Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Healthy Lunch: Salad in a Jar

What a great idea.
Im going to make this for lunch on Friday!

One Song Workouts

Try a couple today!
Im going to do it!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Before and After pictures... how they do it

We've all seen them... the miraculous before and after pictures shown on diet or exercise fad commercials

Well "Furious Pete" hows us how he makes the transformation in just 5 hours.


The trick? Doing the "after" picture first.

This video is a good reminder that we can't believe everything we see.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Leg Pyramid

I have done this leg pyramid a couple times now
And its great!!
It doesn't take very long to do but its very effective.
I just add a 10 minute warm up like biking at the beginning
and Stretching at the end and it's perfect!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Winter Walk Day

Today is Winter Walk Day in Alberta and other provinces across Canada.

We want to encourage everyone to get outside and go for a walk for 15 minutes today.
Bundle up and embrace the winter!

This event is to remind people that just because it is snowy or chilly, doesn't mean you have to stay inside on your couch!

I will be at a school facilitating a walk with all the students, as well as another fitness activity and we will be making yogurt parfaits! 

Will you walk today?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Bumps on your eyelids??

Do you have trouble applying eyeshadow because of little yellowish bumps on your eyelids?

This could be a sign that you have higher levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and blood triglycerides.
And lower levels of HDL (good) cholesterol

People with these bumps are 48% more likely to have a heart attack within the next 30 years than those without.

Even if your blood tests come back normal, you could still be at risk.

Its a sign that your body deposits cholesterol where you don't want it - i.e. in your blood vessels. 

So if you have those bumps, talk to you doctor!

Monday, February 6, 2012

5-4-3-2-1 Workout

A workout you can do anytime and almost anywhere.

We've been Duped

Maple Leaf came out with their "Natural selections" not too long ago
Claiming that they contain "natural ingredients"
They specifically target people who are weary about the ingredients in other deli meats

But low and behold!! These meats contain the exact same amount of Nitrites as other Maple Leaf deli foods.

I feel duped... on the occasion that I do buy deli meats I have been buy the Natural Selections...
and paying extra for it because I thought it didn't contain this dangerous carcinogen.

Well I will be thinking twice before buying a maple leaf product again
I think they intentionally deceived people.

Do you buy deli meats? Are you concerned about Nitrites?

Friday, February 3, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sugar: A controlled substance?

Nature - a top research journal stated recently that sugar is so toxic is should be controlled like alcohol. 

Sugar can be linked to chronic diseases such as Cancer, Heart Disease and Diabetes
These diseases are now more of health burden that infectious disease. 

The report wants sugary food and drinks to be banned during school hours, it suggests pop should not be sold to those under 17 and wants the number of fast food restaurants and convenience stores limited in low-income areas and near schools.

In some developing countries, soda pop is more available and cheaper that drinkable water or milk...

In the past 50 years, the consumption of sugar around the world has Tripled!

What do you think?
read more here

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Stomach Virus

I've been hit with a pretty nasty stomach virus.
So I haven't been up to much since expect relaxing, trying to sleep, and trying to eat a bit!

Sorry for the lack of posts.

However, I did find something pretty tasty that is making me feel a bit better.

Instead of eating ice cream I blended up a couple of frozen bananas with some cocoa

Its kind of like the consistency of soft ice cream but it has the healthy factor of a banana - magnesium and potassium not to mention calories are pretty important after a stomach flu!

But I would make this again - not just when Im sick.

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