Archive for July, 2010
According to the Weight-control Information Network, here are some good ways to keep your portions in check when you’re on the go.
· Share your meal, order a half-portion, or order an appetizer as a main meal. Examples of healthier appetizers include tuna or chicken salad, minestrone soup, and tomato or corn salsas.
· Take at least half of your meal home. Ask for a portion of your meal to be boxed up when it is served so you will not be tempted to eat more than you need.
· Stop eating when you begin to feel full. Focus on enjoying the setting and your friends or family for the rest of the meal.
· Avoid large beverages such as “supersize” sugar-sweetened soft drinks. They have a large number of calories. Instead, try drinking water with a slice of lemon. If you want to drink soda, choose a calorie-free beverage or a small sugar-sweetened soft drink.
Excuses, Excuses, Excuses! We all have them. Nothing is more detrimental to your health and well-being that all those little inner thoughts that go through your head: I’ll exercise after dinner, or after I bathe the kids, or after I check my Facebook account, or or or…… Listen, we are all busy and have plenty to do, but nothing, absolutely nothing, is more important than your fitness and health. So no more excuses, no exception. Start eating healthier and exercising regularly today.
Most people want to drop a few pounds. Nearly all of us have lost weight at one time or another only to gain it all back again. Setting unrealistic goals and starving yourself is never conducive to living a healthy lifestyle. Losing one pound a week is considered safe, healthy, and manageable. To slim down without feeling deprived, aim to cut 250 calories out of your daily diet and burn an additional 250 calories through exercise.
This pose stretches out the back of the legs as well as releases tension in the spine. Begin this pose by stepping the feet about 3 to 4 feet apart – feet parallel. Bring the arms out to the side shoulder height and with a flat back swan dive down towards the floor. Once the back starts to round bend the knees and let the arms touch down to the floor. Let the body hang here, relaxed, tailbone reaching towards the ceiling. Grab the outsides of the feet and pull your head towards the floor. Hold this pose for 20-30 seconds. Come out the same way you went in.