If you’re into celebrity fitness, you may have already heard of personal trainer Harley Pasternak.
He’s been named the Global Fitness Advisor for Four Seasons Hotels and has designed some of the most innovative fitness facilities at the Four Seasons in Montreal, Cabo San Lucas, Beverly Hills, and Anguilla, to name a few. He’s also appeared on Khloe Kardashian’s Revenge Body and makes regular, on-going appearances on Good Morning America.
Aside from being a celebrity fitness guru, Pasternak’s research has been published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Now it is available to the public audience in his latest book, The Body Reset Diet, which has hit the best-seller list three times over.
In his book, Pasternak discusses his own brand of fitness, diet, and lifestyle tips; which we offer in brief below. Learn how you too can get and keep the body of celebrities.
- 1 Here are 5 things Harley Pasternak wants you to know so you can live a pain-free life
- 2 Start Small to Make Big Changes
Here are 5 things Harley Pasternak wants you to know so you can live a pain-free life
1. Get Steppin’: Move your body
Keeping yourself active and moving as much as you can throughout the day can maximize your health benefits. Experts recommend taking at least 12 thousand steps a day to see the maximum amount of improvement in things like mobility and flexibility, improved sleep, and heart health.
Simple ways to increase your steps per day include:
- Taking a walk during your lunch break
- Skipping the elevator in favor of taking the stairs.
- Parking at the far end of the parking lot
2. Get adequate sleep and rest: Time is of the essence
Studies show that seven to nine hours of sleep every night is the sweet spot for functioning at your absolute best. Pasternak believes a minimum of seven hours is enough to do the trick!
Anything less than that can cause food cravings that will have you grabbing for that salty bag of chips or a handful of sugar-coated candy.
Lack of sleep has also been linked to:
- Slow metabolism
- Low energy levels
- Lack of motivation
3. Unplug from technology
Pasternak recommends disconnecting from all technology for at least one hour every day. Studies have shown that the bright light from tablets, smartphones, and TV screens can all negatively impact your ability to get a good night’s sleep.
Beyond that, unplugging from technology is, well – a great way to unplug from the stressors of life! The constant barrage of information from social media, emails, and messaging can elevate your stress levels.
Give yourself a daily mental break. Better yet, give yourself that daily mental break right before bedtime so you can seamlessly drift away to dreamland…
4. Participate in resistance training
Be part of the resistance – resistance training, that is! You need to lift weights, do push-ups and pull-ups, or pull resistance bands in order to see improved weight-loss or needed weight-gain results as well as to tone and tighten. Aim for five minutes a day, five days a week. Pasternak suggests focusing on a different part of the body each day.
Combining resistance training with the meal plan laid out in Pasternak’s Body Reset Diet will lead to long-term results for strength, endurance, and maintaining a healthy weight.
If you get aches and pains grab you during or after workout, Pasternak advocates the use of CBDMEDIC™’s Active Sport™. He not only uses it for his own workout recovery when sore muscles or symptoms of arthritis strike him, but he endorses the products for his clients to use pre, during, or post-workout. In his words, “It takes the edge off” so you can get moving when stiff joints and sore muscles slow you down.
5. Make fiber and protein your new best friends
Pasternak’s Body Reset Diet outlines that a low-calorie intake filled with mostly plant-based foods will teach your body to use energy more efficiently, thereby burning calories more quickly. Harley recommends:
Keeping a Balanced Diet: Eating 5 times a day (3 meals and 2 snacks) will help you feel more satisfied, especially if those meals and snacks contain a healthy balance of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Combining these nutrients will give you more energy and help you feel fuller for longer. If you are interested in losing weight, he suggests that you follow his 15-day low-calorie meal plans that are split into three phases:
- Phase One: smoothies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Phase Two: two smoothies a day and one meal of solid food.
- Phase Three: two solid meals and one smoothie per day.
Drinking Enough Water: Making sure you get enough water throughout the day is equally as important as eating the right nutrients. Oftentimes, feelings of hunger are a sign of dehydration. Next time you feel a hunger pang, sip an 8-ounce glass of water and see if those pangs disappear. Keep sipping throughout the day to avoid those pangs altogether.
Start Small to Make Big Changes
Lifestyle changes take time and it can be hard to stick to them! Try to ease yourself into it – start with small, achievable goals, like drinking water or taking a walk during lunch. Before you know it, you’ll be on the path towards a happier, healthier lifestyle.
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