So, we walk into a "natural" store. Or, into as "natural", "wholesome", "organic" and, generally, "beaming-with-health" store as it gets in the given area. And many of us assume that all products which the "as-natural-as-it-gets" store sells are, well. natural and good for us.Unfortunately, this is not so.
Why is it so important to me that my daughter likes to exercise? And, by "exercising", I mean both activities, structured around the gyms, studios, and soccer and other fields, and the games and other active pursuits, which she likes while not even realizing that she is working out (such as trampoline jumping or running with the dog).
Excessive sodium (salt) intake is blamed for high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, water retention, and it contributes to the weight gain.
I always start my day with a moment of reflection: how blessed I am to wake up, be healthy, and feel strong and energetic. How great it feels to be me, to be where I am and to be at the point in my life I enjoy right now. I am 45 and I feel so blessed and happy about my life now!
As the weekend approaches, I figured it out you might be about to cook something really, really, but really yummy!!!
I am often asked about yummy recipes we use at our home. Below is one of the salmon dinner recipes my husband uses for both of us:
With the Holiday Season in the past and all of us moving into the New Year, desperately attempting to stick to our respective New Year's resolutions, sleep might be the last on our list.
Why do you still eat food which is not good for you?
Breakfast is called the most important meal of the day for a reason. What you eat and how much you eat in the early hours sets the tone for the rest of the day. And yes, you should, indeed, eat a breakfast like a king.
We all want to improve our speed and strength - plyometric exercises can be very handy here! Do not start any of these without making sure your GP is OK with it and without a few months of strength and aerobic training.
It all starts around the Thanksgiving time and, well, does not end until a few days after the New Year.
What to do? Well, notwithstanding the Holiday Season, there is plenty you can do to achieve your goal. You just need to allow yourself some time for implementing the first couple of changes and make sure you do not lose more than 1-2 pounds per week.
So, we all sort of start feelin' this pre-Holiday rush. Soon, it will be one party here, another there, two over the same weekend. And all this can easily result in pounds accumulating all over our bodies!
Today I was at the natural store checking out my items and the cash register girl commented on the great amount of various berries I buy and how much they must be costing me.
We are all so busy. It is hard to find time for exercise, even if all what we need is some 30 minutes a day, five times a week. If you can fit in more exercise, go for it, but, oftentimes, I hear how hard it is to get even this minimum of half an hour a day.
During the initial evaluation, some trainees tell me that they seem to be everything right in terms of their fitness, but they don't have any effects. They tell me the stories of training for 90 minutes each and every day, seven days a week, faithfully sticking to their gym for years, starting their workouts at 5AM, because then, they have to go to work, sticking to exactly the same food, which they had established is good for them, not snacking in between the main meals. Yet, whenever they step on that scale (which they often do daily), the needle does not bulge!
Well, there are plenty of occasions when you might feel the urge to eat. Oftentimes, we even do not think why it is now and here we want to eat anything within the perimeter of our eyes (or in the fridge).
Did you know that 30% of women who are regularly exercising are lacking some substantial amounts of iron? They are not yet diagnosed with the anemia, but their levels of iron are still lower than ideal.
You really do not have to pick up your pace that much, if you have enough of will, determination, stamina and time to go at a slower speed towards your goal! Tortoise is a winner for those of you who would rather, for example, walk than jog.
These are the words I heard a few months ago from one of my beloved Trainees...
On occasion, you really can (justifiably!) be in that type of a mood that if someone tells you again to eat your salad, you might explode. We UNDERSTAND. After all, how many salad leaves can we digest daily without getting that feelin' of turning into some sort of a rabbit???? Half a cup? A cup? TWO full cups????
I cannot overstate how important it is to be confident. Actually, this applies to all aspects of life, but today, I just would like to put your attention to the role of confidence in our fitness-related pursuits.
Save the carbs and have this delicious cauliflower rice for your dinner (serves 8)
With the temps hitting the 3-digits over and over again, I cannot stress more the importance of hydration.