It has been since 1992 that the government has updated it's food pyramid. For many people the food pyramid has been confusing to understand. Now it is called My Food Plate and seems to be simple to understand. One of the most asked questons from my clients is, "What should I eat?". I always refer them to the myfoodpyramid.org website because it has been a valuable source of information for nutritional education, but often I have had to navigate through the website with them to help them be able to use it. So I am excited that it is updated!
Staying limber can help stiffness, improve performance and functional movement in everyday life. Research shows that flexibility training can develop and maintain range of motion and may help prevent and treat injury.
Knock out 3 superfoods in your first meal! Takes less than 5 minutes to prepare. 1/2 cup oatmeal cooked in 1 cup water (should take approx. 3 minutes)1 teaspoon best quality vanilla extract1/4 cup blueberries1/4 cup red raspberries1/4 cup ripe strawberries2 tablespoons plain low fat kefirdrizzle of agave nectar or honey if added sweetness is desiredStir ingredients together and enjoy with your morning beveragewww.michellecfitness.com
Same upper body with bandsPush-ups opening up to side plank; 3/8 on each side (opening up 8 times each side; hold 5 steamboats)Also doing side steps with the bands;Using bosu this week, divide between daysBosu jumps: 2/30 (have the bosu against two post, jump on and jump back)Side jumps: 1/30 on each side (one foot on, one foot off jump across switching feet)Squat jumps: 2/20 (feet on both sides of bosu, jump on and bouce back off landing in a squat on the sides of the bosu)
Virtual coaching isn't an entirely new concept, however it is gaining a lot of steam in the fitness world. Virtual coaching helps to put health and fitness seekers in touch with experts in the field at a minimal cost (usually). For a fraction of what one would pay at a local chain gym for a trainer fresh off the exam (IF they even took one!) you can be connected with a trainer who has credentials and experience to help you reach your individual goals.
Running season is in full swing and many of us are out running despite the heat and humidity. This blog is not about hydration, gear and nutrition I decided to take a slightly different route.As some you know I am training my daughter for her first 1/2 marathon this fall. The Parks 1/2 Marathon http://www.parkshalfmarathon.com/ is a great race and close to home.
Makes 30 cookiesPrep time: 1 hour, 10 minutesTotal time: 2 hours, 40 minutes 1/3 c crushed pineapple in juice, drained1 3/4 c unsweetened shredded coconut 1 c sugar3/4 c egg whites (from about 5 large eggs), or 3/4 cup liquid egg whites1/4 c all-purpose flour1/8 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extractCooking Spray30 whole raw almonds, skin on1/4 c semisweet chocolate chips
Even if hunger diminishes once you start working out, if your fuel tank is on empty and you rev up the engine, your body will demand more fuel in the form of glucose and fatty acids from the blood. If more fuel is not available, the body will break down muscle proteins. What's more, by driving your body into a deeper energy defecit, you'll be more likely to get famished and binge later. - Fitness Journal, June 2011