie" is a unit of energy that the food supplies to your body. When talking about physical activity, "calorie" is a measure of the energy that your body uses in performing the activity. Calorie balance is like a scale. To remain in balance and maintain your body weight, the calories you get from foods must be balanced by the calories you use for normal body functions and physical activities. In other words, If we eat more calories than we use, we gain weight. If we burn up more calories than we eat, we lose weight.


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Training your mind for weight loss

Mind training for weight loss
Training your mind rather than your body


"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind" ― Ralph Waldo Emerson


Studies have shown that it is not the quality of our diets, but our brains ability to resist cravings and follow a plan that is behind losing weight and living a healthy life style. Read more bellow for resetting your mind for weight loss and healthy life.

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Avoiding flaccidity after weight loss

Avoiding flaccidity after weight loss
Avoiding flaccidity after weight loss

In this article we will show the reasons why many people have flaccid skin after fat loss and how you can prevent it. After reading this article you should be able to avoid it. 


Why people have flaccid skin after fat reduction?


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Food labels and healthy weight

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Interpreting food labelling

When you are trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy body weight, reading food labels properly is an essential skill. Reading a food label not only tells you how many calories you are consuming when you are eating a particular food, but it can also provide you with useful information about the food’s nutritional value. The food label is essentially a cheat-sheet for healthy eating. You do not need to recall the calorie counts of your favorite foods, or to remember how much protein, fat or carbohydrates are in every side item and snack you come across. Nutrition labels make all of this information accessible to you all the time. Once you know how to read a food label, and what information you are looking for on it, you can start making healthier food choices.


Follow the steps below to understand and utilize properly the information provided by food labels. This blog can be extremely useful for people aiming to reach a healthy weight status.

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The 5 most effective workouts

The most effective workouts
Best workouts


So... you are ready to lose weight, tune your abs, etc but do not have time to go to the gym or want to spend money on those expensive machines AND also .. you want it from home! If so, this is the right article for you. But how can you achieve this? Of course, we all have busy lives and cannot dedicate many hours a day to reach these goals. But the good news is that it is possible to reach these goals with appropriate advice about the right exercise techniques. However, it is not gonna be an easy path because the most important is that you must be very motivated and constant. In addition, a healthy life style including a logical diet is also important but this is the focus of other or our articles.

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Health and fitness for seniors

Health and fitness for seniors
health and fitness for seniors

As you grow older, having an active lifestyle is even more important than ever before. Doing exercise on a regular basis can help you to boost energy and deal with symptoms of illness or pain. Physical exercise can even reverse some of the symptoms of aging. But not only exercise is good for your body, it is also good for your moodmind and memory. Whether you are in good general health or even if you are having some illness condition, there are many ways of getting more active, improving your confidence, and boosting your body health and fitness.

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The 5 basic elements of a fitness program

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the 5 must of a well-done fitness routine


Whether you are a beginner taking the first steps toward fitness or an exercise master hoping to optimize your results, designing an organized and effective fitness training program is essential and crucial in order to achieve the best results. When designing a fitness program, try to make sure you include these five basic elements to create an effective program.

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A few health and fitness tips for busy professionals

Business and healthy lifestyle are very compatible
Business and healthy lifestyle are very compatible
“Life is what happens while you are making other plans.” ~John Lennon


Finding the right time to stay healthy and in shape can be complicated for anyone but when you are a very busy professional or an entrepreneur who’s work follows you everywhere you go it can be even more difficult. As an executive or business owners sometimes you can even forget that you have to take care of yourself as well. Your body also needs your care and attention in order to function properly. Pursuing a healthy lifestyle not only will benefit you but also your business in a long run since healthy people tend to live longer, be happier and more productive. If you are one of those busy people "welcome to the club" ....

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The secrets of an unhealthy body shape

the secrets of an unhealthy body
the secrets of an unhealthy body

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently" - Henry Ford


Weight loss resistance is one of the most common things. The inability to exercise or diet is sometimes very discouraging. It might even make you very unhappy and stress. But hopefully after so many positive thoughts as a new resolution we are totally into exercising, dieting or both with all our enthusiasm hoping to reach our goals if possible in a short period of time. If that is the case, congratulations! you passed the most difficult part, which really is STARTING AND GETTING ACTIVE. But is not all flowers in the garden. Sometimes something might not be working the way we want it to be ....


omg! what happened to me? i tried hard to lose weight but I see no results :S


Often, losing weight simply is not fair. In many cases, you push yourself and dedicate time but you have nothing to show for all the effort and attention you have put into your weight loss resolution. What is next?


This article is meant to look at the most common reasons why people might fail at their weight loss resolution. It came to my mind a few reasons after some brainstorming running sessions while making reminders notes with my best friend. Throughout reading out this article you might see an image of yourself and hopefully it could help you to break the endless cycle of weight loss resistance.

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Happy Valentine's Fitness Day

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Happy Valentine's Fitness Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today you probably have planned a crazy weekend full of highly caloric foods. I know you will say "It is only once a year" but I think better do not let this special day throw off your New Year’s goals. There are many ways you can avoid ruinning your hard work so far. Focus on taking healthy food choices and maintain your workout schedule. Today can be a special day to workout together with your partner while still having a very romantic weekend. Here are some workout ideas to keep your resolutions up and running ....

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new year greetings
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The Virtual Personal Trainer team wishes you a healthy and happy new year! We will continue to support you in 2015 with the same energy and enthusiasm, bringing you more motivation, fitness and health tips. Thank you for following us!

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