Hey there, BLASTERS! You all take a few of hours out of your week to spend time with us as we aim to make all of your fitness aspirations become a reality. While this is the case, did you ever really think about what makes group fitness more fun and even more beneficial and motivational than working out alone or with a personal trainer? Here are reasons why it’s better to work out with a group!
Watch “The Story of Frozen Food” above to see how frozen food came to be!
Is fresh always best when it comes to fruits and vegetables? Not necessarily! Fresh produce often travels long distances to get to us after being harvested, which means that by the time we eat it, (and sometimes cook it), it has lost a good bit of nutrients. If you can purchase local produce at your neighborhood grocery store or farmer’s market, you will get far more nutritous food. If you cannot, however, try incorporating frozen vegetables in your daily meals. They are harvested and quickly frozen at the peak of their freshness, which helps preserve the nutrients.
One of the key components to living the BLASTLife is maintaining a healthy and optimistic attitude. We all have those days where we feel hopeless and unable to complete our daily tasks successfully and effectively, but in the end we all have the ability to channel that negative energy into positivity! It’s all a matter of what we do and how we do it that makes us happy! Here are some tips from The Beauty Bean on how to turn your frown upside down!
Think that diet drink or dessert will harmlessly quell your craving for sweets? Not so fast – new research indicates that sucralose (Splenda®) can increase your insulin response when consumed before glucose (i.e. – you consumed a coffee with Splenda® with your breakfast!). What this really means: Your body will begin to overproduce insulin, which can lead to weight gain and Type 2 Diabetes. You are better off consuming real sugar in moderation! Try raw sugar or sucanat (dried sugar cane) if you’re looking for something less processed.
Let’s face it, most of us hate having to get up bright and early in the morning. We tend to find ourselves settling back into our bed as soon as that pestering alarm goes off signaling that it’s time to start the day. Have no fear, as we are here to give you five natural ways (using each of your five senses) to boost that energy up and help you seize the day to your heart’s desire, courtesy of Women’s Health Magazine! Click the link below:
Has the recent trend of dairy-free diets led to you to abandon old-fashioned cow’s milk? If so, you may want to read this. The article highlights some of the most popular concerns related to the consumption of milk. The main takeaways are that:
1) If you are choosing cow’s milk, organic and low-fat/non-fat are your best choices.
2) If you are consuming something other than cow’s milk (i.e. almond milk, soymilk, coconut milk, etc.), you should be sure to supplement with additional protein
Father’s Day is just around the corner. We all want to show our beloved male family members that we appreciate and love all that they have done and continue to do for us. Why not do that by giving them the gift of health and prosperity through some of these awesome fitness and health-themed gifts in the link below!