March 27, 2017

4 Minute fit with Siphiwe Baleka

Siphiwe Baleka is a former college athlete, truck driver, fitness enthusiast, and the author of a new book called 4-Minute Fit.

Siphiwe became a truck driver after leaving Yale. As a truck driver, he gained 15 pounds during his first two months in the profession. He realized that he needed to take responsibility for his health and wellness on the road.

However, making a change in his health and fitness was not without challenges. There are many limitations associated with the truck driving profession, including no access to a kitchen or gym and inadequate food storage. In response to this, Siphiwe created the approached described in the book.

Siphiwe described seven key strategies for health when dealing with a sedentary lifestyle such as truck driving: Get 15 minutes of exercise every dayEach workout must include at least four minutes of vigorous activity.

  1. Work multiple muscle groups at the same time
  2. Always eat after a workout
  3. Eat breakfast or a meal when you begin your day, and then eat every three hours
  4. Keep healthy snacks within reach
  5. Log your nutrition and fitness

He also discusses five foods to avoid when trying to lose weight:

  1. Drinks with carbohydrates
  2. French fries
  3. Rice
  4. Pasta
  5. Bread

Siphiwe also talks about how nutrition is relative. When it comes to nutrition, what you eat should be based on your physiological reality at the moment. In this program, you have flexibility. You simply need to make decisions about what to eat, while keeping in mind the carb content of each food.

To purchase the book 4-Minute Fit, visit www.4minutefitbook.com/40.

 

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