Category Archives: Health

Burn The Most Calories You Say?

Are you trying to lose weight and want it ASAP?If you are looking to find the best exercise to burn the most calories, watch this inspirational athlete and follow for best results and lifestyle.

Stay happy, stay healthy!

Learning Exercises From A to Z

Working out from home can get confusing at times. You dont have a trainer to tell you what to do, how to do it and why to do it. You simply hey a list are told to do it continuously. So here is 26 workouts, pretty common ones, that you should know. Hopefully you can now pick and choose what body part you want to workout ans also can follow an at home workout without hesitation or confusion. Find your confidence and your comfort.

You got this! Lets stick together and keep up the good work.

Be healthy and stay healthy! And Active. ūüôā

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I NOMINATE YOU! YES YOU!

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Washing Your Hands 101: Corona Virus

You can never be too safe, you hear it around, be clean, wash your hands, stay away from germs, but washing your hands should be taken very seriously, and here is how!

Covid-19: Wash your hands. No really. Wash your hands.

Foods Just UNHEALTHIEST

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What is good for you ? What is bad for you?

There is so much out there – warnings, advice, diets, challenges, etc. but do we know what to actually avoid?

Here are 50 EVIL foods. Won’t list all 50, but I will tell you that even in the healthiest options, it can be unhealthy. Good example of this is yes, Salad is GOOD, but dressings, some can be BAD.

For the list of things to avoid / substitute, see link below:

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/health/nutrition/50-foods-so-unhealthy-theyre-evil/ss-AACFHQZ?ocid=spartanntp

PLANTAR FASCIITIS AND RELIEVING IT

Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common sources of heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is pain on the bottom of one or both heels, caused by irritation to the plantar fascia, which are the dense tissue bands that connect the heels to the toes.

Fasciia pain is usually can be felt on the first step out of bed in the morning.
If worsened, pain can be felt any time while walking, running or jumping.

Plantar fasciitis is probably one of the most annoying staggering injuries one can have. I would know, I suffered with it for a good year. It impacted my whole life, I had to stop running, playing soccer, doing certain workouts and basically impaired my lifestyle in such a disapointing way.

Points to keep in mind:

  1. Stretching your foot 2-3 times a day (up to 5 minutes)
  2. Nutrients to relax tendon – magnesium 500mg/day/vitamin B5 /Fish oil Omega 3 / Vitamin C
  3. anti-inflamatory diet
  4. the right shoes to help stretch tendons (walking bearfoot helps and/or wearing Vibram barefoot shoes)

I wish someone shared this video with me then, but here is it. I hope it helps you if you are suffering from this. 

Tricking Your Brain on Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering how their bodies handle sugar, scientists say. (Sam Hodgson/Reuters)

Artificial sweetners are believed to be a good alternative for lowering your blood sugars for metabolic conditions and a good plan for weight loss and/or avoiding weight gain.

You have it all wrong!

Researchers report that artificial sweeteners increase the blood sugar levels in both mice and humans by interfering with microbes in the gut.Increased blood sugar levels are an early indicator of Type 2 diabetes and metabolic disease.

ok, Aspartame and other artificial sweeteners do satisfy the sweet tooth without what is called the ”extra calories”, however on the contrary, it is actually increasing your caloric consumption, your appetite and your weight.

Recent studies have proven that detrimental effects of artificial sugar consumption can cancel out any benefits they may have for weight loss. This is due to both a mental and physiological response to eating artificial sweeteners.

According to Clinical dietitian Jamie Yacoub, M.P.H., R.D.,

  1. when you eat foods sweetened with artificial sweetener, you actually tend to eat larger portions to compensate. You allow yourself to have more, forgetting that still contain calories in the form of carbohyfrates, fat and protein.
  2. Artificial sweeteners increase your appetite for sweets and carbohydrates.
  3. Artificial sweeteners are often used in carbohydrate-filles foods

Further research suggests that drinking diet soda could cause weight gain.

Artificial sweeteners may exacerbate, rather than prevent, metabolic disorders such as Type 2 diabetes, a study suggests.

Studies have included various experiments with mice which demonstrated how obesity is related to a gut bacteria that affects glucose tolerance, leading to weight gain instead of the believed weight loss in these non-caloric sweeteners.

The data indicate that artificial sweeteners “may contribute to, rather than alleviate, obesity-related metabolic conditions, by altering the composition and function of bacterial populations in the gut,” Cathryn Nagler and Taylor Feehley of the pathology department at the University of Chicago said in a journal commentary.

PLEASE, PLEASE ,PLEASE, Reconsider your choices, and take your health seriously.

Canadians warned Against Romaine Lettuce


Most E. coli bacteria are benign but some can cause illness, with symptoms including severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting.

Canadians are being warned to avoid eating Romaine lettuce, as 18 have become ill and counting.

Read this for more info:

https://beta.ctvnews.ca/content/ctvnews/en/national/health/2018/11/20/1_4185266.html

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/romaine-lettuce-warning-ontario-quebec-1.4913578

You are warned!

0% Tolerance of Alcohol on Your Body

 

Friday has been a shocking day for many lovers of alcohol. For the longest time, it has been agreed and understood that moderate drinking, i.e. a glass of wine a day, is healthy for you. It lowers your health risks of heart disease, diabetes and more; however it seems the risk of cancer and other illnesses is higher than the benefits.

Is this really true? It seems we get studies daily contradicting beliefs that certain things are advertised as healthy, yet in a decade or more, it turns out a new study shows the opposite, so what is the correct results on research?

Is smoking actually bad for you? some would say they have seen individuals live their whole lives healthy and when they quit, they die quite instantly after, or some have lived a very healthy life smoking while others die at a younger age from eating what they believe is healthy. It is sad to say, there are so many factors taking place in our health. How about Pollution? Water? Our Food consumption? Our Meats? Global Warming? Restaurant Food Servings? Coffee? And the list goes on…

So it turns out new research shows no alcohol is better than consuming some, but then again, what’s the real killer?

Do you live your life in fear or Actually LIVE? Yes, you can literally stay cooped up in your house, not drive because its dangerous, not eat out because its dangerous, not drink because …. it is dangerous. But where do we draw the lines?

Let’s face it, I am a lover of wine, I don’t smoke, I do eat out, love my meat, I may be one of the healthier people out there and exercise a whole lot. So, you can definitely say that I may be biased, but what is to life?

Please do not hesitate to write your opinions on this… It is shocking but did you expect anything less?¬† ‚Ķ

Read more in the news all over, including CNN , Global News , and more….

Protein: How Much is Enough?

 

Protein is essential to good health. The very origin of the word ‚ÄĒ from the Greek protos, meaning ‚Äúfirst‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ reflects protein‚Äôs top-shelf status in human nutrition.

According to Harvard Health Blog

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Giving your body what it needs is crucial for the survival of the Fittest and Happiest.

Remember: Your own personal needs may vary based on multiple factors including your age, sex, activity level, and weight loss goals.

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA- which is the amount of a nutrient you need to meet your basic nutritional requirements) for protein is a 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. This is the minimum amount you need to keep from getting sick and for optimal health. That is 0.37 gram per pound of body weight.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggests 15 to 20 percent of your calories should come from protein.

If you exercise heavily, you must be wary that you will definitely need more protein than an average sedentary person, so as to almost double your protein amount.

Here is a chart for you to base on:

Weight in lbs. Minimum Protein Athletes Minimum
Minimum Daily Protein Requirements 
100 37 grams 74 grams
110 40 grams 80 grams
120 44 grams 88 grams
130 47 grams 94 grams
140 51 grams 102 grams
150 55 grams 110 grams
160 58 grams 116 grams
170 62 grams 124 grams
180 65 grams 130 grams
190 69 grams 138 grams
200 72 grams 144 grams
210 76 grams 152 grams
220 80 grams 160 grams
230 84 grams 168 grams
240 87 grams 174 grams
250 91 grams 182 grams
260 95 grams 190 grams
270 98 grams 196 grams
280 102 grams 204 grams
290 105 grams 210 grams
300 109 grams 218 grams

Very Well Fit

Where are the Best Sources to get your Protein?

Protein comes from both plants and animals. The best protein source is one without extra fat, sugar or sodium.

Lean meats, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs, plants based, and dairy products are all excellent sources of protein.

Choosing lower-fat cuts of meat or removing the skin from chicken and turkey is a good way to cut extra calories you may not want or need.

Cold water fish such as salmon, tuna and herring make good protein choices with their richness in omega-3 fatty acids.

Legumes, nuts and seeds are also good sources of protein, not to forget that even vegetables and grains have small amounts of protein which we may neglect.

What is in a Serving?

Here is where many protein eaters go wrong. One serving of protein is equal to one egg, 3 to 5 ounces of meat, poultry or fish, 1.5 ounces of cheese or about 12 walnuts. So a serving of meat, poultry or fish is about the size of the palm of your hand, and a serving of cheese is the same size as two dice (regular 6-sided dice, not 12- or 20-sided extra-large Dungeons and Dragons dice).

According to Shereen Lehman, MS

Go about your day today and bare in mind this piece of information that can change how you feel about yourself and how much satisfaction your body can reach. Protein is an essential part of your day and should be taken seriously. Athletes especially should really focus on upping the daily serving, as you may notice a change in performance, energy, essence of life.

Have a wonderful weekend friends and sorry to have been MIA. Stay Tuned for more!