July 2010 Issue


Exercise and Fat Metabolism

by Natalie Heckert is the CEO of NATS (Nutrition & Aerobic Training Service)

What slows metabolism and promotes fat gain? (Listed 2 main ways)
Muscle loss (age 40): Starting around the age of 40, most women lose one-half to a third of a pound of muscle each year and gain at least that much in body fat. Women also lose a similar amount of bone. If we don’t do anything about this, by the age of 80, we’ll only have about 1/3 the muscle that we had at the age of 40.

Weight loss by diet only: When women diet, at least 25-30% of the weight they lose isn’t fat but lean tissue, muscle, bone and water. In a research study done by the University of Michigan, it was proven that women could preserve muscle mass while they lose weight. Strengthening exercises prevented the loss of bone and muscle that can harm many women in later life

What type of exercise is best for fat metabolism?
There are two kinds of activities that help preserve muscle and speed up your metabolism.

The first one is called “aerobic” exercise or exercise that uses oxygen. Aerobic activities use the large muscles of the lower body, are rhythmic and continuous and can be performed for relatively long periods of time without fatigue. Some examples of aerobic exercises include walking, bicycling, aerobics and step classes. Aerobic exercise burns calories, strengthens the entire cardiovascular system by improving oxygen uptake (respiratory system) and oxygen transport (circulatory system) while conditioning the heart.
The second type of activities that improve your ability to burn fat are muscle strengthening exercises such as weight lifting or resistance training. These exercises help build muscle mass which, in turn, helps raise your metabolic rate. A higher metabolic rate is associated with a greater calorie burn both at rest and during exercise.

Resistance tubing is an excellent option for muscle strengthening exercise. While it is true that resistance bands are not for you if you want to bench press a hundred pounds or more, the reality is that most people--especially most women--are more concerned about strengthening and toning existing muscles instead of building large, bulky muscle mass. This means that resistance bands are exactly what most people need: a controlled, effective way to strengthen and tone muscles.

Resistance bands work by providing continual, uniform resistance throughout the entire range of the exercise. With free weights or dumbbells, it is very easy to let muscles other than the ones you are trying to strengthen do the work or to only feel the effort for a portion of the exercise. This is because gravity--or the lack of--plays a significant role in lifting weights. Think about it: When you are doing a simple bicep curl with a dumbbell, once you get the dumbbell raised a little more than halfway, it is much easier to do the rest. And lowering the dumbbell often gives no benefit at all because people simply drop it back down, letting gravity pull it, instead of resisting slowly so they can feel the effort. Resistance bands provide continual resistance throughout all phases of the exercise, so it is harder to "cheat" yourself and get less of a workout than you intended. Lifting free weights is great if you have proper technique and have a little more time to burn. But, if you are short on time and want to get the most muscle toning and calorie burn in a short amount of time I would recommend the resistance training of the E-Fit Gym.

The number of muscles used during exercise does make a difference in calories burned.

Lifting a dumbbell or using an exercise machine is an example of a single plane movement. If you work your bicep only, a small number of bicep muscle cells are called to contract, thus burning a few calories. If you use the Mini E Fit Gym and work in multiple planes (see example below) you are working the bicep, core, balance, glutes, and hamstring all at one time, which equates to burning more calories.

• Less contracting muscles cells = less calories burned

• More contracting muscle cells = more calories burned during exercise

• Muscle cells burn calories and increase metabolism

Natalie Heckert is the CEO of NATS (Nutrition & Aerobic Training Service) and the inventor of the NATS Total E Fit Gym, Slide and Glide and Mini E Fit. She also has her own line of nutritional supplements and a series of exercise videos. Natalie has designed, developed, state-of-the-art wellness centers that have served hundreds of fitness enthusiasts. She originated and developed a two-year Health & Fitness Specialist Degree program in partnership with the Alexandria Technical College. She serves as an adjunct professor for this program and is also currently a National & International Fitness Presenter.
© 2010 NATS Nutrition and Aerobic Training Service or 1-888-NATS-FIT

"Eating Healthy on a Budget"

Today's economy has everyone pinching for pennies, but no one wants there jeans to pinch when they put them on. Sure eating healthy can be costly and even a daunting task for most, but there are some major guidelines that if followed will leave you with option after option for healthy meals at a low cost.

Tip #1: Cook. Cooking your own food will cut your monthly food bills drastically and it also puts you in control so you know what goes into your meals. Simply eating out and going for a meal that has the word chicken in it, can leave you packing on the pounds in no time, so get out there and hit the grocery store.

Tip #2: Buying Groceries. You can go a long way to your goals simply by stocking your cupboards and fridge with healthy snack, fruits and vegetables. It takes a lot of effort to discipline yourself all week long, but if you take the approach of disciplining yourself at the grocery store all week, you don’t give yourself any options for those bad habits to win over. Get your potato chips, ice cream, and all that other food that you know is bad for you, out of your cupboards and commit yourself to taking the time to buy healthy foods so you have no other options.

Tip #3: What to buy. One of the best tips I can give anyone is to have balance and variety in their diet, but it can drive you nuts if you don’t know much about nutrition trying to really strike that here to read full article:

About the Author:
Alan Zimmerer is owner of LeanDream, #1 in online personal training, and health and fitness writer for LIVESTRONG and the Washington, D.C. Examiner.

Alan M Zimmerer
Certified Personal Trainer

Workout of the Month: Total Body Circuit Workout (Resistance Tubing or Weights)

Warm up / Cool Down: walk or jog (5-10 minutes)

Perform 10-20 reps for each exercise. Go through the circuit twice. For more advanced individuals you can go through the circuit three times.

See Video Demo on YouTube:

Warm Up (choose one: walk/jog/ jump rope/ ride exercise bike)

Circuit Routine
• Squat
• Chest Press or Push Ups
• Lunges (Alternate Legs)
• Shoulder Press
• Jumping Jacks / Walk in Pace (1 minute)
• Bicep Curls
• Tricep Extensions
• Dead Lift
• Upright Row
• Jumping Jacks / Walk in Place (1 minute)
• Back Row
• Chest Flye
• Lat Pulldown
• Kneeling crunches
• Jumping Jacks / Walk in Place (1 minute)

Cool Down (choose one: walk/jog/ jump rope/ ride exercise bike)


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Healthy Recipes:

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Passion in what you do is what makes one fulfilled. Sharing that love with others is the key to a successful person, not only in business, but in life. My creations originate from my heart and soul. I use only the freshest and most natural ingredients, insuring that those who indulge in my culinary creations experience the same pleasure I take in preparing them.

I have been creating culinary magic in my kitchen for years, ranging from tempting appetizers and creative main courses to decadent desserts. The Enchanted Palate features my signature culinary creations, as I combine my gift for food and tastes with the freshest ingredients, attention to nutrition, and dietary restrictions.


2 tablespoons chopped sweet onion, such as Vidalia
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tablespoons seeded and chopped jalapeños
2 ripe Hass avocados (preferably from Mexico), halved with pits removed
2 tablespoons strawberries, preferably earliglow
2 tablespoons pineapple
1 bag tortilla chips

• Marinate the onions in lime juice with the jalapeños, and salt before mixing with the other ingredients. Scoop the flesh of the avocados out of the rind and put into a bowl. Mash the avocados with a fork, making sure to leave plenty of chunks. Mix in the onions, jalapeños, strawberries, and pineapple. Serve with corn tortillas chips.

Why do companies need to register their trademarks and copyrights?
Let’s review a few reasons:

1. Cost. Although trademark litigation costs are difficult to estimate, the AIPLA 2007 Economic Survey found that where less than $1 million is at risk in the trademark litigation, mean costs are $184,000 through the discovery phase and $327,000 if the litigation is concluded through trial. With a trademark registration, you can file opposition proceedings that are cheaper than federal lawsuits. Many trademark lawsuit costs are cut by filing and registering the marks. This means that the goods and services are defined and the geography is defined.

2. Geography. All registrations are good in all fifty states and all territories of the United States.

3. Public notice. In both a trademark and a copyright registration certificate, the owner of the intellectual property is listed. Trademark certificates are filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Copyright certificates are filed with the Library of Congress.

4. Public descriptions. In a trademark certificate, the goods and services are listed. In a copyright certificate, a brief description of the work is filed, along with two copies of the work itself. The owner of the intellectual property is also listed.

5. Barriers to lawsuits. If a trademark is not registered, it is considered a common law trademark. The goods/services and geography of the mark must be argued in court if there is infringement. No infringement lawsuit can be filed on a copyright that is not registered. Should there be infringement before registration of a copyright, the copyright owner loses damages (statutory damages up to $150,000 and attorney's fees) and is only allowed to collect actual damages for the copyright infringement.

6. Federal law. The power of federal law to help with damages in any intellectual property lawsuit comes only with registration.

7. Ease of cataloging. This is a thought that not many people have. If a mark or work is registered, then there is a number. Should the mark or work be sold or licensed, then it is easy to state in a contract what the number is and what the property is.

Thank you,

Anthony M. Verna III
Law Offices of Anthony Verna
125 Ogden Ave #2
Jersey City, NJ 07307

Kids Health & Fitness

The Shredsled

The Shred Sled® is the first 4-wheel inline, dual-deck board that makes it smoother and easier for kids and adults to start carving up the streets. Instead of pushing off the board like a regular skateboard, riders use their hips, legs and arms to move the board, similar to movements used to propel surfboards and snowboards.

The Shred Sled's flexible connector allows both decks to rotate around the vertical and horizontal axes so it's easy to maneuver the board. For better control, each deck has a grip surface to maximize traction and stability while the concave decks make for better foot control.

All of The Shred Sled's components have been greatly improved from older 2-wheel boards. The Shred Sled's 4 x 80mm polyurethane wheels and ABEC-5 bearings are smoother and stronger than standard hardware and unlike other boards, rarely need to be replaced. The board's aluminum casters surpass the quality of older boards' metal casters which often rust.

"The Shred Sled combines the experience of snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing into one new experience," said Eric King, president of The Shred Sled. "The product already has a national following, in part because the product is superior to earlier 2-wheel caster boards and also because kids are excited to start shredding."

Kids and adults can paint the town 'Shred' this summer in one of three colors: black, blue or red. Available at retailers nationwide and online at, The Shred Sled retails for approximately $119.99 and is appropriate for riders ages eight years and up. * Riders should always wear a helmet and safety gear when using The Shred Sled®.

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