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Tips For Getting the Most Benefits During Your Gym Time

Meeting your goal to remain healthy and fit does not require a gym or health club membership.

There are lots of physical fitness exercises that can be done right in the comfort of your own home.  In some cases just using a resistance cord and a few weights can provide you with all the equipment you need.  Body weight exercises are also a viable alternative to using machines and barbells to achieve the results many of us are looking for.

Healthy Eating Kindergarten

healthy eating kindergarten
What should I pack for my son’s kindergarten lunch?

The school he will be starting at, has a healthy eating policy. I live in Australia and the kids will keep their lunch in their bag on the verandah. He will have an insulated lunch bag, but it’ll still be quite warm.
I’ve got some ideas from what I packed him for preschool, but they are getting old and I’d like to give him some newbies as he’s starting big school and want to give him some new variety.

Any healthy suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance.

My nephew is in kindergarten and these are some things he takes for lunch

Monday

Snack Wrap (Serves 2)

3/4 (10 inch) flour tortillas
1/8 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/8 head lettuce
1/8 (6 ounce) package sliced deli-style turkey
2 tablespoons and 1/2 teaspoon shredded carrots
2 tablespoons and 1/2 teaspoon minced tomato

Spread cream cheese evenly over the tortillas. Top the cream cheese with lettuce leaves. Arrange the turkey slices in even layers on top of the lettuce. Sprinkle the carrots and tomato over the turkey slices. Roll the tortillas into wraps. Cut the wraps diagonally into bite-sized pieces. Secure with toothpicks. ( i only cut mine in 1/2)

Peanut Butter Mini Muffins (makes 24 ) i put 1 every day in his lunch

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
2/3 cup chunky peanut butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients. In another bowl, combine the egg, milk, peanut butter, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill greased or paper-lined miniature muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

A piece of fresh fruit

A bottle water

and for a treat he gets a Jello cup

Tuesday –

Roast beef and cheddar
Baby carrots and ranch dressing
Apple slices
Peanut Butter Mini Muffin
A juice box

Wednesday we allow him to eat Hot lunch at school if he wants it. If not he gets

Tuna sandwich
Cheese crackers
Orange slices already peeled
Peanut Butter Mini Muffin
Bottled water or school milk
Pudding cup

Kids Healthy Eating Tips from Kids

Exercise Gear

exercise gear
What’s a good regimen to get back in gear for college?

My 2nd year of college is starting back up in three weeks. I feel pretty sluggish and unmotivated for study, work, and exercise… This is a terrible prospect… Any ideas for a stringent regime to get me back on my feet and ready to tackle the new year? (tips for studying motivation, exercise, good diet, etc… will all be welcome.) Thanks!

 

 

Get out of the house. Go on a walk in the morning. Prepare a bag lunch and walk to the library. Look into volunteer projects that you can take on for the next week or two. It will make you feel good and give you energy. A good site is http://www.volunteermatch.org

Healthy Eating On The Run

healthy eating on the run
Bursts of high-intensity exercise will help knock out stress
Knowing that a 30-minute workout nets more positive results than an hour-long session should be good news, as lack of time is the No. 1 excuse people use for not doing things that are healthy.
Healthy Dieting Sandwiches, Eating On The Run

Disease Prevention Strategies

disease prevention strategiesCardiovasular disease or heart disease is still the number one killer of men and women in this country  today.
Of course with the use of a proper diet and a good exercise program it is both reversible and preventable which should give many people hope.

Most chronic disease we see in America and other parts of the developed world are caused by poor diet choices and lack of regular exercise. Take a look at both the information from the AHA below and the video that discuss prevention .  Take a look here to find a healthy strategy for you to get fit and healthy.

l recommend you look at the american heart association’s (AHA) website. Below is a link that takes you to a page with some helpful information and tips about prevention.

American Heart Association

 

Heart Disease Prevention (Part 1)

Health And Fitness Over 50

It is very important as we age to try to maintain flexibility and strength in our muscles for many reasons. One is that it just plain makes us feel better and allows us more ease of movement.  More importantly, however, by maintaining muscle tone we also can improve balance and the ability to carry out many just plain routine activities we do everyday like reaching for items in the cupboard or getting in and out of an automobile.

It is also important from a standpoint of chronic disease prevention and just our general health. Staying what I term “in shape” adds both physical strength and a better overall feeling of being in control of your destiny.  Nothing says that just because we are getting older we still can’t participate in many aspects of life we did at a younger age, maybe not quite to the same degree, but we don’t have to relegate ourselves to rocking on the front porch either.

Below you will find a video with a stretching program that is quite appropriate for the over 50 set.

Right here you will find a link to a program that has a strength building program designed specifically for people over the age of 50 that will allow them to keep all the major muscle groups toned up with a simple 35 minute workout that can be done right in the comfort and privacy of your own home.  Click here to get more info on the strength building program.

Fitness for the over 50’s – Increase Flexibility

Taking A Positive Approach To Developing A Healthy Lifestyle

So you want to develop a healthy lifestyle! Healthy is a term we all define differently based on what it is we want to change or accomplish.

Healthy also means different things to different people based on where you are currently and where you want to end up. If you are the proverbial couch potato, you may just want to learn a few basic ways to boost your stamina, tone up your body, and maybe find some healthy foods to enjoy.   exercise

If you are the health nut who spends time making sure that you do get regular exercise, eat many of the right foods, and don’t practice bad health habits, then your take on healthy would be completely different. Maybe all you are looking for is finding some healthy recipes to incorporate those healthy foods but lend a little more “spice” into your daily routine.

What Are Your Health Goals As They Relate To Your Healthy Lifestyle?

Maybe you are just someone who wants to lose weight, get in better shape, eat a healthier diet, get rid of a bad habit such as smoking, build better stamina or just plain like to feel better or look better.

As you can imagine, each of these circumstances requires a different approach to get to your goal. Certainly there are some fundamental approaches to each of these problems, but also there are specific programs and approaches to give you the best chance to come out a winner in the end.

The secret is in doing it in small steps. You’ve heard the phrase: “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” To often we give up on something because the results we are looking for don’t happen fast enough. Well, you didn’t get unhealthy overnight and therefore you will not bet back to a healthy state overnight either. Taking an incremental approach, one step at a time to meet your psychological as well as your physical needs is the correct method to reach a successful healthy lifestyle.

There is also much more than the physical changes that will need to take place to complete your healthy lifestyle. The psychology of being healthier, in many cases, plays an even larger role in being able to overcome whatever habits your have developed to bring you to where you are today as it relates to your current state of health. Our thoughts and our actions contribute in unison to developing a long term plan specific to where we want to go with our physical and mental health.

Many Of Us Need Help To Achieve Our Healthy Lifestyle

What most of us are looking for is some help with this plan and the resources that can help get us on track to following that plan. Whether its specific to men’s health, woman’s health, healthy eating, exercise, vitamins and supplements, getting rid of bad habits that affect your health, or maybe as simple as helping you with some great healthy recipes for great eating.

Eating healthy takes a little bit of discipline  but is not as difficult as most people think. Watch this video to get some great ideas.

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There needs to be an overall approach to becoming healthy and maintaining the healthy lifestyle that gets you there. For some this can be a difficult and challenging effort. For others it may mean small changes to what they are currently doing by developing a couple of good new health habits. Keep coming back to this site and we will try to help you find the right plan for you.

Bill Hildebrand

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Healthy Eating Out

healthy eating out
Eating right from young
IT WAS one of my proudest moments – allowing my daughters the option to choose any food at the local food markets where special chocolates and cakes, nuts and sugary snacks abound, and each of them choosing one red capsicum each to enjoy instead.

Many times the easiest way to eat a healthy lunch is to take your own because you have control over what you made to put into your lunch bag.  However, I know that going out is fun as well and by taking a little time to look over your choices, most times you can still manage to eat a relatively healthy meal if you work at it a little.  Watch the video to get some ideas.
Eating Out Healthy

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