Here’s a short video demonstrating good push up form as well as how this simple body weight exercise can be a full body workout when done properly. David Jack, Men’s Health Magazine, posted these instructions. http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/weight-free-upper-body-workout?cm_mmc=Pinterest-_-MensHealth-_-Content-Fitness-_-WeightlessChestWorkout
“We’re very confused about food, … which is weird. I mean, what other species needs experts to tell them how to eat?”, says food expert/journalist Michael Pollan in an NPR program interview. The more he studied about food, the shorter his book, Food Rules, became. Not advocating for one ideal diet, Mr. Pollan wants us toContinue reading “Food Rules, a short book by Michael Pollan”
If you’re suffering from heel pain, don’t ignore it! The most common cause of heel pain is Plantar Fasciitis, which can take you out of commission for weeks or even months. Aggressive preventive measures will help prevent future suffering. There are four things you can do for your foot: rest, stretch, ice, and take anti-inflammatory medication likeContinue reading “Heel Pain? Don’t ignore it!”
HERE’S SOME GOOD, HEALTHY SNACKS…. Healthy eating including healthy snack options takes planning and shopping. Here’s some easy to eat, fast snacks, most of which are protein, vegetables or fruit. I love this idea of a healthy snack drawer in the frig (skip the packaged food) which came from the blog, Life is Sweet…in Kindergarten. VEGETABLESContinue reading “What to Eat Between Meals When You’re Really Hungry”
The best way to lose weight is to eat meals robust in protein and vegetables and to assure our daily consumption of carbohydrates (complex!) and fats are within recommended guidelines. Tracking what you eat can be revealing. The USDA MyPlate is one source for guidelines on a healthy eating plan. Below is a link to the USDA site,Continue reading “Healthy Eating for Weight Loss – think twice before taking that bite”
Planning and prepping ahead will help you get more vegetables into your day. Stock up, chop up, and store in the refrig. Throw a handful into a salad, add to dishes you’re cooking, or grab for a snack with some hummus.
FIVE MINUTE BREAKFAST One pan. Cook vegetables first, in a little olive oil, remove and cook your eggs any style. plate, add fruit; feel satisfied and fabulous!
Great “cocktail” after working out. Greek yogurt, banana, coconut oil, frozen berries, and almond milk. For more pre-and post-workout snack ideas check out “50 Awesome Snacks to Fuel Your Workout” here. http://greatist.com/fitness/50-awesome-pre-and-post-workout-snacks
If there’s any chance you’re hesitating to begin strength training because of your age, your arthritis, or other maladies, think twice. Here, from today’s New York Times, article, “A Chiseled Bodybuilder, Frail Clients and a Fitness Story for the Ages”, meet trainer Martin Luther King Addo who opened a gym near senior housing and changed lives.Continue reading “Kettlebell Dead lifts Helped Her Ditch Her Walker – imagine what strength training can do for you”