September 2018 Newsletter

Getting Back Into Fitness

Getting Back Into Fitness

Staying fit is a constant challenge, you have to work hard to keep up with it. For many of us, it is hard to get off the couch or keep up with the exercising routines because of some personal issues. Whatever it is, once you fall off the fitness bandwagon, it is hard to get back on it again. Once you plan to make exercising a lifestyle routine, it will automatically stick.

Maintaining the Consistency Avoid the Break of Habit:
Dropping off a workout is the first sign of getting away. To avoid that here is what you can do: You do not always have to keep up with the tougher routines while you are working out. If you are fed up on training in one way, try to change the pace or the routine altogether. If you are into weight lifting and resistance building routines, shift to more cardio and conditioning workouts. Maintaining healthy exercise habits will help to boost up your mood and avoid the repetitiveness.

Make Exercising a Factor of Fun:

A dull workout can never become a routine. Even if you are starting fresh, try to add the fun-factor to it. Bring a friend,  add some new music or wear fun colours to help make your workout fun.

Workout When You Have Time:

Never try to miss the fun because you are working out. If you have an evening function, shift your exercising routines to morning time. Early morning can be the best time to do the workouts, as it will help to ramp the metabolic level and boost the mood. You can also take help from workout routines to skip taking on fatty meals in the lunchtime. However, never miss out the good stuff. Manage your routine.

Commit to Your Fitness Goals:

You can never stick to your exercising habits if you don’t have any fitness goals. A realistic goal will help to make you work to achieve it. Make a habit of increasing the routine daily by adding minutes, time, and intensity. This will help to

achieve your goals and stay committed with healthy exercise habits. Remember, Looking good is for your own self.

Maintain a healthy daily routine of attaining fitness and keep going with the habit for a healthy, happy life!

 

 

6 Foods That Are Making You Tired

 

Ever wonder why your energy level takes such a nose dive in the afternoon? Your favorite breakfast, lunch or snack foods may be to blame. See your favorite foods are on the list of the biggest culprits.

 

Bananas

High-magnesium foods like banana, pumpkin seeds, and halibut can make you tired. This mineral is actually a muscle

relaxant, so it’s great before bed but could affect your energy during the day.

 

White Bread

If you’re choosing carbs with a high glycemic index (like white bread and white rice) instead of those with whole grains (like whole-wheat bread and brown rice), then you’re not getting the key elements that keep you feeling strong and satiated.

 

Red Meat

The high fat content of red meat like steaks and hamburgers could leave you feeling drowsy. Opt for salmon instead.

Something with omega-3’s should give you a pick-me-up since omega-3 fatty acids are proven to help with brain function and focus.

 

Cherries

Research has shown that cherries and tart cherry juice work well as a natural sleep aid because they are high in  zelatonin. They’re still a great thing to nosh on, especially if you’re trying to lose weight (the pits make you slow down while you’re eating). However, you might want to save cherries for a bedtime snack.

 

Sweets

Having high-sugar sweet treats after lunch can put you in a food coma faster than you can say “yum.” The amount of

sugar going into your body releases insulin, which frees up too much of the amino acid tryptophan in the brain, which

will make you sleepy. Skip the after-lunch pastry, and wait to indulge until a time when it won’t be a huge deal if you start dragging.

 

Coffee

While this one seems counter-intuitive, caffeine-rich drinks like coffee and tea might be causing your tiredness. The best

morning energy fix is breakfast, not just java. It’s the meal that lets you literally “break the fast” you experience at nighttime, and thus it helps power you up for the day. Try to pack in nutrients with a mix

Healthy Living Quote: Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” – Plato

Healthy Transformations

Sheet Pan Chickpea Chicken

Ingredients

1 15.5-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed

1 16-ounce bag mini sweet peppers

2 tbsp. harissa sauce

4 small skin-on chicken legs (about 21/2 pounds)

Chopped cilantro, for serving

 

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 425°F. On large rimmed baking sheet, toss chickpeas and peppers with 1 tablespoon oil, 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  2. In small bowl, whisk together harissa and 1 tablespoon oil. Rub chicken with harissa mixture. Nestle among chickpeas and peppers and roast until chicken is golden brown and cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Toss with cilantro before serving.