Burn Fat, Manage Weight with activeNETWORK

Keep moving, stay more active, burn fat and manage your weight with the help of activeNETWORK.

activeNETWORK is the leading online community for people who want to discover, learn about, share, register for and ultimately participate in activities about which they are passionate. Millions of active individuals visit Active.com each month to search and register online for races, team sports and recreational activities; interact with others who have similar interests; start online training programs; and access nutrition, fitness and training tips.



I recommend these 5 steps to help you in your daily quest to build a lean body:

1. Do something you love. What physical activity do you love? Are you in an "exercise rut?" Forget all the exercise theories and articles! Just get started with an exercise activity you love and do this activity for at least 30 minutes on most days. Before you know it, you will have started exercising regularly again.

2. You don't have a meal plan yet? Here are some things you can start doing today to improve your eating habits:

--Drink only water or unsweetened drinks for beverages
--Severely limit candy, cookies, pastries, junk food and processed foods
--Eat at least one fruit or vegetable with every meal
--Eat protein with every meal, such as eggs, fish, nuts or lean chicken/beef/turkey
--Eat small meals, every 3-4 hours
--Start writing down what and why you eat to hold yourself accountable

3. Tell a friend about your immediate plan to start getting fit. It helps to have someone hold you accountable and its even better if that person will join you. You need help to accomplish your fat loss and weight loss goals. That could be a trainer, a friend, a spouse or other family member. Research proves that those who have weight loss buddies are more likely to succeed.

4. Are you afraid to set goals for fear of not reaching those goals? Since you need to take action, set a temporary goal of "just getting started exercising." You can set an appointment with a trainer to help figure out the rest.

5. Walk at least 30 minutes on your days off from exercise. This will help keep your fat burning enzymes active. As a general rule, walk every where you can instead of riding. All movement burns calories.

activeNETWORK hosts the world's largest directory of sports and recreational activities, facilities, venues and classes, which includes more than 66,000 races, leagues, tournaments, camps and other recreational listings in over 80 sports and 5,000 cities.

From 5K runs and marathons to cycling races, triathlons, baseball leagues, soccer camps, football tournaments, cheerleading clinics and more, finding activities to do is easy and online registration makes participation fast and convenient.

More than 6.5 million people receive the site's weekly and monthly newsletters offering local event information, featured stories, tips and drills, and gear reviews for a multitude of sports and interests.

activeNETWORK's thriving online community features original content and lively message boards with thousands of topics of interest to active individuals. Additionally, members can create personal profiles, share videos, post comments, ratings and more.

From baseball to badminton, scouting to student unions, eteamz web sites can be set up in five minutes or less and empower athletes, coaches, leaders, participants, families and friends to connect and communicate online quickly and easily.

To help participants prepare for their sports activities, Active.com also offers a range of online training tools and plans from fitness coaches and world renowned athletes. Participants can log and track workouts, select from plans for all athletic abilities and receive daily reminders.

Through the site's customized membership program, ActiveAdvantage, participants gain additional savings and discounts on sports gear, airfare, lodging, transportation, and online event registration fees.

Active.com is part of The Active Network, Inc., a leading provider of application services technology and marketing solutions for community service and participatory sports organizations. For more information about The Active Network, please go to www.ActiveNetwork.com.

Mark Dilworth at My Fitness Hut

About Mark

About Mark

Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.