|Posted on November 12, 2015 at 9:55 PM||comments (0)|
I will soon be finishing the topic, "THE TEN WAYS YOUR PERSONALITY AFFECTS YOUR WEIGHT....... I AM EXCITED ABOUT MY UP COMING... YouTube video to introduce myself as a trainer and what my future videos will include. If they are something you like, you can follow me by SUBSCRIBING, it's just a click. SUBSCRIBING IS FREE TO ALL. It helps you to follow my videos and keeps you up to date when I have a new one, and allows you to ask questions regarding workouts or whatever concerns you. IT'S A LOT TO LEARN,SO TRY AND BE PATIENT. I love the creative aspect of it and how it can help others!!! CHECK MY SITE FOR WHEN IT'S OUT ON YouTube.
|Posted on November 12, 2015 at 9:25 PM||comments (0)|
IF YOU'RE PRONE TO MOOD SWINGS....... The way you ride life's rollercoaster determines your emotional stability. "If you're emotionally on a high then things are either very good or the worst ever, " says Markman. Some people are emotional eaters, so the more you are on the emotional rollercoaster the more likely you are to reach for food. Learn to recognize your own ups and downs and try to take action in healthier ways, like calling a friend or sweating your stress away with a workout. IF YOUR QUIET....... People who prefer curling up with a book over a night out at the bar may have a leg up on weight loss. "Introverts may have a more thoughtful, less impulsive style that enables them to consider their choices more rationally, says Heidi Hanna, Ph.D, performance coach and author of The Sharp Solution: A Brain-Based Approach for Optimal Performance. Introverts are more likely to possess qualities that enable them to commit to a healthy diet and regular exercise routine. IF YOUR A NIGHT OWL.... Staying up until the wee hours may wreak havoc with your waistline. Reasearchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that people who were kept up until 4 a.m. ate 550 additional calories during their late night hours. What's more, a higher percentage of the late-night calories came from high-fat foods than they did during the daytime hours. NEXT....... IF YOU'RE THE LIFE OF THE PARTY
|Posted on November 1, 2015 at 8:20 PM||comments (0)|
Whether you're the life of the party, a bookworm or a night owl, your personality plays a surprisingly large role in your ability to slim down. Follow this guide to discover your personality type and use your own characteristics to lose weight and keep it off for good. IF YOU'RE IMPULSIVE....... In a famous 1972 study, scientists offered young children a choice between a single marshmallow immediately or, if they could wait 15 minutes, two marshmallows. Those who waited went onto experience more success and higher SAT scores later on in life. The ability to delay gratification also relates to weight loss, says Art Markman, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of Texas. "People either tend to be either a one-marshmallow person or a two-marshmellow person." If you're struggling with weight loss, you are more likely a one-marshmellow person." Eliminating little temptations will help: stop stocking your pantry with junk food, and avoid the break room at work when you know there will be leftover treats. IF YOU'RE RELIABLE........ Always on time? Follow rules by the book? It means you're conscientious, a trait that makes it easier to stick with an eating or fitness plan, says Markman. However, whether you're conscientious or not, there's a paradox in that creating a plan forces you to think about food all the time, which can work against you. The solution: Create rountines not specifically about dropping pounds that will still lead to weight loss, he suggests. For example, instead of driving your kids the mile to school, start walking with them. NEXT: IF YOU'RE PRONE TO MOOD SWINGS........ AND MORE.
|Posted on October 28, 2015 at 8:10 PM||comments (0)|
STRIKE A BALANCE: To improve your balance, it's important to: Maintain a good range of motion in your joints and work on your muscle flexibility. Build your muscle strength, especially core muscles like the abdominals, glutes and back muscles. Attend to vision issues. Practice: Challenging your balance systems helps them to improve. There are also specific exercise regimes that focus on balance. Tai Chi, yoga and Pilates are a few of the options. Taking a class or having a fitness trainer is a great way to get you started. Don't have time for a class or a trainer? Okay simply stand on one foot for one minute. If that's too easy, change the surface you're standing on, up onto your toes, move your arms around or do anything that challenges your balance. If you have any unexplained dizziness or balance issues, see your doctor. And remember: A little balance in life goes a long way!
|Posted on October 25, 2015 at 9:55 AM||comments (0)|
ENHANCING BALANCE IMPROVES posture, and overall fitness can prevent falls. Good balance helps prepare athletes for unexpected, quick movements on the field, and spares them from a variety of sports injuries. Balance also enables us to successfully complete a variety of movements--- including those as ordinary as standing on the tips of your toes to reach for something on a grocery store shelf. Most of the time we don't even need to think about maintaining our balance, but in reality balance is very complex with three main contributors: VISION: The eye offers input to let us know about our environment, and helps us correct our position as needed. Our vision also allows us to monitor the speed and direction of our movement based on cues from our surroundings. Have you ever tried to walk through sand with your eyes closed? It's really difficult. MUSCLES AND JOINTS: Our musculoskeletal system has the ability to sense position---- where our body is in space. Typically, we find our balance by making small corrections in our foot and ankle or even in the hip. Stand on one leg while you are barefoot and notice how hard your foot is working to help you keep your balance (Yoga's standing postures are great for this balance). VESTIBULAR SYSTEM: This system is found in the inner ear and transmits information about body position and movement back to the brain. Think about how you feel as though you may lose your balance after doing a series of cartwheels. CONTINUATION ON HOW TO STRIKE A BALANCE..........
|Posted on October 18, 2015 at 10:15 PM||comments (0)|
BALANCE is as important as strength, endurance and flexibility, but it's underappreciated. Good balance improves overall fitness, helps prevent athletic injuries and helps you reach for that top-shelf item at the grocery store. A well rounded fitness routine includes strength, endurance, flexibility and balance training--- though many people skimp on that last one. Working on balance is important because we constantly rely on it. While we're walking, for example, one foot is off the ground at all times. We also use balance when we change surfaces, like from grass to concrete, and when we negotiate obstacles including curbs, stairs and ramps. To add to the challenge, we complete these activities in all kinds of shoes (or barefoot ) and while distracted. Thanks to constant cellphone use, balance is even more crucial today. The posture we assume while texting challenges our center of gravity and also redirects our vision to a screen--- not our surroundings. CONTINUATION ON THE BENEFITS.......
|Posted on September 29, 2015 at 9:00 PM||comments (0)|
HOW TO NAVIGATE THE GROCERY STORE: To keep your shopping stress-free I would start shopping on the outside edge of the store; this is typically where one can find minimally processed items, such as dairy, meat, fish, and seafood----as well as the foods that are in the most fresh, natural state, like fruits, vegetables and raw nuts. Here are a few other tips for keeping the grocery cart clean:1: Create and organize a list before each trip 2: Visit a new health-food store or shop at a local farmers' market 3: Be prepared every evening: Using grocery-based recipes will elimninate takeout temptations. Keep in mind this is THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO EATING CLEAN so if you can't follow everything don't have that ALL OR NOTHING ATTITUDE. Do the best you can and any changes in this direction will help improve your overall well being. Unprocessed and minimally processed foods to put on your shopping list: 1: Fresh fruit and vegetables 2: Organic eggs 3: Honey 4: Unrefined grains, like those in Food for Life's Ezekiel Bread 5: Raw nuts 6: Oils 7: Kombucha 8: Unprocessed meat, seafood & poultry. The main goal is not to eliminate processed foods entirely; it's about focusing on every aspect of our meals and being more mindful of what we put into our bodies. I hope this guide has helped you know how to make better choices. QUOTE: "It is never to late to be who you might have been." George Eliot. QUOTE: " The secret of getting ahead is getting started." Mark Twain. QUOTE: "What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." Henry David Thoreau
|Posted on September 23, 2015 at 9:55 PM||comments (0)|
GETTING STARTED ON A CLEAN LIFESTYLE: Before you can effectively transform your lifestyle you need to understand the basic principles of adapting to a clean one. To make it simple, there are 5 guidelines before you venture off on your next shopping trip: 1. Look for whole, unprocessed foods over those that are processed. 2.Increase vegetable intake and try to stick to a plant-based diet (This does not mean never eating poultry or meat). 3. Eliminate saturated and trans fats. 4. Reduce alcohol and sugar intake. 5. Most of all be mindful of everything you put on your plate. LET ME ALSO SAY..... If you overall eat this way, and on occassion (I'd say once or twice a week, if you must) have a goodie like a piece of pie, cake, a few cookies, pizza, sub or what ever it may be for you, I have some suggestions. It would be better if you are going to have one of those things that it be homemade or that you bought it in the HEALTHY SECTION and actually read the label. Make sure it is natural without all the chemicals. Then if you must, only choose two days you will treat yourself to one of your goodies but in moderation. For example one day you have a piece of pie and another day you have 3 or 4 cookies or 2 slices of pizza. The rest of the week it's CLEAN EATING!!! The only reason I suggest having the goodies is because I don't want you to feel totally deprived. If that keeps you eating clean the rest of the week...... that's great! MORE TO COME.......
|Posted on September 22, 2015 at 10:20 PM||comments (0)|
MANY ARE SURPRISED to learn that the food on their plates is the ticket to a healthy, happy and more fulfilling life. THE BENEFITS OF EATING CLEAN: Now that you understand the facts, let's explore the benefits of eating clean. Consuming whole, unprocessed foods is a healthy way to eliminate toxins from our bodies while also nourishing them with nutrients, vitamins, antioxidents and healthy fats--- and we're just scratching the surface. Along with helping us feel more nourished, foods like beets and berries contain plant compounds that can help fight cancer and improve brain function. Along with preventing disease consuming a whole, plant-based diet and being more mindful of the food we eat has been linked to a variety of different health benefits, including: Improved energy levels and overall mood, a more restful night's sleep, enhanced athletic performance, healthier and younger looking skin. Beyond eating clean, you must stay physically active it you want to experience the long-term benefits. After all physical activity and healthy eating go hand-in-hand. TO BE CONTINUED......
|Posted on August 30, 2015 at 9:05 PM||comments (0)|
CONTINUATION: The primary goal and intention behind eating clean is to replace processed foods with fresh, nourishing foods. (Yes, it's really simple as it sounds.) Say for example, that you absolutely love croutons on your salad. While they are a salad staple, they lack nutrition and are highly processed. By substituting coutons for raw, unprocessed nuts or seeds, you'll not only get the crunch you love but also eliminate all of the added nutrients and preservatives that can potentially harm our bodies in the long-term. Eating clean is about simplicity. So the act of following the diet is just as simple as the clean food you're putting in your body. Now lets analyze the word diet in association with eating clean. while it is certainly an effective way to transform your mind and body in the short-term, think about the big picture. Fresh , unprocessed food provides us with energy, prevents disease and is a safe way to shed pounds and maintain a healthy weight. Approach the eating clean movement as a lifestyle change, not a short-term adjustment to your diet. MORE TO COME.......
|Posted on August 10, 2015 at 10:30 PM||comments (0)|
THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO EATING CLEAN: It's clear the clean-eating trend shows no sign of diminishing anytime soon. In fact, eating clean has become a major movement in the health-and-fitness space. Everyone from entrepreneur Martha Stewart to fitness sensation Jillian Michaels are putting a huge emphasis on consuming food in its most natural state. Putting aside its popularity, why is eating clean so important? TO BE CONTINUED.........
|Posted on August 10, 2015 at 10:20 PM||comments (0)|
THE LOW DOWN ON PROCESSED FOODS: It's important to pay close attention to the label when shopping for food. The more ingredients the product has the more likely it has been processed. When reading the list of ingredients the rule of thumb is..... If you can't pronounce it, don't buy it. Paying attention and being mindful of ingredients will dramatically impact your health. If any ingredients are questionable, do a quick research. If you take your health seriously, you will take a little time to be self-educated, and this way you can make an informed decision when it comes to what you put on your plate.
|Posted on July 28, 2015 at 10:20 PM||comments (0)|
EATING CLEAN........and the lowdown on Processed Foods. First let's start by defining processed foods. The act of processing changes the form of raw ingredients in order to lengthen the shelf life of everything from prepackaged juice and cake mix to refined bread and sugar. Many of the health risks and issues associated with processed and ultra-processed foods have been linked to everything from diabetes to infertility and even cancer, especially foods containing GMOs. CONSIDER THIS: Many of the processed meat, seafood and poultry that dominate our grocery stores come from industrial factory farms in the United States. These factory farms raise animals in extremely confined environments and are fed unnatural diets containing large amounts of pesticides, antibiotics and hormones. This harsh environment is not only unnatural and CRUEL to the livestock and fish that are raised here, it also endangers human health and our environment (The cruelty to animals really bothers me). To avoid consuming any of the bacteria, antibiotics and harsh chemicals that come from these factory farms-----look for products that meed the USDA National Organic Standards or shop for products at the local farmers' market. TO BE CONTINUED........