Rice is one of the most consumed foods in the world. Since brown rice has been unaltered the possibility for it causing any digestive reactions is low. It has less processing making it nutritionally superior for nutritional value. It is high in manganese and contains large amounts of selenium and magnesium. It is a good source of B vitamins as well. Nonetheless, let’s cook some brown rice. (more…)
This month offers opportunities for being active in the outdoors without it being too hot or too cold. It is a fantastic time of year for enjoying the scenery while walking, hiking or biking along the trails at the parks or conservation areas or just through your neighborhood. Purposeful exercise can be incorporated into some of the seasonal activities this time of year, either for cardiovascular , strength or both. You can get your heart rate up with yard work, lawn care, raking, gardening or cleaning house in preparation for holiday guests!
Locally there are still ample opportunities for healthy, fresh produce. Apples, pumpkins and various types of squash for example can be incorporated into meal planning. During the next few months the diet typically tends to shift toward richer, denser foods, and less of the lighter, cooler water dense foods, as the availability changes. The typical “Holiday Indulger” will gain weight during this time. If you are trying to lose or maintain weight then – beware! Perhaps after the traditional Thanksgiving Dinner, you can start a family Turkey Trot, Holiday Hike or whatever you come up with. the anticipation of moving after your meal may help from having the extras!
3 Exercising Tips For Busy Mums
Most mummies find it difficult to even use the bathroom, without an audience, yet alone stick to an exercise routine. However we have few tips for busy mothers to exercise, and stay on top their health routine
Planning Early start
The key to balancing a healthy life is scheduling. Like most things in our lives, the best way to ensure exercise is to schedule it in each week. Put it in your calendar at the beginning of each week and choose your workout of choice.The best time to squeeze in a workout, is before the day begins. With kids who rise early, it is best to do your exercise before you get busy.
Get your children involved
If you can’t get away from the kids to work out in peace, then consider including them. Babies can be used as the perfect weight to squat with. You can explore your local parks in the process. Strap your baby to your back and climb the stairs, when at home. Run with your toddler in the pram. If you enjoy swimming, have your toddler hold on to your shoulders while you breast stroke through laps.
Kid friendly gyms
Using a local gym, or a personal trainer who can accommodate your needs, and maybe include the kids in your program, makes a huge difference in your exercise routine. Some gyms now offer indoor creche for kids.
Millets are interesting. It’s kind of hard to describe the way it tastes as well. Depending on what you serve it with, it takes a lot of its flavor on that. I would say that the texture is a cross between couscous and the flavour of quinoa, with a tad bit more nuttiness to it. In this post, we’ll be talking about millet and having it as a hot breakfast cereal!
Basic Fitness Components
According to Wikipedia, “Physical fitness is a state of health and well-being and, more specifically, the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations and daily activities. Physical fitness is generally achieved through proper nutrition, moderate-vigorous physical exercise, and sufficient rest.”
Although the formal definition of fitness has remained constant, ones perception is variable. Prior to the industrial revolution a person was fit if they were able to carry out the day’s activities, and be able to do the same the following day. With the development of machines, automation and less physical work necessary over the years – and thus more sitting, the definition is more specific. Physical fitness now encompasses the elective performance and resistance of the body as well.
Body Composition –BMI stands for “Body Mass Index,” a ratio between weight and height. It is useful as a general guideline. It is a mathematical formula that correlates with body fat.
Cardiovascular Component – This is the body’s ability to take in oxygen and deliver it to the cells in order to create energy for activity. Any activity that uses large muscle groups, can be maintained continuously, and is rhythmic in nature.” It is a type of exercise that overloads the heart and lungs and causes them to work harder than at rest.
Muscular Ability –Muscular endurance is the ability to apply force from a muscle over a period of time, or the ability to repeat muscle contractions. Muscular strength is the ability to generate force.
Balance – Balance is the ability to maintain a specific body position in either a stationary or dynamic(moving) activity.
Flexibility – This is the range of motion that each joint in the body is capable of performing. Flexibility exercises help stretch muscles, protect against injuries and allow the maximum range of motion for joints.
Other components of fitness include: Coordination, Agility, Reaction Time, Speed, Power, Mental Capability
A complete fitness program is individualized, to the persons current fitness level, daily physical activity, skills, age related needs, and health factors as a base. A holistic approach to fitness also includes the mental, social and emotional aspect of physical activity.