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Are we Overeating Carbohydrates?

Today my body must know it’s a cardiovascular day because I’m really craving extra carbohydrates. Since it’s a cardio day I don’t feel guilty having a little extra since my body will use it as fuel and provide me with energy to workout.

So what am I having extra of? Good question. I’m having gluten free spiral pasta, sweet potato with the skin, no condiments on the sweet potato. I’m sure you love carbohydrates just like me. Although we think are are bad for us there not our body needs carbohydrates for energy. Carbs are great in moderation of course.

I eat with a purpose! There’s a reason why I eat what I eat. Eating healthy and making the right food choices is not impossible. You have to want to change and want to eat healthy, that’s the first step.

I tell my friends and clients to make a mental note how they feel after making unhealthy food choices or over eating on sedentary days.

On days I dabble in a little excess I make sure it’s a day I will be really active. For instance when heading to the mountain to snowboarding there are not many food choices, my usual at Chic-fill is a spicy chicken sandwich on a “wheat bun” with “extra lettuce and tomato” Im okay with eating this because I know I will burn it off that day snowboarding.

We all have to start somewhere. No matter what stage you are in to committing to live a healthy life style making good carb choices can be a small start to a healthy future of feeling better and having more energy. 

Something as simple as choosing the right kind of carbohydrates in moderation can be a small yet drastic health change.

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Fluid Intake Recommendations During Exercise!

Are you drinking water through out your workout?

Water consumption is very important before and after exercise!

So how much and when should you drink water?

  • 2 hours prior to exercise, drink 500-600 mL (17-20 oz)
  • Every 10-20 minutes during exercise, drink 200-300 mL (7-10 oz) or, preferably,  a watered down drink based on sweat losses.
  • Following exercise, drink 450-675 mL for every 0.5 kg body weight loss (or 16-24 oz for every pound)

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Healthy Fitness Snack

Today this is my go to pre bike ride treat! These are not so bad if you limit yourself to 1 1/2 pieces! These delicious treats are made with all natural organic ingredients, there so yummy it’s hard to only eat 1 1/2 just warning you. So far I have been practicing good self control and only had the recommended serving! Lately I have been having a sweet tooth craving and this has hit the spot! 🙂

 

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4 Ways to Make the Most of a Fitness Break

Whether you’re on a relaxing vacation or stuck on the couch with an annoying chest infection, there are a few ways to stay strong during downtime.

1. Do Light Cardio

2. Incorporate Some Resistance Training

3. Eat Right

4. Love Yourself- Take care of your self, its cheaper to take care of your self now then having to pay medical bills later.

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Halestorm Fitness is ready to get fit with you. We offer tailored personalized fitness programs to fit your fitness level and fitness goals. Our Charlotte senior personal trainer is Julie Hale, you will want her to train you once you see her abs. She has a great personality, you will love working with Julie she will motivate you, hold you accountable and you will feel energized.

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I have never been much of a runner. I actually never liked to run it always made my knees hurt and I could not run far without stopping to drink water or walk to catch my breath. I know this sounds odd coming from someone who kick-boxes for an hour straight, and has worked out for many years but my running endurance was awful. I did not not like running therefore I never invested much time increasing my running endurance. When I would run I would make it about two streets I would walk then run two more streets. I am getting older and I decided I need to increase my  cardiovascular endurance since cardiovascular becomes more important to our health as we age. So I started running more frequent two streets at a time then started setting further distance goals. My distance with out stopping slowly increased and my knees became stronger and no longer hurt when I ran. Today I ran 5 miles which sounds far to some and like a walk in the park to an avid runner. My personal goal is not to run marathons but to increase my endurance and stamina. Now I work running into my workouts I usually will run 2-5 miles 1-3 times a week to keep my cardiovascular health in top shape. Contact me so I can help you reach your fitness goal.

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