February Health Tips:
9 Green Monster Ways to Detox
So it’s suddenly February and maybe you are sticking to your healthy resolutions – or maybe not. If you need a kick in the butt to get going, why not try our February Health Tips, 9 Green Monster Ways to Detox. You’ll feel better and jump start your healthy lifestyle:
January Health Tips:
Happy New Year! Rev Up Your Metabolism
Well ‘Hello’ 2016! Whew…did you stay on track with your healthy eating over the last month? What about getting out to get some regular exercise? Yeah…me neither. The parties, spirits, and food have all come to an end so now it’s time to get back on track.
Boost your metabolism and give yourself a kick start to a healthy 2016 by making these foods part of your healthy diet:
December Health Tips:
No More Boring Water! Hydrate With Flavour
It’s the holiday time again and with the fun and festivities comes the heavy food and drinks that are delicious but not necessarily the most healthy. While treating yourself over the holidays, try to remember our December Health Tips and incorporate as many healthy habits as you can. Staying hydrated is an easy, healthy habit. And it doesn’t have to be boring. Click the button to see how to jazz up your water with 10 Healthy Tips:
Here is the November Health Tips from Legends Training Centre.
Without a healthy diet, it is difficult to concentrate, pay attention, remember and learn. This is especially critical to a child’s success in school, and the back-to-school season is the perfect time to make some healthy changes to your entire family’s diet and be sure that everyone is getting enough brain food! Eating foods with folate, omega-3 fatty acids and tryptophan are some of the best ways to get the nutrients you need to your brain.
Here is the October Health Tips from Legends Training Centre. We will keep it short and full of value. We look forward to seeing you at Legends!
1Get your game on: Playing video games with a lot of action sequences can sharpen your visual skills by 20 percent.
2Hit the sauce: People who munch on apples, eat applesauce, or drink apple juice are 27 percent less likely to develop metabolic syndrome — a combination of health problems, such as increased blood pressure and blood-sugar levels, that can lead to heart disease and diabetes, research shows. Other studies suggest that eating apples may reduce your risk of breast cancer.
3Take a nature break: Heading outdoors for 30 minutes when the sun is shining can make you happier and improve your brain’s ability to process new information, according to a recent study.
Here are your September Health Tips from Legends Training Centre…
A few September Health Tips can easily be incorporated into your lifestyle. Every small positive change makes a difference!
1Get crackin’: Adding one egg a day, yolk and all, to your diet can increase good HDL levels without increasing bad LDL cholesterol levels. Low levels of HDL have previously been linked to memory loss.
2Strike a pose: Relaxation techniques like yoga or meditation help your body beat the symptoms of stress before they harm your health, according to researchers at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.
3Tap into the magic of mushrooms: White button mushrooms can boost your immune system by improving how your T-cells work, according to recent preliminary studies. T-cells are the white blood cells that help protect your body from harmful intruders.
4Try the silent treatment: Being exposed to just 35 decibels of noise (about the sound of people talking softly) while in bed could raise your blood pressure by six or seven points, according to a recent study. Snooze more peacefully by investing in a white-noise or sound machine.
Here are your August Health Tips from Legends Training Centre…
1Play red light, green light: For increasing your endurance, four to six 30-second bursts of all-out cardio are just as effective as up to an hour of training at a lower intensity. Short on time? Use intervals to get stronger more quickly.
2Reboot your brain: Mundane tasks, such as entering data into a spreadsheet, can switch your mind into default mode, making you more likely to mess up within about 30 seconds, scientists say. Feel like you’re operating on autopilot? Snap out of it by going for a quick walk down the hall.
3Shrug it off: Strengthening your trapezius muscle, which runs from your shoulders to your neck and upper back, can reduce chronic neck pain by up to 80 percent.
4Be cuckoo for coconut: An oil high in fatty acids made from coconut oil has been shown to burn fat and promote weight loss, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. People who consumed four to five teaspoons of this type of oil (in baked goods and through cooking) every day for 16 weeks lost almost four pounds more than those who used olive oil.
Here are your July Health Tips from Legends Training Centre…
1Give lip service: Thirty minutes of making out can improve allergy symptoms. Research shows that kissing reduces the amount of chemicals your body releases in response to allergens.
2Turn up the heat on your sheets: Bedding contains thousands of dust mites that can irritate sensitive skin and exacerbate eczema, according to a new study. Wash sheets in H2O that’s at least 140 F. to make sure you kill the critters.
3D-stress: Getting plenty of calcium and vitamin D can decrease your risk of developing a stress fracture by 20 percent. Active women should strive for 1,000 IU of vitamin D and 2,000 milligrams of calcium daily to keep their bones strong, experts say.
4Clean up your mouth: Two ounces of yogurt a day (the typical container holds six ounces) may protect you from gum disease, a recent study says.The “good” bacteria in yogurt helps fight germs in your mouth.
Here are your June Health Tips from Legends Training Centre…
1Get a massage: Certain trigger points — spots of tension in musculoskeletal tissue — can cause back pain. Ask a massage therapist or other bodyworker who specializes in myofascial release or neuromuscular therapy to focus on these points during a massage.
2Nuts make great office snacks: They are full of protein and fat. These two nutrients help sustain your energy over a long period of time. When you’re energy is sustained, you’ll be able to focus and be more productive. A high‐carbohydrate snack, like crackers, granola/breakfast bars, or muffins will often give you a short burst of energy…and then the inevitable crash … hence the need for that third cup of coffee.
3Eat Avocados: For dry skin, incorporate more avocados into your diet. They’re rich in monounsaturated fat and vitamin E, both of which promote healthy skin. Try them on salads and sandwiches, and even in smoothies.
4Make small talk: Engaging in casual conversation with others may help keep you as sharp as doing a word puzzle, according to some studies. Just 10 minutes of daily chatter appears to improve mental function and preserve memory.
5Hydrate: To treat an acute migraine, drink a full glass of water — dehydration can trigger headaches. Even if you need to take a medication for the pain, try wrapping your head with an Ace bandage so that it covers your eyes, then lie down and breathe deeply. This often helps the pain pass more quickly
Here are your May Health Tips from Legends Training Centre…
Here are a few tips you can easily incorporate into your lifestyle. Every small positive change makes a difference!
1Start slow and make changes to your eating habits over time.. Trying to make your diet healthy overnight isn’t realistic or smart. Changing everything at once usually leads to cheating or giving up on your new eating plan. Make small steps, like adding a salad (full of different color vegetables) to your diet once a day or switching from butter to olive oil when cooking. As your small changes become habit, you can continue to add more healthy choices to your diet.
2Every change you make to improve your diet matters.. You don’t have to be perfect and you don’t have to completely eliminate foods you enjoy to have a healthy diet. The long term goal is to feel good, have more energy, and reduce the risk of cancer and disease. Don’t let your missteps derail you—every healthy food choice you make counts.
3Try not to think of certain foods as “off-limits.” . When you ban certain foods or food groups, it is natural to want those foods more, and then feel like a failure if you give in to temptation. If you are drawn towards sweet, salty, or unhealthy foods, start by reducing portion sizes and not eating them as often. Later you may find yourself craving them less or thinking of them as only occasional indulgences.
4Avoid Fad Diets The secret to weight loss is not to avoid carbs, fats, yellow foods, solid foods, or foods that start with the letter G. The real trick is to lower your daily intake by about 100 calories. You’ll hardly notice, but it’ll add up to a loss of about 10 pounds in a year. Calorie restriction has been shown to lengthen life (in rats and monkeys).