KEEPING OUR BRAIN HEALTHY!

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4 Steps to Keeping our Brain Healthy

True healthy living isn’t possible without a healthy brain. This includes giving the brain the nutrients it needs as well as mentally/psychological health. Often it’s next to impossible to get the rest of your body on track before you get your head right. Here are 4 ways to keeping your brain healthy.

1. Bond with people
Being social with others requires our brains to be extra engaged. During social interactions we are reading body language and facial expressions, and showing empathy for people. Connecting with others also results in positive emotions, which fills the brain with chemicals that keep it healthy.

2.Stay physically active
As people age the brain can shrink. Though in those who regularly exercise this change does not happen. Exercises helps keep brain tissue healthy and increases the connections in the brain. It also helps keep neurons healthy and alive.

3.Eat Fish
Want to reduce your changes of Alzheimer’s by 60 percent? Eat more fish and regularly intake Omega-3 fish oils. Eating fish at least once a week slows cognitive decline by 10 percent.

4. Work it out
Treat the brain like any other muscle. To keep it strong or to make it even stronger you have to exercise it. Constantly challenge your mind to learn more and grow. Learn new skills, take classes, learn a new language, read more books, etc. It all goes a long way to helping the brain stay fit.

The brain is a vital part of the body that often gets neglected by fitness buffs. We tend to focus on working out the rest of our bodies and forgetting about the most important organ of all. Follow these steps to make sure you keep the mind in mind while living a healthier, happier life.

Our weight loss retreat, Live in Fitness, can help educate you and jumpstart your journey to a healthy weight and lifestyle. At Live in Fitness, we take your age, fitness levels, and personal goals into account to create a personalized weight loss program.

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Tips To Staying Healthy This Valentine's Day!

Staying Healthy Valentine's Day

Staying Healthy This Valentine’s Day!

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If you have Valentine make sure to take it easy on those chocolates, and if you don’t have a Valentine make sure to take it easy on those chocolates ;)

If you you’re lucky enough to have a long weekend this weekend in celebration of Presidents Day or if you have Valentine’s day off, it’s easy to get lazy and want to just lay around on your day off. It’s important to stay active and not fall into the rut and make getting back to routine  that much harder.

Here are 5 tips to staying fit, active, and healthy!

1. Work out a little longer
We typically have to work our exercising between many errands and a full day of work. But if you have the day off you have an extra block of time you can fill. Fill some or all of that time with that extra exercise you typically don’t have time for.

2. Keep the usual sleep schedule
As badly as we may want to sleep in all day we have to fight that urge. Get up early like you always do and get busy. You’ll feel better in the long run having accomplished more with your extra time than just wasting away all weekend.

3. Go outdoors
If you have to mow the lawn, rake leaves, shovel snow, etc..Get to it! If you’re all done with your chores and need some fun head to the park, beach, woods, or where ever your favorite outdoor spot is. Take the dog for a walk or go for a run. Just get up and get out of the house!

4. Stick to your diet
Whether it’s a weekday, weekend day, or holiday we have to stick to our diets. We all break occasionally but what’s important is to remember why you’re doing this and keep up that motivation. Don’t make excuses like “well it’s the weekend”. It’s just another day and another way you could work to become healthier.

5. Plan to weigh yourself on Monday
Weigh yourself on Monday to really keep yourself accountable for what you eat and how much exercise you do. Aim to lose a pound or so over the weekend. You’d be surprised what you can achieve in only a few days.

At our Fit Camp our coaches encourage all of our clients to never take weekends off of fitness. Always work to better yourself no matter what the day or time of year. It’s only through perseverance and hard week can we achieve our fitness goals.

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Benefits of Meal Planning

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Benefits of Meal Planning 

Finding ways to save on a tight budget is a must for most of us. There are lots of ways to accomplish this but today we’re going to focus on cheap and healthy meal planning. At our Fitness Camp we make sure to help everyone transition easily to ensure they don’t fall back on any bad eating habits. Meal planning is definitely a great way to keep up with eating healthier. We usually eat unhealthy food when we are tired, hungry and want something thats fast and inexpensive. Planning out your meals will help give you no excuse. Here are 5 ways to make sure you can eat well on a budget.

1. Take advantage of sales and coupons

Every store puts out flyers with their weekly sales and coupons. There are lots of healthy options in you look closely. Picking out the best deals before you go to the store is a great start to saving money.

2. Do recipe research

Find exactly what you want to cook for the least amount of money. Go in knowing what you need and how much it costs. That way you’ll be in for very few surprises. There are food search engines that you can put in certain ingredients and it will tell you what recipes you can make with them. It’s very helpful when you can only afford a few ingredients.

3.Create a meal plan

Making a weekly meal plan can help big time. Knowing exactly what you’re eating each day of the week helps you measure exactly how much you’re spending every week on food. It also helps prevent you from random trips to the grocery store or eating out constantly.

4. Don’t eat out so much

If you have a good healthy meal plan eating out isn’t going to be nearly as appealing. You’ll spend much less and eat much better. With your meal plan you can plan your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can take your meals to work and save tons on daily lunch grabs from sandwich shops, etc.

5. When you go shopping stick to your list

Stick to your list at the store. You made the meal plan to help you pick what foods you’d need for the week in order to save money. If you venture off that list it defeats the whole purpose of what you’re doing. Eat before you go to the store and it will make this much easier. Stick to the list and only get the foods you decided on before hand.

Meal planning is one of many ways to help you save money and stay healthy. Fast food may be cheap but it’s not just about being cheap. These steps should help you get the best of both worlds.

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4 WAYS TO GET FIT

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4 Ways to Get Fit on a Budget

Exercising can be a very expensive way of life. But it doesn’t have to be. With all the machines, gym memberships, and supplements you can dump money into their are much cheaper substitutes out there. Here are 4 ways to get fit on a budget.

1. Exercise at home
If a gym membership is to expensive for you you could easily work out at home. There are lots of exercises you can do at home and cheap, small, effective equipment you can get. The internet is also filled with great exercises to help you out. Our webstie Fitclubtv.com is exactly like that. Giving you tons of helpful hints and work out videos.

2. Cheap gyms
Some people just prefer the routine of going to a gym. And it’s a good habit to have. It makes you much more productive to have to get out of the house to exercise. Some memberships can be pretty costly but if you look hard you can find some great deals. And if you already have a membership that’s to costly tell them you’re leaving for another gym. They may knock a few bucks off for you.

3. Go outside.
There are plenty of cheap activities you can find to stay healthy. Joining a sports team, jogging, surfing, tennis, rollerblading, etc. All great and relatively cheap ways to stay fit. It’s also a good way to have fun and not lose interest.

4. Weight loss camps
Although the initial cost may seem expensive in the long run the results versus amount of time and money spent can really be worth it. There are great camps out there that can get you in shape quickly and help you keep the weight off. The cost can be jarring but consider the amount you’d spend getting much less impressive results from a regular gym over a longer period of time.

If you are creative and inventive with how you work out there is no excuse to getting fit. People tend to want to wait to get started until they think they can afford it. If you follow our steps and do a little research and trial and error you’ll find you can get fit on any budget.

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Diseases Related to Obesity

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Live In Fitness – Obesity Weight Loss

People who are looking to lose weight tend to be focused on cosmetic reasons. Looking thin will build your confidence and help you fit into that little black dress you see tantalizing you at the mall. However, there are a number of health benefits that come with losing weight as well and, conversely, there is a host of diseases that are caused by or made more likely because of obesity. Plus, it’s a difference you can feel. When you start to lose weight it’s likely that you’ll have more energy and feel generally better.

Weight loss through diet and exercise can lower your risk of experiencing a wide range of diseases including a number of potentially fatal ones. Here are just a few of the potential health risks that could come from obesity:

Coronary Heart Disease

Heart disease is the number one threat to people in the US and around the world. It includes a number of health problems such as:

  • Heart attack, or when oxygen-rich blood is blocked from entering a part of the heart. Oxygen isn’t restored quickly, that part of the heart begins to die. This can happen when a build-up of waxy plaque causes pressure that breaks the artery wall. When clot forms, it can partially or totally block off the artery which deprives oxygen to that part of the heart.
  • Angina, which is when plaque narrows the coronary arteries and reduces blood flow to the heart. Resulting angina is a pain in the heart that signals a potential heart disease issue.
  • Heart failure can also be a result of obesity. This is when the heart isn’t able to pump enough blood to the rest of the body.

Heart disease is one of the deadlier complications that come with obesity. While it can take a long time to build up a dangerous amount of plaque, heart complications can often happen without warning.

Stroke

Strokes take the fourth spot on the top causes of death for Americans. A stroke occurs when oxygen-rich blood is unable to properly flow into the brain, causing brains cells in the affected area to die. There are two types of stroke: ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes occur when the artery that supplies the brain with blood is blocked and hemorrhagic is when the artery ruptures and leaks. Again, obesity leads to a buildup of plaque which causes these blockages and your risk of having a stroke rises with your body mass index.

Diabetes

Obesity is a big factor in increasing your risk of type-2 diabetes. Diabetes is when the blood glucose (blood sugar) levels are too high. Normally the body produces a hormone called insulin which converts glucose into energy but with an overabundance of glucose, the body can’t produce enough insulin to manage your blood sugar. Diabetes can cause death, stroke, kidney disease, and blindness.

While these aren’t the only medical complications that can come with obesity, they are among the most serious. Since your BMI is often directly related to your risk of getting these diseases, fat loss can immediately lower your chances. With every pound you lose, you can begin to lower your risk factors.

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