Healthy Foods and Fitness – Tips & Advice
Want to lose those pesky pounds? Looking to reclaim vitality and youthful vigor? Dreaming of looking your radiant best? Northstar Nutrition brings you the latest information and tips on nutrition, beauty, and fitness, so you can look and feel your best. The articles are designed to make good nutrition attainable to REAL people – by directing you to the whole foods, products and supplements that will get you on the right nutritional path – immediately. You CAN lead a healthy lifestyle. You CAN reach your fitness goals. You CAN improve your appearance – you just need a plan. And Northstar Nutrition brings it directly to you! If you’re serious about personal weight training and fitness, you must get serious about your diet, too.
Should I buy organic produce? Is it really healthier? I get asked this question all the time.
My answer has always been Yes, No, and Maybe. Here’s why:
Supermarkets boast that they have 125 organic fruits and vegetables in the store today…
I can almost hear you saying — why do so many people want us to eat leafy green vegetables? Don’t they realize I have to buy them, wash them and store them? It’s a pain. Well actually, the pain of not eating them could be greater in the long run than you might think! Consider this…
Here’s a great way to consider the state of your health. The ladder of health is a way of showing the outcomes of the health choices you make every day. It’s divided into three parts:
– optimum health,
– the neutral zone and
– premature death.
Who doesn’t want optimum health?
As I thought about writing this first blog, I thought… where do I begin? And the answer that came was how about at the beginning? The beginning for me is health. That’s what we are all about – after all, if you don’t have good health… you know the saying. But how do we define it? I love asking people, how do you define health? It’s a great topic for discussion and one to really focus on.
As promised, here is the Holy Grail of Whole Grain products according to ME.
I love all these products because they let me make a sandwich, eat a bowl of pasta or indulge in a burrito – healthfully! I’m also happy to tell you that with the exception of the Zen Bakery Products (which have natural sugars from fruit and 100% fruit juice), nothing on the list has any added sugar! How’s that for healthy?
Have you asked this question or have you been asked this question? I have and I’ve thought about it a great deal. When someone begins supplementing their diet, the first thing they say is: I have more energy, I’m sleeping better, my mental clarity is much greater and I’m noticing greater muscle strength or better recovery. My reason for taking nutritional supplements is this: I supplement for today’s energy, tomorrow’s vitality and decades of robust physical and mental health.
Obesity is a big problem, no pun intended, in the United States today. However, even if a person is overweight or just average, they can still improve their physical fitness with moderate exercise. You don’t have to start out by running a marathon, as there are many simple ways that you can work out.
We all are aware of the fact that exercising and eating right will bring us to the ideal weight, maintain it and keep us healthy but how many of us follow those golden rules. The reason why most of us don’t follow some healthy practices is because they are not convenient, for example, after a long and hectic day the thought of exercising may not be exactly what you had in mind but the fact that you will yet again have to drive in the traffic to get there may actually determine you not to follow the plan after all.
When it comes to working out at home, many people think they need fancy, expensive equipment in order to become fit and to get the body of their dreams. This, however, is completely untrue and it’s a lie that’s perpetuated by the infomercials that come on in the middle of the night.