5 things in health and fitness you should know
1. Avoiding genetically modified produce:
Look at the first digit on the food label. If it starts with the number 8, you don’t want it. That 8 means it has been genetically modified and you do not want that in your body.
2. The healthiest meal ever created:
Scientists in the UK created what they claim is thehealthiest meal ever made. What exactly would that meal consist of?
Smoked salmon terrine and a mixed leaf salad with an olive oil dressing
Chicken casserole with lentils and vegetables
Yogurt-based blancmange with walnuts and a sugar-free caramel sauce.
It all sounds pretty good to me, despite not knowing what a blancmange is. Sounds a little skin diseasey to me.
3. We eat out about half the time:
A study from 2010 found that Americans eat out 47.9% of the time. The USDA says that eating out will add an average of 134 extra calories into your diet. So eating out just once a week would add 2 pounds a week to your body in a year’s time. Doesn’t sound like much, but how many times a week are you eating out?
4. Stop calling yourself fat:
Researchers at the University of Arizona, Tucson found that repeatedly calling yourself fat has real life consequences. Lead researcher Analisa Arroya said, “We found that fat talk predicts changes in depression, body satisfaction, and perceived pressure to be thin across time.”
Stop the negative self talk, it is just making things worse!
5. Lift your mood without meds:
A study done in 1999 found that exercising 3 times a week for 45 minutes per session at a high to moderate intensity for 4 months was just as effective at treating depression as Zoloft. The exercise group did even better than the group that exercised AND took Zoloft.