I discuss how to get on a regular sleep pattern and what sleeping in on the weekends can do to your pattern of sleep. Also, I discuss how intermittent fasting can decrease your appetite and sometimes eating doesn't sound all that good. I do leg presses alone tonight as Rachael has to run errands and I make a beef (trimmed meat) taco salad for dinner.
- 1lb super trim beef stew meat
- 1 can refried beans (fat free no necessary)
- salsa (regular and Verde)
- chopped green onions / chives
- shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheeses
- grape tomatoes
- Pico de Gallo
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If you're looking for a sport to take up on weekends, that you can also do when you're on vacation, then consider adding golf to your list of hobbies. Though it doesn't demand a lot from you physically, you can still get a decent workout from it as well as some mental benefits. Still not convinced? Check out some of the amazing benefits you get from playing golf in our top five list of benefits below.
It lowers your levels of stress.
When you're playing golf, you are outside walking and taking in the fresh air and sunshine. And even if you get frustrated by a bad shot you made, all that nature, sunshine, and fresh air reduces stress. Plus, since it is such a challenging sport, the brain releases endorphins when yo play, which cause overall feelings of happiness and a more relaxed state.
It has a low chance of injury.
While you can certainly injure yourself playing this sport, overall it is a relatively low impact activity. There is no rapid movement required and you don't even have to carry your own golf bag around the course if you don't want to! That makes this the perfect sport for older individuals who worry about getting injured.
It improves your heart's health.
While it's common knowledge that cardio activities boost the health of your heart, but what you might not know is that even golf improves your cardiovascular health. Walking from hole to hole, swinging those golf clubs, and carrying that golf bag around the course all contribute enough physical activity to get that blood pumping for a healthier heart. This translates into a lower risk of diabetes and strokes, as well as lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
It helps you sleep better.
As we age, the quality of our sleep becomes worse over time. But when you play golf, you the exposure to fresh air and the exercise you get from walking the course work together to give you a better night's sleep. You'll also notice that you tend to fall asleep much quicker than when you're not playing golf, and you stay in that deep sleep for longer periods of time. Overall, this contributes to a healthier you when you're regularly playing golf.
It keeps your brain healthy.
The physical activity you engage in when walking the course does wonders for your brain's health. It gives your brain a good supply of blood, which keeps it functioning in tip-top shape. It also strengthens the memory circuits in the brain, which is perfect for warding off Alzheimer's disease as you age.
If you've been looking for a good excuse to get your spouse on board with your golf hobby, then these are some great reasons to use. Of course, these aren't the only benefits that you get from the game. Learn about additional benefits in this Huffington Post article.
In this episode, I run some standard errands such as going to the post office, Walmart for groceries, and my parents house. In addition, Rachael and I perform a cable biceps workout on the Bowflex, and I grill up some hamburgers for dinner! Yum!
- 1lb lean ground beef
- Season Salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" spray to taste
I take a nice drive along the river while Rachael has her hair done; then, we go out and about to run some errands. We get a nice walk in (no video on this one today),) perform some bent over barbell rows as a couple, and make a boring chicken salad dinner.
- 1lb chicken breast
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- assorted vegetables
- 1 head lettuce
I discuss our upcoming plans for the weekend as well as the progress of the diet. In addition, Rachael and I get a nice walk in outside and we come back to a Bowflex workout for chest using the cable fly exercise. Finally, I prep up a delicious super-trim stew meat stir-fry for dinner.
- 1lb super trim stew beef
- 1lb stir-fry vegetables (frozen)
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1tsp raw organic honey
- 1tbsp soy sauce
- toasted Asian sesame dressing
Today I get up at the crack of dawn to get some publishing, errands, and shipping in the books prior to hitting the road. I also discuss some of our sources of revenue. Finally, Rachael and I hit the triceps for an extension workout together as a couple and then I make a quick and simple dinner of Boca Burgers, Boca Chicken Patties, and salad. Enjoy! 🙂
I discuss why I took a "rest day" this morning and the importance of controlling cortisol and letting the body heal. In addition, I discuss dinner plans, we go on a nice walk together because it is actually warm outside for once, we make a lovely shrimp stir-fry; and, finally, we do some bicep curls together as a couple!
Shrimp Stir-Fry Ingredients:
- 12 ounce bag of shrimp (cooked, deveined, and tail-off)
- 16 ounce bag of stir-fry vegetables
- minced garlic
- olive oil
- brown sugar
- soy sauce
- Asian sesame dressing
- sesame seeds
- lemon juice
- anything I may have missed!
Millennial is the buzzword right now – they’re the ones we see on the covers of magazines or, more likely, on the front page of Instagram. So would it surprise you to know that the generation of Baby Boomers (those who were born between 1946 and 1964) feel fitter and healthier than Millennials, despite us not seeing these people represented in the fitness media?
It’s true, according to a survey run by NRS Healthcare. They asked 3 groups of people: Millennials (18-35), Generation X (35-55) and Baby Boomers (55+). The survey showed that, overall, 86% of Baby Boomers would define their overall fitness as “average or above” whereas 72% of Generation X and a paltry 69% of Millennials gave the same answer, the rest answering that it was below average. The same group also spends the most time exercising a week – 43% exercise most days compared to 21% of Millennials and 24% of Generation X.
The survey also asked how people felt about their diet – the super fit Baby Boomers also answered that their diets were healthy, in fact 100% of them said so! This compares to 79% of Generation X and Millennials saying that they tend to eat healthily. It does seem that many don’t necessarily regard breakfast as being an important part of a healthy diet however as only 72% of Baby Boomers eat breakfast every day, 77% of Generation X however find it more important, and only 54% of Millennials. Those Baby Boomers also feel that vitamins aren’t necessary to maintaining a healthy diet – only 28% of them take supplements to help give their body extra nutrients, whereas 45% of Generation X and Millennials do so.
It seems that Millennials are feeling self-conscious and under pressure to do something about their health or that the older generations are either simply more likely to find it easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle or that they no longer feel pressured to live in a certain way. This is no more apparent than in their choices of diet:
The most popular diet for Millennials was the newly popular 5:2; for Generation X, it was the traditional Slimming World; and for Baby Boomers, it was the old hat Atkins diet. However Millennials have tried far more diets than any other generation, despite respondents in this group all being under the age of 35 – 22 separate diets featured in their answers, the vast majority of which can only be classed as “fad” diets – juice cleanses, teatoxes, low carbs, Lean in 15 and raw food only diets were popular. In contrast, Generation X reported 10 different diets and Baby Boomers only 5.
Is the world a difficult place for a Millennial to navigate in terms of health and fitness, or are Baby Boomers simply more secure in their bodies? The rest of the survey results can be found on NRS Healthcare’s blog here.
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