10 Fun Ways to Burn 200 Calories EASILY

10 Fun Ways to Burn 200 Calories EASILY

Most of us want to lead an active fun lifestyle, burn those calories, and stay in shape. Right? But when the term ‘staying in shape’ is bantered around, connotations of gym visits, jogging miles, lifting weights…. pops up, and there goes our momentum for staying in shape. Some of us love going to gyms, many of us don’t! Well, I just found a list of 10 fun – yes FUN!! Activities that burn about 200* calories each, without requiring you to hit the weights or step foot in a gym! Now that to me is my type of staying in shape. (*Calories burned vary by individual body type. Calories based on study done by Mayo Clinic. www.mayoclinic.com ) 1. Lace up those shoes. Get a breath of fresh air by hiking. Trekking your favourite trail for 28 minutes will help you get physically fit while allowing you to enjoy nature. Take a friend or family member, and enjoy the hike with someone else. There are some beautiful national parks around, or small mountain climbs – find one that you would enjoy, and go for it. 2. Let the courts do the talking. Playing basketball for a mere 21 minutes will get you through 200 calories in no time. Get a group together or swing by your local community basketball court for a pickup game. This doesn’t mean you have to be good at it, it just means you are enjoying a game with friends. If not basketball, netball, or even squash. 3. Strike it out. Need a slower pace? Try bowling. Don’t worry about your strikes or spares–after 55...
Transforming your mind and body …inside out

Transforming your mind and body …inside out

All programs are not created equal. When it comes to living well and living young, there’s one obstacle that millions of us are trying to overcome. Whether it’s hunger, lack of willpower, or life getting in the way, reaching a healthy weight and shape is a very difficult endeavour. The desire is certainly there, but you need your mind and body working together – and working for you. Transformation is about more than a number on a scale. It’s about redefining your body composition to build a healthier, leaner you. There is no magic pill for weight loss!! No matter what you have read or have been told, it’s simply not true – there is no magic bullet when it comes to weight management and body shaping. What does play an essential role in healthy weight management is lifestyle and dietary factors. All weight loss is not equal, nor is all weight loss beneficial; therefore the number on a scale should not be considered the ultimate measure of success. Diet after diet, fad after fad, we’ve become obsessed with a number on the scale. We weigh ourselves every day hoping the number will go down—and cringing when it goes up. It’s time to lose that dependence on the scale and embrace a better approach to the way we look and feel. The key to a lean and healthy body is not about the number on the scale, but rather about building a healthier, leaner you. With traditional diets, the weight people lose is part water, part fat, and part muscle. Did you know that muscle loss can account for...
Why should I be active

Why should I be active

It’s simple really – physically active people are healthier. Being physically active is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle and there is plenty of scientific evidence that clearly links regular physical activity to a wide range of physical and mental health benefits, and that people who enjoy regular physical activity tend to: Live longer Manage their weight better Be less likely to have a heart attack or stoke Have reduced risk of developing diabetes and some cancers Feel more energetic Have a healthier blood cholesterol level Have lower blood pressure Have stronger bones and muscles Feel more confident and happy Be able to sleep better Now, you may be thinking – I was fit and healthy in my earlier days – played sport every week; jogged on the beach; swam; went to the gym, I should be able to get fit pretty quick! Unfortunately, benefits attained early in life can’t be stored – physical activity needs to be regular, and ideally, taken every day. So what do I mean by 30 minutes a day of ‘moderate activity’? I have some great news – important health benefits associated with physical activity can be gained through moderate intensity activity, such as walking, swimming, gardening or playing golf (yes Golf!). Of course, for those of you who wish to be active in a more vigorous way by participating in activities such as organised sport, aerobics or jogging should continue to do so, as these activities can provide additional health benefits. Medical experts now recommend that adults of all ages do 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on all or most...
Eat Well with an effective Eating Plan

Eat Well with an effective Eating Plan

So what is an Eating Plan? The specially created eating plan for the 90 day Transformation Weight Management program focuses on helping you learn how to build a healthy meal that gives your body the nutrients it needs every day while staying within your daily protein intake. A healthy eating plan will also lower your risk for heart disease and other health conditions. A healthy eating plan: Emphasises vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat dairy or non dairy products Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts Limits saturated and trans fats, sodium, and added sugars Controls portion sizes A differentiating factor of this amazing 90 day Transformation Weight Management Program’s Eating Plan is that it utilises hand sizes as a guide to food portion sizes. A simple and easy to understand and follow Eating Plan is one of the three integral components of the 90 day program and is clearly outlined in the Program Handbook given to participants once they have registered. No special meals to cook; no difficult recipes to follow; no dramatic changes to the average pantry, and participants have access to handy and family friendly recipe ideas that suits the whole family. No need to make a meal for you, and a meal for everyone else! Simple meal ideas that will suit everyone. Want to know more? It doesn’t cost anything to ask. Connect with us...