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Byline: with personal trainer April Logan

| Lifting weights is a good way to make muscles work harder | Lifting weights is a good way to make muscles work harder PICTURE a set of scales, with "healthy eating" on one side and "exercise" on the other. If you do more of one, but not the other, there is a tip in the scales, so the body is out of balance.

PICTURE a set of scales, with "healthy eating" on one side and "exercise" on the other. If you do more of one, but not the other, there is a tip in the scales, so the body is out of balance.

However, if you do both together, the scales are balanced, the same as the body.

However, if you do both together, the scales are balanced, the same as the body.

Combining exercise and a balanced diet is the key to slimming down, getting fit and improving health.

Combining exercise and a balanced diet is the key to slimming down, getting fit and improving health.

It is also the only way to maintain long term results.

It is also the only way to maintain long term results.

EXERCISE - we need to combine cardiovascular and muscle-conditioning.

EXERCISE - we need to combine cardiovascular and muscle-conditioning.

We should be increasing our heart rate at least 150 minutes per week - cycling or running 30 minutes per day, doing two to three sweaty fitness classes per week and hillwalking once a week would all tick this box.

We should be increasing our heart rate at least 150 minutes per week - cycling or running 30 minutes per day, doing two to three sweaty fitness classes per week and hillwalking once a week would all tick this box.

We should also be making our muscles work harder than usual at least twice a week - lifting weights, circuit class, kettlebells, bodyweight exercises. These can be for short 10-minute blasts each day if you are short of time.

We should also be making our muscles work harder than usual at least twice a week - lifting weights, circuit class, kettlebells, bodyweight exercises. These can be for short 10-minute blasts each day if you are short of time.

HEALTHY EATING - we should eat three meals per day, with snacks if hungry. Plates should have an abundance of veg, good portion of meat/fish/ alternative protein, plus a few palmfuls of wholegrains. Simple as that!

day, with snacks if hungry. Plates should have an abundance of veg, good portion of meat/fish/ alternative protein, plus a few palmfuls of wholegrains. Simple as that!

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Aug 5, 2014
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