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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Deal With Stress

Diet, diet, diet. Food can make or break a good mood. Unhealthy foods can make you feel aggravated, tense, ill, fatigued and cranky. These are foods that are high in sugar, high in caffeine, or outright junk food. In fact, modern scientific studies are examining to the rise in depression and violence with the rise in unhealthy food consumption as well as lack of proper nutrition.

You can take charge of your health by eating a healthy diet. Keep in mind that nutrition is imperative for healthy brain function; this includes mood. Essential Fatty Acids, especially Omega-3’s, are seriously lacking in the average diet; and EFA’s are necessary for your brain. Help your brain function by eating more fish, nuts, and avocados. Take an EFA supplement. If you are worried about a fishy aftertaste, opt for the kind that have lemon oil added to counteract.

Eliminate junk food as much as possible from your diet. Foods such as chips, soda, donuts, or hamburgers from a fast food restaurant do not contain enough nutrients that your body can use. Your nervous system and your brain depend on all types of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other compounds for health. You can only get these by eating whole foods that contain whole nutrition such as; whole grains, unprocessed meats and proteins, whole and fresh fruits and vegetables.

On the other hand, according to the studies in Orthomolecular Medicine, chemicals like those used in food manufacturing, can interfere with the delicate brain chemicals and chemical reactions that control your body. An unhealthy diet can be linked to depression, an inability to deal with stress, mood swings and inability to concentrate. To be on the safe side, try to cut way down on highly processed foods while replacing them with whole foods and let your body eliminate any built up toxins over time. Changing your diet for the better may not only help your mood, but can help ward of disease and other health issues.

Exercise to balance your mood, deal with stress and, hopefully, reduce depression. Exercise helps bring oxygen all through your body. It gets your blood flowing so nutrients are carried throughout your entire body to all your organs, including your brain. It also stimulates the manufacturing of serotonin, the “feel good” hormone. All of this happens naturally while you get more fit and healthy in the process.

Practice relaxation on a daily basis. It is a fact that relaxing takes practice. Dealing with any given situation can be a habit; like getting angry, sad, upset or seeing a negative situation as a challenge instead of stressful. All of this can take years of work, therapy, or counseling.

Healthy Tips For Teens

1. Eat breakfast… you may not think it is cool, you may not think you are hungry, but your brain and your heart think otherwise. Feed your body with good healthy food in the morning and it WILL make a difference in your energy levels during the day. Choose foods like fruit, cheese, eggs, or cereal. Avoid high sugar foods because those will give you a drop in energy half way through your morning.

2. Eat lunch… your friends may not think it is cool and you may think socializing at noon is more fun, but your organs and your bones don’t agree. Your body needs food halfway though your day and that means milk, protein, and healthy carbohydrates. Your afternoon will go better for you at school if you have had a healthy lunch. And if you are into sports, lunch is a must to provide your bones and muscles with the energy they need to perform at practice or the all important game. Sports drinks are okay too but look at the caffeine and the sugar levels. Sports drinks should supply you with the vitamins and minerals you need to supplement the loss you have during exercise.

3. Don’t skip dinner… teens need a balanced meal at the end of the school day to replenish your body with the nutrients for growth and muscle development. You need dinner, and the family time wouldn’t hurt either. If family dinners are not something common at your house, make yourself a good dinner, just don’t skip this meal.

4. Get enough sleep… another thing your peers may poke fun at. Teens need 8-12 hours of sleep a night to grow, learn, and feel good. A late night on the computer and text messaging your friends does nothing for your health. Don’t be ashamed to go to bed early a few nights a week. Your health may depend on it.

Lose Potbelly Fast

Instead, do the following. These 3 simple and healthy tips will increase metabolism naturally, and help lose your potbelly fast.

  1. Everyday, eat 4-6 healthy meals with equal intervals. This increases your metabolism which in turn makes you lose weight faster. Counter intuitive? Yes, but true!
  2. Make an effort to switch to unprocessed or slightly processed lean proteins like turkey breast, chicken and fish. Eating these types of foods increases your metabolic rate as the body is forced to burn more fat to digest them.
  3. Rev up your metabolism even faster by exercising. To lose 5-10 pounds, perform regular to moderate exercise like brisk walking and swimming, a minimum of 3 times a week, at least 30 minutes a day. But if you need to lose a whole lot more weight, high intensity exercises will do the trick.

How did you end up with a potbelly anyway?

Let’s face it: We have become a country of couch potatoes (aka sofa spuds). We would rather watch TV than workout. We prefer to spend time nurturing a relationship with the Blackberry, iPhone or iPad than exercise. Poor diet, fast food, ineffective weight control, stress, genes, age and a sedentary lifestyle… they are all big contributors to the obesity problem.

Lose Weight With Quick Healthy

1. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables daily.
2. Consider eating several smaller meals throughout the day. This helps build your metabolism and reduces hunger. Eat healthy snacks such a fruit and yogurt as well as salads and protein for the three main meals.
3. Drink water frequently. It is healthy and helps you feel full, which might curb your hunger.
4. Go for a walk daily. Vary during your outing with some power walking, taking a brisker pace.
5. Take the next step by walking on an incline such as on a treadmill or up a hill. Do this at least twice a week.
6. Go dancing on a regular basis. It will be a fun form of exercise.
7. Try doing a variety of aerobic exercises, such as bicycling. Resistance training is beneficial to muscle toning as well.
8. Get enough rest. It is important to rest your body not only with sleep, but give your body a break between exercise routines. Rest allows you the maximum benefit when burning calories.
9. Don’t give up. You might not see results right away, but it will happen. Besides you are creating a healthy lifestyle for yourself that will lead into a routine.
10. Find a program you enjoy. This will help keep you working out. You might want to recruit a friend to add to the fun as well as helping a friend.