Wendy Batts

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Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Sharecare

Location:

  • Roswell, GA

Activity

  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    How much cardio exercise should I do?

    If you are new to increasing your activity, start with 2-4 days per week at 20-30 minutes per bout of cardio. If you are de-conditioned or new to exercise, work out at a “5 out of 10” on an intensity scale with 1 being very easy and 10 being full maximum effort.

    Another way to monitor how hard you...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    What is a healthy weight?

    A healthy weight is one that will keep you free from disease risk and one that you can realistically maintain with your lifestyle habits. Many of us get caught up in the magazine images and mistake those as healthy weights. While the models look great, remember that getting to those weights and staying...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Should I do resistance training to lose weight?

    Absolutely! Resistance training should be done for any fitness objective and has particular benefits to weight loss goals. To lose weight we need to burn more calories and eat fewer calories. Performing resistance training will help you burn more calories during and for the time following the workouts....Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
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    How do I perform a standing dumbbell cobra one arm?

    When performing a standing dumbbell cobra with one arm, first choose a weight that you want to use. Because your shoulder complex is made up of small muscles that stabilize this mobile joint, you want to keep the weight somewhat light to avoid stress on the joint. Next, stand with your feet hip-width...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
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    How do I perform a seated shoulder flexion with one arm?

    When performing a seated, single arm shoulder flexion exercise you want to first choose a weight that you want to use. Because your shoulder complex is made up of small muscles that stabilize this mobile joint, you want to keep the weight somewhat light to avoid stress on the joint. Next, sit up...Read More
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  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    What are two of the best balance exercises for seniors?

    The best balance exercises may be a little tough to peg down because everyone is different. Balance training comes down to using a narrow stance or one leg to challenge your body’s center of gravity. Here are a couple moves to start with but be sure to consult a fitness professional that can help...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    How can I make my body mass index more favorable?

    BMI is a number based on your height and weight. To improve it, you must either be taller or weigh less. Since we cannot control our height, weighing less is going to be your best bet! We lose weight by burning more calories than we eat. That is, we need to move more and eat less.  Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Why is it important to know my body mass index?

    Your BMI is often used by the medical community and health agencies to assess one’s risk for weight related diseases. BMI can give you an idea of your individual risk by placing you in a particular weight category. It is not the only risk indication tool out there but it is easy to perform and can...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Is it better to do my cardio at a high intensity or low intensity?

    Usually this question is posed within the context of the goal of weight loss, so we’ll talk about it that way. Often this question boils down to “what intensity of cardio is better for losing weight?” The short answer is that the best type of cardio, whether low or high, is the one you will do co...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    How can I reduce a high body mass index (BMI)?

    If your BMI is high, you can reduce it and jump into a healthier weight category by weighing less. A lower weight plugged into the formula will reduce the BMI that gets calculated. We lose weight by burning more calories than we eat. That is, we need to move more and eat less. This is often easier...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    How can I lose weight successfully?

    Losing weight is a matter of burning more calories than you eat. Body fat is simply stored energy and to reduce it we need to manage the energy put into our bodies (what we eat) against the energy we use (natural metabolism and physical activity). To use what’s been stored we need create an energy...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    What is BMI (body mass index)?

    Body Mass Index (BMI) is a ratio of someone’s height and weight. It is one way to measure body fatness and is widely used because it is easy to perform, inexpensive and doesn’t require any tools and processes other than a calculator and a formula. While it doesn’t directly measure body composition...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    How is body mass index (BMI) correlated to obesity?

    A BMI of 30 or higher places someone in the obese category. Remember that BMI is a single screening tool and other measures and diagnostic criteria should be used prior to assessing your health and risk for disease based on your body weight. Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
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    How can I get rid of the fat around my hips?

    Many believe working your hip muscles excessively in the gym will lead to fat reduction in that specific area. Losing fat in any area of your body is a result of burning more calories than you consume. The best way to achieve this calorie scenario is to incorporate a sensible reduced-calorie diet...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Is circuit training beneficial for weight loss?

    In circuit training, resistance exercises are performed one after the other with little or no rest in between. To lose weight one must burn more calories and eat fewer calories. Higher intensity exercise such as circuit training can burn more calories during and in the time following exercise. So...Read More