Life has been busy lately. I'm working more hours, carting the children around to different activities and playing the single parent role as my husband travels for work. Its tough and at times, emotionally exhausting. I love that I'm able to lose myself in a workout. I don't work out with any music playing in my ears. I really use the time to explore my surrounding on a run, zone out on a swim or focus on not getting hit by cars on a bike ride! (I do live in Japan after all, where the roads can be tiny at times and the drivers, not so car
1. HARNESS THE POWER OF PURPLE!Magnificently colored veggies such as red cabbage, red beets, radicchio and eggplant owe their spectacular purple, blue, violet and mauve hues to a superbly healthy plant pigment (polyphenol flavonoid) called anthocyanin. Load up on these purple beauties every day and harness the power of purple! 2. DRINK RED WINE
This year marks the 40th Anniversary of National Nutrition Month. The theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.” I love it! As you well know, I am very vocal about fads. I am one that does not support “diets” or “fads”. I love this year’s theme, as it is realistic, attainable, and personal.
Drop 2 Jeans Sizes in 8 Weeks? It’s Possible!Novi’s Fitness Together Launches The Great Jeans Challenge, Chance at $100 Towards New Jeans Novi, MI – Spring is in the air, and Novi consumers are starting to think about whittling down wardrobes and waistlines.
Harvard Researchers have concluded that regular exercise can reduce risk of erectile dysfunction by 41%. Sex, what is it good for? Other than the obvious, sex lowers stress and blood pressure, increases immunity and heart health, improves self-esteem, may lower risk of getting prostate cancer, enhances quality of sleep, and decreases pain, just to name a few. It's as simple as getting out and walking 5-7 days a week for 30 minutes. Your Life. Your Choice.
Ever wonder why you workout and don't notice a change in weight? There are many reasons for this. First of all, your body composition - what your body is made of: fat, muscle, bone, water, organs - is the main thing you should be considering.· Eating plays a huge role in weight loss or weight gain no matter how much you workout, so keeping track of what you eat is pivotal.
I recently read an article in the IDEA Fitness Journal, January 2013. The article was titled “Kid’s Fitness Interventions Failing”. At first this article was quite alarming but when I read beyond the first paragraph, I became aware and eventually became validated about my ongoing theory on health and fitness.
Health, fitness and weight management is all about balancing the number of calories you take in (eat) with the number of calories your burn (metabolize). In general, fit people have higher metabolic rates. Just what is metabolism? Your metabolism is the process by which your body converts food into energy and then puts that energy to use. You need energy for rigorous activities like jogging or biking, but you also need those calories to fuel bodily processes such as breathing and keeping your heart beating.