Woww this post is maddening. I just posted a list of fitblr myths but now I feel the need to speak up about these too.
#1: Your metabolism will not slow down if you eat less often. You could eat 1500 calories in one sitting, or five different 300 calorie meals, and your metabolism would react the exact same. Meal timing doesn’t matter. Calories do.
#2: Exercise when you feel best. Some people hate exercising in the morning. I only exercise at night.
#4: True, but it is possible to cut calories and still be healthy. Just don’t cut too many.
#5: Or just watch TV… taking some time to relax every day doesn’t make you lazy.
#6: If you like McDonalds, eat McDonalds. If you just went to the gym and burned off a bunch of calories, you can absolutely eat something “unhealthy” afterwards without it “ruining” your hard work.
#8: Protein helps build muscle, yes. But no, eating protein does not “boost” your metabolism, no matter what time of day you eat it.
Some good stuff in here and some not-so-good stuff.
Make Your Own Alkaline Vitamin Water
Find yourself needing a vitamin boost?
Click here, for complete recipe and directions of my five signature colour-free, sugar-free and bpa plastic free alkaline vitamin waters or get inspired to make your own combinations.
- Recovery - This vitamin water is ideal for recovery post-workout or after a large bout of physical activity. Blackberries and Cherries aid in replenishing oxygen in the blood while pomegranate and glutamine help to restore and repair muscle tissue damage
- C*Power - This vitamin water gives you a boost of anti-viral and anti-inflammatory vitamin C. With natural citrus fruits and camu camu powder, c*power is ideal for boosting your immunity after an illness or just keeping your body empowered. This is an excellent combination for weight loss
- Stressless - This is my favourite combination, the blend of watermelon and rosemary is divine. This vitamin water is ideal for helping you balance stress on a mental and physiological level. With the addition of B vitamins, hydrating watermelon and calming rosemary this combination is best used during times of stress or intensity
- Digest It - Excellent for aiding in digestion and stimulating the colon and digestive tract. With the combination of pineapple’s digestive enzymes, soothing, cooling mint and warming ginger, stimulating lemongrass, immunizing lychee and probiotics this water will aid in internal balance
- Detox - Purify your blood and body with this awesome vitamin water! Detox is ideal for the morning after a night out or when you are cleansing. Created with hydrating coconut water, and fresh cucumber, nutrient rich coconut meat, detoxifying milk thistle and anti-oxidant loaded raspberries and blueberries, this combination will cleanse your body from the inside out
It simple, cheap and easy way to get your vitamins in a delicious and hydrating way.
The Ten Principles of Physical Fitness
- Cardiovascular/Respiratory Endurance: The ability of body systems to gather, process and deliver oxygen.
- Stamina: The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store and utilize energy.
- Strength: The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.
- Flexibility: The ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint.
- Power: The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.
- Speed: The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.
- Coordination: The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.
- Agility: The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.
- Balance: The ability to control the placement of the bodies center of gravity in relation to its support base.
- Accuracy: The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.
10 facets of overall fitness
Note that none of these have anything to do with your weight or how you look.