Health Guide/Instructions

Looking for something from which you can cut your weight into the half. Weight loss is one of the most common fitness goals in the modern day. However, this can be a pretty tiring task if you don’t know what works for you better, as there are plenty of options available to lose weight.

Well, if you are looking for a rewarding as well as intense workout then spinning bike is a great choice. Spin bikes have always been a popular trend in the fitness class and are purely known for its weight loss benefits among many other things.

How to lose weight from a Stationary Bike

Spinning is an excellent weight loss tool, and it’s fun too as the amount of calories you can burn is no joke. You can burn approx 600 calories from just one spin class! Doing this class regular for about thrice a week could complete your calorie burn rate, and eventually, help you lose weight.

Weight loss is one of the most prominent reasons for which a person starts spinning. Spinning bike workout has so many advantages such as weight loss, strength building etc according to Fitnesstep1.com – a fitness magazine which writes about various fitness equipments. Doing this class for at least thrice a week could take up your calorie burn. But the main benefits of spinning comes into action when you are off the bike but still the calorie burns, hours later. It makes all the hard work worth it when you burn calories even after your workout.

Improves your Cardiovascular Strength

The spin classes include of both endurance and cardiovascular training which means heart health and your lung capability are some of the most obvious benefits from taking up these classes. As you work harder in you spinning bike, you will learn to control your respiration process. You can manage your breathing according to your spin. This can help to lower the anxiety and controlled heart rate.

Considering cardiovascular diseases as the most common causes of death, controlling and lowering your heart rate into normal is the primary priority. Spinning class is an excellent choice for weight loss and heart health. So get out there and get active!

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Tones and strengthen your Muscles

Cardio has a bad reputation of causing muscle loss. Well, not this form of high-intensity cardio. Spinning works on your hips, hamstring,  quadriceps, calves and lowers abs. Thus this will add definition and tone your body.

Muscle strength is something that comes with practice. The more you contract and relax your muscles, the more wear and tear they undergo. Spinning exercise is perfect for you to build your lower body.

Increases your Stamina, Core Strength and your Willpower

Spinning exercise helps tone and strengthen your muscles. It also helps improve your heart and lungs. As a result, your stamina or endurance level goes up. Which means, with strategic practice, you will be able to spin faster and for a longer duration without feeling fatigued. This will help you in various running exercises.

Your core is comprised of all your body parts except your limbs (arms and legs) and head. Your chest, upper back, lower back, abs, and upper part of your glutes are a part of your ‘core.’ These muscles help you stand, sit, walk, play, and do various other movements without breaking or twisting your spine. As a result, it improves the condition of your body and posture.

If you are a beginner; you will train with a certified trainer and a group of other people with similar fitness goals. Your trainer will push you to achieve new goals every week. Plus, when you see other people improve their fitness levels, you will be motivated to improve yours as well. This will test your muscle strength, endurance, and willpower. As you progress, you will develop stronger willpower and be surprised to see what you can achieve if you set your mind to it.

Workout at Anyplace, Anytime

The spin class offers the most significant benefit that is it can be done virtually anywhere whether it’s pouring rain, over 100 degrees outside or even an alien invasion! You can spin. After all, the classes are held indoors in an air-conditioned building. Not only can you find the class anywhere, anytime, but you can also bring the spin class up to you. Here the possibilities are endless.

The Takeaway

Spin class can be a bit intimidating if it’s your first time. Spinning may be an excellent weight loss tool and it comes with many alternatives edges .you can enjoy an intense workout while burning calories, improving your heart health, and setting your own pace. If you are searching for a less impact yet useful exercise, spinning is unquestionably something you should try.

The spinning bike can be life changing if you do it correctly. You will see results soon as you lose weight, feel less stressed, sleep better and improve productivity.…

Health News

As years have passed, more and more states are legalizing marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes. While some states allow certain forms of marijuana to be used only for medicinal purposes, other states are open to recreational use of marijuana too!

Before you carry marijuana or use it, look what state you are in and what marijuana law says about how you use it in that particular state. Even if you want to use medical marijuana, you need to follow the law and get yourself doctor’s recommendation to do that.

In this article, we will talk about the states in which medical marijuana is not yet legalized and carrying or using it would put you in deep trouble. You can freely use medical marijuana in Oregon, Colorado, California, or even Washington, but you cannot say anything about the level of legalization of marijuana in other states or the neighboring states.

States Where Marijuana is Illegal:

In some states, marijuana is legal up to a certain extent and in others, it is completely illegal. Let us find out what states has not yet legalized marijuana.

There are some states that only allow marijuana in the form of CBD.

CBD, also known as, Cannabidiol, is nothing but the oil extracted from the cannabis flower. These have medicinal values that can treat major degrees of chronic pain. However, in these states, there are CBD laws that rule the degree of usage of CBD. You need to have a licensed and qualified physician’s recommendation and the qualified ailments in order to use CBD in these states.

  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

There are few states that allow marijuana usage up to a certain extent and also allow CBD to be used for medical purpose. In these states, there are highly any chances of you getting arrested if you are found with marijuana. However, you will be fined based on the amount of marijuana you have in your possession at the time of inspection.

  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina

Nebraska is a state where marijuana has been decriminalized to some extent. However, no CBD is allowed here.Certain states are yet to open themselves to legalizing marijuana. In these states, you may get arrested and possibly would be jailed if you are found guilty of possessing marijuana in any form.

  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • South Dakota

You must know that marijuana decriminalized states do not entirely rule out arrests for possessing marijuana. If you are found in possession of marijuana in any amount more than ¼ oz, you could very likely end up being arrested or possibly serve jail time.

What Would Happen if You Are Caught In Possession of Marijuana in a Non-Legalized State of America?

If you get caught with marijuana in a non-legalized state, you will get imprisoned! There are many states where people have changed their mindset towards the possession of marijuana. People still get arrested in some parts of the country, while in others, they simply have to pay fine.“While thousands of people are still getting arrested and hit with small-time misdemeanors, statistics are showing that fewer people are serving [marijuana-related] jail time.”

However, this does not give you reasons to possess marijuana in a non-legalized state of US. Let’s look at the amount of marijuana you must possess in order to be charged with a felony.

  • Alabama: More than 35.27 oz (this is only for the first-time charge. The second time you will be charged with a felony no matter what quantity you possess)
  • Idaho: More than 3 oz
  • Iowa: Any amount of possession or even possession of marijuana is considered misdemeanor
  • Indiana: more than 1.05 oz (or ANY amount for a second offense)
  • Georgia: More than 1 oz
  • Nebraska: More than 16 oz
  • Kentucky: More than 8 oz
  • Missouri: More than 1.23 oz
  • Kansas: First-time possession will be a misdemeanor and all second-time possession will be considered a felony
  • Mississippi: More than 1.05 oz
  • Utah: More than 16 oz
  • South Carolina: More than 1 oz
  • North Carolina: More than 1.5 oz
  • Texas: More than 4 oz
  • South Dakota: More than 2 oz
  • Wisconsin: First-time possession of marijuana in any amount will be a misdemeanor and all second-time possession will be considered a felony
  • Tennessee: More than ½ oz
  • Wyoming: More than 3 oz

We can see from the above table that some states are too strict about possession of marijuana. Even a small quantity of marijuana in your pocket can land you in jail.

Even after decriminalizing marijuana in the majority of the portion of the United States, we still see that the annual arrests made for possession of marijuana are more than the arrests made in a year for violent crimes.…

Health News

The HNC launched in October 2010 out of shared concern that the Dietary Guidelines for Americans were not having the intended impact on rates of obesity and other chronic diseases. The ongoing focus of the Guidelines has been to prevent chronic disease; however, the science indicates that there is no general dietary pattern that can accomplish this across a diverse population. Prevention of chronic disease through dietary and lifestyle modification is best left to healthcare practitioners and their individual patients. Our position is that the Guidelines must return their focus to ensuring that Americans meet their complete nutritional needs at all stages of life. To accomplish this, the Coalition seeks to educate and assist healthcare professionals, policy makers, legislators, and the public.

In addition, we are creating a coalition of supporters to speak out against the direction the Guidelines have been taking since their inception in 1980, and to offer this alternative approach. Our membership is broad-based and includes scientists, healthcare professionals, members of the food and agricultural community, health advocacy groups, and most of all, concerned citizens.

To help achieve our goals, in 2015 we composed a letter that we delivered to the Secretaries of the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services, selected policymakers, and interested media outlets.  The letter is copied below (with a link to the pdf as well).  If you wish to sign on, please use this quick form to add your information to the letter.

We are adding to the momentum building in the national media and among other health advocacy organizations demanding that our policy makers critically examine the process used to develop the DGA. We suggest a slightly different approach – we have as our primary goal changing the focus of  future Guidelines to that of ensuring adequate nutrition for all Americans.

Ultimately, we hope to positively impact our food, nutrition, and health systems by developing an understanding and awareness of the social, cultural, and economic forces that not only impact American’s access to nutritional information and to the foods needed to support health, but shape American’s attitudes about nutrition and relationships to food.

I encourage you to share this with friends and colleagues whom you feel may be interested in this critically important issue.…

Diet Recipes

Throwing a dinner party has become increasingly challenging over the years.  In addition to creating a menu to please a crowd, hosts have to account for the various dietary restrictions guests may have.  When faced with this task, many of us to turn to Google- or, we may create an individual dish just for that one guest.  This can leave your guest feeling guilty about your extra effort.  All too often, we forget about our favorite dishes that are unintentionally gluten free or vegetarian, and loved by many.  I wanted to provide my readers with a brief overview of some of the most common dietary restrictions.  I’ve also shared my favorite tested (and loved) recipes that will meet everyone’s needs.

Vegetarian*

Vegetarianism can mean a range of different things, so you may want to check with your guests ahead of time about their specific needs.  All vegetarians avoid meat (think chicken, pork, beef), but some do eat seafood.  In this case, they are actually referred to as “pescatarian.”  Unlike vegans, vegetarians do tend to eat some animal products, including eggs and dairy; however, some may avoid eggs.   A vegetarian that eats both eggs and dairy is referred to as a lacto-ovo vegetarian.  Personally, I adore vegetarian dishes as they tend to be loaded with flavor.  I find that Italian cuisine has many unintentionally vegetarian options enjoyed by carnivores and vegetarians alike.

  • Arugula Salad with Lentils, Garlic and Goat Cheese– The best Summer salad.  Lentils and cheese make this salad meal-worthy.  Also pairs nicely with fish if your guests happen to be pescatarian.
  • Miso French Onion Soup (New York Times)– What? Vegetarian french onion soup? This version is even better than the classic beef-based option.
  • Spanakopita– Your guests will ask for leftovers of this delicious Greek dish.
  • Polenta Lasagna– The sauteed winter kale adds a “meatiness” to this dish.  Also a gluten free option
Health Guide/Instructions

Lactose intolerance refers to difficulty digesting lactose, the sugar found in milk.  Lactose intolerance can also be variable.  Some people avoid all milk products (yogurt, cheese, milk, ice cream, cream sauce); however, others may eat yogurt which is more easily digested due to the partial breakdown of lactose by the bacteria.  Certain cheeses, such as swiss cheese, are naturally lactose free and therefore can be substituted easily into a dish for a lactose intolerant friend.  One of my favorite cheese companies, Cabot, offers a delicious lactose free sharp white cheddar.  I want to highlight that lactose intolerance is very different from a milk allergy.  A milk allergy refers to the need to completely avoid all sources of milk protein (including baked in food).  Milk allergic friends need to avoid butter and any trace of milk.

  • Weekend Thai Chicken Pizza– This pizza is loaded with toppings, including grated carrots, so there is no need to include the cheese.  Leave off the cheese or use a lactose free variety.  Always a crowd pleaser.
  • Thai Fish Curry (Chatelaine)– Coconut milk adds a creaminess without the lactose.
  • Salmon Burgers with Spicy Avocado Topping– A great idea for your next casual get together.  An avocado-based topping means your lactose-free guests don’t have to miss out on the sauce.

Weeknight Thai Chicken Pizza by Eating with a Purpose

Gluten Free

Gluten free involves the avoidance of the protein in wheat, barley and rye.  If a friend follows a gluten free diet due to celiac disease, he or she needs to absolutely avoid all traces of gluten (similar to an allergy).  This also means great care needs to be taken into food preparation to minimize cross contamination (think different cutting boards).  Luckily, there are are a large variety of gluten free substitutes on the market.  Be careful, because gluten free is not synonymous with healthy.  Many packaged gluten free products are produced from refined grains.  Try to choose naturally gluten free whole grains in your dishes such as corn, quinoa and buckwheat.  Instead of serving pasta, try a polenta or risotto.  Purchase corn tortillas for a build your own taco bar or serve quinoa or potatoes as a side instead of bread.

  • Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Rosemary Plum Reduction (substitute gluten-free tamari in place of the soy sauce; serve with roast potatoes and a salad)
  • Lyonnaise Salad for Two
  • Fish Tacos– These tacos are up there with those from our local street truck.  Ensure you use 100% corn tortillas for gluten free guests.
  • Maple-Seared Scallops with Creamy Kale (Chatelaine)– So gourmet, and only a few ingredients needed.
  • A Vancouverite’s Take on Shrimp and Grits– This dish is perfect served over quinoa!
  • Quinoa Gratin– Veggies, grains and protein in one dish.  A go-to for me.  Serve with a green salad.
  • Mushroom Risotto– This dish speaks for itself.  Also vegetarian if vegetable broth is used in place of chicken broth.
Obesity

Data from: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). National Center for Health Statistics, Division of National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. Prevalence of Overweight, Obesity, and Extreme Obesity Among Adults: United States, Trends 1976–1980 Through 2007–2008.

Everyone deserves reasonable access to accurate information about nutrition and how food choices influence health. However, the health needs of our diverse population are not being met by current food policies and by standardized nutrition recommendations.

A sense of community has arisen around questioning our nation’s current approach to food and nutrition. The Healthy Nation Coalition has garnered support from a wide range of interested parties in the academic, public health, medical, agricultural, educational, and philanthropic communities. We reject the notion that there is one approach to diet that works for all Americans. We believethat by joining these communities with other efforts underway in food system reform and government accountability, we can foster positive changes in our food, nutrition, and health systems that will benefit all Americans.

Our practices, values, and beliefs about food, nutrition, and health are multi-faceted and idiosyncratic. In addition, each of us—while having much in common—is a unique metabolic puzzle. How do we encourage progress in our food, nutrition, and health systems—which are equally complex and intertwined—with an understanding that food is not just about nutrients and that individualnutritional needs can be highly varied?

The Healthy Nation Coalition will  promote three key concepts to address that question:

1) Essential Nutrition – a movement to help individuals and families better understand and meet their own essential nutritional needs at their life stage(s).  This is our first and foremost goal and we are actively working to effect change in this area.

2) Open Nutrition – a movement to raise awareness regarding the laws, policies, institutions, and other social, economic, and cultural forces that impact access to nutrition information and development of sustainable systems that produce foods that support

3) Cultural Nutrition – a movement to foster an understanding of the cultural forces that shape our nutrition beliefs and our relationships to food and food communities.

Help us create thoughtful progress towards a better nourished and healthierfuture for all Americans.…