The Year In Review

As 2017 draws to a close, I will take the time to summarize tips from this past year that I hope you will take with you into 2018:

  • Your body can safely metabolize about six teaspoons (24 grams) of added sugar per day. How much are you eating?
  • Building ankle strength and stability is crucial for avoiding injury and allowing you to not only workout but also perform activities of daily living.
  • While high intensity interval training (HIIT) sounds daunting, everyone, even if your only physical activity is walking, can benefit from an interval approach.
  • Don’t call food “good” or “bad,” but instead simply choose to eat more healthy food than food that isn’t as rich in nutrients.
  • Focus on good form while performing a plank – put some of your weight into your palms and forearms. Squeeze everything, especially your butt, if you are going to err, err butt up.
  • Are you fit to live? The goal is to be fit enough to survive, live your dreams, and continue to grow and challenge yourself mentally and physically.
  • Whether you have had a stressful day or just want to improve your fitness level, walking is the perfect solution.
  • A sedentary lifestyle is defined as walking less than 5,000 steps per day.
  • When it comes to nutrition, remember – there is no such thing as one-size fits all; the more you learn, the more you realize you know nothing; the body is smarter than the mind.
  • You can bring back movement to your neck by regularly practicing side-bending and head circles and turning your head side-to-side.

 

 

Recipe of the Week:

A Coq au Vin is a classic French stew in which chicken is braised slowly in red wine and a little brandy to yield a rich sauce filled with tender meat, crisp bits of bacon, mushrooms and pearl onions (is your mouth watering yet). I like to use bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs and legs instead of a whole chicken for my coq au vin.

Quote of the Week:

You know you have mastered a soul lesson when the circumstance has not  changed, but the way you respond to it has.

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