The following workout involves exercises based on yoga and Pilates and focusing on flexibility and core strength. Take your time doing each exercise, breathing slowly and deeply throughout the workout. Modify the exercises according to your fitness level and flexibility and please visit your doctor before you begin any type of exercise program. Supine Breathing Lie face up on the floor with knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Place one hand on your lower belly and inhale, concentrating
Broadly speaking, our bodies do not like extremes. Thus, because of their tendency to escalate blood glucose levels at a quick rate, high glycemic foods can be detrimental to health, especially in the long-run. For example, in order to deal with the sudden increased levels of blood glucose, the pancreas will produce a large amount of insulin – insulin converts glucose in the blood to other forms for storage. On the other hand, most carbohydrates found in natural whole foods,
Quickly look at the BMI of these randomly selected individuals…. Person A: 5’9” 174lbs……BMI 25.8 (Overweight) Person B: 5’7” 208 lbs……BMI 32.6 (Obese) Person C: 5’11.5″ 218 lbs..BMI 30.4 (Obese) At first glance using the BMI index, it would appear all three of these individuals are either overweight or obese. Maybe when we take a look at who these people really are we will have a better opinion of the BMI. Person A: Lance Armstrong Person B: NFL running back Maurice Jones-Drew Person
Whole Foods is giving it’s healthier employees bigger discounts. Employees’ blood pressure and BMI index, among other indicators are the factor in the employee discount they receive. Check the CNN video below and see for yourself. Critics are calling this discrimination, while proponents think it will help educate people about their own health and foster change. Decide for yourself. http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/living/2010/02/02/taylor.weigh.less.maybe.pay.less.cnn
More than 100 million American adults have high cholesterol, and new info shows that one in five teens face an increased risk for heart disease risk because of their rising cholesterol levels. Plenty of research has been done on managing your LDL (bad) and HDL (good) cholesterol levels, but it’s not always easy to know what you should eat. Basic musts are limiting your saturated fat and opting for foods loaded with fiber and heart-healthier fats, such as omega-3 fats.
Who would have thought you could have a creamy chowder without all the calories? Try this reason and see for yourself. 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped celery 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 cups 2% reduced-fat milk 2 cups chopped roasted skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 breast halves) 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels (about 3 ears) 1 teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4
Anyone interested in blasting fat and building some lean muscle? Oh, a few of you are? Okay, keep reading… The Heart Pounder Challenge is INTENSE, no other way to describe it. Some of our SIF Challenges are timed, some are not. This SIF Challenge is timed. Complete the exercises as fast as possible. Be sure to track your progress and use this SIF Challenge as a test. Come back to it every couple of weeks and try to beat your best time.