Health & Fitness Articles of the Week – 05/17/15

7 Tips for Healthy Living on a Budget–  This is an article Dustin sent over to me this week as he thought it would be a good one to share out and I agree. Eating healthy can be expensive. especially when you try to eat more organic food. However this article gives some great tips on how to make it more budget friendly. I personally am excited to look into the website Thrive more!

A 2-Minute Walk May Counter the Harms of Sitting– There is a lot of information right now on sitting vs standing vs walking and the benefits of each. This brings to the forefront research being done on just this. “In fact, if they replaced as little as two minutes of sitting each hour with gentle walking, they lowered their risk of premature death by about 33 percent, compared with people who sat almost nonstop.”

I Traded Carbs for One Exquisite Piece of Toast– I personally love this post as for me it hits the nail on the head. I have always loved carbs, I can go without dessert, fried food, you name it. However I can never pass up bread. I struggle as my mind always craves it. I have tried low calorie options and they are just not the same. A couple of years back I made the decision if I was going to eat bread it was going to be amazing. I was going to enjoy every last bite of it and make it worth it. This article is very much in that vein. I think for anyone struggling with giving up 1 thing you love, read this. Know sometimes it is worth trading everything else in for that one thing you can look forward to all day.

Why Order a Salad at IHOP?– I have no other words then this is just disturbing. In my mind there is no reason 1 meal should have more calories then one person should eat in a given day, especially something like a salad which is marketed as a healthy food option. No wonder our general population struggles. “A new report from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine points out 100 restaurant salads that are “worse” than a Big Mac. The group defines “worse” in terms of saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, and calories, of which a Big Mac has 550, according to PCRM. (McDonald’s says the famous burger has only 530.) According to PCRM, a Big Mac also contains 29 grams of fat, 75 mg of cholesterol, and 970 mg of sodium.”

Higher Altitude May Lead to Lower Weight– A quick read, but seeing I am from Colorado where the altitude is higher I thought it was worth a quick once over.  “Previous research has suggested that lower concentrations of oxygen in the air at higher altitudes are associated with lower obesity rates. It’s believed that lower concentrations of oxygen in the air may suppress hunger, according to the researchers.”

 

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