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High tech exercise – easier or frustrating

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High tech exercise – easier or frustrating

Don’t stress yourself out with all the tech gadgets for exercising.  Many people find them useful and a great motivational device.  If you are a techy that’s the way to go.  For some people it becomes a chore once the novelty wears off.  They spend more time loading it to their pc than exercising.  Use common sense, if you are becoming more frustrated by having to wear a device or log on, take a break and use it only when ...

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Walking shoes

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Walking shoes

While enjoying a summer walk you may think of a cell phone, bottle of water in hand or sunscreen but don’t forget the shoes.  A well fitted proper walking shoes can make the walk even more enjoyable.  If your current shoes are 6 months or older and you logged over a couple hundred miles on them, time for a new pair.   Using worn out shoes or improper shoes you may be causing more physical stress to your body.   In time you can develop bunions, ...

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Study Shows Benefits to High-Protein Breakfast

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Study Shows Benefits to High-Protein Breakfast

A recent study may give another reason why breakfast can be your most important meal of the day, especially for women.

Study conducted by the University of Missouri-Columbia resulted in the conclusion that a high-protein breakfast helps women maintain their glucose control. Why is this beneficial? Eating naturally increases glucose levels. However, too much of an increase can lead to poor glucose control, possibly resulting in diabetes or other health complications.

“Protein-rich breakfasts led to lower spikes in glucose and insulin after ...

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Holiday weight loss tips

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Holiday weight loss tips

Donate leftover treats…bring to work, freeze them etc.

Maintain and increase physical activity. You can find great walking opportunities during the season while holiday shopping or looking at lights.

Stock your shelves. To keep weight loss efforts on target, keep an adequate supply of nutritious supplements and meal replacements on hand to thwart the overindulgence’s and poor eating habits of this festive but busy time of year.

The holiday season is an opportunity to be around friends and family. Be a chatterbox. One ...

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Stretching 1,2 ,3…

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Stretching 1,2 ,3…

Stand up, hold your arms out in front of you, bend at the waist, and try to touch your toes. Can you do it? Do you feel tightness in the back of your legs? Stretching your muscles and joints through something as simple as touching your toes is an important part of wellness and one of the simplest changes you can make to your current lifestyle.

Through the aging process, our muscles tighten, making everyday motions of picking something up off ...

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Reading Labels

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Reading Labels

When walking up and down the aisles of the grocery store, you see color packages loudly proclaiming the contents to be free of or low in calories, fat, sodium, and sugar. But what do these statements really mean? Understanding nutrient content claims can help you to better understand the type of food you are consuming and can assist you in planning and maintaining a nutritious diet.

Nutrient Amounts Per Serving:

  1. A claim of free/zero means it’s less than 5 calories, 0.5 grams ...

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Pasta, Tomato and Beef Casserole

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Pasta, Tomato and Beef Casserole

Pasta, Tomato and Beef Casserole

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Sauté ground beef, onion ad green pepper together until

    beef is cooked.

  2. Add tomatoes and remove from heat.

  3. Serve.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

  • Calories: 310

  • Protein: 24g

  • Carbohydrate: 40g

  • Fat: 6g

  • Fiber: 2g

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Tips to Stop Emotional Eating

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Tips to Stop Emotional Eating

 Tips to Stop Emotional Eating:

  1. Learn the difference between physical and emotional hunger. Is it time to eat to refuel your body? Learn the difference between eating to fill a physical need and eating emotionally. Is your stomach growling or is it boredom or stress eating.

  2. Eat slowly and listen to your body for clues that you’re physically satisfied. It takes 20 minutes before your brain will realize it is full, eat slow.

  3. Eat only at the kitchen table to avoid mindless eating ...

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Spicy Autumn Smoothie

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Vanilla Pudding/Shake – 1 packet
Water – 1 cup
Cooked mashed yam or canned yam – 1/2 cup
Banana – 1/2 cup
Nutmeg – 1/8 tsp
Cinnamon – 1/8/tsp
Artificial sweetener To taste
Ice cubes – 2 to 6 (2 thick, 6 thin texture)

Combine ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth consistency is achieved (the amount of ice cubes will change the consistency)

225 calories protein 15 grams Carbs 37 Fat 2 grams Fiber 3 grams

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Enjoy a Perfect Parfait on a Hot Summer Day!

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Rinse and drain berries and pat dry. Cut bar in half, put half away for mid morning snack. Cut the remaining half into small, bite size chunks. Using a glass bowl or cup, place a 1/4 of the cut ...

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