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8 Ways to stay fit at a desk job

8 Ways to stay fit at a desk job

We are constantly under pressure to meet deadlines and end up stuck at our desk, even through lunch and breaks. What does that do to our bodies when we live a sedentary life?

As I state in my nutrition book, “Healthy Lifestyle the inside secrets to transforming your body and health”; you should always be moving. Of course, as with any job, school or anything we do- that simply is not possible. However, you can incorporate baby steps toward NEAT exercises, which stands for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis.

The following is a list of NEAT exercises you could add to your daily routine to help alleviate stress while burning additional calories- Check out my latest article in Chicz Magazine- Echo Press:

8 Ways to stay fit at your desk

21 ways to eat your water

WATER! Water water water! It’s good for you. I hate drinking it but I need to, as I’m always dehydrated. Plus it helps with a million other things besides preventing headaches.

If you’re like me, you struggle with constantly drinking water. So I have to get creative with finding ways to consume it. You can flavor your water with fruit, drink fresh juice or… You can eat it! Here is a nice little picture that shows you some water rich foods to help with hydration.

http://newlifestyleofanoldcouchpotato.blogspot.com/2014/06/let-talk-about-water.html?m=1

Just Strong – motivation & encouragement to ensuring we never give up

Just Strong is a lifestyle brand for strong women. As an ambassador for Just Strong, I wanted support a team of strong women, while encouraging strength & enthusiasm. Whether you are an experienced lifter, a new starter or have simply overcome great adversaries in your life, the JustStrong community is here to make sure you never give up.

Our symbol – the squat.

 

The squat is the perfect analogy for life – it’s about standing back up after something heavy gets you down and what better way to present this analogy by using it in our branding. We are here to empower and motivate strong women from every walk of life.

We want you to never give up and to stay strong physically and mentally. Just like the squat, our clothing is a symbol of standing back up, fighting against any resistance life throws at you and becoming stronger. This is the idea of where our company was born. Motivate strong women to overcome their adversaries and embrace their strength, no matter the source.

Be Strong! You can do this! Empower every women! Check out my direct link below to help support millions of women in the quest to be strong.

Just Strong

 #juststrong #juststrongclothing #powerlifters #powerliftinggirls #bodybuilding #girlswholift @bejuststrong (instagram) or @juststrongclothing (facebook)

The benefits of drinking more water

Feeling thirsty? Then it’s already too late. Your body is already in the early stages of dehydrated.

The Benefits of Drinking more Water

So, what does this mean? Why should we drink more water?

  1. Lose Weight. Water plays an important role in weight loss and weight maintenance in a number of ways. Keeping hydrated decreases food cravings. Often we think we are hungry, when actually all we need is a big drink of water. Along with containing zero calories, drinking water also increases our energy levels and metabolism. Don’t just take my word for it, though, here’s the research done on over 18,000 adults.   It’s Nature’s ready mixed diet drink.
  2. Reduced Allergies. Your lungs are moistened by water. Water helps you breathe. When dehydrated, your body will restrict the width of your airways to conserve water loss.  When you don’t drink enough water, your histamine levels increase as the body loses water. This can lead to increased allergy reactions and asthma.
  3. Prevent cancer. Research suggests that staying hydrated can reduce the risk of colon cancer by 45%5, bladder cancer by 50%6, and possibly reduce breast cancer risk as well.7  Keeping our cells hydrated means that they can effectively transport nutrients in and toxic waste out of our body.
  4. Be less grumpy. Your brain tissue is 75% water. When you’re not properly hydrated, your brain operates on less fuel and efficiency. You can feel drained, or experience fatigue or mood fluctuations. Research says dehydration can affect your mood and make you cranky and confused. Hmm. I think  I may know a few people who  live their life in a permanent state of thirst.
  5. Perform better. Dehydration can lead to weakness, muscle fatigue, dizziness, and electrolyte imbalance. Keeping our body hydrated means an increase in energy and plays an important part in maintaining muscle tone and increasing the production of new blood and muscle cells.
  6. Get Smarter. Drinking 8 – 10 cups of water a day can increase your cognitive abilities by as much as 30%. The reason for this is that the more water your brain has, the more oxygen it can receive – which is what keeps it functioning at its best.
  7. Save Money. Save money by not having to buy soda and other sugary drinks.
  8. No more Cavities. It’s better for your teeth and that means fewer fillings and fewer dentist bills. All of my children are cavity free. As in NO CAVITIES at all. The only thing I put it down to is the fact that we don’t drink soda, but we all drink water every day.
  9. Pain free Joints. Drinking water can reduce pain in your joints by keeping the cartilage soft and hydrated. The leading supplement taken for joint pain is glucosamine. This works by aiding in cartilage’s absorption of water.
  10. Detox Our digestive system needs water to function properly. Our body flushes out waste by urinating and sweat. Both of these processes only work with hydration. If we don’t flush out waste and bacteria, these toxins collect in our our body.
  11. Youthful looking skin. Forget expensive face creams.  Regular and plentiful water consumption can improve the color and texture of your skin by getting rid of toxins and improving the flow of blood to the skin. Our skin cells have a 2 – 3 weeks lifespan. We are constantly making new cells to replace the dead ones. Keeping our body hydrated means that the new cells can be built properly. Water plays an important role in keeping cells firm, allowing for firmer, tauter youthful looking skin.
  12. Pimple free face. If your teenager has a problem skin with breakouts and redness, you will be amazed at the difference this little change will make. Watch this video on what 30 days of drinking water does to this woman’s skin. 

 

http://www.cleaneatingwithkids.com/dehydration-making-sick-fat/

Struggle with anxiety?

Learn how to re-balance your hormones, address nutritional deficiencies, and fix the issue long-term. Bonus: Free printable that simplifies natural remedies for anxiety — including a supplement routine, what you should and shouldn’t eat, and more.

There are no quick fixes here.  The goal of all of this is to adjust your brain chemistry so you legitimately no longer have a problem, not just mask brain chemistry so you no longer realize that you do.  There are usually several steps…and I don’t even have it all figured out yet.  It’s a complex change.

Anxiety has to do with the fight-or-flight reaction, but is also a complex mix of dopamine, adrenaline, noradrenaline, cortisol, serotonin and more.  Fixing the hormonal cocktail is no easy task.  Plus, some of it is happening because of vitamin or mineral deficiencies, or bad bacteria in the gut.  Like I said — complex.

http://modernalternativehealth.com/2015/11/11/natural-remedies-for-anxiety/