Meal Prep Ideas to Save Time in the Kitchen

(image from Downshiftology) Save Time, Money and Set Backs with this Meal Planning System from under 2 Hours a Week.   When it comes to healthy eating, following a new eating plan or starting any new challenge, preparation is the key to success.     Those Girl Guides are onto something there.   In fact, one study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine suggests that spending time on preparing and cooking meals at home is linked with better dietary habits for the long term.   But if you love the convenience of prepackaged foods and restaurant meals, it might be hard to go cold turkey on your take-out routine.   Luckily, planning and preparing your meals ahead of time will make healthy choices a no-brainer. Instead of running to the deli for a cold cut calorie bomb, you’ll have a home cooked feast on hand that can be heated up faster than you can walk two blocks. (Leaving you with more time to squeeze in your daily training or walking !)   And hey, you’ll save money while you’re at it.   Plus, if you’re intimidated by cooking, there are tons of sneaky tricks that can help make assembling...
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Why Strength Training Is Life Saving over 40

Why Strength Training Is Life Saving over 40 One of the most common questions I get is about injury or pain or an existing condition that we believe is stopping you from exercise. I hear it all the time, "I can't train but I have a bad knee, shoulder, wrist or I have back issues or in pain." And I get it. But I also hear, I'm not fit enough for working out or strong enough for strength training too. So what is the answer? Firstly, it is simple.  If your doctor or physio has passed you to exercise, then the rest is just about finding your own way to do it from modifications, your starting point, how much exercise to do, using what tool and of course prehab, mobility and rehab work. Strength training in relation to injury It can be just an excuse and the one thing that stopping you to get what you want. To get fitter and stronger, you have to train. Why older adult (over 40+) whose strength train at least 2 times a week had 46% lower odds of death for any reason, 5% lower odds of cardiac death, and 19% lower odds of...
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