Squats are one of the best leg exercises! They require the full attention of your quads, hams, glutes, and calves (utilize smaller stabilizer muscles that really sculpt lean legs). Squats are great if you do them correctly.
This article is not about discussing what I personally think about animal products, nor what a doctor or a certain diet simply states about them. Rather, this article will discuss the scientific implications of the consumption of animal products in relation to immune system health and the prevention and control of disease using research-grounded findings.
Recently, I received a booklet with coupons in it for our local Sonic. It was advertising food that is "Perfect for a study break....after school & evening snacks." One could purchase a 44 ounce drink or a mini blast or two corn dogs for 99 cents. There was also a coupon for $1 off the molten cake sundae. Well, being the curious person that I am I decided to go to their nutritional menu section on their website. (By the way, if you did not realize that most restaurants have this option available on their websites, it's something to take note of.
When I first started this journey to health and life, I started by walking the kids to school in the morning. It has been difficult because of my going back to school, the kids going to two different schools that didn't leave me time to do it, and adding a new job. This week the kids are back in school and with my daughter playing volleyball, I drop her off early. So that leaves me time to walk my son to school. I have done that over the past two days. I can't believe how hard it's been. I have been working out a great deal in the water. Working on land has been so different.
There has been debate about whether multiple sets (2-4) of a strength-training exercise produce more strength gains than doing only one set. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, more sets are better. However, if time tends to be an issue, completing even one set can be beneficial, especially if you choose a weight that causes you to reach muscular failure—the point at which you cannot perform any additional repetitions with proper form. So, the bottom line is that both quantity and quality will produce the best results from your strength training.
Being healthy is more than just working out and eating right! It's making intentional choices, on a DAILY basis, to do things that are good for you. Physically, you definitely want to exercise, eat healthy and wholesome foods, drink lots of water, get plenty of sleep. But, remember, you are more than just a body - you are also spirit, which includes your intellect, your emotions, your very soul! So be intentional about taking good care of these, too. Pray, read, foster healthy relationships, smile, be thankful, help others.
I am very fortunate that I have a job were I am on my feet, don't wear a suit and not looking at a computer screen for 8 hrs. a day. But I know some of you do.
This can mess with your posture, core stability, breathing and your overall mobility. In other words feeling stiff. Do these stretches if any of that describes you. Enjoy.