Saturday, September 18, 2010

Did you know...?

Swimming is one of the best things you can do for your body? It's incredibly easy on your joints, and it is regarded as one of the highest calorie burners other than vigorous sprinting. See the charts below for a calorie count for 30 minutes of exercise, nonstop. Now get out there and swim!

150lb person

Bicycling                         135
Walking 4 mph                         176
Swimming - moderate                        207
Weight lifting - vigorous                          207
Running 7 mph391
Swimming - vigorous                         333

200lb person

Bicycling                         180
Walking 4 mph                         234
Swimming - moderate                        276
Weight lifting - vigorous                          276
Running 7 mph522
Swimming - vigorous                         444

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Four fruits you need to eat!

APRICOTS - High in fiber and has high levels of carotenoids, a cancer fighting antioxidant.
LIMES/LEMONS - Wonderful source of vitamin C. The average lemon has 75% your daily vitamin C. With next to no calories, sprinkle a dash of salt and sugar on the inside to cut the sour down so you can down all of the flesh!
CRANBERRIES - Contains plenty of antioxidants. Drinking 100% juice can prevent urinary tract infections because it binds to the bacteria and prevents them from adhering to your cells.
POMEGRANATE - Helps to lower LDL (Bad Cholesterol) and is a great source of antioxidants. To eat: soak it in warm water so that splitting it open and extracting the crimson covered seeds.