Thursday, January 31, 2013
Researchers at the University of Bristol measured the activity of 5,500 twelve year olds and found that just 15 minutes of daily moderate physical activity reduced the likelihood of being obese by up to 50%.
Set specific health and wellness goals. The clearer you are on your goal, the easier it will be to take steps to reach it.
Research shows 70% of premature aging is not the result of genetics, but of the lifestyle choices you make.
Bok Choy is a cruciferous vegetable. It is a good source of calcium, manganese, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and carotenoids such as beta-carotene.
Work your core, quadriceps, hamstrings, outer thighs and shoulders with a wall sit and shoulder press. With a dumbbell in each hand, stand against a wall. Walk your feet out and lower your buttocks until you look as though you are sitting in a chair. Extend your arms upward until they are fully extended, then lower and repeat for 15 to 20 repetitions.
Keep yourself healthy and safe while grilling by only using a charcoal grill outdoors. If you use a gas grill, check all lines and tubes for leaks before using and do not use if any leaks are detected.
Consider having your blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol level, maximum aerobic capacity, breathing capacity, bone mineral density measured to get a picture of how well you are aging.
Heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. Approximately 1 in 3 adults have some form of heart disease.
Keep your mind challenged by playing games that require mental reasoning, such as pinochle, bridge, chess or checkers. Mix up the games you play to keep them fresh and engaging.
Ensure you are eating plenty of vegetables, by eating your vegetables first before you eat anything else at every meal.
Or.....you could eat only vegetables, like me! :)
Or.....you could eat only vegetables, like me! :)
Protect your ears when exposed to moderate to loud noises by wearing ear plugs or ear muffs. Make sure they fit properly to prevent hearing loss.
If you want to change your habits and create a healthier lifestyle, your full commitment and focus is essential for success.
When you are ready to make healthy lifestyle changes enlist the help of friends, family members and coworkers to support you and hold you accountable for accomplishing your goals.
Stay focused on what you want to accomplish by posting motivational messages where you will see them to help you stay on track.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Research shows that happiness is linked to social networks. People with satisfying marriages, good friends and who participate in religious or community organizations are generally happier and more satisfied and enjoy better health and longer lives.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Create a relaxing bath soak by combining 2 cups baking soda, 1 cup Epsom salt, 2 T ground ginger and 10 drops orange essential oil in a mason jar. To use, run a warm bath and scoop the desired amount into water.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
If you are trying to lose weight, but find yourself craving food between meals, distract yourself by calling a friend, running an errand, exercising, organizing so that you focus on something else until the craving subsides.
Wild salmon is packed with nutrition. It is an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids. It is a high quality protein. It contains essential amino acids, vitamin A, D, B6, B and E and it's a good source of calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus
Create a healthy marinade for salmon by combining 1 T sesame oil, 1 T reduced sodium soy sauce, 1 T fresh minced ginger, 1 T rice wine vinegar; pour over 4 four-ounce salmon filets; marinade for one hour and grill.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
"Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success." Stephen A. Brennan
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Living a healthy balanced lifestyle will significantly reduce your risk for developing heart disease.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Risk factors for heart disease are elevated cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, smoking, lack of physical activity and personal and family history of heart disease.
Friday, January 4, 2013
According to the Mayo Clinic symptoms of a heart attack can sometimes be subtle, especially in women. If you aren't sure what is going on, but you feel different or have troublesome symptoms, get yourself checked out. Delaying can be deadly.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Strengthen your glutes with the hip raise. Lie face up with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Brace your core, squeeze your glutes, and raise your hips so your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your knees. Hold for 5 seconds, squeezing your glutes the entire time, then lower back to start. Repeat 10 times.