Being Fit and Healthy Rocks! – FaceBook Weekly Summary – April 14th – April 20th

Fit and Healthy RocksIn case you missed anything this is a weekly summary of all the posts that went out this week on the Facebook pageBeing Fit and Healthy Rocks 

Monday April 15th – Learn to control your portions. We live in a world where portions are over inflated and super sized so often, that we no longer know what an appropriate portion looks like. Restaurant meals are quite often more than adequate for at least two full meals and that is before salads, soups, appetizers, or desserts have been ordered. Learning to portion correctly can save you from over loading your calorie intake for the day massively. It can also help you get extra helpings of the lower calorie foods such as salads and vegetables rather than taking such large portions of calorie rich starches or fried foods.

Tuesday April 16th – Bananas are one of the best fruits. They are great if you are working out, as not only as they are a high GI food (quick relase, short-term energy) they can help replace the potassium lost via sweat.

As you have to peel one before you eat it, they will not contain pesticides that many other fruits may do. A banana is a handy snack for eating on the go and keeping a supply of them in your home will make snack time a snap. Check out this great Sugar Detox to help you be Fit and Healthy.

Wednesday April 17th – Your muscle tissue is your best friend when it comes to burn body fat. You need to preserve muscle tissues in order to keep losing weight. Try and remember that scale weight does not tell you if weight loss is from fat, water or muscle tissue. Scale weight by itself is not a good indicator of success.​ This is a really good plan to help you burn the fat and feed the muscle – go check it out!

Thursday April 18th – Fats and alcohol are the most energy-dense foods. Every gram of fat has nine calories; alcohol has seven; carbohydrates have four per gram, as do proteins. A 175ml glass of white wine contains as many calories as a small slice of cake (130) and a pint of lager has the same as a small sausage roll (170).​

Saturday April 20th Your walking will be the most effective when you can sustain a heart rate of 120 beats a minute for a minimum of 30 minutes.​

Sunday April 21st – Best of the Fit and Healthy news from around the world.


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Facebook Weekly Summary – April 1st – April 7th 2013

Being Fit and Healthy Rocks - CantaloupesIn case you missed anything this is a weekly summary of all the posts that went out this week on the Facebook page Being Fit and Healthy Rocks .

Monday April 1st – The health and strength of your bones is very important, especially as you get older. For older woman it is even more essential. As the menopause sets in and production of oestrogen reduces, calcium is not so easily absorbed and bones can become weak.Increasing your calcium intake can help. Calcium is available in Milk, Cheese, dark green leafy vegetables. If you increase your Calcium intake you should also increase your levels of Magnesium as these work together to keep bones strong. Magnesium is in nuts, seeds and whole grains.

If you think you are short of your daily need you may need to take supplements the check these out, however always check with your medical / health professional before starting a course of supplements.

Tuesday April 2nd – Cantaloupes are not only juicy and delicious; they are high in potassium, vitamin C and beta carotene. Melon that is fresh can be enjoyed in a variety of ways and is nutritious and tasty. 

Wednesday 3rd April – There's a clever little line in the Jimmy Buffet song "Fruitcakes" when his 'lady' is lamenting: "I treat my body like a temple, You treat yours like a tent"

Thursday 4th April – The good news is drinking green tea does more than just help you lose weight. As an antioxidant, green tea provides a number of benefits to your cardiovascular health. This means green tea can help reduce the risk of heart problems. Green tea can also help improve your metabolism and control your cholesterol level, and some claim that it can help your mental focus, as well. To check them out have a look here –

Friday 5th April – Vegetable Minestrone Soup Recipe, very healthy and nutritious – Check it out here

Saturday 6th April – Many inexperienced (sometimes even experienced!) gym regulars believe that muscles grow while lifting weights. However lifting weights forms only a small fraction of the muscle building process. Muscle development takes place at night during deep sleep when the body synthesises new cells with nutrients from our diet. Therefore nutrition forms a very important part of a bodybuilding program, especially protein.

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