Walk the aisles scanning food labels and you'll
see the fallout from millions of lobbying and advertising dollars spent
to post faulty claims about health and nutrition. You'll find row upon
endless row of foods that promise—explicitly or not—to improve your
life, flatten your belly, and make you a happier person. The fact is,
many of these foods do just the opposite. Learn how to separate fact
from fiction and you might finally shed the habits that are silently
sabotaging your chances of losing weight.
10 Health Tips for Surviving the Holidays
is right around the corner, marking the beginning of a 5-week holiday
celebration that often spells doom for your health and fitness plan.
Along with those celebrations will come headlines and broadcast news
stories highlighting the holiday weight gain that thousands of people
experience every year.
Don’t think about weight gain thisholiday season
– think about celebrating with friends at family while simultaneously
enjoying the sensation of living in a body that’s healthy.
Do you love warming up with a bowl of soup on a chilly fall day?
Well, before you open up your next can of soup — or any can for that
matter — you'd better listen up! Those cans could have the chemical
bisphenol A (BPA) in their linings — which means that the food in them
might contain BPA, too.
BPA has been used for years in clear plastic bottles to make them more
durable and in the liners of food cans to make the products last longer.Consumer Reportsrecently tested numerous name-brand canned
products, including soup, juice, vegetables, and tuna, and found at
least some amount of BPA in almost all of them.
Workout (also can be done on an elliptical)
Row 5 min
You've all probably heard or read about the importance of setting goals. How do you get somewhere if you don't have a goal in mind. Whether it's running a 5k, 1/2 marathon or doing 10 pushups or 1 pull up, getting down on the floor to play with your grandkids (& getting back up) you need a plan to achieve that goal.
UsingSMARTgoals can help you reach that end goal.
Goals should be:
Specific- Clear & unambiguous, stating specifically what should be accomplished.
Measurable- Examples of measurable goals include performing a given stregnth-training workout 2x a week or losing 5 lbs.
There's no reason why I can't strive to be healthy!
It's a great day to be outside!
I will surprise myself!
I can control today, and today I will get moving!
I'm so proud of myself!
I can do this!!!
It's up to me!
I have the power within myself to feel fabulous!
I am so happy!
I'm doing this for myself!
I will play with my children relentlessly!
I'm going to the gym!
This is a goal I'm setting and I'll reach it!!!
I inspire myself!
I believe in myself!
I lost the excuses!
A friend and I were talking about childhood obesity the other day & thinking about all of the things that have changed since we were growing up. Things that have definitely been contributing factors to the obesity rates in children rising so dramatically over the last 2 decades.
-We walked to school. (most of us)
-We had gym class.
-We rode our bikes everywhere. (To the community pool, where we stayed all day w/out checking in.)
-There weren't SO many fast food restaurants & eating out was a treat not something we did SEVERAL times a week.