Posts Tagged ‘healthy eating’
The First Lady of the United States has also become the First Lady of fighting obesity across the massive nation. Michelle Obama is still on her mission to drill healthy eating into the lifestyles of most Americans, and she recently brought Sesame Street’s Big Bird on board to help the campaign.
Let’s Move to the Fresh Fruit
Michelle Obama launched her Let’s Move healthy eating campaign in 2010, which is aimed at providing support for healthier lifestyles for families. The movement is catching on with many people changing their eating habits, and now with Big Bird on board, she is hoping the character will appeal even more to the younger market. Children are the focus with Big Bird as he advocates eating fruit, vegetables and health bars, and daily exercise. The anti-obesity campaign is in its third year and is still growing.
There is no doubt that with the current economic climate people are looking at inexpensive, and healthy, ways to put food on their tables. The upside is that there is one avenue that is affordable and extremely nutritious. Frozen food got a bad rap for a while as many believe the nutrition value decreased once the products were thawed and cooked, but that is certainly not the case. Since scientists have discovered that the nutrition factors in frozen foods are higher, more people are starting to stock up on their frozen vegetables, many of which are grown in their own gardens, which have the highest value in vitamins and antioxidants. So what exactly does frozen food offer?
For the average female keeping off the pounds can be an unbelievably exhausting exercise to undertake. Avoiding white bread with butter takes more willpower than some of us bear to even think about.
So what draws female bodybuilders to the labour intensive and unblemished discipline of pumping iron every day, and living on protein shakes and health bars?
Diet & Training
It certainly takes a special kind of someone to take on the bodybuilding lifestyle. Many women start out in the sport as a means to build strength, but it turns into something more and female bodybuilders have found themselves quite addicted to the adrenaline and discipline it takes to sculpt and mould the body into a perfect machine.
All sports require a certain degree of efficient physical output, but very few meet the physical requirements of rugby. For this reason athletes’ diets change from person-to-person and sport-to-sport, but rugby is one that requires exceptional nutrition to ensure optimum performance. Athletes need sufficient and premium fuel input, to expect maximum and optimal output.
The importance of healthy school lunches cannot be stressed enough, particularly when the development of children’s cognitive and physical well-being is at stake. Many parents are still in the dark about bad sugars, high-glycemic carbohydrates and how these can affect children’s day-to-day ability to concentrate and do sports.
Fuel to Function
The benefits of healthy school lunches for kids indicate improvement in children’s behaviour. Their health, and motivation improves, and so does their ability concentrate, learn and achieve their goals. If your child is not a healthy eater, it’s a good idea to start introducing healthy eating rules at home as a means to ingraining a more nutritious diet in them. There are many fun healthy school lunch ideas to ensure children are getting the nutrition they desperately need.
Most of us make New Year resolutions and even if they are different, there is one that is a common thread through the resolution list and that is to live a healthier lifestyle. It’s not half as easy as one may think particularly when you’re so used to bad eating habits, and only exercising your eyeballs when watching television. Here are a few healthier lifestyle steps to get you started on the road to healthier eating and exercising – which means walking further than the kitchen.
Many studies have been conducted regarding the value of eating 5 or 6 small meals a day as opposed to the traditional breakfast, lunch and dinner trio. Although opinions do differ on the subject, there are major reasons for supporting the practice of eating more meals in smaller quantities. The main sentiment is that it results in sustained energy levels throughout the day. We take a look at a few of the supporting factors for such a scenario.
With the stresses of modern life becoming more prevalent in society, the harsh effects tend to manifest in our health, which is affected by bad eating habits. It’s a snowball effect and one of the harsh realities of a terrible diet is hypoglycemia. The condition is easy enough to treat, but can be extremely debilitating and become worse over time if not dealt with correctly.
Good nutrition is essential to our physical and mental wellbeing, but more so for some than others, particularly those suffering with chronic diseases. Crohn’s Disease is one of the most prevalent stomach issues which can be easier to live with when the correct diet is implemented.
Diet for Crohn’s Disease
Crohn’s Disease is the inflammation of the digestive tract. It’s a serious condition that can be extremely painful and debilitating for sufferers. There are several contributing factors in the complication that is Crohn’s Disease, one of which is the inflammation of the small intestine which is then unable to perform the job of absorbing nutrients from all foods. Malabsorption occurs on varying levels, dependant on the degree of inflammation. The pain that comes with the discomfort of Crohn’s Disease makes it difficult to eat which makes it difficult to keep up a healthy calorie intake.
One father has become the superhero of packed school lunches and making healthy meals a fun experience for kids. Mark Northeast started his company, Funky Lunches, quite by accident. His son didn’t want to eat his fruit and veggies, so Mark turned the food on his son’s plate into a character filled experience. The cartoon characters, animals and amazing figures he creates out of bread, cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese and many other ingredients makes a school lunch as funky as pineapple and umbrella in virgin cocktails.