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Get More Sleep, Lose Weight

Recents studies show that if you are looking to shed extra pounds, you should find ways to be keep stress at a minimum, be happier and get more sleep. Turns out that not doing all those things can hinder weight loss even when cutting back on calories.

How much sleep is enough?

The goal is to get enough sleep to feel refreshed in the morning and stay awake and alert throughout the day. Most people should aim for around seven to eight hours of quality sleep every night.

plumFor the whole healthy picture, you must eat well, be active, not smoke, sleep enough, control stress, find happiness in your everyday, be positive and believe that you can change the health of your body.

Recent Sleep Studies say

Researchers speculate that if you are sleeping less or more than recommended and if your stress levels are high, you will not be able to focus on making behavioral changes.

Here’s some findings that came out of recent studies:

  • 51% of people in Wales get six or fewer hours sleep a night.
  • 15% of couples roll together because of a dip in their bed.
  • 64% report waking with neck and back ache.
  • Beds deteriorate as much as 70% over 10 years, according to industry research.
  • Tiredness affects our physical and emotional health.
  • Humans evolved to do certain things at certain times of day.
  • Snoring, which can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnoea, affects 4% of people.
  • Sleepers pass through five stages: one, two, three and four and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep several times a night.
  • The last two stages are the deepest sleep which those with obstructive sleep apnoea may never get. Not getting them can make you feel constantly tired.

The New Equation

In other words! Relax! Be happy! Get sleep! Eat healthy! Exercise! Lose weight!

20 Reasons To Rebound or Jump on a Trampoline

Fitness TrampolineIn a nutshell, rebounding or fitness trampolining is known as possibly the most effective exercise yet devised by humans. Or in Sheen verbiage–Winning! Duh!

You may find that you no longer have much to complain about. You’ll want to get up and go, and you’ll have stamina. But most of all, you’ll need great lipstick since you’ll be smiling a whole lot more.

The Jumping Twenty!

  1. It stimulates your metabolism to minimize your chances of obesity.
  2. It tones up your thyroid to increase its output — you need this for energy and weight control.
  3. It improves coordination throughout the body, so you will be less likely to fall and break something.
  4. It promotes increased muscle fiber tone, and that gives you a a more tighter, more toned body.
  5. It subjects your body to gravitational pulls ranging from zero at the top of each bounce to 2 – 3 times the force of gravity at the bottom, depending on how high the person is rebounding.
  6. It increases your capacity for breathing, something that you need to do all day, everyday.
  7. It circulates more oxygen to the tissues, which keeps you feeling healthy and strong.
  8. It helps combat depression, so that you can avoid taking all those pills.
  9. It helps normalize your blood pressure, so that you can avoid yet more pills.
  10. It helps prevent cardiovascular disease, which means you are likely to live a longer life.
  11. It increases the activity of the red bone marrow in the production of red blood cells, all to keep you strong, vibrant and rosy-cheeked.
  12. It aids lymphatic circulation and blood flow through your circulatory system, which strengthens your immune system.
  13. It lowers elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and this will make your doctor happy.
  14. It offers relief from neck and back pains, headaches, and other pain caused by lack of exercise — so expect to have less to complain about.
  15. It enhances digestion and elimination processes, and we all like that combination.
  16. It allows for easier relaxation and sleep, so you can wake up and feel relaxed, rested and ready to jump and bounce all over again.
  17. It results in a better mental abilities, with sharper learning processes so you can try out for Jeopardy.
  18. It relieves fatigue and menstrual discomfort for women, and that is a super huge relief for all.
  19. It minimizes the number of colds, allergies, digestive disturbances, and abdominal problems.
  20. It tends to slow down aging — need I say more!!!

Scientists Show Soda Link to Strokes

Diet Soda linked to strokes

As I’ve said over and over, for years and years, diet sodas are not good for you and one day scientists will come out with a study that will shed light on the dangers of diet sodas. That day is now here! Sorry soda makers!

Beyond I told your so

The American Stroke Association just released a study showing a link between diet soda and an increased risk of having a stroke or heart attack. The scientists behind this research discovered that people who reported drinking diet soda every day had a 60% higher rate of strokes and heart attacks.

Soda Reality

Researchers consider this study just the beginning of their look into the effects of diet sodas. And since previous studies found that soda drinkers are at greater risk of getting diabetes and weight-related issues, odds are that people will begin to believe that sodas of any color, sweetener and size are not health drinks.

It is time for America to get a clue! It is not that hard! Anyone who cares about their body can do it! Skip the fake, chemical-filled, fake-sweetened sodas, as well as sweetened ones — and do so cold turkey. Your body, friends and family will love you for it, because you will be healthy and fun to be around.

Almonds Rule in The World of Health

almondsNew studies show that a mere handful of almonds a day can lead to healthy cholesterol levels. These little Round (with a pointy end) morsels are nutrient-packed with vitamin E, riboflavin, magnesium, manganese and copper. In other words, almonds can lead to a healthier body.

The scientists behind almond studies also discovered that eating whole almonds with the skin, doubles their antioxidant cancer-fighting powers.

Eating 22 almonds will add more protein to your diet than an egg, plus with almonds you get much needed dietary fiber and their high-protein content eaten as a snack between meals can keep you from getting into that crazy-hungry-I-don’t-care frame of mind.

The best almonds are dry-roasted without added sugar or preservatives. Eat almonds as a snack, on a salad, or in assorted recipes to add protein to your diet. Know that almonds are calorie-dense, so eat just a few — no more than fits in the palm of your hand at one sitting.

For the freshest tasting almonds, store them in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. This will  keep them from becoming rancid and smelling like other foods. By refrigerating almonds, you will maintain their freshness for several months. By freezing them, they will last for up to a year.

One Minute Fitness Trampoline Inspired Exercise Tip

One Minute ShowExercise in The Morning

In this second episode of the new One Minute Show series on Round TV, you’ll learn about a quickie get yourself moving tip that will get your day on track before you step out your front door.

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Eat Fast Food, Look Like Fast Food

EAT FAST FOOD, LOOK LIKE FAST FOODYou really Are What You Eat!

It is important to eat healthy food, especially since every seven years your body regenerate itself with the food that enters your mouth. You an either be made out of greasy fast food or a variety of healthy foods such as avocados, leafy greens and a fresh fruit salad.

Knowing what is healthy to eat and not healthy is important. For instance, fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grans and lean meats you prepare yourself in healthy ways will be lower in fat and higher in nutrition than fast foods.

The Round Diet book

ROUND TIP: To help people eat healthier, check out free videos on RoundTV, and for a fun way to change your view of food to a healthy one that makes you automatically eat healthier, gift yourself, your family or a friend with the The Round Diet Book now available on Amazon or any other popular online bookstore. Learn more about the book on Round Diet Author Site.

How to Stop Stuffing Your Face with Fast Food

Instead of taking the easy and unhealthy route by stuffing your face with fast food, keep healthy snacks with you so you don’t get so hungry you don’t care what goes into your body. If you are a fast food junkie, you need to take a break from it for long enough to allow your taste buds and little voices in your head to return to their natural state.

If you like this, also check out Diet Visualizations, also known as other ways to eat less by using your mind.

By stopping cold turkey with fast food, you will likely feel a few days of withdrawal. You can lessen the pain by starting a new feeding plan with healthy foods. Before you know it, your new palette will appreciate the scrumptious taste of real food and you will not be so tempted by the disgusting fatty, greasy, high glycemic, high calorie, gut busting, extra salty, vitamin and nutrient-free, additive-rich, over-sized gluttonous portions of obesity producing fast food-like meals.

It’s your choice! The ball is in your court!

Food Thoughts Help You Eat Less

Think FOOD, Eat less

Some of our smartest scientists at Carnegie Mellon University discovered that continuous thinking about eating a particular food, such as candy or cheese, resulted in the study dieters to eat less of those foods they craved when it was offered to them.

This goes along with the already well-known idea that thinking about a food can make your mouth water. These savvy researchers extended this idea to find that you can also think your way into being satisfied without actually eating the food.

The study used M&Ms and cheese cubes and learned that imagining eating a lot of a food caused the mind to subconsciously restrict how much of that food the dieters actually later ate.

In a nutshell, the study conclusion found that people who imagined eating more food ate less of that same food when it was set before them later on.

New One Minute Series On RoundTV

Watch One Bite At A Time

The idea behind this new bodybuilding, healthy eating and Round inspired series is to feed people quick, helpful , and easy to digest tidbits of information to anyone who wants to eat healthier, lose weight, and get into shape. Each show with feature a different element of taking care of your body.

RoundTV Roundlady VideoWatch One Minute Round Show: Bodybuilding Inspired Healthy Eating Tips.

Eat Healthy By Cooking at Home

Prepare food ahead of timeWhy Cook at Home?

To make sure you know what you are eating, it’s best to be your own cook in your own kitchen. To do this, you’ll need to go food shopping.

before Shopping

Before shopping, it’s smart to create a menu for your week. Look through cookbooks, search for online menus such as ones at the Food Network or any other favorites you come across. Then make a shopping list so you buy what you need, instead of what tempts you as you innocently cruise the shelves.

Choose recipes that include some of the same ingredients. That way you can use all the ingredient you buy and won’t waste any food.

Shop Ahead of Time

Get your groceries in advance so you have a stocked fridge and pantry before the week begins. If you know it’s going to be a hectic week, buy some partially prepared food that requires only a little bit of work to make. Just read the ingredients to make sure they’re healthy.

Prepare Your food Ahead of Time

A great idea is to prepare as much food over the weekend for the week. You can chop vegetables, cook chicken for salads, hard boil eggs, chop vegetables , marinate meat for the next day, and make a batch of brown or wild rice. This will make is easy to put together a meal during any day of the week.

Cook more than one meal at a time. If you’re already grilling or baking chicken, make extra and freeze half or place meal-sized portions in air-tight containers for another day.

Freeze Food For Later

Freezing food is a one more way to have prepared food on hand. But be sure to label your containers and bags of food so you know what they contain. If you are one of those neat and tidy organized people, you can even keep a list so you can see exactly what is in your freezer. And remember to wrap food tightly and also leave some space between frozen items so cold air can circulate around them.

Top 14 Anti-aging Foods to Eat

anri-aging1. Avocados (Sliced Round with a big Round seed)
This fruit contains healthy monounsaturated fat and vitamin E, which can help maintain healthy skin and prevent skin aging.

2. Berries (All Super Round)
Berries. Colorful berries contain a potent antioxidant anthocyanin that makes them blue, red and purple. Eat plenty of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, pomegranate, cherries, acai berries, and blood oranges, to name a few of the best choices. Each of these foods has a variety of other powerful antioxidants that repair and protect your skin’s cells.

3. Cruciferous vegetables (Round heads and flowerettes)
The family of Cruciferous vegetables includes cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, turnip, brussels sprouts, radish and watercress. They assist the body in its fight against toxins and cancer.

4. Garlic (Round cloves)
Eating a clove of garlic a day (raw or cooked) helps to protect the body against cancer and heart disease. Studies suggest that garlic reduces cholesterol levels and assists blood thinning better than aspirin, thus helping to reduce the risk of heart disease.

5. Ginger (Can be slice into circles)
This spicy root can boost the digestive and circulatory systems, which can be a plus for older people. Ginger may also help to alleviate rheumatic aches and pains.

6. Nuts (Round and curvy)
Most varieties of nuts are good sources of minerals, espeically walnuts and Brazil nuts. Walnuts, although high in calories, are rich in potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper and selenium. Eat a handful of nuts and seeds a day. They are loaded with “good” fat that helps “plump” your skin, antioxidants and lots of minerals that are good for your skin, too.

7. Soy (Soy beans are Round)
Menopausal women might find that soya helps to maintain oestrogen levels, and can alleviate menopausal hot flashes and protect against Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis and heart disease.

8. Whole meal pasta and rice (Whole grains are Round)
These complex carbohydrates provide a consistent supply of energy throughout the day and should be a part of your diet. Wholemeal pasta and Brown rice are excellent complex carbohydrates that are high in fiber.

9. Watermelon (Big, bold and Super Round)
Both the flesh and seeds of the watermelon are nutritious so try blending them together in a food processor and drinking as a juice to help protect against free radical damage and aging.

10. Water (Water drops are Round)
Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day to help rid of the toxins and unwanted waste materials from your body. Don’t rely on thirst; this sensation diminishes with age. Drink often and choose from nutritious liquids, including 100% fruit and vegetable juices, skim or low fat milk, broths, sparkling water, and teas. You can also get fluids from foods, especially those that are liquid at room temperature. Try gelatin, frozen yogurt, soups, watermelon, pickles, oranges, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.

11. Spinach (Round Leaves)
Lutein is found in spinach, kale, corn, and other vegetables. It has the ability to give additional antioxidant capacity to your skin and enhances skin hydration.

12. Beans (Super Round)
Anthocyanin is found in very high quantities in black beans and black soybeans. Soybeans are also high in isoflavones, also linked to anti-aging properties.

13. Tomatoes (Super Round)
Lycopene, in red grapefruit, tomatoes, watermelon, and pink grapefruit, is a powerful weapon against free radicals. It has the ability to inhibit sun-induced aging and can neutralize free radicals.

14. Salmon (Curvy fish)
Salmon has a host benefits for your skin, from the omega-3s to the high-quality protein. Make it a regular in your diet (at least three times a week), and you will see plumper, more youthful skin in about six weeks.