Monthly archive for August2015

IDEAS FOR FAMILY FITNESS

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES FOR CHILDREN: 60 minutes of exercise every day- making sure you and your child are breathing harder than normal. Here are a few ideas the entire family can do to add a more activity during family time. Picnic in the park – pack…

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Stretching Helps Blood Circulation

Bad circulation can leave you feeling tired and zapped of energy.  Other common symptoms include headaches and “pins and needles” in your hands and feet.  Stretching is a really simple way to improve blood circulation, which allows your blood to do its job: bringing nutrients…

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Roasted veggies made easy!

Roasting vegetables for dinner can be quick and easy. Chop up some of your favorite veggies: Red Pepper Yellow Pepper Carrots Mushrooms Onions Asparagus Cherry Tomatoes Line a cookie sheet with non-stick foil. Place fresh veggies on a mixing bowl and add some oregano, thyme,…

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Take time to stretch

Stretching is a powerful part of any exercise program. Most aerobic and strength training programs inherently cause your muscles to contract and tighten. Stretching after you exercise may help improve the range of motion about your joints and boost circulation. Overall, however, stretching after exercise…

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Tip #481 peanut butter

Pick a “peanut butter” not a “peanut butter spread” Standard peanut butter is defined as being 90% peanuts with only 10% allowed for seasoning and stabilizing oils. Peanut butter “spread” does not meet this qualification. (Remember: less is more.) Look for less than 3 grams…

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Benefits of Dietary Fiber

Dietary fiber, also known as roughage or bulk, includes all parts of plant foods that your body can’t digest or absorb.  Unlike other food components such as fats, proteins or carbohydrates — which your body breaks down and absorbs — fiber isn’t digested by your…

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Fitting in a Healthy Breakfast

If you skip breakfast because you think you don’t have time in the morning, plan ahead.  The night before, figure out what you’ll eat, and if necessary, get up 10 minutes earlier to enjoy it.  Or pack something the night before to take with you…

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Homemade Protein Bars

Homemade Protein Bars– Makes 8 servings 2 cups oats ½ cup natural nut butter (peanut, almond, sun-butter, cashew) 4 scoop protein powder* (I use Syntha6 Vanilla Ice Cream – Chocolate is good too) ½ cup water or unsweetened almond milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1…

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Fad Diets to good to be true

With all the focus on weight in our society, it isn’t surprising that millions of people fall prey to fad diets and bogus weight-loss products.  Conflicting claims, testimonials and hype by so-called “experts” can confuse even the most informed consumers.  The bottom line is simple:…

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