A Really, Really Good Reason To Keep In Shape

If this doesn’t motivate you, I don’t know what will. 

“Sudden bursts of moderate to intense physical activity—such as jogging or having sex—significantly increase the risk of having a heart attack, especially in people who do not get regular exercise, U.S. researchers said Tuesday.”

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8 Foods To Pack On Muscle

Men’s Health is very straight forward with what you need to do to build muscle.  Oxygen Magazine had an interesting article a few years ago about how to lose weight like a man.  It was funny how men can and will just do what you are supposed to.  More exercise – shoot some hoops.  Eat better – cut out the fast food and junk food.  Build muscle – up the reps and the weight.  I wish I had that determination!

Check out the 8 foods here!

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Do I Have To Eat Breakfast If I’m Not Hungry?

Q: If I’m not hungry in the morning, do I have to eat breakfast?

A: Most nutrition experts believe that it’s important to start your day with a healthy breakfast, and lots of research bears this out. For instance, a 2005 study showed that women who did not eat breakfast took in an average of 100 calories more per day than women who did, and had 10 percent higher levels of insulin, 9 percent higher total cholesterol, and 17 percent higher LDL (“bad”) cholesterol than they would have if they’d regularly eaten morning meals. At that rate, these women could expect to put on a full 10 pounds over the course of a year and to increase their risk of heart disease and diabetes. Having said that, there are people who simply have no appetite in the morning. If your current eating pattern keeps you energized (and doesn’t cause overeating at night), then perhaps you really aren’t a breakfast person. If that’s the case, you may enjoy breakfast at any point during the day or skip it completely and double up on an afternoon snack.

Originally from EverydayHealth.com, from Joy Bauer.

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Healthiest Fast Food Breakfasts

Some of the fast food breakfasts aren’t that bad!  Protein, whole grains, veggies, fruit, oatmeal, you name it.  Click here for the list of the healthiest fast food meals in the U.S.

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Curb Hunger Between Meals

Q: I’m trying to eat healthfully and cut down on my snacking. Do you have any tips on controlling hunger between meals?

A: Click here!

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How To Wean Your Child Off Junk Food

It’s actually not that hard to wean yourself of junk food.  Stop buying it, then just get through a few cravings and they go away.  Then when you do have it you realize how crappy junk food tastes and start yearning fresh foods.  But how to convince your kids to see the light? Click here.

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Flat Tummy Tip

“My No. 1 tip: Do the ball exchange three times a week. Lay flat on your back with your arms above your head and legs straight out. Start with a stability ball above your head in your hands. Bring the ball up above your chest as you bring your legs up to meet the ball and place it between your ankles. Bring the ball back down to the floor with your legs and straighten your arms back out over your head.

Repeat the ball exchange 10 to 12 times, remembering to keep your lower back pressed into the floor as you do this move.”

— LaReine Chabut, author of Exercise Balls for Dummies

Chewing is the No. 1 tip I give to prevent bloating. Chew food until it is like applesauce in your mouth. Digestion begins in the mouth, and without proper chewing, food is not well-digested. Better-digested food means less gas and bloating.”

Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, author of The Flexitarian Diet

“Add boxing to your cardio routine. When you throw punches with weights or at a fast pace, you’re working your core in a way that helps to flatten your midsection. You must engage your core to throw punches, and twisting your torso works all the ab muscles.

Boxing also gives you a cardio workout that burns extra calories. Add 16 minutes of boxing three times a week to your regular cardio routine (30 minutes at high intensity four to five times a week), and you can lose up to 2 inches from your waist in four weeks. Simply throw punches while holding 1- or 2-pound weights for 8 minutes, alternating arms, then repeat without weights at a faster pace for 8 more minutes.”

Michael Olajide Jr. and Leila Fazel, co-founders of Aerospace High Performance Center in New York City

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High Fiber, Longer Life

Proof that you should eat your Wheaties, and limit the processed junk.  Click here for the article from Health.com.

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Do You Have Bad Breath?

Happy Valentine’s Day!  It’s a day of kissing, so you should recognize if you have bad breath and take care of it before you lose your kissing partner.  Check out this article CNN.com to find out if you have bad breath, why you do and how to fix it before you try to kiss someone tonight…

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How Good Is Sushi For Your Health?

The bad stuff: white rice and mirin, a sugar sauce used to make the rice sticky.

The good stuff: brown rice, no mirin, and nori (the seaweed).

Nori can:

  • Help reduce chances of developing Type 2 diabetes (which can be brought on by white rice and mirin)
  • High in Vit. A and C
  • Help reduce cholesterol
  • High in magnesium

Click here for a recipe that uses chicken and nori.

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