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100 ways to burn 100 calories – 4 December 13, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Clean the gutter, Get stuck in traffic, Move boxes, Paint the house, Push mow the lawn, Rake leaves, Shovel Snow, Sip ice water, Stack firewood, Stand in line, Wash the station wagon, Wax the station wagon.
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Without moving a muscle

► Stand in line for Aerosmith tickets for 65 minutes.

► Watch 2 ½ back-to-back episodes of Mary Tyler Moore reruns (four episode) if you have them on tape and you’re zapping the commercials).

► Get stuck in traffic for almost an hour.

► Sip ice water all day long.  Eight 16-ounce glasses of ice water raises you metabolism (the rate at which your body burns calories) and burns an extra 100 calories.

 

Working around the house

 

► Paint the house or clean the gutters for 16-minutes.

► Rake leaves for 20 minutes.

► Push-mow the lawn for 14 minutes.

► Wash and wax the station wagon for about 18 minutes.

► Shovel snow for 12 minutes, or use the snow blower for 17 minutes.

► Stack firewood for 15 minutes.

► Move boxes into the attic for 10 minutes.

► Putter around the garden for a little over 17 minutes.

 

Speeding time with the boys

 

► Play power pool.  (You’ll need to shoot 10 racks at an average of three minutes a game.)

► Shoot some darts:  games of countdown 301 or one game of cricket.

► Play 13 hands of poker.

► Restore you buddy’s classic T-Bird for 18 minutes.

Vital Facts about Minerals – 4 December 6, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Carbohydrates, Energy, Transmit Nerve.
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Magnesium

Important for energy release from foods, especially carbohydrates.  Helps to transmit nerve impulses to muscles.

 

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How Much?

Where?                                             % U.S. RDA

Almonds, ¼ c                                                     26 %

Peanut, butter, ¼ c                                             26 %

Spinach, cooked, ½ c                                         20 %

Pinto beans, cooked, ½ c                                   13 %

Shrimp, broiled, 3 oz                                            7 %

Vital Facts about Minerals – 3 December 5, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Medium Banana, Medium Tomato, Potato, Water Balance, Yogurt.
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Potassium

Helps maintain body’s water balance.  Aids in nerve and muscle function.

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How Much?

Where?                                          % U.S. RDA

Potato, baked, medium                                      33 %

Yogurt, plain, 1 c                                                 31 %

Peanut butter, ¼ c                                               27 %

Banana, medium                                                  26 %

Tomato, medium                                                 22 %

Vital Facts about Vitamins – 4 November 24, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Breaking Down Protein, Muscle Working Properly, Protect Against Birth Defect.
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Vitamin B13

Vital for breaking down protein.  Helps to keep nervous system and muscles working properly.  May protect against some birth defects.

 

banana

 

   How Much?

Where?                                         % U.S. RDA

Banana, medium                                            33 %

Chicken breat, roasted, 3 oz                           28 %

Pork loin, lean, broiled, 3 oz                            20 %

Groundbeef, lean, broiled, 3 oz                      12 %

Salmon, broiled, 3 oz                                      10 %

 

Rocket Fuel for the Body – 2 November 1, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Carbohydrate, Energy Source, Fuctose, Glucose, Hardworking Muscles.
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Good day to all!  I’m going to continue my sharing of this health to everyone.  I hope that you will be following me.

A lot of sports drinks are good only for one specific purpose or the other, but not both.  The best is a drink that has a pleasant taste and high levels of suitable energy that can be absorbed quickly, one that gets directly into your bloodstream and immediately into your hardworking muscles where  you need it.  Drinking bottomless iced tea is a great way to fill oneself with liquid, but sadly, this would just sit in your stomach and bloat you.  Yo need something that can be absorbed immediately, and luckily about 12 years ago, A UK Company, High5, found just that.  Its research showed that by cleverly mixing fructose with glucose to form “High5 Energy Source” they were able to produce a race winning formula that is effectively a liquid carbohydrate that can be immediately carried to you muscles.

This drink enables athletes to hydrate and refuel optimally.  Personal experience has also convinced me of its effectiveness, as I have been using this for over ten years while doing running and jogging. 

The UK company has also created Isotonic, the ideal and best selling High5 drink in the Philippines.  Isotonic delivers up to 70 percent mor carbohydrate to the working muscles, enabling one to race harder and longer.  It is interesting to note that other sports drinks manufacturers have at last realized the importance of sing a combination of glucose and fructose, and now, a decade later, are starting to produce similar mixes.  But they have yet to produce the same swift transfer of the drink to the muscles by glucose carriers that High5 is famous for.