Eat Your Way To A More Productive You

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We’ve known for some time now that what we eat generally makes us to an extent what we are. Every human being is a biological system that is built and maintained by the basic types of fuel that we allow into our systems. We are unlike a mechanical machine though that has no say in the fuel that’s dumped into it. We all have a choice in the nutrition that we partake in. The diet that we build our lives on has a profound effect on us. Hence the saying, you are what you eat. According to Psychology Today, we have a chance of building a better version of ourselves all from the gut up. Eating right helps you work better, think better and play better. Here are some specific healthy choices that you might consider for working in a traditional office environment, out on the road, or one…

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X-citing Benefits

Originally posted on My quest for fitness:

For the next 26 days (at least) it is my intent to review, foods, vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, etc. that are the ideal of health and nutrition for each letter of the alphabetical. And since I have OCD tendencies and like to shake things up a bit; we’re going backwards so they’ll be in alphabetical order as we scroll down the blog – bear with my idiocentric ways.

X – Factor

This may be a bit of a stretch for an X launched food but there is rising proof that Xanthan gum has many benefits besides an amazing food stabilizer.  Chewing gum between meals helps produce salvia that adds in digestion and keeps pearly whites, well, white.  It also can be a distraction to a growling stomach and ward off munchies to a “growling mind” with little or no extra added calories, sugar, or caffeine. According to chewinggumfacts.com, “Psychologists say, the chewing gum can help…

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Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Originally posted on BABY MAMA:

I love protein, and am especially all about while pregnant and nursing. Peanut Butter Protein Balls are the perfect snack for in-between meals or breastfeeding. Not only am I a fan of this delightful treat but so is my husband, which makes these that much better! Check out the scrumptious recipe below!

PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BALLS

1 ½ c Jay Robb Chocolate Whey Protein Powder

1 ½ c Dry Oats

2 c Natural Peanut Butter

¾ c Honey

1-2 c Chocolate Chips

Mix dry ingredients. Add peanut butter and honey. Roll into golf ball size (or smaller) and roll in chocolate chips. Refrigerate. Makes approximately 25.

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The Most delicious and healthy breakfast

Originally posted on teenage trends:

Want to know one of the healthiest restaurants in town? This restaurant has everything from chia seeds, to organic tea to even veggie burgers. This healthy and relaxing environment is called be organics, located in great neck. I went there this morning and got myself a toast with feta cheese and tomato toped with avocado. It looks amazing and tastes even better. It was one of the most tastiest yet healthiest meal i have ever eaten and, it’s one of the best ways to start your morning off right!! What’s even better is it’s so easy to make that you can even make this at home!

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Bootcamp!

Originally posted on health and fitness for dummies blog:

Hi guys,

 

This was our boot camp class last Friday, we worked hard, harder and hardest for 3 rounds with a 5 minutes warm up and 10 minutes stretch and cool down.

 

Get your timer ready and set for 40 seconds work and 20 seconds rest and 45 seconds rest after each set of exercise is completed three times.

Perform the exercise hard, than harder and finally hardest before moving on to the next exercise.

Harder and hardest can be fastest (ex jumping jacks) or lower (squats and lunges) or just plain work you butt off out of breath heart beating out of your chest hardest, you choose!

ROUND 1:

- Jumping jacks 

- Squats

 

 

- Reverse lunges alternating legs

- Warrior crunches

 

ROUND 2:

- Plank jacks

Plank Jacks

- Shuffle side to side touch ground

-High knees

- Mountain climbers

 

ROUND 3:

- Push…

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Crossfit Comes To Rangiora

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Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

If you’re one of those people that finds keeping fit a little bit…well, boring.  Then I hear you.  Endless hours on an exercise bike or pounding the pavements after work – let’s face it, it’s not for all of us.

That’s precisely why Crossfit should appeal to people says Alex Etherington, Rangiora based Crossfit trainer.  It doesn’t get boring because it’s varied and you don’t spend a long time on any one thing.  It incorporates things like running, weight lifting, kettle bells, rowing, etc.  So it stops that ‘boredom factor’.

And, done right, it can change lives.  Alex himself says he was unfit, unhealthy and overweight when he first came across Crossfit.  He’d previously tried going to the gym and running but just couldn’t get excited by it.   But Crossfit got him hooked and got him fit.  And it inspired him…

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More than Yogurt

Originally posted on My quest for fitness:

For the next 26 days (at least) it is my intent to review, foods, vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, etc. that are the ideal of health and nutrition for each letter of the alphabetical. And since I have OCD tendencies and like to shake things up a bit; we’re going backwards so they’ll be in alphabetical order as we scroll down the blog – bear with my idiocentric ways.

Yes thank you…

It does not take much thought to think of one’s typical Y beginning foods such as yogurt, yams, and yeast but are they healthy and nutritious? Yogurt, especially the recent fad of greek and pro-bitotic yogurts, has become quite popular in the diet and nutrition world.  Yogurt in general is known for a healthy dose of dairy and “good” bacteria but it is also a good recovery fuel for post-work out snacks, offers a myriad of vitamins, and a generous helping of protein…

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