On holiday? No gym? In a dorm room? Not much time?
These are easy workouts to do inside your room.
- Squat lunge, alternating legs
- Elevated push up, mountain climb
- Back & forth pike with Push up
- Split squat
- Sprint on the spot
- Elbow to Knee crunch
Do each for 1 minute, 3 sets.
A healthy lifestyle is all about moderation, about finding ways to enjoy the foods you love in a healthier way so you never feel deprived but still give your body the energy & nutrients it needs. Chocolate can absolutely be a part of that healthy lifestyle! These are all some of my favorite chocolate recipes but there’s more cookies here, brownies & other baked treats here and cakes here if you’re looking for even more ideas.
If what you really want is just plain old chocolate don’t forget, a tablespoon of chocolate chips is only 70 calories, there is no reason you can’t enjoy a serving from time to time. Dark cocoa powder is only 10 calories per Tablespoon and Hershey’s makes a great sugar free (individually wrapped) dark chocolate candy for only 30 calories too! You should never feel like you can’t have a treat like chocolate because you’re being “healthy,” just enjoy it in a healthy way! :)
10 Health Benefits of Eggs
1. Eggs are great for the eyes. According to one study, an egg a day may prevent macular degeneraton due to the carotenoid content, specifically lutein and zeaxanthin. Both nutrients are more readily available to our bodies from eggs than from other sources.
2. In another study, researchers found that people who eat eggs every day lower their risk of developing cataracts, also because of the lutein and zeaxanthin in eggs.
3. One egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein and all 9 essential amino acids.
4. According to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health, there is no significant link between egg consumption and heart disease. In fact, according to one study, regular consumption of eggs may help prevent blood clots, stroke, and heart attacks.
5. They are a good source of choline. One egg yolk has about 300 micrograms of choline. Choline is an important nutrient that helps regulate the brain, nervous system, and cardiovascular system.
6. They contain the right kind of fat. One egg contains just 5 grams of fat and only 1.5 grams of that is saturated fat.
7. New research shows that, contrary to previous belief, moderate consumption of eggs does not have a negative impact on cholesterol. In fact, recent studies have shown that regular consumption of two eggs per day does not affect a person’s lipid profile and may, in fact, improve it. Research suggests that it is saturated fat that raises cholesterol rather than dietary cholesterol.
8. Eggs are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D.
9. Eggs may prevent breast cancer. In one study, women who consumed at least 6 eggs per week lowered their risk of breast cancer by 44%.
10. Eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulphur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals. Many people find their hair growing faster after adding eggs to their diet, especially if they were previously deficient in foods containing sulphur or B12.