Easy Tips to "Spring" back into Shape

In preparation for the first day of spring, which is, March 19 this year, we wanted to share with you some tips to "spring" back into shape. Springtime is the season where you begin to shed the layers and sport the newest fashions, and many individuals use the annual vernal equinox as their incentive to get back into shape.  Here are some suggestions:

1. Start Slow

After a long, cold winter of decreased or no activity, you may wish to get outdoors and start getting active the minute the weather improves. While this is fine, you don't want to "pick up where you left off" last season and try to perform the same level of exercise you did then. This could lead to early-season injuries. If you slowed down during the winter months, you'll need to start getting back into shape slowly and work your way up.

2. Find Activities to Keep You Active Each Day

If you find activities you enjoy, it will be easier to be active each day. This can be anything from taking a walk around your neighborhood to playing some ball with your child. Whatever you can do to get you active and your body moving will place you in a better mental and physical state than you were when you were inactive. 

3. Turn the Television Off

Get out from under the TV. If you can reduce your television exposure, you'll also be eliminating those convenience foods you typically eat while watching the screen. Becoming involved in a household task or getting outdoors will help you diminish your temptations to snack and indulge in overeating, which is what you know you'd end up doing if you were sitting there in front of the TV.

4. Don't Workout in Pain

As you spring back into shape this spring, you'll likely experience some minor soreness and muscle aches. This is normal and is really your body telling you that you haven't been active for a while. You can even workout through this minor pain the next day. But, if you're experiencing sharp or unusual soreness or pain that won't go away, immediately stop exercising. It could be an injury. If it doesn't go away in a couple of days, see your doctor just to be sure.

5. Consume More Frequent, Smaller Meals

Instead of eating three meals loaded with calories (plus snacks) each day, try to consume six smaller meals with fewer calories (no more than 400 calories) each day instead. This will have you eating every few hours and it keeps you balanced and never famished or feeling stuffed — ideal if you're looking to lose fat and get into shape.

Tiger Nuts can help! Please visit us at www.tigernutsusa.com

 

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We want to INSPIRE you to live and eat a healthy lifestyle, and let our Tiger Nuts products be a part of your journey.

 The "Chief Nut" at Tiger Nuts USA Inc

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3 Reasons To Reach For Healthy Snacks When It’s Snack-time!

 

You know that moment where you’re in the mood for a snack to keep you going, but it’s not quite lunch or dinner time yet? You’re in-between meals and aren’t in a place to or just don’t have the energy to find some quick food. The temptation to reach for an unhealthy snack packed with sugar, preservatives, and genetically-modified ingredients can be strong. However, let’s take a look at 3 reasons to reach for healthy snacks instead.

 1. You’ll Satisfy Your Cravings

When you reach for unhealthy snacks, they normally don’t have the vitamins or minerals that will tell your brain that you’re satisfied. Instead of your brain telling you that you’re done snacking, it has to rely on your stomach being so physically full that you can’t possibly snack even more. If you look at a snack such as Tiger Nuts, for example, it has the right combination of vitamins and minerals to keep you from overindulging and taking in more calories than you need to that day.

 2. Unhealthy Snacks Are Packed With Too Much Sugar

Consuming too much sugar is linked to a long list of health issues from heart diseases to type 2 diabetes. It’s only suggested to take in about 24 to 37 grams of sugar daily. Consuming a single row of Oreo cookies alone is double the amount of your daily sugar intake. Reaching for a healthy snack such as Tiger Nuts contains only 7 grams of natural sugar per serving size of 32 grams.  

 3. Unhealthy Snacks Could Be Bad For Your Heart

You need to reach for snacks with a high amount of monosaturated fats. That’s because they could help lower the levels of bad cholesterol in your body. Many unhealthy snacks are bad for your cholesterol, but healthy snacks, such as Tiger Nuts, contain the healthy fats needed to lower your risk of heart diseases such as heart attack or stroke.

This article is brought to you by Tiger Nuts USA and if you have any comments or questions about Tiger Nuts, please email us at nuts@tigernutsusa.com 

 

Jack Sims - CEO Tiger Nuts USA

   

 

Avoid Dieting, Make Positive Changes Instead

Here's a terrific article that we found and hopefully it will help stimulate you or please share with a friend who is looking to make a change in 2020!

Why is it that merely saying the "D" word, you know "diet" brings immediate thoughts of failure to the minds of many men and women around the world?

Could it be that we have all learned through trial and error that diets simply do not work? I know many of you are sitting back with jaws dropped at the moment.

After all, this is an article about dieting, right? It is and it isn't. Dieting is the kiss of death for many while a new phase in your life or lifestyle adjustment may be just the thing that will mean success for you and your fitness and health goals.

Eating for some is an addiction. Unfortunately, you can't exactly give up eating all together as a smoker can give up cigarettes. I'm not implying by any means that giving up cigarettes is easy but how much more difficult would it be if you were forced to have three a day? At that point you may as well enjoy them every time the urge hits right?

The same holds true for food. You must eat in order to survive. You cannot live without eating. This means that if food is a problem in your life, you must find a healthier way of viewing food. Isn't this where diets generally come in handy? The short answer is no. This is where diets often fail. Diets do very little to change how we view food. In fact, most diets only serve to tell us which foods are good, which foods are bad, and which foods (typically most of the foods we enjoy most) are strictly taboo.

Diets begin by forcing people to feel deprived or punished. And no one likes to feel either of these things. Even worse however, is that we punish ourselves further when we slip along the straight and very narrow pathways upon which our diets place us. This means that we are going to wallow in guilt over every little miss-step we make until we give up all together and decide to over indulge once again and ignore the guilt In order to have real success you must make a lifestyle change.

This is the only way that you will be able to shed those unwanted pounds without experiencing the horrible guilt that so many dieters go through each and every step of the way with their diets. Set goals for yourself. Keep them aggressive but realistic for fitness, dropping pounds, and eating new healthy foods.

Even if your goal is as simple as eating 5 vegetable servings a day it is a great place to start. Change your way of eating. Then change your way of seeing food and you will experience amazing changes in your attitudes toward your health, your body, and even your fitness level.

As the first pounds begin to drop you will begin to experience more energy and less pain when exercising. This should help keep you motivated to do even more as time goes by.

Do not think that long term weight loss goals will be as easy to achieve as the first five or ten pounds. Consistency is vitally important when making these lifestyle changes. Take each day as it comes and begin again the very next day. This means that even if you fall completely "off the wagon" today, you can start over tomorrow. The trick is in staying the course more days than not and learning moderation and balance when it comes to straying from the straight and narrow.

There are many ways to fail when it comes to dieting and I know people who have failed in almost every one I can possibly imagine. There is no way to fail, however, when you are making positive changes in your life that are getting positive results. It may take weeks, months, or even years to reach your goal. As long as you are making steady and continuous efforts and progress, you are doing many great things for your health and well being.

Jack and the team at Tiger Nuts USA