While you may feel alone in your struggle to stay on the healthy train, you are far from it; women all over the world have to make conscious decisions about staying healthy; from eating breakfast to drinking tea.
And just like you have a few good tips up your sleeve, so do they.
Everyone loves to start off a meal with appetizers, but they haven’t always been just a fatty addition to an oversized meal – which is a common occurrence at most any restaurant you frequent.
Appetizers have evolved through the centuries, and can be traced all the way back to ancient Greece. While still a small portion of food served prior to the main meal, they are usually filling, fried, and full of fat and calories. Let’s see where appetizers started, and bring it back there for healthier, fulfilling additions to your meal.
No one likes treadmills, but with Winter fast approaching, you may have no choice but to take your workout inside. With treadmill technology advancing at a rapid pace, you are able to get a better workout than if you were just running on a regular treadmill. However, many think of a treadmill workout as a long slow torturous process that only ends in sore muscles and a stiff back.
But, with modern technology, you can get the workout you want, even on a treadmill. Here are 5 of the best modern treadmill features that assist in pushing it to the next level.
While all vitamins and nutrients work together to keep your body healthy, protein is an important part of every person’s diet, especially the active ones. Protein helps build muscle tissue, makes bones and muscles stronger, gives people energy, and helps muscles retain elasticity.
However, many people still struggle with getting enough in their daily diet; both meat eater and vegetarians, alike. Thus, i’ts important that you stay alert to these tell tale signs of protein deficiency even if you’re not concerned you may be lacking.
Ayurveda is what modern medicine calls, “alternative medicine.” It’s been practiced for over 5,000 years in Southern Asia, and is a path to wellness catered to your unique body type. At its core, Ayurveda is the study of energy that controls the body, and the ways in which we can keep it in balance for optimal, whole health.
“Ayurveda is the ancient medical system of India. It offers one of the fastest paths to health. Instead of having to guess which foods, supplements, and behaviors are appropriate for you, there is a simple, direct prescriptive path that is developed for your unique body type, or dosha.”- DoctorOz.com
As an active, healthy person, you may assume your body is getting all that it needs to be efficient and productive. However, many active people lack a variety of necessary nutrients, one of the most important being iron; studies found that 56% of runners and joggers are iron deficient.
Not only do you sweat out iron during your intense workouts, but you might be missing out on valuable sources of iron eating a high carb, low fat diet. Whether you need to invest in supplements or simply improve your already healthy diet, it’s important that your body is getting all that it needs.
While post-workout stretching is important, the right cool down may be even more vital; getting your body back to its normal state is integral.
When you push yourself to the limit you’re left with a fatigued heart, lungs, muscles, and more, and thus your body needs to return to its relaxed state in a slow, gradual process.