Weekly Tips for January 31, 2011

Posted on 30. Jan, 2011 by in Uncategorized

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions, other than health, fitness or nutrition? How about trying to be a gentler and kinder person? To stop yelling at other drivers? Stop shopping when frustrated?  Or making yourself genuinely happy? 

In the process of cleaning out aka Forced Spring Cleaning, 10 year old boxes were found and organized.  In such boxes a lot of self-help books, guess I was looking for something in the late 90′s? Found – 52 nice things to do to make someone happy by Jeri-Lynn Johnson.  In reviewing this book, I thought I would add these sharing ideas to our weekly tips.

Be Happy & Green

These tips are  combined because it fits both categories.  Take your old magazines, books and catalogs to someone who could use them (a shut-in, someone hospitalized, financially strapped and can’t afford such luxuries, or to schools for projects).  Although the magazine subscriptions in our house have been drastically cut for green issues as well as the negative body comments on the covers, they are still a way to brighten someones day on a monthly basis. Maybe that elderly aunt that loves to garden, your former teacher now retired who enjoys cooking.    

Health

No time to go to the gym or burnt out on the same routine, try these Top 7 Fat Blasters. *Caveat these are general terms, your personal kcal burn may be different.   

1. Inline Skating – 425 calories in 30 minutes. Works legs, core and cardio.  Don’t forget your protective gear.

2. Running – 374 calories in 30 minutes.  Works legs, core and cardio.  Boost it by alternating fast and slow intervals or hills.

3. Jumping Rope – 340 calories in 30 minutes.  Use a rope with handles to burn extra on your arms.  Alternate speed and style.

4. Hula Hoop – 300 calories in 30 minutes. Use an adult hoop, even weighted. Keep practicing more you do, more you burn.

5. Tennis – 272 calories in 30 minutes. You can do this without a court or partner.  Find a flat space and garage door. Alternate strokes and speed.

6. Dancing – 221 calories in 30 minutes.  Just Dance and Just Dance II is all the rage. Get in on it! Competitions are on Facebook.

7. Walking vigorously – 170 calories in 30 minutes. Not a leisurely stroll, this is moving, swinging the arms and barely able to speak.

Recipe: Tasty Meatloaf.

This is from Tri-City Hospital and with all the spices are great for all of us.

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