Archive for the 'healthy lifestyle' Category
“Health is your responsibility. It is not the doctor’s job, the hospital’s job, your spouse’s job or the government’s job to keep you healthy — it’s up to you. We suffer from chronic diseases that are too often the result of poor habits. The choices you make today usually determine the health you have tomorrow.”
If you are like most people, chances are you’ve experienced constipation at some time. Here are things you can do to help prevent it:
Eat fiber-rich foods, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans. Fiber helps prevent dry, hard stools. You should shoot for 20 to 35 g of fiber each day.
Drink plenty of water each [...]
This shouldn’t be anything you haven’t already heard. It’s more of a reminder for all of us.
If you want to help your kids develop healthy habits, you need to have healthy habits. I don’t think there is any way around that. Why would you expect your kids to choose vegetables, fruits and other healthy foods [...]
A recent research study found that the combination of diet and exercise is most effective in reducing body weight, body fat and waist circumference. This study, recently published in Obesity, focused on sedentary women ages 50 to 75. Women were randomly assigned to four groups: exercise only, diet only, exercise and diet and no intervention.
“I don’t have time for exercise” may be the most common excuse for why people don’t exercise. Try this:
“Identify available time slots. Monitor your daily activities for one week. Identify at least three 30-minute time slots you could use for physical activity.”
– The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Overcoming Barriers to Physical Activity
Really examine [...]
We all know we should drink plenty of water, but why? See if any of the following reasons are important to you:
– Remove wastes
– Regulate body temperature
– Help dissolve vitamins and minerals so your body can use them
– Help prevent constipation
– Lubricate joints and cushion internal organs
Make water a priority throughout your day to keep [...]
Good advice from @Fruits_Veggies. Here is the link from the tweet about why you should fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables.
I’m not perfect at it but I’m trying to make sure I get more in. Can you?
“Increasing blood flow to the brain [via exercise] stimulates the release of mood-elevating hormones. The same neurochemicals that relax the blood vessels relax the brain. This helps both body and brain cope with stress.”
“Exercise helps the body muster up its own internal medicine to combat depression and worry. For most people, exercise is a healthier [...]
Our 2-year old wanted to work out with Mommy today. She had fun.
I just got back from Denver yesterday after watching BYU move on to the Sweet 16. So fun to be there but also nice to be home.
It’s nice to get in some better food and get back into training. Had a couple of good runs (on the treadmill) out there but nothing beats running your [...]