As most who enjoy avocado’s know, that once you cut into one, they tend to get brown right away if you don’t eat them. By chance I discovered that if I put half of the avocado in the fridge in a zip lock bag with the seed in tact, it will remain green and fresh for a couple of days. This works out great for when I’m in the mood for a shake and want to add that chilled avocado (thanks, Mark for that idea). The chilled avocado makes the shake smooth and creamy and makes the shake taste great.
Aside from my daily responsibilities of business and la familial, there are particular physical health priorities that I address on a daily basis. I make sure to address the following tasks as I find it to be rewarding on many levels:
Healthy Eating: My nutritional program is based on eating foods that work for me. By that I mean these foods provide ample health, energy, good digestion and the ability to function at a high level.
My physical activities are equally important and I issue the same weight with regards to “having to complete”. This is not a stressful task as some may see it, but it is a “must do” because it makes me feel good and I will do everything in my power to ge these activities in every day. The first is walking. I recently purchased a FITBIT and being able to measure my activity for the day has given me new insight. Walking a minimum of 10,000 steps a day has been remarkable in giving more energy and mobility. Speaking of mobility, lower body flexibility work and Indian Club training has been a solid addition to my daily activities as well and my shoulder health has improved dramatically. Of course, I address my strength training and conditioning three times a week in addition to my daily activities and I can discuss that a later date.
Now, some of you may think “I don’t have that kind of time”, and maybe you don’t, but it would be wise to address some of these functions for better health with whatever time you do have. And just in case you were wondering, the total time per week to accomplish everything is far less than the average person going to the gym.
The Jersey Shore Health and Wellness Group was created to serve the local area more efficiently and effectively in the field of health and fitness. The objective of this group is to provide personalized guidance in developing a healthy body, mind and spirit by structuring individualized programs for developing strength, cardiovascular fitness, diet therapy and wellness programs.
By working within their specialized fields, the Jersey Shore Health and Wellness Group can offer many applications that other individuals and businesses can not.
The Jersey Shore Health and Wellness Group is comprised on fitness professional, Fred Fornicola, nutritionist, Tom Mantos, massage therapists, Tara Paccillo and Marcos Pichardo and our healthy baker, Donna Frassetti.
If you’re like most people, you protect your other assets with insurance, so why wouldn’t you want to protect your health with a proper health routine?
So what does a proper health routine include? This is an interesting question because it does vary for each individual based on their goals, capabilities, mind-set, available time among many other factors. The most basic of plans would include a regimen of exercise, sound nutrition and a focus on your overall well-being. Exercise should include some kind of strength training 1-3 times per week and at least one day of some kind of cardiovascular conditioning (more if you don’t train as intensely as we do at Premiere Personal Fitness). The easiest and most effective nutritional plan is one that is geared to your individual needs as we all have special requirements, and of course, making sure your daily caloric intake is less than the number of calories burned. Finally, you should do something for your overall well-being such as meditation, recreational activity, massage, yoga, establish new goals monthly or daily writing in a journal.
These are just some thoughts to get you going.
Until next time……Tara