Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Should I eat before or after I workout? And what?

While eating after exercise is important, some examination has demonstrated that it may not be important to eat the second you complete the process of working out.
The good news is you have 8-24 hours after your activity. You don't have to eat immediately! You can take as much time as you need after your workout to eat.
If you don't eat before your workout, eat at your earliest convenience after completing your exercise.

What to Eat After You Workout

The essential objective of your post-exercise meal is to supply your body with the correct supplements for sufficient recuperation and to boost the advantages of your exercise.

Here are some ideas of things to eat:


  • Sweet potatoes
  • Chocolate milk
  • Quinoa
  • Fruits (pineapple, berries, banana, kiwi)
  • Rice cakes
  • Rice
  • Oatmeal
  • Potatoes
  • Pasta
  • Dark, leafy green vegetables


  • Eggs
  • Greek yogurt
  • Cottage cheese
  • Salmon
  • Chicken
  • Protein bar
  • Tuna


  • Nuts
  • Nut butters
  • Trail mix (dried fruits and nuts)
  • Avocado

Here are a couple of ideas for fast and simple meals to eat after your exercise:

  • Grilled chicken with roasted vegetables.
  • Egg omelet with avocado spread on toast.
  • Salmon with sweet potato.
  • Tuna salad sandwich on whole grain bread.
  • Cottage cheese and fruits.
  • Pita and hummus.
  • Rice crackers and peanut butter.
  • Whole grain toast and almond butter.
  • Cereal and skim milk.
  • Greek yogurt, berries and granola.
  • Quinoa bowl with berries and nuts
  • Multi-grain bread and raw peanuts.


Getting supplements in the hours around exercise is significant. On the off chance that you don't eat before exercise, attempt to eat not long after exercise. Eating protein can help fix your muscles and different tissues, while carbs can help reestablish your glycogen stores.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

How To Be A Star Student. 5 Tips

Working out can bring you joy. Helping students achieve that joy is one of the best parts of teaching barre and HIIT classes. Be that as it may, truly, some days teaching fitness classes can be an insane asylum, and different days it tends to be an all-out dungeon—for the students and the instructor. Super-hard exercises aren’t the only things that can lead to torturous class environments. I compiled a list of things that are just plain rude in a fitness class. A “don’t be that jerk” guide, if you will.
1. Checking your phone: Why do some people find it necessary to whip out their phone during a fitness class? On the off chance that a critical call is coming through, I understand. However, I’ve had students pull out their phone to check Instagram or Facebook. It is so insulting to me that those students are more concerned with their social media than the class that is happening.
2. Being exclusively centered around weight, not different kinds of progress or goals: I want to scream when over and over again I have to talk a student down because they are focused on the number on the scale, not how they feel or how they feel in their clothing.
3. Not telling me prior to class about their injuries: Every class, I ask students to tell me about any injuries, pregnancies, or anything else going on with their bodies that might be relevant to what they can do in class. I’m not a mind reader. I don’t just magically know about your body. I’ve had ladies let me know after a class or private session that they’re pregnant. What? Any instructor worth their salt will tailor exercises to you, so speak up early on to get the most effective use of both your time.
4. Not listening to my instructions: It is super annoying when students make up their very own exercises during a group class. Modifications are one thing (but see #3 above and give me a heads up before class so I can help you tailor exercises to your needs!), but doing your own modern dance (this has happened, complete with singing a song that was not playing) when the rest of class is doing very difficult moves is distracting to other students.
5. Talking over me: Class is not the time for talking at any audible volume with your friends. It’s a mentality. You’re either genuine about being in a group class and putting forth a valiant effort, or you’re not. Pay attention—it just takes one hour of resolute assurance to draw out the best in yourself.
I hope this list will help you to be the well-behaved student you can be.


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This article was first published on Fixing Fit

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Why is Almond Butter so expensive?

For what reason is almond butter so costly?

California produces 80% of the world's almonds. They represent 11 billion dollars in benefit statewide. Almonds require a great deal of water to deliver. "The measure of water expected to deliver the state's yield [almonds] would cover the measure of water 60 percent of California's inhabitants are prescribed to utilize every year," says ABC News.

Without a doubt, almonds are not the most noticeably bad guilty parties with regards to sucking California's water assets dry. It takes in excess of a gallon of water to grow a solitary almond, and it might take 220 gallons of water to deliver a substantial avocado… A stick of spread requires in excess of 500 gallons of water to make.
All things considered, almonds take up 10% of California's all out supply.

Ok. So now what? A call to blacklist almonds?

If you feel like making some practical changes, here are a couple of humble proposals that I'm doing. I hope it helps you.

  • Purchase privately developed almond butter. I try to buy locally sourced butter. 
  • Make your own
  • Live simply, appreciate beauty, and share joy.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Neck pain during crunches

Neck pain during crunches is incredibly common
The genuine issue? You're doing crunches all wrong. Most people perform a crunch from the upper body instead of the ab area, which works your neck muscles, not your abs.  
Picture your spine. It can twist back, forward, and around, however the structure stays connected together in one line. If performed properly, crunches will keep your spine in line from lower back to head.  Be that as it may, in the event that you let the head slack, you're leaving your neck powerless against a strain. Best case, this slight pressure results in the gentle distress that'll shield you from producing enough reps to ever really observe abs in the mirror. But with enough pressure, this improper form can actually lead to a bulging disc, which comes with serious pain, numbness, and muscle weakness. No bueno!
Visualize holding a apple between your chin and your chest. If you don't squeeze, you'll drop it, but too much pressure will squish the fruit, making bruises all over the apple (If visualizing just isn't working, try folding up a towel and squeezing it between your chin and your chest.) So, retract your chin. Remember the elbows and abs are not connected. The abs have no idea what your elbows are doing so it's ok if your elbows aren't opened wide. But, your neck is connected to your spine so no pushing your head forward with your hands. 
I hope this helps you the next time you hit the mat for some ab work. 

In health,

Sunday, March 10, 2019

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Fruits and Vegetables together in a juice

The exhausting truth, is that there simply aren't any alternate routes to weight loss and better wellbeing: it takes work. Juice can be a piece of a solid eating regimen, with one vital principle: make it at home with a juicer or blender that utilizes the whole natural products or vegetables rather than one that just expels the fluid. Not all juicing fixings are made equivalent. Certain fruits and veggies are better tasting for juicing than others. 
Here are some great combinations to try:
 Cucumber, Pear Juice
This is a refreshing juice! It’s a great source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and more. Cucumbers are almost 90% water and contain electrolytes! I think it's great way to stay hydrated. 
Make it by combining the following in your juicer:
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 pear
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 cup spinach
  • handful of mint leaves
This cucumber, pear juice is best to have at any time of the day. The electrolytes make it a good way to fight a hangover. 
Watermelon, Lime Juice
Watermelon is one of my favorite ways to get hydration during the hot summer days. Remember this one for the heat of the summer. 
Make it by combining the following in your juicer:
  • 2 cups watermelon (cubed)
  • 1 lime
  • handful of mint leaves
Combine Watermelon with lime for a great-tasting juice that’s not only hydrating but is high in vitamin C and antioxidants as well.
 Carrot, Cherry Juice
Carrots are so healthy for you. They’re high in vitamin A, vitamin C, and beta-carotene. It is also sweet!
Make it by combining the following in your juicer:
  • 8 carrots
  • 1 cup pitted cherries

 This juice is think and is perfect as a healthy dessert. No need to feel guilty for this dessert. 

Parsley, Kale, Apple Juice
Parsley is a great for juicing! It contains vitamin A, vitamin C, and folic acid. Most of the time Parsley is over looked but don't discount it. 
Make this juice by combining the following in your juicer:

  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 3 large apples (Granny Smith)
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 lemons
Make sure to offset out the parsley with alternate fixings. Honestly, the taste of parsley is overpowering if the fixings aren't added in the EXACT amount suggested. This one I tried a few times to get the right amount of sweetness. 

Disclaimer alert: I was the taste tester while my husband did this for me, he is the better cook anyway, so ultimately you win.  I just gave feedback, I did not juice. 
One extra tip is to include a little sparkling water to every juice. It makes them additionally reviving and simpler to drink down. And it makes your drinks bubbly, which is always fun!
In Health,

Saturday, January 19, 2019

How to reset your body after weeks of not taking care of it

Refocusing after a big celebration doesn't need to include crash diets or outrageous changes.  It isn't tied in with driving yourself to work out for a considerable length of time or denying yourself with a strict diet. Rather, the most ideal approach to refocus after big occasions is to execute little changes that lead to the reset.
Need to find the key to making balance?  Continue reading for my go-to post-occasion self-care tips. 

Start the Morning with Hot Lemon Water. 

Hydration is absolutely critical to start the day in good shape. Drinking sufficient water can help diminish longings and may even help you lose weight. Some may find that a little lemon flavor can make remaining hydrated less demanding and more delicious. 

Keep in mind That What You Eat Matters. 

Concentrate on healthy; think bright foods grown from the ground that are stacked with fiber and cancer prevention agents. The cancer prevention agents help diminish aggravation while the fiber enables the stomach related track to run easily. A couple of my most loved, broccoli, berries, chia seeds, and oats. 

Try different things with Saunas. 

Infrared saunas have turned into a go-to in the wellbeing network. Like exercise, sauna sessions help your sweating – one of the body's best end and detoxification techniques. This may enable help to clear skin and may even help encourage recuperation following an hard exercise session. It's currently one of my most loved ways to help with detoxification this winter!

Get moving! 

You don't need to exhaust yourself at the exercise center to feel a difference. Possibly the entirety of your body needs is delicate development, for example, yoga or strolling. Getting your body moving not only burns calories while but gives you an endorphin surge, leaving you feeling revived and restored.

Use these tips to help support your immune system and feel refreshed, strong, and vibrant!