One Healthy Breakdown: going nuts for a healthier Easter!
Metabolism. We all have it. Some faster. Some slower. Metabolism is the rate at which we burn energy, aka the rate at which we burn calories. Though our individual metabolism is largely determined by our health and genetics, here are a few ways to boost metabolism…aka burn more calories…in less time. Aha, now you’re paying attention! Try these simple tips:
Exercise. Move your body. While cardio definitely burns calories, strength training exercises boost metabolism for hours after the workout is complete. Also, the more muscle mass you have, the more calories your body burns. Find what you love, switch it up, and work those muscles. Varying your workouts also causes muscle confusion and prevents boredom and plateau.
Eat. Yes, eating (and digesting) burns calories and boosts metabolism. Breakfast is key as it literally breaks the fast that our body undergoes overnight. Not only is it important to eat throughout the day, there are also quite a few foods that are known for their boosting power.
Here are some special, personal gift ideas for mom:
One Healthy Breakdown: it’s the thought that counts, put some thought into making Mom’s day this Mother’s Day!
It’s no secret that Easter is a super duper sugar-coated holiday. Trade in the pastel Peeps, massive chocolate bunnies, and jelly beans galore for some healthier treats that even the bunny himself would get egg-cited for.
One Healthy Breakdown: bet you were expecting carrots to top the list, but that’d be egg-stra boring!
1. Plant something. A garden, a plant, a flower, a chia pet…
2. Drive less. Walk more.
3. Spend an entire day outside, morning til night.
4. Explore a new beach.
5. Play like a kid, without a care in the world. Catch, mini golf, swing on the swings!
6. Eat al fresco, even at your own house.
7. Jump in puddles.
8. Feed the ducks.
9. Make one new (healthy!) recipe each week and make everyone in the house try it.
10. Wear flip-flops.
One Healthy Breakdown: tis the season to spring into SPRING!