Making Exercise More Fun

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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Making Exercise More Fun

Bored ManNothing beats waking up in the morning with the thought of going to the gym to lift weights or jog on the treadmill. After a hard days work, the gym is one place you don’t even want to think about. Sometimes, even the thought of exercising at home with your own equipment can be less than desirable.

Sometimes, just trying to get and stay motivated to exercise on a regular basis can be a challenge. No matter how you look at it, exercise can be down right
boring and even tedious at times.

So, you may be wondering just how you can get the motivation you need to exercise on a regular basis. If you’ve been wondering what you can do to make
exercise more fun, you’ll find some ideas below that just may help to make exercise more fun and a little bit easier.

Exercise With A Friend

Two people jogging on a roadFirst things first, you should exercise with a friend. You can challenge each other, help each other out, keep each other motivated and on track, make each other laugh or just make a game out of your exercise programs.

You can also try something different. If you go to the gym each and every day and use the same piece of equipment or use the same piece of equipment at home, you should try mixing things up. Reverse your routine or just change the order of your exercises.

Try The Park……………..

Go to a city park that has playground equipment and use the slide, climb on the monkey bars, do pull-ups, hang from your knees, just let your imagination
guide you. You don’t always need to follow a strict routine, just get out there and have fun working your muscles.

Woman stretching at the park.An outdoor circuit in the park is also something you can try. There are some parks that have circuitcourses set up with a planned course where all you have to do is walk or jog to each station and then follow the instructions. If there isn’t a planned course, then you should do a combination of jogging and walking, picking a distance of a couple hundred feet. Jog 100 feet then drop and do a couple of push ups, walk the next 100 feet and then drop to do sit ups.

You can also ride a bike around your neighborhood or hike on a hiking trail. A walk in the park or around your neighborhood is also a great way to get some exercise. Doing yoga in the park or on a beach is also a nice and relaxing way to exercise both your body and your mind.

Playing a competitive sport is also something you can try. A lot of cities have team activities such as softball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, and so on. These types of activities will not only provide you with good exercise but they will
also help you to meet new people as well.

When You Exercise, Picture Yourself…………

When you exercise, try to picture your muscles getting bigger. Research has personal goals 1. go to the gym 2. eat healthy 3. be awesomeshown that if you focus all of your thoughts on the muscles that you are working, they will respond better. Try to watch them work with each repetition as your
muscles contract and relax.

As you can tell, there are plenty of ways you can make exercise more fun and interesting. You don’ t need to follow the same routine day after day,
as you can do many other things to get in some exercise.

man and woman smilingThe important thing is that you should always try to incorporate exercise in any various form into your everyday life and make these habits the kind of habits that will last a lifetime.

 

 

To Your Health and Happiness

Thomas Wallace

 

Exercise and Stress

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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Exercise And Stress

man and woman stretchingEven though exercise may not be the most exciting word in your vocabulary, it sure is a word with a lot of benefits. Participating in daily work outs will not only make you healthier in general, but it can also diminish the effects of stress on your body as well.

Think about all the times you have heard someone say “the doctor says it’s stress related”. Normally people will laugh it off, concluding that doctors
say that when they don’t know the real answers or diagnosis. The truth of the matter is that too much stress will play a role in many diseases.

man and woman doing squats togetherTo help increase your immune system and decrease your stress level as well, try exercise, as movement is the key word here. Bending, stretching, reaching
and walking. There’s really no need to buy any expensive equipment either, as you can implement more movement into your daily routine and reap the benefits.

If you like aerobic exercise, you should grab a partner and have a blast with one of the basic aerobic videos. Or, you can simply go out for a walk and enjoy spending time together. As you may have heard, walking really is the best overall exercise you can do for your health. As long as you have a pair of walking shoes, you’ll be fine.

woman stretching before working out.As you go through your daily activities, make it a point to walk a little farther, bend down and pick something up without using a pick up stick
or moving the item towards you with your foot. While you are sitting, you should also do some simple and quick stretches for your neck and shoulders.

If you enjoy sitting around watching television, you should consider buying a jogging board. These padded boards will make running, jumping, or walking in place less stressful on your knees and joints. They are easy to store as well and also very portable.

In many people’s opinions, jogging boards are the best pieces of equipment you can buy. They are also far cheaper than bulky treadmills and stationary bikes.

woman walking with her dogThere are several different exercises that you can do to help you eliminate the stress in your life. Walking is by far the best, as you can easily lose yourself and your troubles by walking. Even if it is just around the block, walking can do wonders for your health as well as stress.

If you have a lot of stress in your life, you may want to consider a gym. Working out then sitting in the sauna is also a good way to relieve tension. If your gym has a pool, you may find swimming to be very beneficial as well, as it helps you to relax.

Hope This Helps

Thomas Wallace

 

 

Now That I Have To Eat Salads, Any Suggestions?

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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Now That I Have To Eat Salads, Any Suggestions?

When people resolve to lose weight, they know snacks and junk foods will have to be eliminated and replaced with salads and fruit. In order to stay on such a dietetic resolution it is imperative that the meals be enjoyed.

Of course, it’s easy as pie to peel a banana or grab an apple and enjoy the delicious flavors of these and several other fruits without the hassle of preparation. However, everyone knows that we still need our vegetables as some nutrients which may be lacking in fruits are very much more present in these substances.

 

Moreover, when it comes to weight loss, as we detoxify with exercise and diet, it is imperative that the body is nourished and provided with as much essential substances as possible to maintain adequate health and wellness. These are abundant in green leaves and vegetables and in addition to this; these substances possess the fibrous qualities to serve as intestinal brooms for ridding the body of excess debris.

But how many people do you know that just grab plain lettuce or cabbage and chew on these items like rabbits? Even if you came across someone so inclined, I bet you they wouldn’t last long on such a practice. But still we need the vegetables. So how does one ensure to get them and enjoy them as we go on a weight loss diet?

Perhaps the tastiest and most creative way will be by eating salads.
Now, to enjoy them and to be able to have fun making them on your own for saving money and knowing exactly what is in your meal, here are some tips and recipes that should come in handy.

Ensure to chop the base vegetables all to the same size to allow the flavors to intermingle. When making for the whole family you can double the ingredients in the recipes and increase the vegetables.

Great choices for base vegetables for salads are Lettuce, Cabbage and Kale.
You can augment these with fruit vegetables like Cucumber, bell peppers, tomatoes etc or root vegetables like carrots or plain celery.

For a dressing, you can use any choice of the following to enjoy your salads while you go on a diet for weight loss

1. Tom-Avo
-2 organic Roma or Hot House tomatoes
-2 big Avocadoes (pitted)
-2 tsp orange juice (freshly squeezed) 2 oz of water

Serving Suggestion: Chop some Red Cabbage say a cup or less finely and sprinkle into the soup
2. The Real Ranch Dressing:
-2 medium sized tomatoes
-2 young coconuts
-1/2 tsp of salt
-6 organic sun dried tomatoes
-I stalk of Celery
-1 tbs of lemon juice (optional)

Blend all and use as a dressing for a lettuce based salad. (Note: I recommend using one base leafy vegetable at a time, if desired a fruit veggie like cucumbers or organic bell peppers can be used along with shredded carrots)

3. Guacamole:
-2 avocadoes
-2 medium tomatoes
-1/2 orange
-Sea salt to taste
Process everything in your food processor.
I would say this can be an excellent first food for a child in the evenings. Serve in lettuce leaves or largely cut cabbage leaves a la Tortilla chips and dips.

4. Dress Down Dressing:
-1/2 lemon
-2-3 avocadoes
-Sea Salt to taste
-1/2 cup water

With the suggestions above, now that you may have to include more salads and vegetables into your diet for a safe and healthy weight loss, these delicious recipes will ensure that you not only enjoy how you make your meals but most importantly that they taste good. This way you can stay on your weight loss program and still not compromise tasty meals per-se.

Well, enjoy your salads and have fun working out later on.

Have A Great Day!

Thomas Wallace

 

P.S.  Please check out this comprehensive blog post on 127 Weight Loss Tips for a   Fit & Healthy Body.

Comfort Food That is Tasty and Healthy

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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What is you comfort food? Is it cookies? Ice Cream? Mashed potatoes? Or maybe just Macaroni and Cheese. How about all of the above? They are all on my list of yummies!

You can have almost any comfort food that is just as satisfying as the traditional version or even more, but is healthier. (Yeah, a win, win). How is that possible? Simply substitute ingredients that will create the same look and taste but with even more flavor. For example, if your favorite comfort food recipe has butter, use ghee, or clarified butter. You can find it in any health food store and practically any other food store, or on-line. If time is not an issue, you can make your own.

In place of sugar, use whole leaf stevia extract, which is healthier than sugar. How to get it to taste more like sugar? Just add fruit. For example, if you bake a cake or cupcakes, just add unsweetened apple sauce plus stevia.

Need to replace an unhealthy thickener? Use the same amount of Kuzu Root or Arrowroot powder. Kuzu root is said to be good for the stomach.  (Probably need to go to a health food store for this one).

Use mineral-rich salts such as pink Sea Salt or red Hawaiian salt. They’re healthy and taste wonderful:)

You can replace cow’s milk products with goat milk, or for vegans, use coconut milk for sweet recipes, and possibly almond milk to add thickness to your recipe

Pasta-lovers try this for a change -zucchini pasta which actually has a bit of flavor, as opposed to pasta, which tastes completely bland by itself. My favorite is Chicken with Alfredo Sauce on my zucchini pasta.  (If I can make it, you surely can:)

Of course you should always check with your doctor if you have any health concerns at all.

You can find a lot of great healthy recipes at:

You get the idea.  Now go out and eat healthy:)

Thomas W.

 

 

You Need to Move for Greater Weight Loss

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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Incidental activity is very important in the process of losing weight as you can burn more calories than relying on dietary means alone. Fat is burned from the body when cells oxidize to release energy in the form of exercise or movement. When the exercise is done slowly to moderately then the majority of energy is taken from the fat stores.

No Such Thing As Spot Reduction

The loss of fat comes from fat cells all over the body, not from one or more specific area’s so spot reduction of a certain area is not possible. The main priority of this article is to show you the quickest and safest way to lose fat from the body.

The key to effective aerobic training that burns off the maximum amount of fat is long-term consistency not intensity. It doesn’t matter if you run a mile, jog a mile or walk a mile you will burn exactly the same amount of calories.

Fast Walking is Outstanding!

The best exercise by far for the purpose of fat-loss is fast walking either indoors Person walking in the woodson the treadmill or outdoors. What many don’t know is that walking produces a greater percentage of fat loss as opposed to jogging or running. Other aerobic activities are the treadmill, bike, climber or any other training gear found in or out of the gym.

Walk or exercise until you are mildly puffing and hold that rate until the allotted time. If your aerobic activities leave you panting or breathless, your going too hard, your energy is coming from your carbohydrate reserves and not from your fat stores. Try fast walking for one hour a day every day of the week if you are able.

Here are some of the benefits of Fast Walking:

Easy to Perform
Most Conventional
All Natural Body Movement
Doesn’t Cause Injuries
Can Be Done Anywhere
The Best Minimal Effort Exercise for Fat Loss
Research shows that regular, brisk walking is one of the best exercises we can do for overall fitness. It suits people of all ages and fitness levels, it’s easy to get started and there’s no complicated technique to learn or equipment to buy.

Walking is an excellent way to get fit because it uses nearly all the muscles and, as you have to carry your body weight, you can get a good workout from it.

It’s also safer on the joints and the back than most other forms of exercise because you’re not jumping up and down, so the impact is low.

Reduce Your Risk Of Heart Attack

Studies have shown that taking a daily 20-minute walk can reduce the risk of heart attack as much as 50%, it also reduces high blood pressure and helps to burn fat to keep weight under control.

Walking and other weight bearing exercises (Strength training) helps to increase bone mass, which protects against osteoporosis and bone fractures.

In the first two weeks, go for a 20-minute walk every other day and then increase Heart Healththis to 40 minutes. At first try to do five 20-minute walks per week totalling 100 minutes a week. Once you get used to the regular exercise, increase this to 40 minutes for five times a week.

You can then gradually increase this as you see fit, if you want to walk every day for 40 minutes or even an hour so be it. Remember the more you walk the more fat that will be burned off. The best pace for fitness training will make you slightly breathless, but you should still be comfortable and be able to carry on a conversation.

As you get fitter, you’ll want to stretch a little harder to keep your heart rate up. Try lengthening your strides, increasing your pace. Keep your shoulders back, your chest lifted and your tummy pulled in when you walk, hold your head up for open, easy breathing.

Practical Tips…

If your feeling stressed, try counting your steps repeatedly from one to ten as you safety firstwalk, this helps some people achieve a meditative effect and can be a great tension reliever when practiced over a full 40 minutes.

Time yourself, measure the distance or increase the gradient to make the workout more challenging. Drink plenty of fluids during and after your walk.

Safety First

Make safety your first consideration. Don’t walk after dark except in well-lit, busy places. Start the walk slowly, and then gradually increase the pace.
In all other activities try to move, move, move. Try parking the car further away from your destination so you can walk the extra distance, hide all your remote controls so you have to get up and change the channels manually. These all help burn those extra calories and body fat from your frame.

Have A Great Day!

Thomas Wallace

What Are Ketones And How Does Your Body Use Them?

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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People have been searching for the best way to get in shape, get healthy, and lose weight for decades. There have been hundreds, if not thousands of different types of diets and weight loss fads that have come and gone, but most people are still searching for something that works for them.

Everyone wants a magic bullet – the diet or exercise plan that works with little effort and commitment. We all want to look like Arnold but we don’t want to work like Arnold. We know that diet doesn’t exist, but there must be something better than all the fads that have come and gone.

Maybe there is. Ketosis is a natural process of the body and is the basis of the keto diet. Let’s break it down and see if the keto diet is what we’ve been looking for for so long.

What Are Ketones and Why Do They Matter?

So what in the world is a ketone and how will it help you lose weight? A ketone is produced when your body starts burning off its own fat. When your body runs out of glucose to burn for energy, it starts burning its own fat and protein and creates ketones as an alternate fuel source.

Your body then uses the ketones to generate energy in the absence of glucose.  Ketones are a much more stable and steady source of energy than glucose is, which we get from carbohydrates.

This process is called ketosis. Ketosis can become dangerous when too many ketones build up in your body. High levels of ketones can lead to dehydration and they can change the overall chemical balance of your blood. When ketosis goes too far, ketoacidosis sets in. Ketoacidosis occurs when enough ketones build up in your body that they become acidic. In a worse case scenario, this can cause coma or even death.

However, it’s fairly simple to keep your ketones in check, and even easier to test your ketone levels to be sure you don’t build up too many. We’ll talk about this a little later on.

What Is The Keto Diet and How Does It Work?

So how do you use ketosis to lose weight? How can you manipulate your ketones to burn fat and lose weight?

The keto (or ketogenic) diet is a low carb diet, also known as an LCHF (low carb high fat) diet, or simply, a low carb diet. It’s similar to diets like the Atkins diet that restrict carbohydrates from your diet and encourage more fats and proteins.

When you restrict your carbs, your body quickly burns through the stored glucose you’ve enters a metabolic state. That’s where the magic happens.

Once you’ve burned through all of the glucose, which can take anywhere from 3 days to a week, the body starts producing the ketones from stored fat.

That’s ketosis.

If you can maintain this diet by restricting your carbs, it can be a great tool for weight loss.

But not only that, there are studies out now that have shown that the keto diet may reduce the risk factors for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and even Alzheimer’s disease.  These studies are relatively new, and more research still needs to be done.  But if there’s a chance you can shed some pounds AND reduce your risk of some awful diseases, that’s a win-win.

Ketone Testing and Treatment

As mentioned earlier, it’s fairly easy to test to see if your body is producing too many ketones, or if they’re producing any at all. All that you’ll need is a simple urine test that can be purchased at your local pharmacy. You can purchase them without a prescription, so there won’t be any additional hoops to jump through.

You can begin testing to see if you’ve entered ketosis just a few days after you’ve started your diet. It can take between 3 days to a week to enter ketosis, so this is also a good time frame to start your tests. If your ketone concentration is high enough, your test will change colors, which means you’ve successfully entered ketosis and begun your diet.

Positive ketones aren’t a problem if your blood glucose levels are kept within range and you’re trying to lose weight on the keto diet.

If you find yourself in a position where you do have too many ketones built up, you’ll need to drink plenty of water. The water will help flush out the excess ketones and bring your levels back to normal.

You’re going to want to test yourself every three to four hours until your levels are under control. It would also be a good idea to contact your doctor just to be sure everything is okay, and to be sure the keto diet is right for you.

Raspberry Ketones

Because of the success of the keto diet and the effects of ketones, raspberry ketones have become a pretty popular ingredient in fat-loss supplements. But, even though the word “ketone” is in their name, they have no relation at all to ketones.

So what are they if they have nothing to do with ketones? Raspberry ketone is a natural substance that gives red raspberries their powerful smell. You can also find it in blackberries, cranberries, and kiwis in smaller amounts.

So if Raspberry Ketones don’t have anything to do with ketosis, how can they help you lose weight? There are a few specific things they can do, including helping to suppress the appetite and boost your metabolism.

As with any supplement, double check with your doctor to make sure they won’t interfere with any medications you’re taking.

Exogenous Ketones and Ketone Supplements

So now that we’ve figured out what ketones and ketosis are, what are exogenous ketones? An exogenous ketone is just a fancy way of saying ketone supplement. It simply means that it’s a ketone that is made outside of your body and consumed like every other supplement on the market.

There will be times when maintaining your keto diet isn’t realistic. No one is perfect, and there are certain times of the year (like Thanksgiving) where it’s almost impossible to stick to any diet.

The purpose of exogenous ketones is to provide the body with extra ketones to use when you aren’t currently in ketosis. They can be a huge help for beginners while they transition into a state of ketosis.

The supplements are pretty easy to find, and there is a pretty good selection of exogenous ketones at most health stores.

Ketone supplements were introduced in 2014, so there hasn’t been a lot of time for extensive exogenous research. However, studies have shown that the exogenous ketones may also provide a multitude of other benefits not limited to weight loss including cancer prevention, cognitive improvement, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Like everything in life, with the good comes the bad. Thankfully, in this case, the bad isn’t all that bad, and the side effects that come along with the exogenous ketones aren’t that serious or long-lasting. Some common side effects are flu symptoms, dizziness and drowsiness, low blood sugar, brain fog, muscular cramps, and heart palpitations.  These side effects pass rather quickly, and you may not experience any of them. The effects of the supplements will differ from person to person, but it’s always a good idea to cover all of our bases to be sure we know what we’re getting into.

Conclusion

Even though it might not be the elusive magic bullet diet everyone is looking for, ketones and the keto diet may be what you need to finally shed some pounds.

Cut the carbs from your body, add some fats, and let your ketones do the heavy lifting. Mix in some exogenous ketone supplements to complement your diet along with some exercise, and you might see yourself on the cover of GQ (maybe).

Just remember not to go overboard and get too many ketones in your body and test regularly to be sure your levels are where they need to be.

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The Omega 3 Benefits in a Paleo Diet

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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First of all, the Paleo diet is a diet where you are supposed to eat whatever your Caveman chasing a steakancestors ate. ( No, They didn’t eat processed candy bars:) I know this is a very brief description but it captures the essence of this diet. It might be a little difficult to duplicate our ancestor`s exact diet, but you could always eat a more popular version of the diet.

 

Ready, Set…..Go

You could begin by eating more nuts, seeds, grass fed meat and wild caught fish in your diet. If you implement more of these foods then you will increase your omega 3 intake.

How does the Paleo Diet improve your intake of Omega 3?????

• Grass fed meat has a lower omega 6:3 ratio than industrial raised meat

• Flax seeds contains high amounts of omega 3

• Wild fish contains more omega 3 than farm raised fish

• Pastured eggs contains vast amounts of omega 3 and has a considerably lower omega 6:3 than conventional eggs

Why it is important to get enough omega 3:

These are some of the positive effects that omega 3 is said to have:

• Lower the risk of coronary heart disease

• Anti-inflammatory

• Improve your cholesterol

• Support against cancer, depression, ADHD and Alzheimer

Plant based omega 3:

Another great source of omega 3 that you will gain when following a paleo diet are seeds, such as flax seeds. Flax seeds contain large amounts of ALA fatty acids, which is a type of omega 3.

When ingested, ALA is converted to DHA and EPA in the body. These two types of omega 3 are huge when it comes to health benefits.  However,…………. your body converts the ALA to EPA/DHA at a low rate, hence it could be hard to obtain the same amounts of DHA/EPA from plant based omega 3 sources as you could from animal based fat sources. Nevertheless, omega 3 from plant based sources such as Flax seeds are still beneficial for you and should be a part of your diet.

An easy way to implement flax seeds in your diet is to include it in bread recipes. Here it is important to grind the seeds in order for your body to digest the seeds properly.

Why it is important to focus on the omega 6:3 ratio:

When it comes to omega 3 it is important to use the ratio of omega 6:3 and not only the omega 3 intake in itself.

The modern man probably has a ratio around 20:1, and the optimal ratio of omega 6:3 which is associated with most of the health benefits are somewhere between 4:1- 1:1. When regular grain fed beef has a 6:3 ratio of around 20:1, and grass fed beef has a 6:3 ratio around 3:1, then you see why it is beneficial to consume grass fed beef over grain fed beef.

Conclusion:

In conclusion, omega 3 fatty acids are very beneficial for you. However it is important to keep in mind that the ratio of omega 6:3 is really important to enjoy the full benefits of omega 3. Seeds, grass fed meat and wild caught fish could help you optimize the omega 6:3 ratio in your body.

To Your Health

Thomas W.

The Seven Proven Scientific Benefits of a Low-Carb Diet Plan

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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A very popular diet used to help lose weight is the low-carb diet plan. As the name implies, the diet is based on consuming more of proteins and limiting your carbohydrates. In fact, the only carbohydrates advised to eat while on the diet are those found in fruits and vegetables.

While there are seven proven scientific benefits of following a low-carb diet, it is always better to consult your doctor before starting it, especially if you suffer from health problems like high blood pressure and diabetes.

  • You will lose weight if you stay on a low carb diet

Research and results over the years prove that it’s possible to lose weight while following a low-carb diet. However the amount of weight you lose can and will be different for individuals, and depends on how determined and capable you are at eliminating sugars and carbs from your diet.  (In other words can you stick to the rules of a low carb diet:)

  •  Blood pressure and sugar levels should improve

Hypertension or high blood pressure are one of the strongest risk factors for stroke and heart disease, it’s important you lower the risk of this disease by lowering your blood pressure levels. While pills can help you do this, even following a healthy diet like a low-carb diet plan helps reduce high blood pressure especially in the obese.

Similarly, low carbohydrate diets do help reduce the levels of fasting glucose and glycated hemoglobin. So if you are diabetic, you enjoy the dual benefit of losing weight and reducing blood sugar levels by following a low-carb diet plan.

  • Helps improve triglyceride levels  (This one is huge for me:)

Triglyceride levels are an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease where its high levels are related to risk factors like abnormal lipoprotein metabolism, insulin resistance, obesity, diabetes mellitus and low HDL cholesterol levels. There have been many studies that prove that reducing your carbohydrate intake helps significantly reduce triglyceride levels.  (Remember though fruits and veggies are not eliminated from your diet:)

  • Improves HDL cholesterol levels

Low HDL cholesterol levels are associated with an increased risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases. One way to improve its levels is by restricting your carbohydrate intake through a low-carb diet plan.

  • Insulin resistance will be lowered in most cases

People with the metabolic syndrome suffer from insulin resistance, which seems to have an association with cardiovascular disease. Research has proven that restricting your carb intake helps lower insulin resistance more than by restricting your fat intake.  (Keep the veggies and fruitees and drop the candy:)

  • Low carbs will help lower insulin and C-reactive protein levels

High insulin levels or hyperinsulinemia is a risk factor for coronary heart disease and is associated with insulin resistance. Lowering insulin levels is better and possible through carbohydrate restriction.

  • Helps reduce C-reactive protein levels

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a known marker of inflammation and is measured in blood. While high sensitivity CRP is associated with a heightened cardiovascular risk, carbohydrate restriction helps lower CRP levels. This proves that low-carb diet plans do indeed help reduce inflammation. (I know this one is huge for me.)  My stomach shrank within days.  I was shocked!)

With so many benefits associated with a low-carb diet plan, there’s no harm in following the diet. Not only to lose weight, but also to experience these amazing health benefits and thus end up feeling better and healthier!  (Basically, going low carb will make you feel better in days.  You’ll be getting the bad stuff like sugar out of your diet and eating a lot more vegetables and fruits…….you can’t go wrong.  Try an orange for dessert instead of that huge bowl of ice cream:)

7 Outstanding Ideas for Managing Diet And Health

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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It’s no secret that there’s a direct connection between diet and health. Not only does your body run on the fuel you give it, to a large degree your body is the fuel you give it. But these facts don’t make it any easier to eat well and maintain a healthy weight, as evidenced by the $64 billion weight loss industry in the US.

Here are seven simple ideas for managing your health, fitness and diet:

 1.  Set Reasonable and Attainable Goals

You can’t climb Mt. Everest on your first day of hiking. So set an achievable goal and be sure to give yourself a big high-five when you achieve it. Then fix your sites on the next reasonable goal.

Fit-Bit: Be realistic in your objectives.

2. Record And Review Your Progress

Keep a log of what you eat (there’s more than one app for that) as well as your fitness program (more apps). When you know you’re logging what you eat, you’re more likely to lose weight, while seeing those fitness graphs and sharing them on your favorite Social Networks is great reinforcement.  (My mom told me years ago about this one and of course I denied it’s wealth to your health.  When I saw the light and started to do this, amazingly my diet improved and of course my weight dropped.)

Fit-Bit: Track it.

3.  Keep healthy foods in the house.  In other words ditch the chips and cookies.

If you are what you eat then, in fact, you are what’s in your pantry. So don’t stock junk food at home. If your family members or roommates want that kind of stuff, ask them to keep it out of site. When you’re hungry and there’s only healthy food around, that’s what you’ll eat. And on the flip side, take healthy snacks with you so that the “healthy pantry” goes wherever you go.

Fit-Bit: Keep the junk away and the healthy stuff at hand.

4. Eat a High Protein Breakfast Daily

Eating a high-protein breakfast which is nutritionally balanced will make you less likely to overindulge the rest of the day because you’ll feel less hungry.

Fit-Bit: Jump start your day with high protein.  Continue that all day!

5. Start Your Diet And Workout Routine Simultaneously

That little voice in your head will tell you that you don’t want to take on too much at once. However, there is evidence that embarking on your healthy diet and new exercise regime together actually works in your favor in the long-term, with each working together to help build a better leaner body for you.

Fit-Bit: Eat right AND exercise together from Day one.

6. Supplement Your Hard Work  Take a Fiber supplement two to three times a day.

Taking a fiber supplement will help you feel full longer and also help your intestinal health.  There are many good ones out there!  Follow the directions given by each supplement company.

Fit-Bit: Augment your diet by taking a fiber supplement two to three times a day.

7.  Make It Sustainable

Your friend tells you how her new diet and swimming regimen has worked wonders, she’s lost 15 pounds in the last few months! Sounds great, but if you hate swimming that is not your ticket to health. Find a workout you enjoy so that you’ll keep it up over the long haul.  Remember that exercise and diet have to become a habit.  Once that happens, you will love working out and eating healthier.  This doesn’t mean you can’t eat fun stuff, it just means you can’t eat the bad stuff every day or every meal.   Try eating a “treat” like once every five meals.  Then go seven meals, then nine, you get the idea.  You could also have a cheat meal every two days then three days etc.  Be creative.

Fit-Bit: Do what works for you in the long-run.

These Seven Tips really work for me.  Try them and they might do the same for you:)

All The Best

Thomas W.

 

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Milk Products That Fight Fat

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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Milk Products That Fight Fat

Most of you who are on diet are trying to use less milk. But this strategy might be Different bottles of milkinaccurate cutting of milk may increase your amount of fats. How does this work? The reason is obvious- lack of calcium slows down combustion of fats. If there is not enough of calcium the effect of ferments, who combust fats, slows down. It is known that daily limit of calcium is about 800mg (this is about 0.5litre of milk).

Calcium in other products:
100 g of milk, yogurt – 125mg;
100g of curd – 150mg;
100g of melted cheese – 740mg;
100g of ferment cheese – 1024mg;

Thus during the day you should have about 3 glasses of milk products: kefir, sour milk, and yogurt. Buttermilk is good for digestive system and it is low calorie. Don’t use cream as it is high calorie and fat product.

1 tablespoon of cream (30%) – 32kcal;
1 tablespoon of cream (10%) – 13kcal;
1 tablespoon of sour cream (30%) – 32kcal;
1 tablespoon of sour cream (10%) – 13kcal;
1 tablespoon of low fat curd – 23kcal;
1 tablespoon of 20% curd – 35kcal;
1 tablespoon of 40% curd – 50kcal;

Express Milk Diet

If you are milk lover and have strong will, we suggest you 3 day diet. You should pink and white milk glasslose up to 2 pounds or kilo’s. It is not recommended to follow this diet longer. If you want to limit calories- chose 1 – 2.5% fat milk. Always drink additional liquids (about 1.5 liter of green mint tea, without sugar, gas free mineral water). You can have couple slices of black bread additionally.

Day Menu:

Breakfast: boiled egg and one glass of milk;
Lunch: half glass of milk;
Dinner: 200g potatoes boiled in water without salt and butter and one glass of milk;
Supper: one glass of milk.