Sure, Overeat on Thanksgiving…But Learn this One Habit to Avoid

By Briana Boehmer

Sure, we all know eating too much has its implications. Let’s not dwell on the obvious. And we all know the saying “everything in moderation.” Clearly, Thanksgiving throws a big hand in the face of that one. However, have you ever taken the time to really think about what happens when you overeat? Have you ever wondered if there is more to it than meets the eye? Well let’s sit down with our nemesis overeating and see what we find when we dig into the facts…

The Good News
Your body is SMART. Oh yes, very smart. The key is to understand how the body operates, which at its purest level is survival. When researchers and scientists look at how the body reacts to various stimuli, the pattern is almost always linked to survival. Our body is wired to adapt to sudden changes in order to achieve balance or homeostasis as quickly as possible. In the face of a change in the norm, your body will do its best to counteract that change to create what it is used to. Case in point, if the only day I ever overeat is Thanksgiving, my body is going to do its best to take care of those calories and get “back to normal”.

The Rub
We never JUST overeat on Thanksgiving Day. The trend?…To overeat from Thanksgiving up to the New Year. It is this CONSISTENT overeating, albeit a short period of time, that wrecks havoc on your waistline. In a recent 2010 study out of Linkoping University in Sweden*, researchers found that short bouts of consistent overeating lead to long-term weight gain. While further research needs to be done, the study confirmed what we already know from years of looking at weight gain and loss – everything in moderation. One day of overeating a year – no big deal. One month of overeating – Houston, we have a problem.

The Take Home
Don’t beat yourself up over that piece of cherry pie or extra piece of turkey. Be more aware of what you are doing throughout the holiday season to keep your eating on track. Counter excess eating with regular exercise and see if you can aim to NOT gain weight during this most wonderful time of the year!

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*Ernersson, A. Nutrition & Metabolism, Aug. 25, 2010

411Fit Provides Full Suite of Services for Wellness Professionals

By Briana Boehmer

When we think about the needs of health professionals in today’s ever-evolving health crisis, we don’t put our hands up in mutiny; we put our heads down and keep creating. The creators of 411Fit are passionate about making a lasting impact on the health of our world. We believe that everyone has the opportunity to live a healthier life with the right knowledge and action. This is where you come in.

Certified Personal Trainers, Health Coaches, Dieticians, Nutritionists, Doctors and other health professionals have a wide range of needs based on their specialties. Our mission is to bridge the gap for ALL health professionals putting effective tools in their pocket and making their job of educating the public easier and more effective.

We know there is still a big disconnect. You want to provide individual and corporate solutions but don’t always have the right tools to do so. 411Fit has worked hard to provide the missing link for ALL wellness professionals. The chart below highlights key aspects of 411Fit’s suite of services along with a comparison to the needs of health professionals.

411Fit is the first web-based application to provide tools to the individual, corporation, and health professional all in one.

  • An individual needs tools to help keep them on track, provide education and motivation, and ultimately see progress with their health and wellness goals.
  • Corporations need viable tools to create a happy and healthy workforce. We spend more time at work than we do anywhere else…if we are well at work that translates to being well in other aspects of our life.
  • Health professionals are our most personalized avenue to understanding and working on our health. At the highest level, health professionals can provide the missing link to reaching one’s desired level of wellness.

Use the chart below to fill out what areas you address with each client/patient. Compare the spaces that are missing with 411Fit’s offering.
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How would your capacity be enhanced if all of those services were available to you in one robust tool? Good news! They are!

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411Fit – Not Your Typical “Start-up”

On April 1st 2011 411Fit became an official commercial entity, and on that date it assumed the label of “technology start-up”. Now, if the word “start-up” makes you think of two guys in a garage with some great ideas but not much else, then please read on to see how 411Fit differs from your prototypical start-up enterprise.

7 + Years of Development

The 411Fit platform has been under development for over 7 years, the last 4 years of which have been driven by a full-time team of experienced professional developers at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. This is an unusually long period of time for any software application and especially for a technology that has just been commercialized. In that time, 411Fit has gone through many iterations, constantly improving and expanding to grow into the comprehensive, robust and complete solution that we now offer.

30,000 Registered Users

While 411Fit has been a commercial business for a little more than a month, it has been around for much longer than that. Officially going live in April of 2009, 411Fit has over 30,000 registered individuals using the site along with numerous Universities, businesses and organizations. What does this mean? Well, 411Fit may be a new company but it is a mature and tested technology that has been helping users achieve their health and wellness goals – with great success! – for several years already.

A University Spin-off

As a spin-off from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 411Fit has been able to benefit from the input of some of the sharpest minds in the areas of nutrition, fitness, wellness, web and database technologies and predictive analytics during its 4 years of development on campus. Furthermore, 411Fit will be leveraging its relationship with the University going forward to make sure that our technology platform stays on the cutting edge of technological solutions in the areas of health and wellness.

In summary, while 411Fit may be a new name in the commercial world of health and wellness, it is based on a tried and tested technology platform that is exceptionally mature and robust. In addition, 411Fit is ideally positioned to take the lead in developing the “next generation” of health and wellness solutions for individuals, corporations, organizations and health professionals.

If you would like to learn more about 411Fit or any of our solutions, please check out the rest of our site or contact us by going to the Contact link in our main navigation.

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