April 24, 2013

Mental health

Hello. Part of this week is over mental health. Below is a brief video over the importance of keeping your mind active and aware. 

Below I have also provided the link where you can go and try out a few mental aerobic exercises. Hope you enjoy.

April 12, 2013

Hey Viewers!

Here a recap of the last video: physical health is good for you overall health and happiness, every body is different, get a workout schedule, thirty minutes three times a week, and be active. Simple!
Anyway, I said I would talk to you about activities you can do to keep yourself active and fit. One of my favorites is Pilates. Pilates works all of you muscles, elevates your heart rate and flexibility. Another word for Pilates is "contrology". The inventor of Pilates preferred this name for it because Pilates focus of the control of you body and muscle. Because I am not a Pilates instructor I can't tell you how to do it but I can supply you with the following sources:
Also, I do suggest using YouTube as a source for finding good Pilates work outs.
Another way you can be active is by participating in a sports team or getting a group of friends together to play a game of soccer or ultimate frisbee. Anything to get your heart rate up. My momma used to tell me sweat once a day. And what a better way to sweat than with your friends.
Other thing you may want research are yoga, crossfit, swimming, hiking, and interval training. All of there types of exercises are very do-able here in Arizona. Arizona has many great hiking places. Like Camelback mountain, Suaguaro Lake, Squaw Peak, Pinnical Peak, and so many more. Here are some hiking blogs for you to check out:
Anyway, that's all I've got for you. Enjoy your work it. And remember to stay healthy and break those bad habits.

April 10, 2013

Physical Health!

Hello viewers, here is our video over Physical health. Also here are some links to some really good channels on YouTube and other blogs you guys can start using: http://www.youtube.com/user/LivestrongWoman 
Start with those three for now. The next post will go in more depth as to what kinds of physical activity you can do! Thanks for watching and stay healthy!

April 5, 2013

Granola Bars with Almonds, Chocolate, and Dried Cranberries from USA Weekend

2 cups rolled oats
½ cup wheat germ
1 cup sliced almonds
½ cup of semisweet or bittersweet chips or chunks (about 3 ounces)
½ cup dried cranberries or cherries
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9-inch baking pan with vegetable cooking spray. For bars’ easy removal line the pan, from bottom up to the sides with a 9-by-18-inch strip of heavy-duty foil, or baking parchment paper. Grease foil with vegetable cooking spray.

Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl. Turn into prepared pan and pat down until firmly packed.
Bake until golden brown, and about 30 minutes. Cool to  room temperature and put pan in freezer.

When bar is firm, use foil handles to remove the pan. Remove foil and use a long, sharp knife to cut bar into 16 1- by 4-inch bars. Can be stored in an airtight container up to 1 week, or frozen.

Gluten-free variation: Follow recipe above, but instead of wheat germ, use ½ cup rolled oats that have been finely ground in a food processor.

Yield: 16 servings
Per serving: 206 calories, 31g carbohydrates, 5g protein, 8g fat (3g saturated), 8mg cholesterol, 3g fiber, 32mg sodium

April 3, 2013

Eating Healthy

Don’t worry about counting calories or measuring portions. Instead, think about your diet in terms of color, variety, and freshness. Think of water and exercise as food groups in your diet, and try to get lots of both. Don’t change everything all at once; change your diet little by little so that it becomes less of something that you are forcing yourself to do, and more like something that you could enjoy doing. The benefits of eating healthy are looking better, feeling better, functioning better, and living longer in addition to preventing diseases and ailments.