Health and Fitness Tips

I don’t know about you but I’m really focusing on healthy eating and exercising this year and hopefully for the rest of my life. And for me it’s not about losing weight (although that can be a nice benefit), it’s about living my healthiest life possible so that I feel great and can (God willing) live a long, long life able to do all the things I want to do…I mean, my places to see list 5 miles long and will take me until I’m 90 to see it all (grin). I got to be healthy to do that!

So, here’s to a new category on my blog where I can keep interesting and helpful health and fitness tips that I come across. Here are a few I found recently when I finally had time to read one of the Women’s Health magazines that I have piling up around the house.

  • Planks work better than crunches
  • Triangle pushups are awesome multi-tasker arm workouts because they work multiple arm muscle groups at a time
  • Some foods when paired with other foods create Cancer Fighting Power: pair radishes, watercress, mustard, wasabi, arugula and horseradish with vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussel sprouts
  • Eat at least 75 grams of protein a day
  • Beauty product to try loaded with antioxidants: IO Beauty Booster
  • Super Foods: jicama, kefir, chia, sprouts, black garlic, kelp, barley, nutritional yeast

Let’s be honest, most of those foods don’t sound very appetizing, but I’m willing to give them a try! In fact I bought sprouts yesterday and put them on my salad tonight and I really can’t taste them much. I love garlic so black garlic can’t be that bad. And the magazine suggested using the nutritional yeast as a substitute for parmesan cheese…we’ll see about that, cheese is my favorite!

And just for some inspiration…here’s a picture I found on where else? Pinterest!

{Photo Credit: All Women Stalk}