This challenge was inspired by a TED talk I watched today about happiness and how it works to bring us success. I figure this idea is something everyone needs to know and try!
The rules are simple. All you have to do is make a post everyday about the following things for 30 days straight:
Thought I’d post this for anyone who wants to partake in this. :) I might try to incorporate a few of these concepts but to be honest, I have my hands full enough as it is with the blogilates thing. I would’ve preferred to start this April 1st anyways if at all. Plus, no offense to anyone out there who does it, but meditation isn’t really my thing.
MBH Does Tips
Breakfast is such a crucial meal (and IMO - the best meal of the day!)
25% of your daily caloric intake should come from breakfast.
Why? It’s a bit scientific, but after sleeping and not eating, the body relies on stress hormones to maintain blood sugars, which makes the body want to convert body tissues into a food source. You need to eat a well balanced breakfast to properly break the stress reaction and kick start your metabolism.
Make sure your brekkie has a little bit of protein (eggs, nuts, seeds etc), disgestible carbs (fruits), and healthy fats (coconut oil, avocado, nuts). Have a power breakfast!
(For more on this, look at Paul Chek’s How to Eat Move and Be Healthy book - a fascinating read!)
Should overweight kids be put on a diet?
- With one in six children now qualifying as obese, many parents are informed by pediatricians that they have to do something about their child’s weight. (ISTOCKPHOTO)
Honestly? I feel it would be beneficial to the kids health if they were taught healthy eating habits. Being forced to be put on a diet seems a bit extreme to me though. Also, at what age are we talking? I feel like going on a diet is a very personal choice to begin with. I feel like that might potentially over-step the boundary of the relationship between doctor and patient. I think offering healthy suggestions and knowledge is helpful though and then from there if the kid decides they want to go on a diet then that’s their choice. I see no harm in that.
What are your thoughts, followers?
Cut back on your bad eating habits. Give up the fried foods, processed meats, refined baked goods and sweets. Eat nothing but fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, lean meats, fish, whole grains, beans and low-fat dairy products. Keep your portion sizes under control as well.
Partake in cardiovascular training to burn the fat in your lower belly, as well as the rest of your body. Do any type of cardio that causes you to sweat and raises your heart rate, such as running, spinning, inline skating, stair climbing, elliptical training and power walking. Aim for 45 to 60 minutes of cardio, three days a week on nonconsecutive days.
Lift weights to build metabolically active muscle mass. Do exercises that work all your major muscle groups: bench presses, shoulder presses, back rows, triceps extensions, biceps curls and squats. Perform 10 to 12 reps, three or four sets and work out three days a week on the opposing days of your cardio.
Lie flat on your back to do flutter kicks. Straighten both legs and lift them 6 inches off the floor. This is your starting point. Leave your right leg where it is and raise your left leg 2 to 3 feet higher. Lower your left leg as you simultaneously lift your right leg. Alternate back and forth in a steady motion for 15 to 20 repetitions. Place your hands under your butt if you feel stress on your lower back.
Execute a set of mountain climbers to work your lower abs and burn calories. Align your body in a racing position with your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor and feet in a staggered stance. Keep your hips low as you quickly shift your feet back and forth on the floor as if you were running in place. Alternate each leg forward until you’ve done 15 to 20 reps with each leg.
Perform knee tucks on a stability ball. Place your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor, place your lower shins together on the ball and straighten your arms. Lift your hips up to get your body into a push-up position and roll the ball toward your face as you tuck your knees into your chest. Hold for a second, then roll the ball back out; repeat 15 to 20 times.
Tips * Perform three to four sets of your ab exercises and workout after your cardio sessions.
Definitely going to do my best to do the first two. :)