Here are some of the best secrets to be found at a fitness resort. Call them gifts or miracles, nature has never disapointed and this will not be the case.

 

chocolate

Cocoa contains flavanols which is a very beneficial phytonutrients that will keep your blood vessels intact and working, lowering with this the risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and, kidney decease and dementia. Some other benefits of eating cocoa or chocolate have to do with mood. Cocoa contains dopamine and serotonin which function as antidepressant and it elevates your mood. If its taken at the right time, sleepiness should be another benefit that the chocolate lovers can enjoy.

OMEGA 3

The inflammatory effects that can be found on salmon or tuna can be very powerful. This is highly associated with your temperament. Keeping an emotional balance not always its a job of the mind, what we eat influences a lot. The omega-3 fatty acids lower your level of blood fats called triglycerides as it reduces the plaque buildup inside the blood vessels. Some of the foods where it can be found are fish, walnuts, broccoli, and edamame.

exercise

Incrementing your metabolism and keeping your heart and lungs healthy are some of the things that you might spect when exercise is part of your routine. Well, adding to the good news; a study says that people that include working out as part of their routines is less likely  to die from heart disease, stroke, cancer and neurological conditions.

It’s less fun if you do it alone. Don’t bring your pet to hike the Himalaya -they don’t have the physical condition to keep up with your workout, but do invite your friend, co-worker, love partner or relative it can also work to build up a relationship or make it better perhaps.

red wine

A not so bad habit of yours can be actually very good for your health. It can significantly effect your cholesterol levels, based on a study done at the Universidad de Madrid in Spain. The red wine made out of High-fiber Tempranillo red grapes can help decrease the “bad cholesterol”. It also takes care of the blood vessels with polyphenols -antioxidants which also helps prevent degenerative diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Resveratrol can also be found in red wine; a type of natural phenol that will keep your brain sharp and with such dynamism. And if it has’t been considered as a miracle here it goes the last one; it will keep you in shape by preventing the growth of fat cells.

Leonor

Leonor came to LIFE’s weight loss program all the way from Venezuela in search of a new beginning.  She had planned to attend school that fall in Venezuela as an architecture student and continue her studies, but she knew she wanted to be the best she could be before she began her career. As a child and throughout her adolescence Leonor had a passion for sports. She became a gifted tennis player, and it quickly became her outlet and a great way to stay in shape. However, with no real knowledge or understanding of what it meant to have a balanced diet, the moment she stopped playing tennis the weight began to pile on. Soon enough, and almost seamlessly she had become overweight without even taking notice as to how she let herself get to that point. She had lost sight of her self-image and her self-esteem, and she even stopped playing tennis.  Once, enrolled in LIFE’s weight-loss program it was clear that Leonor was determined to get her healthy life back. Following her schedule thoroughly and relentlessly and pushing herself beyond the limit made Leonor a true exemplary participant. With a level of commitment unrivaled by anybody else in the camp she became a leader and a true inspiration to others. By the end of the program she was able to play tennis again without her weight being an obstacle. In little time she was able to accomplish her weigh loss goals, but the genuine friendships she made, and the commitment to a healthy lifestyle for her were truly priceless.

Gavy

Having been an athletic person all her life, Gaby was no stranger to strenuous physical activity. She had a passion for soccer that only grew with the years and became not only a major part of her life but her favorite pastime.  Unfortunately, Gaby suffered a set back in her life that would pose her to abandon her routine lifestyle of health and fitness for one of isolation and defeat. This setback caused Gaby to gain a tremendous amount of weight so quickly that before she knew it she was overweight. Unable to recognize herself Gaby was now faced with a major challenge. The most difficult part was trying to asses were to start piecing the parts of her life back together. She knew that her weight gain was as much psychological as it was physical. LIFE became not only a weight loss camp for her but a place where she could talk to onsite psychologists and trainers to help her get over the mental and physical hurdles that were holding her back. Incredibly enough Gaby did much more than overcome her obstacles, she went on to win the biggest looser competition at LIFE rendering her a plaque among the participants that had managed to make such a drastic life changing achievement in so short of a time.

Sally Howarth

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