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”
Breakfast in honor of national Eat Your Vegetables day.
(Link to this calculator below) Here’s a link to a BMI calculator. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person’s weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categoriesContinue reading “How Much Body Fatness Do You Have? Calculate Your BMI here.”
As we age, spinning/cycling at the gym or outside is a great way to get that aerobic high we used to get from running when we no longer want to pound those joints. Another good reason to get on the bike is to help alleviate knee pain. Bad knees need strong glutes, quads, hamstrings, andContinue reading “Spinning, cycling is great for the knees! How’s your pedal technique?”
Harriette Thompson ran her first marathon at age 76 and now at age 91 she set a new record for female runners over 90, beating the previously held record by nearly two hours! How’s that for inspiration? Read more about her in this Runner’s World article.