Thursday, December 1, 2016

Our Meal Replacement Choice?? Shakeology !

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Hammer and Chisel is Here!


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What is The Master's Hammer and Chisel?

If you've ever wanted to craft a defined, visually dramatic physique—the kind of body you're proud to show off—The Master's Hammer and Chisel delivers breathtaking, body-changing results in as little as 60 days. Trainers Sagi Kalev and Autumn Calabrese are sought-after experts at sculpting spectacular physiques—and they have shelves of competition prizes to prove it! Now, for the first time, they're collaborating and sharing their winning strategies with you, so you can finally build a stunning, ripped physique. 
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• Workouts are 30–40 minutes per day (6 days a week) • Take photos and measurements on Days 1 and 60 • Follow the eating plan in your Program and Nutrition Guide and use your containers • Follow the 60-Day Calendar • Commit to 60 days • Drink Shakeology® daily • Interact with your Coach and Group on Facebook®; share how you’re feeling and encourage others to reach their goals • Equipment needs: dumbbells of various weights appropriate to your strength and fitness level, a bench OR stability ball, and a chin-up bar OR resistance band with a door attachment. 
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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Belly Fat Fighter!!!!

Relora Benefits for Stress and Weight Loss

Is it possible to control stress and lose weight at the same time? Relora may seem to be the solution. This supplement has so many consumers heading to the drugstore or hopping online that manufacturers are stepping up production to meet the demands. That relora has been mentioned by Dr. Mehmet Oz on his show, "Dr. Oz," is no coincidence.

What is relora?
Relora is a natural supplement taken to relieve stress. It comes from the barks of two plants, the Magnolia officinalisand the Phellodendron amurense. These plants are native to China and are essential herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Magnolia bark is used to treat a variety of ailments including menstrual cramps, indigestion, coughand asthma. The phellodendron, or "huang bai" in Chinese, has wide-ranging antibacterial and antiviral properties, especially for infections in the lower parts of the body.
Where does relora do?
Relora became popular in the Western world for its effectiveness in relieving anxiety, stress and depression. The polyphenols in the magnolia bark and the phytochemicals in the phellodendron combine to help promote relaxationand balance moods. Relora reduces stress by controlling the level of cortisol in the body and suppressing its over-production. By regulating the secretion of this anxiety-generating hormone, tension and mental pressure are lessened. Being stress-free helps individuals feel in control and therefore, be more productive.

The cortisol-stress-weight gain connection
The 2010 Stress in America survey found the link between stress and obesity is significant. Overweight or obese Americans felt more stressed than their normal-weight counterparts leading to additional weight gain.

Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the body’s adrenal glands. In normal quantity, cortisol supports the function of important bodily processes such as the metabolism of fats, protein and carbohydrates, blood pressure levels and normal blood sugar production. Slight increases of cortisol produce positive effects such as a boost in energy, enhanced memory and increased immunity.

Cortisol is also commonly called the “stress hormone” because there is an increase in its secretion during stressful situations, such as in the “fight or flight” response. The “fight or flight” response, the body’s automatic reaction to a perceived threat , is a type of survival technique necessary to combat stress. The relaxation response brings cortisol back to its normal level. However, in a continuous state of stress, the stress response remains at its highest level, producing chronic stress.

Chronic stress can lead to a number of illnesses, foremost among them cardiovascular diseases and obesity. The distinguishing mark of cortisol-induced obesity is its tendency to accumulate excessive fat around the waist, called visceral fat. Visceral fat and its presence has been linked to anxiety and depression, mental states related to chronic stress.

Overeating, especially foods that are high in sugar and fat, is a common coping mechanism for stress. No matter the scale of the stressful event or the cause, eating comfort foods like pizza and ice cream provides a temporary mood lift. When unhealthy eating becomes a pattern, weight gain follows, leading to obesity.
Why take relora?
With studies in the United States showing people feel they are more stressed now than ever, it’s no wonder that one third (33.8 percent) of the adult population are obese, having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more and 34.2 percent are overweight, with a BMI ranging from 25 to 29.9.

Considering 44 out of 100 Americans feel their stress levels have increased in the past five years, food supplements like Relora become extremely helpful. It can also be used as a sleep aid, reduce irritability and tension, and treat allergies and asthma.

Take 750 mg of relora daily, divided into two or three doses and feel the frazzled nerves and tension slip away. Some users reported relora also suppressed their appetites, although this might also be a side effect of being stress-free. There have been no reported negative reactions reported, with the most common side effects being drowsiness, which passed after two days of taking relora, and mild hypotension (a decrease of 5 mmHG in systolic blood pressure).

With the figures for obesity nearing epidemic proportions, millions are looking for a way to relieve stress. Relora may be the two-in-one answer to having a fit and healthy mind and body.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Get Rewarded for Working Out? What Do You Think?


By Alix Redmonde , Herald-Tribune


Having a hard time getting to the gym? You're not alone.
The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition website writes, “Less than 5 percent of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day.  Only one in three adults receives the recommended amount of physical activity each week.”
So, what will it take to get you to commit to exercise regularly?  How about a motivator that hits you in your wallet?
Photo provided by GymPact
Photo provided by GymPact
Thomas Penafiel, a 26-year old Sarasota resident, found GymPactduring an online search.  The app penalizes you financially when you miss a workout by debiting your bank account.  He has used other health and fitness apps and was impressed with GymPact’s favorable reviews.
“My main issue was not going to the gym because there wasn’t any incentive,” he said.  “Nobody wants to have to pay for not going to the gym and seeing the deduction in my bank account for not going was enough motivation to get off my butt.”
Penafiel has more excuses than most people for having a hard time getting to gym: He is employed full time in IT administration and is also a full-time student.  But after missing a workout, the GymPact app overrode any excuses he could make to himself.
“I never felt so guilty in my life for not going to the gym, especially when I looked at my bank account," he said.
He has not missed another work out.
When GymPact users sign up, they determine how many days a week they will work out and how much money they will pay when they miss a work out.
The app offers more than a penalty for not working out. Those that keep their commitment are paid a small sum among a pool dividing the payments of non-exercisers.
If you don’t have a gym membership the app allows you to work out at home.  All you have to do is turn on a specific mode, your phone detects your movement and reports it back to the app.   It then calculates how many minutes you worked out.
You have to exercise for a minimum of  30 minutes for the app to count your workout.  If you are participating in a sport that is longer in duration but has resting times in-between, the app only calculates the time during which you are active.  Penafiel even uses it for golf as it detects his swing and walking the fairways.
The app is free.  You enter your credit card or pay pal information and are rewarded for keeping your commitments.   You are only charged if you break your pact.“It’s extremely easy,” he explained. “You just hit a big blue button on the interface when you get to the gym.   There is a GPS that makes sure you’re actually at the gym and once you check in you have to be there for the minimum amount of time you set in your app, then you check out and go home.”
Marissa Window, GymPact marketing lead said, "We find the financial incentives have really helped individuals stick to their fitness goals.  Our users make it on average to 90 percent of the days they commit."
It seems to be working for Penafiel.  Since he joined in mid-January he has been working out regularly at his condo gym and at work.

This is an interesting Article! What Do You Think??  Would this motivate you to Workout?

Monday, October 19, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Popcorn a Healthy Snack?



Air-popped popcorn is a healthful snack.Air-popped popcorn is a healthful snack. Buttery, salty popcorn is not a healthy snack; it’s loaded with fats, sodium and unnecessary calories. That doesn’t mean all popcorn is bad, though. Without unhealthy additions, popcorn is an ideal snack that has few calories and a lot of fiber. Fiber slows digestion, which prolongs fullness and holds you over until your next meal. 

Popping - To make popcorn healthful, you need to start with plain popcorn kernels. They’re sold in bulk at most grocery stores. Don’t be intimidated by popping your own kernels -- it’s easy to do. Place them in a brown paper bag, roll the top closed and microwave the popcorn as you would commercial popcorn. Alternatively, you can place the kernels in a microwave-safe bowl and set a microwave-safe plate on top to contain the kernels as they pop. If you plan to make healthful popcorn on a regular basis, though, consider a specialty air popper. While these machines are often loud, they pop the kernels more evenly than a microwave oven does and the popcorn often has a better flavor. Plus, there’s less risk of burning the popcorn in a specialty air popper. To avoid additional calories, don’t use any popping method that requires you to add oil or other fats. 

Seasoning - While you shouldn’t add salt or fats to your popcorn, you don’t have to eat it plain. You have several options for healthful seasonings. For spicy popcorn, try a blend of crushed red pepper and cayenne. Paprika and chili powder make a less spicy popcorn, lemon pepper makes popcorn zesty and a blend of basil, oregano and parsley will give popcorn an herbal overtone. If you’d rather have sweeter popcorn, try ground cinnamon or grated nutmeg. Powdered ginger, ground black pepper, five-spice powder and allspice are other examples of healthful seasonings. It’s usually best to add the seasonings after popping the popcorn, but if you’re microwaving the kernels, you may add them before you pop. 

Serving Size and Nutrition - While air-popped popcorn without salt or oil is low in calories and fat, you still need to limit your serving size. A 3-cup serving is reasonable for a snack, but if you’re voracious, a double serving is okay too. You need to use 1 1/2 tablespoons of kernels to make 3 cups of popped popcorn. One 3-cup serving of air-popped popcorn has 93 calories, 1 gram of fat, 3.5 grams of fiber and 2 milligrams of sodium. To compare, 3 cups of commercial microwave popcorn with oil has 192 calories, 14 grams of fat, 2.7 grams of fiber and 348 milligrams of sodium. If you add just 1/4 teaspoon of salt to your air-popped popcorn, its sodium content will skyrocket to 581 milligrams. 

Storing - Air-popped popcorn may be stored in a sealed container for up to one week without going stale. This is perfect for making a week’s worth of snacks in advance. If you need to store the popcorn for more than a week, you can make a homemade version of commercial popcorn bags. Place the kernels and your chosen seasonings in a brown paper lunch sack and fold it. It will be about the size of commercial microwave popcorn. Tie a string around it to keep air out, or tape it closed, and write the flavor on the popcorn package.
by Serena Styles

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