With the seemingly endless amount of technology in the fitness world, a person begins to question if any of it is really necessary, and if so, what and why. To answer these questions you need to know what goals you are setting and how you plan to achieve them. Instead of comparing the many types of fitness trackers, diets, and workout plans, I will talk about the information you will need to manage your health and wellness. This will in turn allow you to choose what type of tracker is best for you.
Throughout college I remember being told it is always best to collect as much data as possible when performing a research study in order to determine the factors affecting the outcome. This is also true when it comes to your fitness tracker, because your training program is a single-subject experiment, YOU. The more information you have, the more feedback from your day you're getting, the clearer the picture.
There are so many aspects to living healthy, but we only need to focus on a few to really start seeing a difference in our bodies and the way we feel. The trifecta of fitness data is heart rate ranges (intensity), diet and recovery (sleep). Tracking the number of steps is important also, especially if you are just starting your exercise program, but as you get into a routine, these other variables will be much more important.
Regardless of your health or fitness goals, an activity tracker can be a great wellness partner in your journey. It will keep you accountable, goad you to achieve more and give you confidence in your routine.
Pancakes, No Milk
If you find yourself in a hurry in the morning, prep these pancakes for a quick morning snack.
2 cups Whole Wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
4 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
2 tablespoons of sugar
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
2 Cups of Sparkling Mineral Water
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Mix all the dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl beat the eggs, and then add the olive oil, vanilla extract.
Mix the dry ingredients with the wet and finally add the water.
Mix until smooth then pour silver dollar sized amounts into a preheated light medium heat.
Once poured sprinkle some blueberries, bananas, or other fruit for some added flavor.
Spread peanut butter on one when ready to consume and enjoy a quick easy breakfast throughout the week.
Summer BBQ Kickoff Guide
The Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Competition crowned a new champion last weekend.
With Memorial Day quickly approaching, your turn as a grill master is quickly approaching.
While barbecue is an indulgent food that shouldn't be taken lightly below are some quick tips to eating with a more healthful angle and avoiding any unnecessary calories.
After all is said and done you can walk it off at the park or bowling at the new Bass Pro Shop.
Whether you grill or smoke some ribs, pulled pork, or any other favorite item, remember to snack smart and have fun.
Whether you're sitting at your desk, at the movies, or in the car... kale chips make a great on the go crunchy snack.
This simple recipe can be tweaked to accommodate a favorite spice or seasoning such as garlic or cayenne pepper.
The ingredients are short and the prep time is key, but the payoff is a grand delight.
One Bunch of Kale
1 Tablespoon of olive Oil (infused olive oil)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
-Remove the stems from the kale and keep leaf in large sections
-Wash well and dry completely, if still damp pat dry with a towel.
-place leaves and oil in a plastic bag and massage being sure to coat them fully
-Line a cookie sheet and place a single layer of kale on the pan not allowing overlapping
-Place oven rack to the top third of the oven and preheat oven to 325F
-Bake for 15-20 minutes checking every 6-8 minutes and turning halfway through.
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