Eating sugary candy when you want chocolate can leave you feeling unsatisfied. It can also lead to excess calories. If you crave chocolate, consider buying and eating your favorite in small amounts. Chocolate doesn’t contain fewer calories than other sweets, however dark chocolate may have cardiovascular health benefits. It is the rich flavonoids, a group of antioxidants also found in red wine, fruits , vegetable and tea. The key is moderation. It only takes a bite or two to satisfy your urge.
TIPS FOR SAFE AND EFFECTIVE WEIGHT TRAINING
Do not grip the weight or bar too tightly. Place your energy into lifting, not gripping.
Perform all exercises slowly – taking 3 seconds to lift the weight and another 3 seconds to lower it back to the starting position.
Exhale on exertion, taking care not to hold your breath at any time during the exercise.
Choose a weight that you can lift and lower a minimum of eight times. If you find your posture or technique is compromised before you finish you last repetition, your weight is too heavy. Conversely, if you finish the last repetition without feeling fatigue in your working muscle, the weight needs to be increased.
Always take a day off between weight-training sessions. Resting between workouts gives your muscles time to rebuild in anticipation of your next workout.
Warm up before starting your weight training session be walking or jogging on the spot for five minutes.
Other healthy tips
- Low fat ricotta cheese used with light cream cheese in cheesecake recipes is equivalent to cottage cheese. The texture is smoother than the regular cottage cheese and the flavor is slightly sweet.
- If you want strong healthy nails drink lots of water, eat fruits and vegetables including avocado, add grapeseed and olive oil to you meals. Taking a vitamin E supplement also helps.
- Before buying a sports bra, put it on, jump up and down, bend over. Do as much as you can in the dressing room that will replicate whatever activity you’re planning to wear it for.
- Colicky baby? Changing what you eat may make your nursing infant feel better and your life easier. Australian researcher took tow groups with colicky infants and had one of the groups eliminate all potentially allergenic foods including milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy and fish from their diets for a week. The other group ate as much of these foods as they wanted. Only about a third of the moms that ate normally said that their babies quieted down. However, among those who had restricted their diets, 70 per cent of their baby’s crying had subsided.
- Standing up straight can make you look 10 pounds thinner, and 10 years younger. Practice keeping you abdominals pulled in and your shoulders back. Pretend that you’re holding a winning lottery ticket between your shoulder blades, or that there is a string at the top of your head pulling you toward the ceiling.
- Did you know that laughter heals? Children laugh 400 times per day and adults only 15 times per day. Research has found that laughing definitely provides health benefits.
- Increases the body’s ability to use oxygen
- Rests the brain
- Diminishes constipation and fatigue
- Relieves tension
- Helps to prevent insomnia and depression
- And most importantly promotes a positive outlook.
So with all of these benefits, better bring out those jokes and get your belly laughing!
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