Culinary Summertime Adventures: How to Keep Your Family Happy and Healthy

It can be challenging to get your family to eat in a healthy way during the school year, but once summer hits and schedules become more complex, it may seem downright impossible. However, it’s actually possible to get your family to eat a healthy meal each day — the trick is to make it exciting.   Here are some ways to ignite the enthusiasm of your family.   Turn Every Meal Into a Culinary Adventure   One of the easiest ways to get your family interested in eating a healthy meal is to turn it into an adventure. The summer,…

Tired of the gym? Try working out in water!

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You’re at the beach, or just tired of working out in the gym, or just looking for a new and refreshing way to get or stay in shape moving in water may be for you. Because it’s low impact and can easily be tailored to match your abilities, everyone from athletes to seniors can benefit from water exercise. Working out in the water can be a great way to gain cardiovascular stamina, improve strength and flexibility, enhance body contours, increase circulation, rehabilitate healing muscles, and control weight. Taking Advantage of Water You’re relieved of 90 percent of your body weight…

THE IMPORTANCE OF PSYCHOLOGY FOR YOUR (FIT) GOALS

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The why behind #body #mind #psychology Start going to the gym a few times a week, walk more, don’t eat crappy food, control your portions, drink more water, etc. We all have a basic idea of what we should be doing, don’t we? So why don’t we actually do it? Bookshelves, websites, and infomercials are full of the hottest new diet and training programs that are finally going to get you results. Reality-check: it is not the diet or training programs that are the problem — it is you. There’s a disconnect between your #mind and #body. And #psychology is…

Depression: what not to do!

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Knowing what not to do is as important as knowing what to do. This is highly applicable in case you are suffering from depression. Depression can often feel like stumbling in the dark. Fixing your depression is analogous to experiencing the warmth and brilliance of light. That being said, here are 7 ways how not to fix your depression: 1. Living somebody else’s life Stop pleasing others and start pleasing yourself. It is natural to see that parents expect a lot from their children. Similarly, peer pressure is another factor that plays a crucial role in escalating depression. It is…

MEESTERPT HOLIDAY TIP

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Receiving messages from clients daily missing MeesterPT and their personal exercising routines. So why do you feel restless? Mind-body connection. Don’t stop when you are on holiday. Your brain is no different than rest of the muscles in your body- you either use it or you lose it. You utilize the gym to stimulate the growth of muscle cells, just as you use a brain fitness program to increase connections in your brain. Exercise -even if it’s just a little bit- increases heart rate, which pumps more oxygen to the brain. It also aids the bodily release of a plethora…

8 REASONS WHY YOUR GYM IS BETTER THAN THERAPY

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#1 – The Gym is Cheaper A typical gym membership costs about $300 a year. If you go to a therapist, once a week for $100 an hour, that’s $5200 per year. If anything, the gym is a discount stress-reliever, far cheaper than paying someone to hear you talk. Another benefit: the gym doesn’t charge for the hour. If you need ninety minutes to sort out a particularly stressful day, she won’t mind and she won’t charge you extra. If you want to go a few times a week, or even twice on the same day, that’s fine too. In…

Health vs Fast-Food

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One fast-food meal won’t wreck your diet, but a pattern of eating unhealthy fast foods often and nutritious meals infrequently can harm your health. From vitamin and mineral deficiencies to potentially fatal heart attacks, the consequences of eating cheap fast foods can far outweigh the cost savings. Many restaurant menu items provide too many calories with too little nutrition, in portion sizes that promote overindulgence. Poor Growth and Body Function Your body uses the nutrients from the foods that you eat to build bone and muscle tissue and to enable body processes from digestion to blood circulation. Because many fast…

What can Green Juice do for you?

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What can Green Juice do for you? If your belly is bloated, your digestive track seems to be doing less digesting and more distending or you’re just looking to throw your health into high-gear, step away from the medicine cabinet and into the kitchen to whip up a green juice! Full of raw, seasonal produce, green juice is rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acid to nourish our insides for healthy skin, hair, nails and teeth. And because it’s in an easy-to-drink juice form, it’s both quickly digested and absorbed with minimal effort by our bodies – meaning you…

Gaining FAT after overeating

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I have been through these painful feelings of guilt and disappointment because of overeating, and I wanted to figure out how bad does it affect my diet in the short term. I am sure I am not alone wondering about it, so I decided to make an investigation on this topic and share my knowledge with you. Let’s start with the basics: 1 Ib (approx 0.5 kg) of fat has about 3500 calories. So in theory, if you eat 3500 calories MORE than your daily norm, you will gain 1 Ib (aprox 0.5 kg) of fat. This is not exactly…

Why should I be active?

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Doing regular aerobic activity can help prevent major illnesses. Aerobic exercise is anything that uses oxygen, raises your heart rate and makes you slightly breathless, for example brisk walking or cycling. Whether you’re just starting to exercise or have always been active, make sure you take steps to stay injury free and able to perform to the best of your ability. Nutrition and hydration also play key roles in this – it’s important to eat the correct nutrients to provide the fuel you need to exercise and drink water when you feel thirsty. Some of the health benefits of aerobic…