Stuck at Home? Don’t Just Sit There!

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  1. Stuck at Home? Don’t Just Sit There!


    Stuck at Home? Don’t Just Sit There!

    We can’t get around as freely as before the coronavirus crisis, but we don’t have to take it sitting down.

    Just the opposite actually. Too much sitting was already identified as a health hazard in recent years, particularly among mature adults. It has been blamed for increasing the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and premature aging, as well as cognitive decline among mature adults.

    Sitting too much can hurt you even if you exercise regularly, the American Cancer Society says.

    So now that we’re all spending more time at home, we need to make sure we’re not resting on our behinds even more than we were before.

    A byproduct of too much sitting is tightened hip flexors, which hinder our posture, gait, and athletic performance. And even though we might be working less, we’re still at our desks and computers, rounding our backs and straining our necks.

    Proper exercise can relieve muscle soreness and tension to improve your walking, comfort, and mobility. Plenty of simple at-home exercises will do the trick, and we can show you how.

    In addition, remember to rise more and walk around. Break up an hour of sitting with a couple of minutes of light activity. Just turn off the TV and the computer, stand, stretch and walk around the house, if nothing else.

    The cancer society suggests we:

    • Stand to fold laundry
    • Exercise or stretch while watching TV
    • Walk around during commercials

    Stand up for your health, now more than ever.

  2. Want to shape up for summer? Eat at home.

    In today’s fast paced world we consume over 30% of our daily calories away from home. These less-than-wholesome calories are accumulating around our waists and draining our bank accounts.

    So why do we eat out and shun the kitchen? Simple: convenience. We don’t have the time to toil away over a hot stove. However, evidence is mounting that we are paying big for the so-called convenience of outside food.

    Obesity related diseases are on the rise, as are the number of folks who are just plain unhappy with how their bodies look and feel. Cooking at home seems to be the first step in our road to healthier bodies.

    Here are the top 5 reasons that you should starting cooking and eating at home…

    Reason #1: It’s Good For You

    Hyperprocessed foods are harmful to our health, and that’s exactly where you’ve been getting the bulk of your calories. Even restaurant food that contains fresh produce, chances are high that the produce is not organic, or local or non-GMO. Most of us are eating less than half of the recommended amount of fiber, fruit and vegetables, which eating at home could quickly change.

    Simple meals made at home with fresh produce and organic meats or eggs are nutritionally superior to over-flavored, over-processed restaurant food. Not to mention the high calorie beverages and starters that so often accompany a restaurant meal. When you eat at home you take in more nutrient-dense calories that are higher in fiber.

    Reason #2: It’s Far Easier Than You Think

    Eating out so often has conditioned our concept of a meal to be one with complicated flavors and accompaniments. This misconception has made us fear the kitchen. But I urge you to reconsider.

    Meals made at home need not mirror those ordered in restaurants. On the contrary, simple is better when it comes to home cooking. Plan your entire meal around a couple of pieces of fresh produce and a wholesome, lean protein. No need for complicated sauces or sides – these are where the harmful calories hide anyway.

    Reason #3: It Costs Less

    Fresh, simple ingredients do not cost much. Especially when compared to the cost of prepared meals.

    Shopping the perimeter of the store is always a good plan. Here you’ll find the fresh produce, meats, dairy and seafood. Venture into the aisles for oils and spices to compliment the fresh ingredients.

    Reason #4: It Is Preventative Medicine

    In the US the annual health care expenses related to obesity is $150 billion, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Worldwide this number is over $1 trillion annually. These numbers are staggering, and sobering when you think of all the individual lives that are being negatively impacted by obesity.

    Rather than waiting for you and your family members to experience the health risks related to obesity, start your own mission to cook simple meals at home and redirect your future. Remember the words of Benjamin Franklin, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

    Reason #5: It Reduces Body Fat

    Eating at home is also one of the best ways to reduce your body fat. Meals eaten at home contain an average of 200 calories less than meals eaten out. Let me tell you, a reduction in 200+ calories per meal will quickly translate to pounds lost!

    Start today, and don’t be afraid to start small.

    Pick one meal that you’ll make at home either today or tomorrow, and write down your simple menu and grocery list. You could start with the Savory Greek Waffle recipe below.

    And let’s not forget the place that a challenging, consistent exercise program has in your quest for good health and a fit physique. My programs are specially designed to blast fat and to build muscle in all the right places.

    Call or email me today to get started on a fat loss program that really works.

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Your Personal Best Training Studio
Doddridge Plaza
3765 S. Alameda, Ste 102
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 857-5087