Great Summer Water Workout

Great Summer Water Workout
by Jay Cardiello, Shape Magazine

Turn a lazy summer day in the pool into a calorie-burning, high-intensity workout! Besides providing resistance and increasing endurance, the water will help support much of your weight, which minimizes stress on the body and joints. Exercising in the pool will also help increase balance and joint range of motion, which is particularly beneficial for women who spend a great deal of time on their feet as well as new moms who are looking to get their body back in shape in a safe and healthy manner. Here’s a great routine for the next time you take a dip.

How it works: Do each exercise for 60 seconds in a pool so that the water is at waist-level.

1. High-knee sprints: Run in place at a moderate pace. After 30 seconds, drive knees above the water line, pumping arms and sprinting.

2. Wall walkers ...

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Posted Monday, July 28, 2014 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Fitness, Health, Wellness

 
 
 

6 Healthy Fast Food Meal Options

6 Healthy Fast Food Meal Options
Sourced from Prevention

 

We all know it’s healthier to skip the drive-thru, but everyone eventually finds themselves at a roadside rest stop or caves into a French-fry craving. The trick is making the healthiest fast-food choice you can.
So we turned to the nutrition experts who created the menus for our favorite fast-food joints to find out what healthy meals they order when they eat on the job.

Note: Most of the foods that follow are pretty good in terms of calories and fat, but they’re still loaded with sodium. Most adults should have less than 2,300 mg daily, and many of these meals provide half that amount or more!

 

 

 

 

1) Burger King: BK Veggie Burger

“I typically order the BK Veggie Burger, but I hold the mayo,” says Stephanie Quirantes, RD, the nutrition and health manager for Burger King Corp., North America. For a side and ...

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Posted Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Nutrition

 
 
 

3 Unlikely Ways to Lose Fat

3 Unlikely Ways to Lose Fat
 By Heather M. Johnson-Emerson, Stack Fitness
 

Dozens of diet plans and supplements claim to help people slash flab. Most of them are fairly straightforward: eat fewer carbs, cut back on junk food and stop guzzling so much soda. Yes, they work, but that doesn't mean they're the only ways you can cut that muffin top off your waistline. Sometimes, it takes a bit of creative thinking to drop those last few pounds. Here are three surprising ways you can lose fat.

Nosh on Dark Chocolate

Believe it: chocolate may help you lose fat. We're not talking about the stuff you chowed down on as a kid, though. It has to be dark chocolate! Dark chocolate slows digestion and gives people a feeling of satiety, meaning it keeps the stomach feeling fuller for a longer period. Also, according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, dark chocolate may ...

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Posted Friday, July 11, 2014 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Nutrition

 
 
 

4 Energy-Boosting Snacks To Help Get You Through The Day

4 Energy-Boosting Snacks To Help Get You Through The Day
By Justin Caba, Yahoo Health

 

Here are four energy-boosting snacks packed with fiber and protein to keep you going throughout the workday.

We’ve all been there before — that midday slump when all of our hard work for the past couple of hours really starts to weigh us down. We debate over our fourth cup of coffee or maybe go straight for the sugar-laden energy drink, even though we know that’s probably not the best decision for our health. Instead of struggling with that sudden urge to use your desk as a pillow, reach for a low-calorie, energy-boosting snack that will give you the strength to power through the day.

Whether you’re looking for that extra rush of energy before the gym, working with your hands all day, or trying to avoid turning your cubicle into a bedroom, here are four healthy snacks that will help you sustain ...

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Posted Tuesday, July 1, 2014 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Nutrition