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WHEN IT COMES TO OBESITY, YOU CAN FIGHT MOTHER NATURE -AND WIN!
(BELMONT, CA November 17, 2011) – If you are one of millions of people in this country who are genetically predisposed to be obese, you shouldn’t despair. That’s because new research suggests you can lower your risk of genetic obesity by being physically active.
The “fat gene” is present in approximately three-quarters of Americans, researchers say, and is associated with a 20 to 30 percent increased risk of weight gain.
“Many of us believe that once a condition – in this case, obesity – is ‘programmed’ into our genes, there is no way to escape it,” says Brien Shamp, a personal trainer at Brien Shamp’s Boot Camps, Personal Training, Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching in Belmont, CA. “Fortunately, as this study shows, that’s not the case.”
In fact, this newest research, published in the recent issue of PloS Medicine Journal, indicates that even people who carry the gene can reduce their risk of obesity with regular exercise, and control their weight much better than those who are genetically predisposed but do not work out.
Preventing the excess weight and fat from piling on is not only a matter of health, but also of life and death: according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 112,000 Americans die each year from illnesses related to obesity – heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and many others.
“The message here is as clear as a bell: if you are susceptible to obesity, it is absolutely essential to do everything in your power to maintain a healthy weight,” Shamp notes. “The good news is that you can blunt the impact of genetics with something as simple as exercise.”
A vigorous fitness program performed on regular and sustained basis will be effective, he says, especially if combined with a sensible restricted-calorie diet consisting of lean protein, fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy fats, in addition to some lean dairy and whole grains.
“If you want a routine that’s highly effective for weight loss and maintenance, consider interval training,” Shamp suggests. “It will boost your metabolism for a longer period than traditional steady-state cardio, and continue to burn calories and fat for many hours after your workout is finished.”
A fitness instructor can help you find a weight and fat busting exercise program that’s best for you. The important thing, Shamp says, is to do everything you can to beat Mother Nature.
“Remember: just because obesity is in your genes doesn’t mean it’s beyond your control,” he says. “Think ‘fit,’ not ‘fat’!”
About Brien Shamp’s Boot Camps, Personal Training, Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching:
Launched by fitness expert Brien Shamp in 1996, Brien Shamp’s Boot Camps, Personal Training, Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching is a co-ed personal training fitness program which specializes in the areas of weight loss, nutrition & lifestyle coaching and boot camps. Program details and client testimonials are available at www.BrienShamp.com. Shamp, a certified fitness expert with 21 years experience in the fitness industry, can be reached at email@example.com or 650-654-4604.
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About Brien Shamp, Fitness Expert:
Shamp is a certified fitness expert (Bachelors Degree in Biomechanics from UC Davis, Extensive Graduate Studies in Exercise Physiology, Reiki Practitoner (Level 2), CHEK Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach (Level 2), Advanced Metabolic Typing Advisor, Medical Massage Therpaist, Personal Trainer (ACSM), Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), USA Weightlifting Coach and Acu-Yoga) with 21 years of experience in the fitness industry. Shamp can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-654-4604 and is available for media interviews on topics related to health, wellness and fitness.
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