+wellness in fall 2012... ...you, me, TODOS.
Learn your plate, learn its weight
Imagine a place where you can find out how many calories are in your plate, how beneficial the calories will be if you put them to work with exercise, and how long you should plan to meet your health goals. The place is called SuperTracker. An initiative fronted by the United States Department of Agriculture to help people understand their food, their fitness, and their health. Click below for the SuperTracker website and get started on that healthy knowledge and action this year. (contributed by IV)
Antioxidant supplements are essential at helping delay ageing of cells in our body. Most importantly they can prevent complications such as cancers. Over the past years, it has been proven that antioxidants are beneficial to smokers as they interact with the nasty effects of cigarette smoking. Vitamin E, which is known to be skin’s best friend and helpful to almost everyone, did not present good effects in smokers.
After years of research and trialing, finally good news for smokers has broke out. A certain antioxidant that is actually proven to be effective against complications caused by smoking. These are the natural kind of antioxidants, the ones that are found in natural food sources, rather than the synthetic kind, that are bottled up and sold in pharmacies. Amongst all these natural fruits and foods the primary source of antioxidants our little green friend, the kiwi, is proven to be the most and most antioxidant-packed and effective with smokers. The antioxidant dosage is relatively small, therefore, you only need to eat 3 of them a day to get the optimum effect in your body, the very same body you damage with cell by cell with every drag from your cigarette. After learning all the benefits of kiwi, I am even adding it to my diet, even though I am not a smoker. But, I figured 3 kiwi a day is a very fun and cost effective way of getting my antioxidants, instead of taking supplements! I add it to whatever I am eating! From my cereal for breakfast in the morning, to my salad for dinner at night. The fascinating thing about kiwi is its flavor and how it goes well with everything! You can easily add kiwi to your morning smoothies, as the taste of kiwi goes so well with any other fruits, like strawberries or bananas. When you visit your frozen yogurt place, kiwi could be one of the toppings to make your yogurt more delicious and healthy. As you slice apples in the morning and pack it for snacks, add some slices of kiwi to it. Still if you forget any of these, there is always the “Naked” kiwi smoothie you can pick up and have in the lecture. I am still routing to see a fruit in your hand in place of a cigarette, but till then, don’t forget your new best friend, the KIWI!!! This may not affect you directly but it could help out someone you love. +Soodeh Nezam for TODOSLifestyle
Nike+ FuelBand is always on
The Nike+ FuelBand is a fancy watch with an accelerometer built in. You simply set a goal of calories burn and the FuelBand tracks your progress lighting up from red to green. When you hit green you've hit your goal for the day. You can keep track of calories burned to even steps taken. Below is an short film featuring Nike Athletes Hope Solo, Paul Rodriguez and Ndamukong Suh as they track their daily activities.