Friday, January 29, 2010

Quote of the week

"It's the effort of the individual that measures the quality of a workout!"
-Trainer Todd-

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Health tip

Icing an injury can speed recovery, If you do it right!!! I know, It sounds simple! Here are a few tips that will lead to effective icing:
-Immediately apply ice to the effected area (acute or chronic) after a workout. This will decrease swelling and initiate healing.
-Ice for 15-20 minutes each time you apply it. Any less the ice will only cool the skin, not the underlying tissue.
-Ice for up to 5 times a day, with at least 45 minutes between treatments.This should keep the tissue temperature low enough to minimize inflammation.
HAPPY ICING, Trainer Todd

Diet Tip

Natural Anti-inflamatory
Got berries? Whether you choose strawberries, blueberries or the exotic acai, all berries contain antioxidants called anthocyanidins. Studies have shown that these compounds halt oxidative damage that occurs with aging and help with staving off muscle soreness.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Recipe of the Week

Best Darn Guacamole Sauce
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
1/4 cup fat free sour cream
2 TBS fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp ground red pepper
1 ripe peeled avocado, seeded and coarsely mashed

Combine all ingredients and stir together until thoroughly mixed. This is a great sauce for chicken or as a spread instead of mayonnaise on your favorite sandwich. It's GREAT as a dipping sauce as well. HAPPY SAUCING, Trainer Todd

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Effective Weight Loss

HELLO ALL! Now that the Holiday's are over it is time to get back into the workout routine and lock down that diet. Here are a few simple, effective tips that can help with the New Year weight loss or just maintaining your current physique.
1. Try not to lose more than 1-1.5 pounds each week.
2. Drink 0.5 ounces of fluid(ideally water) per pound of body weight.
3. Cease eating after 7:00 p.m.
4. Increase raw fruit & vegetable daily intakes
5. Reduce refined carbohydrate consumption
6. Do not go below 1,500 calories a day.
7. EXERCISE a minimum of 30 minutes daily
8. Minimize hunger or starvation periods
9. Set realistic weight loss goals and make slow, moderate changes.
10. Establish a LIFELONG LIFESTYLE mentality.
11. Remove man-made fats(Trans fatty acids, also known as partially hydrogenated vegetable fats).
12. Use the fresh food approach versus packaged.
These are simple, effective lifestyle changes that can lead to a healthier, happier life! Give it a shot, Trainer Todd

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