So today I thought I would discuss dieting… Personally I am strongly against it, well, it depends what we are talking about here. I think fad diets and trends are definitely more harm than good and are completely unsustainable but a diet that creates a balance and helps us to change our attitude towards food is a good thing. My general view point is that ‘balance is best’. So in regards to eating, it should consist of a mix of eating fairly healthy home cooked foods with some treats thrown in from time to time too. Alongside this, some form of exercise helps to cancel out the treats we have and allows us more wiggle room (in more ways than one!) This doesn’t mean you have hit the treadmill every day, it can merely be a walk with the dogs or some vigorous cleaning, just something that keeps you active. Read more
Hi everyone, thank you for coming back. I have spoken a lot recently about health and fitness and for me cooking simple, tasty and healthy meals is a big part of that. Cooking really is a great passion of mine! I have had a lot of positive feedback about my foodie articles in the past so I thought some more wouldn’t hurt! Read more
Hi everyone, so in my last blog post I was talking about possibly taking up spinning at home. Well since then I have really embraced my fitness regime and wanted to use this post as a sort of motivational mechanism for all those moms out there who are struggling to get over their post pregnancy weight gain blues. So here goes…….. Read more
As you may know from a previous blog post, I have recently been purchasing gym equipment to encourage my two daughters to become accustomed to a healthier, exercise rich lifestyle. After the weight I gained from my two pregnancies I’d also like to get back into a regular exercise routine. I was always very active and fit before having the girls and, although, the baby and toddler years kept me fit with all the running around, I am noticing a bit of spread as my children are becoming older and less dependent on me. Read more
Turmeric has been used for many years as a medicinal herb but, in more recent years, the natural health industry has been heavily promoting one element of the turmeric plant: curcumin. It is difficult to argue against the health benefits of curcumin. Studies have shown that this chemical can fight against cancer, is anti-inflammatory, is a powerful antioxidant. Because the levels of curcumin are relatively low in turmeric powder (about 3-4%), natural health companies have been extracting the curcumin and selling it as a supplement. Some also prepare it with black pepper as, when taken together, black pepper helps the body to absorb curcumin. Read more
Sleep programming is one of those things that you’d like to work. After all, you have to sleep and if you can use that down time to learn things then that’s a bonus. So is it really possible to learn while you sleep or is the whole thought just an expensive hoax, designed to part you from your money? Read more
Spring is right around the corner. Soon flowers will be in bloom and the sunnier days may light up more than just the flowers growing in the garden. Outdoor sunlight can accentuate the fact that new wrinkles have bloomed on your face as well. Covering your wrinkles with make-up and powder just makes them look worse in bright sunlight. The best way for you to look younger and reduce wrinkles this spring is by getting youth-restoring Botox treatments. Read more
Lean Hybrid Muscle Reloaded is a very well loved muscle-building program online in these days. The author of the Lean Hybrid Muscle Reloaded program, Elliott Hulse, is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and former competitive ‘strongman’. Elliott Hulse learned the Lean Hybrid Muscle Reloaded system after disocvering the sheer inefficiency of the traditional bulk and cut approach to building muscle. Was it possible to build muscle AND burn stout at the same time? Could the muscle be strong, lean and grow rapidly? It was these questions that lead to the creation of the Lean hybrid Muscle Reloaded Program. This program is designed to be based around three core elements: resistance training, strength training, as well as cardio training therefore targeting all three muscle fiber types. Because the body responds best to a variety of stimuli that change on an ongoing basis as you progress throughout the program, this approach steps things up a notch because if there’s one thing you can be sure of, it’s that your body will never get bored. The workouts only require about 30-40 minutes per day for about 3 days each week. While there are exercises described in the book, if you want to see videos, you’ll have to go online to watch them. When you buy the program, you only get a 21 day trial of their online video coaching. This video coaching allows you to call-in and question questions or make requests each week, and then they’ll send out new videos accordingly. I really found their videos to be informative, and they try to help out their subscribers with each new weekly video. This progam is special simply because it shows you tips on how to gain muscle and lose stout all in 1 system. Most of the programs available focus on 1 objective or the other, but let’s be honest – most of us require a lot more muscle AND less stout! The Lean Hybrid Muscle program lays out a plot to do just that having a efficient exercises you will not see anywhere else. Everything within the Lean Hybrid system is made to simultaneously melt stout even though building muscle and strength. Overall, Lean Hybrid Muscle Reloaded by Elliott Hulse and Mike Westerdals is a fantastic muscle-building program for anyone who wants to maximize his overall muscle mass and to burn stout at the same time. If you are an individual who is severe about outcomes and wants a lean, ripped, muscular physique then you should undoubtedly give Lean Hybrid Muscle a look.
Tanning over the summer gives us an effervescent glow that we can only dream of in the dark days of winter. But at what lengths will we go to in order to give ourselves that killer tan we oh so need. Would we risk giving ourselves a potentially life threatening disease in order to get the girl we like to notice us? Read more
Hello Everybody, welcome to my new blog about your health and fitness. I have been passionate about it for a long time and spend a lot of my spare time either reading about it or doing it! I hope to share some interesting stuff and also that you enjoy what you read. Thanks for stopping by!