Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is good for your health. It helps to sample new ones regularly to see which you like the best. To get started, purchase at least one fruit or vegetable this week that you've never had before. Suggestions include star fruit, radicchio, papaya, persimmon, arugula, endive, bok choy, snow peas or prickly pear. You may not like the first one you try, but eventually you will find some winners.
Wow! My very first blog post! I thought with a random list that I leave lying around that I would have all of these infinite words of wisdom to define how I feel about fitness and why I feel it's vital to health. Honestly, I think the most important element of health and happiness is HONESTY. Listen to your SELF. You know when you are not doing things that are not so great for you. Don't beat yourself up about it! Just notice it. Become aware of your actions before you make them.
Here's a little perspective:
One McDonald's Big Mac contains 540 calories, 29 grams of fat, and more than 40 grams of highly-processed, blood-sugar-spiking carbohydrates.
And that doesn't even count the fries and soft drink that you KNOW you're going to order with it.
At the same rate, here are a few alternative food choices and amounts that will land you at the same 540 calories:
140 medium strawberries
5 medium bananas
1 QUART of plain Greek yogurt
14 oz of grilled chicken breast
17 cups of broccoli
6 and 1/2 cups of blueberries
Better yet, go ahead and eat ALL of this in
This is the forgotten part of fitness. Not has sexy as core training. Or pumping out a set of bicep curls in the mirror. Or wearing that tank top to show of your muscles. Hey I have been guilty of all that!
Posted by Shane Mclean @ Monday, September 09, 2013 @ 13:06pm
Please pass the cruciferous vegetables. This vegetable family includes kale, cauliflower, broccoli, and brussels sprouts. You might already be familiar with their ability to fight cancer. But cruciferous veggies, as well as dark-green leafy and deep-yellow orange vegetables, may also have a protective role with other diseases, such as cataracts, heart disease and stroke. Try to include this group of vegetables in your diet at least two to three times per week. They are best when raw or lightly cooked.
When she opened the door she was still in her pajamas. The sweet old-fashioned kind with tiny blue flowers and a collar with piping that matched. They hung on her like the clothes hanging on hangers in my closet.
Posted by Meg Root @ Monday, September 09, 2013 @ 07:23am
Breathing is such an important part of exercise, one that we always do wrong. When we lift something heavy, we hold our breath. Studies have shown proper breathing techniques lower blood pressure and slow your heart rate.
If you are getting bored doing the same workout at home, check out your local library to rent exercise DVDs. This is also a good way to watch exercise videos to decide if it's worth purchasing for your own.