This week's challenge:
"Living the good life" Challenge – Reading Nutrition Labels & Ingredients
"High in Fiber!" "Low in Fat!" "Heart Healthy!" "All Natural!" "Whole Grains!" If you only read the front of your food package, it would be easy to think that you are making smart food choices. The problem is that these promises aren't all that they claim to be, they are often simply buzz words that companies are hoping will convince you to buy their products. By flipping the package over & reading the Nutrition Facts label & ingredients on the back of the box, you will get a much more honest picture of what you are actually eating. But do you know what you are looking for besides calories? If not, it is time to learn!
Because this is such an important part of any diet, there is a lot we need to know to make informed decisions about what we will each and how much we will eat.
Read 2 Labels a day
For starters, check out this great resource from the FDA explaining how to read a Nutrition Facts Label: www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers
Check out these Spark articles for tips on reading ingredient lists:
How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label:www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
Interpreting Nutrition Labels:www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
2) Fitness Challenge – Stretching
Stretching is important for people of all ages! One of the greatest benefits of stretching is that you’re able to increase your range of motion, which means your limbs and joints can move further before an injury occurs. Post-exercise stretching can also aid in workout recovery, decrease muscle soreness, and ensure that your muscles and tendons are in good working order. The more conditioned your muscles and tendons are, the better they can handle the rigors of sport and exercise, and the less likely that they'll become injured.
Everyone can learn to stretch, regardless of age or flexibility. Stretching should be a part of your daily routine, whether you exercise or not. There are simple stretches you can do while watching TV, on the computer, or getting ready for bed. If you are doing strength training exercises, stretch in between sets. It feels good and saves time from stretching at the end of the workout!
It does not have to involve a huge time commitment, but stretching can end up giving you huge results!
Stretch after every workout
Reference Guide to Stretching:www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
Basic Stretching Routine:www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
Daily Stretching Routine:www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
6 Stretches Every Runner Should Do:www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
3) 'What is?" Challenge – Mutual Friend Lookup
Has someone added you as a friend and you missed adding them back? This page shows everyone who has added you as a friend, everyone you've added as a friend, and all of your mutual friends.
This report is very hard to find.
So check your Mutual Friend Lookup by:
1) Click FRIEND FEED from the COMMUNITY Menu
2) In the first paragraph click ‘Click Here’.
Edited by: MICHIGANLORI at: 2/3/2013 (09:25)
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