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March 1, 2019

Seek Balance with Nutrition

February 6, 2019

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We are what we eat. We are also what we think and do. When it comes to nutrition, very few subjects arouse more confusion, conflict and controversy. It would seem that none of us can eat anything anymore because everything is “bad” for us. Many of us already have terrible relationships with food. Many of us don’t cook either and if so, very seldom. Of course, the reasons are complex. All I know is that the last thing we need is more negative talk about food. I look around some days and all I see is a new era of EXTREMELY picky eating. It’s a privilege to have any food to eat and being too picky about it all the time is not good for survival. Food is not to be feared. Food is not the enemy. It’s ok to make healthier choices but it’s important that it always be accompanied by a healthy relationship with food. Most us already know that we should limit fast food, fried food, overly-processed food, sugary and salty snacks but we ignore it anyway. We are also well aware that we should be eating more vegetables and fruits but we ignore all that too. So no, I’m not a fan of DIETS. I’m a fan of nutrition education. I’m a fan of trying something out for a while to see how it works. My recommendation is for you to do the same. My preferred nutrition source is PRECISION NUTRITION (website). I’ve also grown to respect the work of Dr. Michael Gregor, who has a great book called HOW NOT TO DIE and a great website, NUTRITION FACTS (website). Yes, I still eat meat, pizza, chips, cookies, and fried food. But i also eat a ton of plants most of the time and you should too. This makes everything SO much easier right from the start. Improving nutrition habits is a process and takes time. Start slow, build strong! Seek balance! #bssbbooks #blueskystrongbox #nutrition #diet #healthylifestyle #healthyfood #balancednutrition #healthandfitness #healthandwellness #healthandfitnessjourney #ihatediets #walking #strengthandconditioning #obesity

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Walking is the BEST exercise.

January 18, 2019

 

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I love the idea of counting steps. I love the idea that people are paying more attention to daily activity and movement again. What I really love is… people actually walking. You know, gettin’ at it, doin’ it…moving. Besides, it’s easy, it’s free and you can do it almost anywhere. I walk a lot. I always feel better, healthier, stronger when i’m walking regularly. Personally, I think it’s the best exercise the human body can do (Strength Training would be a close 2nd). I also think it’s what our bodies were best built to do. So we should probably do plenty of it (like every day). The average person does not walk nearly enough. We all know this. It might even be you. You can change that today. In these modern times, we have more technology, more knowledge, more resources, more of EVERYTHING…much more than we’ve ever had before. However, we are quite possibly the most unhealthy and unhappy we’ve ever been. A simple solution could be to walk more. Walking improves the health of the mind and the body and can be done every day. It can help with fat-loss but only when combined with appropriate nutrition habits and other lifestyle choices. How many steps each day? There really is no magic number. However, I would recommend aiming for around 5,ooo-10,ooo each day if you’re counting. More is great. Less is ok too. Anything is better than nothing. There’s no need to overdo it. How do you count steps? Use a Pedometer. Some smart phones have them already built in. Most FitBit-type watches have this function. For a more affordable option, look on Amazon/Walmart for the $10-20 Pedometers that just hook onto your waistband. All Pedometers will vary in accuracy, even the expensive ones. That’s ok. All you need is to get a rough estimate to the nearest 1000 steps. Remember, it’s just a number, don’t obsess over it. You don’t even have to get sweaty or change clothes. The steps you take during a normal day will all count. Use those legs for what they were designed for. Move your body before you can’t. #bssbbooks #blueskystrongbox

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Near Year Goals? It’s all about improving one habit at a time. But which one first?

January 8, 2019

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Welcome to the start of a brand new year. If there are ANY areas in your life that you would like to improve, anything, start by clearly defining what it is you want. Then figure out ONE area to begin improving first. This should be the one area that clearly needs the most attention and requires the most work. Improve that before moving on to other things. If this ONE thing seems too much, break it down into smaller more manageable pieces. Whatever it is, make each ONE thing something that you feel with 💯 % confidence that you will be successful. Brick by brick, stone by stone. The power is within. Besides, no one else can do this for you. Ask for help if needed. The BIG 3 (tips about each below) SLEEP – Aim to get a minimum of 7 hours of quality rest each day. Avoid caffeine if it disrupts sleep. Keep room completely dark and ideally, aim to get to sleep and wake up within the same hour each day. Research also says that we literally do best to awake with the rising of the sun. DAILY MOVEMENT. We don’t necessarily need to “exercise” each day but we do need to move every day. Walking more (and as much as possible) is always the best choice. It’s not about a certain number of steps but more about avoiding sitting still, standing still and not moving for long periods of time. Stretch. Move about. This should not require a change of clothes or sweating. HEALTHY DIET. We all know what is sh🌽and what is not. Eat less sh🌽t. Still not sure? Here’s a hint: consume more vegetsbles & fruits. Drink more water. Google it. #bssbbooks #blueskystrongbox

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How to Make a Simple-Inexpensive-Healthy Smoothie

October 17, 2018

 

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How to Make a Simple-Healthy-Inexpensive Smoothie at home using 4 Ingredients. Here is an example: 1) Choose a frozen berry or a fruit. I recommend either a handful of frozen Blueberries or cutting up a Whole Apple. 2) Choose a Dark Leafy Green. I recommend either a handful of frozen pre-washed Kale or Spinach. 3) Choose a spoonful of your favorite natural nut butter. My choice is Natural Peanut Butter. 4) Choose 1-2 scoops of a tasty Protein Powder. Taste is VERY important here. There are many choices, both animal and non-animal proteins. I personally prefer a chocolate Whey Protein Powder or a Vanilla Pea Protein Powder. Lastly, add some cold water to your blender full of ingredients. I usually fill it up to the half-way mark of whatever I put in my blender that day. Experiment with everything to get things how you like. Smoothies are a great way to add fruits and vegetables to your diet. Smoothies are best after exercise or when you’re in a hurry. I highly recommend them. You can add other ingredients. I put about a dozen different goodies in mine. To me, my smoothies are like daily medicine. Keep it simple. Enjoy. #bssbbooks #blueskystrongbox

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Eliminate time-wasting & negativity!

October 10, 2018

Fast & Furious Fat-loss Fundamentals…

August 28, 2018

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TURN UP THE VOLUME. Fat Loss Fundamentals… forget tricks and secrets. Why? Because they don’t exist. Master the basics of the “boring stuff”. Keep in mind, this is the stuff that matters most because these are the things we repeat most often every day. We are either repeating habits that help us or ones that don’t. 1)Strive to get 7+ hours of quality sleep each day 2) Do whatever you need to manage stress levels 3) Drink mostly water and less of everything else, until your urine is clear 4) Walk as much as you can each day-a minimum of 30minutes if you have a sedentary job 5) Strength train 2 x a week-Google: Squat/Push/Pull/Core exercises 6) Each meal should include a lean source of Protein, a healthy Fat, a colorful Vegetable. Fruit & nuts as a snack-meal is acceptable. #bssbbooks #blueskystrongbox

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