Our precious children spend at least a quarter of their weekday time and receive nearly half of their nutrition at their schools. Therefore, it seems only logical to expect schools to pick up a greater share of children’s health and well-being. The emerging evidence is clear: kids are better academically when they are sufficiently nourished and physically active. Schools should share the responsibility. The link below outlines the current plan to make this happen.
A simple, low-impact full-body routine for absolute beginners. Not only do we engage our major large muscle groups, but it helps us start to “make the time” for exercise. We can find 15 minutes, can’t we? PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING ANY EXERCISE PROGRAM.
Not all fats are created equally. Some provide necessary nutrients. When planning our healthy nutrition, we want to avoid saturated and trans fats. Follow this link for a brief summary on identifying and avoiding these “bad” fats. And how to identify and include “good” fats.
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Physical activity for health and wellness does not necessarily mean grunting and slinging weights in a smelly gym. It means we simply have to be more active than our usual lifestyle. The goal is moderate activity (raise our heart rate & sweat a bit) about 150 minutes per week. That is about 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week. And it can be done in three 10-minutes bouts per day. Make exercise a habit.
Unfortunately, there is no one single lifestyle action which will ensure we stay healthy and fit. The human body—and the environment in which live—is far too complex for a simple panacea. However, we can inject a series of uncomplicated behaviors into our daily lifestyle in order to reduce our risk for life-shortening maladies. Here are some:
Many of us do not enjoy running to fulfill our cardiovascular activity. Not a problem! Brisk walking is a perfectly acceptable alternative. The point is … move. Just move!