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Fitness Habit – What You Need to Know to Fulfill your Desire

Fitness-Habit

Fitness habit is essential than doing any other fitness activities. It is all about discipline and perseverance to accomplish a daily task. How could you achieve something that you are not striving to do?

Fitness habit has been the key of many successful people to achieve being physically fit. Indeed, having a focus to achieve the goal is hard. There are many lame excuses to skip the workout.

But I have tried doing a perfect routine, and I almost did it because of the power of habit. There are few things to keep in mind as a reminder. Aside from discipline, you will need to have training and motivation. So, as you read along, you can have the fitness habit that can change the rest of your life.

These fitness habits are like physical activity trick to make your daily routine more productive. Here is the list we got for you.

Healthy Breakfast = Good Beginnings

When I first do my routine, I came prepared. But I am not loading myself with carbs or protein. I follow a simple breakfast with a simple reminder – moderation. When eating, though, you will need to have restraint. Eating with moderation is the key to maintain the weight loss.

What to eat? My example breakfast is a bowl of nutrient-rich oatmeal, two tablespoons of honey, generously chopped nuts and seeds, a fruit infusion, coconut water and milk. If you want to support your fitness habit plan, breakfast is the beginning.

Water = Life

The importance of water in our body is like fuel for life. Compared to an energy drink, water is the safest way to keep our body dehydrated. Water increases metabolism, primes muscles and gives a natural makeover to your skin by relieving it from dryness and blemishes. It also helps the heart pump faster and without any unnecessary effort.

So, I drink two cups of water after I woke up. But in most cases, the advice is two liters a day if you want to stay adequately hydrated throughout the day. But this does not apply to some, however, for those coffee drinkers or caffeine addicts who need more water intake.

Green Plate = Good Health

Since I begin making fitness habit, I include eating vegetables, especially those in greens. Vegetables have different health benefits such as the lower risk of high blood pressure, cancer and diabetes. Eating green vegetables with proper exercises is a fitness habit that I suggest you start doing.

What to have in a plate full of greens? The majority of nutrients you can get from eating vegetables are fiber, potassium, folic acid and vitamins. Try to have a soup of broccoli and cheese. Make a chicken sandwich with grated carrot to add some flavor. Keep away from the tempting pizza and burger in the corner of the streets. If you want more flavors, try to add some Asian twist. It will invigorate your taste buds to enjoy vegetables.

Almonds = Good Snack

Okay, it is simple. Junk foods are tempting. So I think of a healthy way to have alternatives for a snack. Luckily, I stopped in the food section of the supermarket for nuts. Making a sandwich for a snack or sliced fruits in the box are time-consuming, sometimes. So, for those like me who always in a hurry, packing some nuts like almonds is a good alternative.

The excellent taste of almonds will make you forget to eat processed food at home or in your way, going to the office. You can match it with whole wheat toasts and some fruits as it is one of the proper solutions for your hunger pains. Also, you will be surprised at the amazing effect you will get of this in your stomach.

Walking can do the trick for fitness habit.

Workout routines are not for everyone – this is a fact. Sparing some visits to the gym can be the least priority in your schedules or doing some exercises at home is not your thing. I know many people who always make excuses for doing tasks. Even a little stretching at the office or home can be a fitness habit. You don’t think to follow all the workout routines to be fit and healthy.

For instance, you can take a walk to your office or while if you are going to the supermarket. If you are driving going to work, park at least a few minutes walking distance from the office. Walking will be enough to exercise your heart and your muscles before you make a whole day sitting at the office. It is also an excellent way to clear your mind from the exhaustion after your work has done. Fitness habit is not all about being healthy, but it is about pleasures on being cheerful and enthusiastic.

Focus with Discipline and Motivation

As I am saying, discipline and motivation are the attitudes you will need to have fitness habit. Daily routines which do not include exercises and eating healthy foods are hard to change. Actually, many suffer from changing their old habits.

Discipline comes in many forms. For instance, if you want to stick with your daily routine or habits of eating healthy foods, you will need control to do it.

If I have achieved these fitness habits, I disciplined myself to stick in eating healthy foods and doing some simple exercises, or even stretching. I don’t make excuses.

Also, it is essential to have motivation. Other than discipline, I keep in mind the results that I can have whenever I do exercises and eat healthy foods.

In my experience, without discipline and motivation, fitness habit is impossible to achieve.

Meditation

I learned to meditate when I joined a Yoga class. And I think you should try to attend even basic yoga class. In yoga class, before doing flexibility and balance exercises, it set your mind first. A clear and focus mind can help you achieve fitness habit.

Though exercise is the fundamental of being fit and healthy, meditation can help differently. For me, meditation gives me clearer and inner relaxation. I do 10 to 20 minutes of meditation daily to calm my mind. At first, I tried slow and short paces, and I suggest if you are new on reflection, you do the same. Then over time, you can upgrade your meditation.

What can we say about fitness habit?

They say when you enjoy what you are doing, you can do it successfully. Having fun, while achieving fitness habit, is not bad at all. Add some spice of fun. You don’t need to be deadly serious while giving discipline and motivation.

Indeed, fitness habit is one thing for sure that everybody needs when they want to be fit and healthy.

Layered Salad Recipes for Unique Taste and Healthy

Layered Salad

Layered salad when added in your daily meal can give you plenty of health benefits. However, salad always considers as an ordinary dish. Most of the people eat salad to boost the taste of other dishes.

Layered salad can be your main dish, side dish, or afternoon snack. People considers salad as a boring dish. For them, I will share unique types of salad recipes that are not only tasty but also healthy. These recipes can be your show-stopper.

Last weekend, I threw a party and made these salads and trust me;  my family members and friends almost went crazy eating them. Some of them can’t help asking the recipe as well.  Let’s have a look at those layered salad recipes.

Twenty Four Hour Layered Salad

Layered Salad

Ingredients

  • Half head leaf lettuce
  • Half bunch spinach (fresh)
  • 1 cup of celery, sliced
  • 1 cup of fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 5 boiled eggs, sliced
  • 2 cups of peas
  • 1/2 finely chopped green bell pepper, 
  • 1/4 cup of bacon (cooked)
  • One and half cups  Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream

Preparation

First, take a bowl. Then, place lettuce, spinach, celery, mushrooms, eggs, peas, bell pepper, green onions, and water chestnuts. Mix them properly. In a separate bowl, make sure to combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, and sugar. Now, add this mixture on the salad ingredients. Then, sprinkle cheddar cheese on it and place bacon on the top of it. Cover the bowl and refrigerate it for 24 hours. After that, your layered salad is ready to serve.

Pick These Delicious yet Healthy Smoothies for Your Next Weekend

Healthy Smoothies

Healthy smoothies are one of the most popular beverages around the world. It is tasty yet healthy. Smoothies comes in variations of fresh fruits and vegetables which can help to stay fit and healthy.

However, too much using of sugar in smoothies can lead to increase sugar level, so it is necessary to make smoothies in a healthy yet tasty way. Smoothies are not only delicious beverages but also an excellent refresher. In summer, a glass of smoothie can give you a heavenly feeling. Smoothie goes well at the party too. Besides, whether it is breakfast or lunch, afternoon snack or dinner smoothies can be incorporate into every meal.

Whenever I prepare a meal I try to make a smoothie. It adds extra flavor to the meal. I use different fruits and veggies in smoothies. I always try to experiment with the recipes. It gives me a feeling of Chef and also preparing healthy and yummy items for a family is always fun.

Last weekend I made 2 smoothies of different taste, and it came out to be great.  Let’s have a look at those smoothie recipes that are yummy and healthy as well.

Almond Berry Smoothie

Almond Berry Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • water

Preparation

  • Mix blueberries, banana, almond milk, and almond butter in a blender.
  • Blend until smooth
  • Add water for a thinner smoothie. Enjoy your Almond Berry Smoothie.

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 large fresh peach, chopped
  • 1/4 cup soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon spice and ginger

Preparations

  • Mix carrot and mango in a blender.
  • Add peach, soy milk, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger.
  • Blend until smooth. Your Smoothie is ready.

Almond, berry, and carrot are so healthy and contain a lot of nutritional properties. These ingredients made the smoothies so healthy. Also, they are a super tasty refresher. The best part is, they don’t take much time. You can easily make them whenever you want and you don’t need any extra preparation for that. So, I must say; don’t forget to make them and enjoy these smoothies with your family. They will like it a lot as my family loved it.

Healthy Cucumber Lime Mint Drink

Lime Mint Drink

Step 1: Take a cucumber and cut them into pieces.

Cucumber Lime Mint Drink step 1

 

Step 2: Now take a lemon and also slice it.

Cucumber Lime Mint Drink step 2

 

Step 3: Take a water bottle and put those slices into the bottle.

Cucumber Lime Mint Drink step 3

 

Step 4: Now add some mint into the bottle.

Cucumber Lime Mint Drink step 4

 

Step 5: Finally add some water.

Cucumber Lime Mint Drink step 5

 

Step 6: Leave this for 15 minutes and here is your healthy summer drink.

Cucumber Lime Mint Drink step 6

 

Jazz up Your Meal with These Tasty Healthy Chicken Recipes!

chicken recipes

It is hard to find someone who does not love chicken; in fact, it is one of those favorite items that finds its place all over the world. People of any age group like it. Undoubtedly, chicken is famous for its finger licking taste; an added benefit is that chicken is nutritious and healthful.

Besides, chicken is easy to cook and less expensive, so what is not to love it! You can make roasted, fried, and sautéed recipes out of it.

Moreover, chicken recipes are all-time family favorite. My family always wants chicken in a daily meal, and luckily, I never get tired of making chicken recipes as there are lots of chicken recipes out there on the internet to try out and they are tremendously delicious. So, I always do experiments with chicken recipes that always turn out to be great.

Furthermore, what is more, cheering than home-prepared chicken recipes for your family? Jazz up your daily meal with these mouth-watering chicken recipes.

Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked chicken, cubed
  • 3 to 4 cooked and mashed bacon strips
  • 8 ounces Water Chestnuts, drained and sliced
  • Half cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1 cup green grapes cut into pieces.
  • 2 tablespoons of dried parsley
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • lemon juice, 2 tablespoons
  • Ground Ginger (according to taste)
  • Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper

Preparation

Take a dish and mix the chicken, grapes, bacon, celery, and water chestnuts. Take another large bowl, and combine the other ingredients. Now, mix both mixtures together very well. Refrigerate it for 2 to 3 hours. Serve it.

 

Sweet, Sticky, and Spicy Chicken

Sweet Sticky and Spicy Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon sliced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 3 tablespoons sauce
  • 3 to 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts- cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
  • Salt and Pepper

Preparation

Take a small dish and combine honey, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and sauce. Set aside. Now, sprinkle salt and pepper to the chicken pieces. Fry the chicken for 2 to 3 minutes on medium flame. Mix the sauce with chicken and stir them for 10 to 12 minutes. Chicken is ready to bite.

Try these recipes for your family gatherings, and everyone is going to love them. Moreover, as these are not such time-consuming dishes, you can cook this when you are running out of time.

Concern about Pregnancy Diet? Enjoy these Healthy Fruit Juices

Pregnancy Diet

Pregnancy is the most crucial time for every woman; also it is one of the best times of their life. The moment you came to know that you are going to become a mother; you start dreaming about the little one. Besides that, lots of questions come to your mind; what to eat or what not to eat, what to do or what not to do, etc.

Moreover, people around you give various suggestions and tips every moment on how to take care of yourself that leave you confused and worried. Above all, pregnancy is not all about putting extra calories and doing some exercise. You have to eat healthily, but it is always a nightmare for a pregnant woman to choose the right food for herself. Because this is the time when a woman has a craving for items that she has not taken all through her life. Furthermore, most of the women do not know the things that should be part of their daily meal.

Choosing the right food is a matter of concern during the pregnancy period as there are lots of restrictions on specific ingredients. Juicing can be an excellent practice you could take up to maintain a healthy diet plan for this particular time. Fruits and vegetables are the rich source of nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and other essential elements. However, eating fruits and vegetables may not be a pleasing experience all the time while you are pregnant. You may feel vomiting and nausea. Therefore, the best you can do to avoid these problems at this particular time is to sip fresh juice. Check out some healthy juices you could drink up to provide nutrition and health to your child.

Apple Juice

Imbibing apple juice is a fantastic way to enhance the growth of your child; also, it ensures the development of the baby’s brain. Moreover, apple juice prevents excess weight gain during your particular months. Apple is a rich source of iron that helps in fighting anemia. Furthermore, it will keep you refresh. Peel off the skin of three apples and cut them into pieces. Boil the pieces for few minutes. Add the boiled pieces to the blender and blend them. Make sure; you have let them cool down before mixing. Squeeze few drops of lemon juice to it and stir well. Now, pour the mixture into a glass and refrigerate it for an hour. Sip it cold.

Guava Juice

Guava is an excellent source of Vitamin C that is essential during pregnancy to maintain the immunity of the body. Healthy protection will help in fighting several health issues. Moreover, drinking guava juice reduces pregnancy-related constipation problems. Take 2 guavas and cut them into cubes. Boil the guavas and let them cool down. Blend them and add few drops of ginger juice and lime juice to it. Spin the fluid. You can refrigerate it for an hour. Also, you can imbibe it by adding a few ice cubes to it.

Grape Juice

The tangy taste of grape juice will add something extra to the taste buds of pregnant women. Take some fresh grapes and chop them into pieces. Blend the pieces for minutes to make a juice out of it. Keep the liquid in the fridge for an hour. Squeeze few drops of lime juice to the juice before drinking. You do not require additional sugar for this juice as it is already famous for its natural sweetener.

Beetroot Juice

Sipping beetroot juice during pregnancy will boost the energy; also it will ensure the needed stamina during the pregnancy period. Beetroot is a fantastic source of iron that will prevent the conditions of anemia.  Moreover, fiber contents of beetroot improve your digestive system and remove out the toxins from the body. Thus, it purifies the blood during this exceptional time. Take 2 beets, 1 apple, and 4 carrots. Cut all the ingredients into cubes and bled them. Add sugar according to your taste which is optional. You can avoid sugar as apple and carrot are full of natural sweetener. Pour the juice into a glass and add some crushed ice cubes to it. Imbibe it instantly. You can take this juice twice or thrice a week and for a better result, drink it at breakfast time.

Adding these tasty yet healthy juices listed above will assuredly be bliss for your taste buds. Pamper your tummy with these mouth-watering juices to ensure the health and nutrition of your child.

Here’s some Tasty Mouthwatering Vegan Sandwich Recipes for You

vegan sandwich

Are you searching yummy yet healthy meal? Maybe you are a good cook but don’t like to waste too much time cooking, or perhaps you are not a good cook so making delicious and healthy foods are beyond your imagination.

Well, this content is worth reading for you. Here, I am going to share a mouthwatering vegan sandwich recipe which will give you rich health value and taste as well.

A few days ago, I went to my cousin’s home. He is always a busy person and, not a good cook at all! I tried some of his recipes earlier, and many of those were not good at the taste. Well, that day, he made Vegan Cream Cheese Sandwich for me. Trust me; it was so delicious that I could not help asking him for the recipe. I was astonished when I came to know this recipe needs only 10 minutes to make.

Instantly, I made up my mind to share this recipe with you. The interesting fact of this recipe is you can add your favorite vegetables to it. So let’s have a look at Quick Vegetarian Cream Cheese Sandwich.

Vegetarian Cream Cheese Sandwich 

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Course: Main Course

Recipe Type: Vegan

Cuisine: American

 Ingredients

  • bread slices according to your choice
  • cream cheese (vegetarian)
  • tomatoes (sun-dried)
  •  Spinach or you can add any ingredient which you like most.
  • Onion, dried oregano, and black pepper (Optional)

Instruction

  • Take bread slices
  • Spread cream cheese on the slices evenly.
  • After that add sun-dried tomatoes and spinach  (or other veggies according to your choice) to the bread.
  • You can add sliced onion with the veggies. (Optional)
  • If you want to make your sandwich bit spicy, then sprinkle dried oregano or black pepper. (Optional)
  • Then place the another piece of bread on it. Your Sandwich is ready to eat!

Such a time-saving recipe it is! No doubt about that. It’s healthy and tasty as well. Don’t forget to try it. It will be a lifesaver when you are running late for office!

Use Almond as a Part of Your Daily Skin Care Routine

Almond skin care

Almonds are a tasty and nutritious snack, also remarkably healthy. Almonds are the most popular tree nuts around the world. Though it is native to the Middle East, the United States is the world’s largest Almond producer.

Almonds are rich in Vitamin E, fiber, protein, fat, magnesium, and manganese. They are full of antioxidants and also a decent amount of copper, Vitamin B2, phosphorus, zinc, iron and calcium are also in Almonds. This rich in nutrients nut has many health benefits. It keeps your heart healthy, protects your cell membrane from damages, regulates cholesterol level, boosts brain health, strengthens the immune system, and combats diabetes.

Almonds

Like your health almond also take care of your skin. For its number of medicinal properties almond is well known to the cosmetics industry. Beauty experts always recommend Almond oil and Almond milk as an essential part of skin care.

Almonds are common ingredients in my kitchen. I always try to add them to my everyday meal. It enhances the taste of them. Besides adding them to a daily meal, I use them for my skin care purpose. It brought a significant change in my skin. You can use Almond daily as a part of your skin care.  You will notice a considerable transformation in your skin. Know how…

Almonds for Skin Care

  • Almonds can be used as a moisturizer. It helps to remove blackheads and acne spots. If you have oily skin and do not want to use other oil almond will be best for you.
  • Almonds are full of Vitamin E, and it helps your skin to glow. It also protects your skin from sun ray and also prevents sunburn. Give a regular massage to your skin with almond oil. It will increase blood circulation and also will keep your skin fresh and young.
  • Almond oil can be used as toner also. Massage your skin with almond oil regularly. It will prevent acne also.
  • It helps to prevent wrinkles and under eye bags. Make a paste of almond nuts. Apply this paste to your eyes and leave it for overnight. It also acts as anti-aging. You can use a few drops of almond oil on your skin. It will keep your skin always young.
  • It can be used as a scrubber. Take crushed almond and mix it with honey and yogurt. Gently apply this paste to the skin. It will help remove dead skin and also act as exfoliate.
  • Almond oil can be used when you want to remove your makeup. Pour few drops of oil in a cotton ball and rub it in your face.

You can use almonds for various skin purposes such as moisturizing, scrubbing, and so on. Try to add them to your daily meal also. Eating almonds are right for your health as I mentioned it earlier that It can prevent various diseases. Try to eat soaked almonds rather raw one. You can make smoothies, snacks, salad, and thousands of recipes with almonds. Try them. Almonds are fun to cook, and of course, they are the lifesaver when it comes to your skin care.