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Nutrition expert Susan Bowerman recently hosted an informative Twitter chat on the topic of weight maintenance. Catch up below on all of the questions and answers. And a huge ‘Thank you’ to everyone who took part. Now let’s get to it!
Topic question 1: How do you define weight maintenance? #AskSusan
Susan: Your weight won’t be exactly the same from day to day; a small range is to be expected. If you eat well, keep calories in check & exercise, your body will find its natural weight #AskSusanRead more →
Eating more vegetables is something many of us need to work on – most of us aren’t getting even close to the 2-3 cups of vegetables we should be eating each day. Part of the reason may be that we think of vegetables in very narrow terms – either as salads or a side dish – without considering other ways they can be worked into the diet. It’s no secret that vegetables are some of the healthiest foods you can eat – aside from the fact that they’re packed with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, veggies are also great sources of fiber, which means they can help fill you up and keep you regular, too. On top of that, you can get all these nutritional benefits without spending huge numbers of calories.Read more →
Here are some proven methods to help you get back into your training routine more quickly:
Effective Cool Down Routine
A post-workout routine that involves stretching can be very beneficial, both physically and mentally. We tend to spend our days rushing directly from one commitment to the next without spending any time relaxing and appreciating the present moment. Stretching and meditating after a workout has been linked to reduced post-workout muscle soreness and overall stress. Skipping this important step because you are pressed for time may leave you feeling stiff, sore and stressed out for a few days, especially if your workout was intense and included resistance based training.Read more →
Let’s face the music: aging is inevitable! No matter how much we try to convince ourselves otherwise, the clock is going to keep on ticking and our skin is going to age. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing – and you can practice healthy skin care habits that will keep you looking your best no matter what your age.Read more →
The topic of this chat is “Weight Maintenance – You’ve Lost the Weight…Now What?”
For many people, losing weight is often easier than keeping the weight off. When you’re in “weight loss mode” you have a goal you’re trying to achieve, and you’re focused on what you’re eating, how many calories you’re taking in, and how much exercise you’re getting. But once you’ve reached your goal weight, you might find that maintaining the loss is difficult. There are many reasons why maintenance is hard, but it’s not impossible!Read more →
My primary focus for having strong glutes is not just to look good in a figure hugging pair of jeans or leggings. It’s also to ensure that this powerful muscle group is activating to improve my sports performance and prevent unnecessary injuries that are associated with having weak glute muscles. The fact that a toned booty looks good is simply an added perk.Read more →
Often in the gym, people will choose an exercise because it looks good or they watched someone else doing it. The problem is they don’t know if they are doing an exercise correctly until someone points it out or they get injured.Read more →
How often has something like this happened to you? After taking a longer-than-usual run, you reward your efforts with a big bowl of ice cream. Or, because you chose a side salad instead of French fries at lunch, you figure you’ve earned the right to eat a candy bar that afternoon. Maybe the scale says you’ve dropped an extra bit of weight this week, so you figure you “deserve” to double up on the beer and nachos while watching the football game on Sunday. What is going on here? Why do we reward our good food choices with unhealthy ones?Read more →
The weather has taken a turn in parts of the world and the snow has already graced us with its presence in many places. With the change of seasons, our appearance can be affected, and not necessarily in a good way. One of the biggest concerns with the chilly weather is our skin. When you walk outside into the cold weather and you feel that instant stinging on your face, you know it’s time to kick your skin care habits up a notch.Read more →
Sleep “N” Beauty! Do you skimp on sleep? We all know how important good nutrition and a healthy, active lifestyle are for our health and our appearance. But do you know how crucial a good night’s sleep is?
They call it “Beauty Sleep” for a reason and, for me, that phrase is a guilt free excuse to sleep in and catch as many Zzzzz’s as possible. But sometimes it just isn’t that easy.
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Getting a good night’s sleep, no matter how tired we are, can be difficult. We have so many things to do, and so much on our minds, that sometimes it’s hard to shut it all down and get some quality sleep. The fact is that without sleep we tend to look tired, run down and I hate to say it… OLDER!Read more →
What motivates you to take better care of yourself? When you decide that it’s time to eat better and get more exercise, what is it that prompts you to take action? If you’re like most people, what drives you to make changes is the promise of a better you. You want to get in shape to look better, or to feel better, to have more energy or to be more productive – all benefits that you can focus on (and experience) as you work on making positive changes in your diet and lifestyle.Read more →
If your body confidence and attitude toward health and fitness fluctuates depending on the time of year you are not alone. Even the most dedicated fitness enthusiasts can struggle to maintain a healthy body composition and fitness level year-round. Changes in the weather and increased family commitments over the holidays are often the main cause of derailing people from their healthy, active lifestyle.Read more →
So many people struggle in balancing a busy schedule with staying fit. If you can spare 10 minutes out of your busy day, that’s all the time you’ll need to boost your energy levels with a quick cardio workout. Some exercise is always better than no exercise. Today, I’ll share how you can get the most out of a 10 minute workout.
Is a 10 minute workout worth doing? You bet it is! Adding exercise to your day gets your blood flowing, makes you feel good and raises your energy level to new heights—even if it’s only for a short amount of time. If you can’t find the time for a full 30-60 minute workout, a 10 minute cardio blast makes the most of the minutes you do have. I have a great cardio workout routine that anyone can do, any time of the day. Get ready to feel energized!Read more →
There are so many positive things that we do for our bodies and our skin each day. But, did you know that some of our daily habits could show in the skin? Some of these habits are common knowledge that many of us already know about. Others, perhaps not so much. Or perhaps we don’t want to change our daily habits because we haven’t yet seen their negative impact on our skin. But the impact is coming. Whatever you do, don’t get lulled into a false sense of security. Just because you can’t see the damage today, doesn’t mean that it won’t show itself a few years down the road. And there are several changes we can all make.Read more →
There are plenty of reasons that protein shakes are popular – they can provide you with balanced nutrition that can replace a meal, they’re quick to make, and you can get creative and customize them with all kinds of add-ins. Those are all great reasons to use them, but there are other ways that protein shakes can improve your diet and eating habits, too. Using protein shakes can also address many common obstacles to eating well and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Here’s how protein shakes can help:Read more →
Skin changes as the years go by – and your skin care routine should change with it! Here are my quick tips to help you look your best at every age. Let’s face the music: aging is inevitable! No matter...Read more →
Registered Dietitian and all-round nutrition expert Susan Bowerman is hosting a live Twitter chat on November 18th at 10.00 a.m. PST. The topic of this chat is “Weight Maintenance – You’ve Lost...Read more →
Rewarding good food choices with unhealthy foods may be part of human nature. How often has something like this happened to you? After taking a longer-than-usual run, you reward your efforts with a big bowl...Read more →
How can you stay motivated and maintain your personal best shape all year long? If your body confidence and attitude toward health and fitness fluctuates depending on the time of year you are not alone....Read more →
So many people struggle in balancing a busy schedule with staying fit. If you can spare 10 minutes out of your busy day, that’s all the time you’ll need to boost your energy levels with a quick cardio...Read more →
Protein shakes can do more than just provide balanced nutrition. Getting into the shake habit just might improve your eating habits, too. There are plenty of reasons that protein shakes are popular...Read more →
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