Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


February 28, 2013

Getting to the root of the weight-loss issue


Expert: Jamey Lachiana

Yang’s Fitness Center

ACSM certified, local exercise physiologist since 1996

Answer: In my experience, many people stop exercising because they have suffered an injury, because they “don’t have the time”, or because they aren’t sure of what exercises/machines to utilize at the gym if they did go. Quite often, the people who injure themselves while exercising aren’t performing the motion correctly, which can lead to weakness or an injury. However, if you stop exercising, you will become less healthy and weaker, and that can lead to many other injuries or health issues.

I suggest not using the injured muscle or joint until you meet with someone qualified to assist you. Meanwhile, there are many other areas of the body you can train while you rehabilitate. If a bird breaks its wing, it still runs around, right?

ISSUE: MOTIVATIONAL TIPS: What quotation do you love? Why?

Expert: Cara Green

Member advancement Director

Andover/ North Andover YMCA

Answer: “...the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way,” by Viktor E. Frankl.

The only thing we can control is our own attitude and I believe attitude is everything. You have the choice to approach things from a negative place or a positive one and whichever you choose makes a huge difference in the outcome.

Expert: Tony Ferrao

Manager of Get in Shape for Women

Former director of Andover/North Andover Y

Answer: “Those who do not make time for exercise will have to make time for disease,” by the Earl of Derby.

It’s the hard hitting truth!

Expert: Art McDermott

Owner, Matrix

Answer: Those who read my newsletters know that I am a huge fan of quotes. One that pops immediately to mind is: “You become what you think about most of the time.” I believe this comes from the man who created the self-help industry, Napoleon Hill. He wrote “Think and Grow Rich”, an essential read.

If you truly desire to be lean, to get a certain level of success in school, sports or work, and dwell upon this goal constantly, you will create the correct circumstances to make it so. Subconsciously or not.

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