Sitting at a computer all day can do a number on our bodies. From increased fatigue and weight gain to low back pain and reduced cardiovascular health, sitting all day at work (and plopping yourself on the couch to relax after a hard day) can lead to some serious health complications.
Enter: Pilates. This form of movement, which sometimes incorporates equipment, is a low-impact way to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and improve endurance. With an emphasis on postural alignment, core strength, and muscle balance, this form of exercise is perfect for those of us that have to sit for long stretches of time.
Check out the infographic below to learn more benefits of Pilates plus moves you can incorporate into your routine.
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Everyday since this summer I set myself a goal of going for a walk everyday or walk at least 25kms per week. I have managed to be constant, but now in autumn I actually increased my goal to 40kms per week besides going to swim at least 3x/week for 30mins. It feels so good to be active without exercise machines at home or going to the gym. Is possible and is even more satisfying because I get to see the sunrise and I’m more in contact with nature, the scenery in Heidelberg is just beautiful in any season of the year (this I have learned from my walks) and I get to start my day in a better mood.
So how is this connected to today’s recipe? Well, because this is what I eat if I feel hungry. I always eat carbs-rich breakfast/meal as pre-workout snack (about 2hrs before) but if I start to get appetite then I eat one of these bite-size snacks, just one is enough but can also be eaten as post workout. And are so easy and quick to make. So hopefully you’ll try the recipe and works as well for you as it has for me. Enjoy!
Eat Good, Feel Good! 🍏
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What is exercise fact vs myth? The craze surrounding exercise, weight, health, and fitness in America is a curious thing. Huge government subsidies make grains (like sugary cereals and nutritionally-empty white bread) artificially inexpensive. Fast food like McDonalds and Wendy’s is some of the cheapest commercially available food in the world.
Advertising for bad food, beer, and liquor is everywhere. However, who is always hocking this terrible food and booze? Some of the fittest, most attractive people around. People used in advertisements, if not outright fit and athletic, are at least trim and not overweight or obese.
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For schoolers, university students and/or for the office. I found two handy infographics that show how to make a simple, quick yet colorful and healthy compact lunch that you can pack and take wherever. It all comes down on how the food looks so that you start to dig in, if your lunch is a sticky kitchen-paper wrapped boring sandwich, then you won’t be looking forward to eat it and it won’t open your appetite. In my case, at least, love for food does enter through the eyes, not blind love… If you are like me, then check this out and let me know if you would be proud to take this to school/work!
Remember: The less plastic, the better
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by Organic Lesson
Even with spending less than 30 minutes a day taking care of your gardening activities, you can notice a difference to your overall well-being. Hopefully you will also be interested in building or already maintaining your own garden. To give you even more reasons to try out this particular hobby, Organic Lesson has written a summary of six surprising health benefits that gardening can provide. Read in detail here.
Keep in mind that some of the info sourced comes from research studies so they may not be truly accurate, but if you think about it, gardening is one of those hobbies that can only help you and not harm you.
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Illustration by Laura Culhane. Text by Sarah Koppelkam. Infographic by Greatist