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SMart snacker?

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Are You a Smart Snacker?
Quiz by Natalie Nichols, Staff Writer
Snacking is a smart way to keep hunger at bay throughout the day, but the key is snacking on the right things, at the right times, and in the right places. Are your snacking habits healthy--or horrific? Find out how your snacks stack up with this short quiz.

You're a Sensible Snacker

Before you earn the title of Smart Snacker, you need a little more practice. The good news is that you try your best to eat healthy foods most of the time, but when it comes to snacks, you aren't as diligent. Your snacking habits (or lack thereof) may deprive your body of adequate nutrition or a fun treat, and by skipping the snacks or choosing the wrong things, you could be setting yourself up for overeating later. Learn to listen to your body's hunger signals, try to forgo the 100-calorie snack packs (they provide little nutritional value), and make it a habit to plan healthy snacks each day. Do these things, and you’ll be a snacking whiz in no time!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KKKAREN 11/9/2012 9:06AM

    I have a seasonal piece of fruit between breakfast and lunch another between lunch and dinner and one for dessert after dinner. I'm loving pears right now!

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Test : The right kind of fittnes for me

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

New york city ballet work out sounds good. I started some ballet class when I was 39 years old together with some kids. I really enjoyed it. (At that time I wasnīt fat) emoticon

Looking for Functional Training

For you, exercise serves a preventive, therapeutic purpose. You want to maintain a strong core, decrease pain, and stay active and limber as you age so that you can live a healthy, independent life. You're more interested in maintaining long, lean muscles and good posture than running a marathon or benching heavy weights. There are many group fitness options for exercisers like you who want functional strength and an overall healthy body.

Try these fitness classes: Mat Pilates, Reformer Pilates, Ballet Workouts, Functional Training, BOSU, Abs classes, Core Strength, Yogilates, Balance Ball, or Balance Training. All Pilates classes focus on the core muscles (abs, obliques, hips, back), which help you balance and maintain good posture. Functional training classes mimic movements that you do in real life, helping you stay strong and limber, while BOSU, Abs, Core, and Balance classes all focus on the core, balance, posture, and proper body mechanics. Overall these types of classes tend to be low-impact and focus on balancing the body.

Workout videos to try: Balance Ball Beginner's Workout, Pilates Powerhouse, New York City Ballet Workout, Crunch Super SlimDown Pilates Yoga Blend, Stott Pilates Essential BOSU, Core Secrets

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FRIDA11 11/8/2012 12:19PM

    I tried to get New York city ballet work out but it is only for unkodded DVD players in Europe.. whatever that is..

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KKKAREN 11/8/2012 10:52AM

    Good advice, thanks!

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LHLADY517 11/7/2012 5:13PM

    Sounds fun.

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A thinner me - A future vision

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

It is me rowing in the rowing club without the feeling that the person behind me looks with disgust on my fat.

It is me in a clothes shop where I can buy smart clothes and donīt have to go out again and not been able to fit in any of the clothes I wanted.

It is me walking up the stairs with ease

It is me that has regained the habit of moving myself every day - Either on bicycle or doing something

And have obtained a habit of doing exercise every week

I donīt feel clumsy any more

I donīt feel ashamed and wondering that that fat lady in the mirror is me

I donīt say yes every time a friend offers me cake - and I donīt overeat. I have a goal of dignity at the table

And I love my new body

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

COURTNEY055 11/7/2012 6:25PM

    You're well on your way, Frida! emoticon

I'm here for you and I know this vision will come true with hard work and perseverence!



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SPIRALDOWN 11/7/2012 12:41PM

    Congrats..... That has to be a wonderful feeling

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Food quizz result:

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

How Healthy is Your Relationship with Food?
Almost everyone knows that a healthful diet can help you manage your weight and decrease your risk of disease. Although making healthy food choices should rank near the top of your priority list, many people resort to extremes. Are you obsessed with food and eating? Find out how healthy your relationship with food is by taking this quiz.

A Healthy Balance emoticon

You have achieved healthy balance with food. Although you get disappointed when you get off track, you keep a realistic mindset and know that it one mistake won't make or break your success. You're concerned about making healthy food choices, but instead of letting food control you, you practice moderation. Be sure to set goals and reward yourself when you reach them; doing so will remind you that you’re making positive progress and help you continue to put your lifestyle choices into perspective.

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KKKAREN 11/7/2012 10:20AM

    A healthy balance, that's what I strive for!

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WOW..How clean I am..

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

I finally did the whole program a trainer had made for me in the rowing club..

It was really nice and I really did sweat.
It was as if all my inner dirt was driven out of the body
I also did some stretching. And took a really nice shower afterwards.
I have done strength training some years ago. Here I was the only one who did stretching after the exercises - And the only one who had no problems with my muscles afterwards. At that time I didnīt sweat so much.

I am in rather bad condition now and the rowing machines were not at the other place. They really allow you to give it a kick. emoticon emoticon emoticon


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