Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Make Yourself Better

The difference between eating healthy and dieting can mean a lot to someone. Many people are obsessed over the idea of cutting themselves off fast from junk foods, carbs and anything except a specific diet. The idea with this is that it's not going to always work, everybody has their cheat days, making smarter eating decisions and choosing what to eat, mind over matter when wanting chocolate or a salad is when it comes down to dieting and healthy eating.

According to the blog WebMD they explain how dieting is more of depriving yourself from foods that you want and focusing on the scale on much weight you lose in a day and having your main focus on that. Most people who considered themselves on a “diet are most likely to gain their weight back.

Eating healthy is as simple as it sounds, you give your body what it needs, to be a healthy person along with losing weight without stressing over how much you gain in a day. If you are able to focus on what you eat and how much of that you eat then you can maintain a healthy lifestyle. Exercising also gives your body what you need to be able to function and run properly. I cannot stress enough how much eating small portions, fruits and vegetables over cake can impact your life in such a huge way!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Athlete Speed Training

Athletes that takes a long time to build up endurance tend to use several different techniques and running exercises to make them able to run farther and farther. The difference between having endurance and sprinting is being able to pace yourself to run long distance instead of super fast short distance.

The first way to start your endurance speed is too gradually adapt in taking one step at a time.The idea is to workout hard and feel comfortable but stay at a steady speed and be consistent, slowly working your way up. An easy way to achieve this goal is running every day for a week at the same pace and same distance; for example one mile. The next week try going a little faster but make it one in a half or two miles. By doing this you are slowly increasing your endurance each week.

Another way to strengthen your endurance is by taking less breaths while resting in between sets, keeping your heart rate up helps you last longer for example going for a 3 mile run without stopping makes you stronger and stronger.

The last way is to keep training, all year long. Even if it’s during winter or spring, staying in shape, is they key to running for longer distance and time. The more you are able to stay in shape, it helps you in the long run. The ideal theory is to make every workout count.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Food for Thought

Teenagers go through a lot of weird and interesting stages of  their life before coming adults. Girls will experience their first period of even heart  break. This leads them into eating unhealthy foods their body will crave. Eating chocolate and crying may lead to depression,a factor that many teenagers over the world may face. In this article, they describe how certain foods or meals help the average teenager.
Not eating enough, eating too much, or eating unhealthy are all problems teenagers experience. I learned a lot from reading this because learn how eating healthy, helps your brain grow. Right now you are young and still learning how to be an adult. Without proper nutrition the brain’s ability to learn will either increase or decrease depending on how you treat it.

What teens need is a balanced diet to help them in school and in the real world. I think this is very important because you need a strong memory, good blood pressure. Eating proteins, fats (to a certain extent), carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables, calcium, iron, vitamin d, and omega 3 fatty acids.

I learned a lot from this article, new nutrition dieting and I found it very helpful to follow the guidelines on what the average boy or girl should eat everyday, ranging from age to age. I agree that by eating healthier and not stressing so much about life, it will lead you and your body to a much happier lifestyle.

Doctors Note

Eating healthy isn’t only important for young people or just losing weight but has been prescribed by doctors to patients who felt awful or couldn’t be prescribed more medications. According to the American Heart Association, the number of people with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes or cardiovascular disease continues to rise, at approximately 180 million people.

Obesity is a huge problem many americans face, factors resulting from obesity can result in a number of issues. Right now more than two thirds of the population is overweight. I think that the more people who are aware of the problems they may face, will try to eat healthier and maintain a healthier lifestyle without needing the doctors.

Antibiotics when fighting low cholesterol have a few negative effects. First, they are very expensive, even doctors have a hard time because the amount they spend isn’t worth how much the patients still suffer because of the side effects such as muscle aches or liver function failures.

These people were sent to a “Cooking Cardiologist” in my opinion this is very smart because they get put on certain diets and given healthy foods to eat, instead of just medication. Not only does this make people healthier but they are preventing heart disease.

The Step One Foods came together and figured out that the average person will need fibers, omega 3-fatty acids, antioxidants and plant sterols. This is like eating a salad with nuts and beans along with some fruit for a snack.

I believe anyone can change the way they eat to make themselves healthy and alive.  

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

** 5 mistakes of Dieting

1. Cutting yourself off from cravings too fast.
Do you ever want to stop eating something because you’re scared you are going to get addicted? For example peanut m&m’s, you could sit there eating and eating them until you feel too fat. The easiest way to stop yourself from eating so much sugar and sweets is to limit yourself, and portion out your sweets. Don't just stop eating it because you will start craving that, more and more wanting to non stop eat.  

2. Not eating the right foods
Many people think that eating a granola bar is good for you but in reality all the pre-packaged “weight loss” food is not because you will never satisfied eating all the processed stuff. You can’t snack on fake food, you must eat your three main meals and some fruits or vegetables!  

3. Not drinking or eating enough in a day.
Your body needs half of your body weight of fluid everyday in order to let yourself survive throughout your workout or even the busy days. As much as you think you are drinking enough, you probably are not! Pick up the glass and use mind over matter to choose water instead of juice or soda.

4. Eating too Early
Studies show eating too early in the evenings is not good for you and can affect how much you eat everyday
"People eat at 6:00 and stay up until 11:00 or midnight, so their bodies are naturally asking for fuel again," Villacorta says. "I tell people to aim to eat 70% of their calories before dinner and 30% at dinner, but it doesn’t matter how late dinner is.” says Dietician from Academy of Nutrition
5. Setting unrealistic goals

When wanting to see yourself improve you have to start slow and slowly move up to see your progress. Don’t just stop eating and lift 200 pounds, give yourself wiggle room and start your new way of life!

** Looking into the Future

Eating healthy and taking care of your body is an important part of life. In this video you see the three important benefits, neurological, health, and academic. These three factors, determine many things, such as depression, lack of sleep, weight, and overall performance to get through the day.

The neurological factor can help with memory by creating the growth of more blood vessels to the brain. I think this is very important because everyday you are learning new things and your body needs to process the information. This is one of the main reason eating healthy and exercising is so important for a person everyday in a daily life.

The physical factor is being able to and commit to the struggle of how busy the average person's everyday life may be. Coordination is very important when doing things such as housework, yard work, and even at their job. The more you exercise not only the stronger you get, giving you the ability to take care of yourself and live a less stressful life. Physical activity keeps your body from falling apart. Exercising stops depression, Alzheimer's, and obesity. Not only referring to this video but other research i have done claims that physical activity ranging from running, walking, cycling, swimming, and mountain climbing is the best way to keep yourself healthy.

The academic factor is being able to mentally focus, and do your work, inside and outside of school. When eating healthy food, your body can process more and have a better understanding of what is happening around you. This video explains everything on how it helps the brain, in hopes that everyone will see how grabbing carrots instead of chocolate is a big deal.