Tag Archives: health

4 Slim Down Tips for any Special Event.

9 Oct

TIP 1.  Eat for fuel not for fun.  Watch the eating out.  If you do, sauce on the side, go for a lean meat with steamed veggies, always ask “no butter, no oil, as healthy as can be please”. You would be shocked at what junk a restaurant will put in your food for flavoring.  DO NOT skip your breakfast! Food before coffee.  Split your lunch into two portions, separate the feedings by 2 hours.  Cut the carbs in the evening. Eating 6 small meals a day will increase your metaboic rate and burn more calories throughout the day.  This is a good start.

TIP 2.  Workout to intensity.  Find your workout intensity, push through the discomfort.  If you are feeling the burn then you are doing it right. 40 mins weight resistance program, 20 mins interval cardio. 1 hour at the gym max!

TIP 3.  Add morning cardio.  After breakfast hit the  streets for a morning jog, or attack the stairs at your house.  Up quickly, down slowly, this is ideal interval cardio.

TIP 4.  Lemon your water.  There are so many benefits to putting lemon in your water.  Most important it burns more calories. Also relieves many digestion problems. Great for the skin with it’s anti-aging properties.  It can remove wrinkles and blackheads, Toothache or bad breath – Lemon water will help.  Tonsil issues, gargle lemon water frequently.  With it’s high potassium content, lemon water can help control high blood pressure.  It has been known to cure respiratory problems, breathing problems and helps someone suffering from asthma.  Lemons can treat rheumatism and arthritis as it’s a diuretic and flushes out bacteria and toxins.

Today’s Tip: “THE WORLD IS YOUR GYM” – Clean House and Shape Up!

7 Aug

OK, let’s put a BOUNCE IN OUR STEP.  Get excited!  Just motivating your day with energy and enthusiasm will start you on your fitness path.

Do you have chores around the house?  Let’s try lunges and squats in between picking up those toys.  How about a dirty kitchen?  Let’s see how quickly we can clean up that mess.  Let’s do some calf raises while folding laundry.  We can play with the kids outside, like doing some jumping jacks.  How about walking your kids to school and jogging or speed walking back home listening to some of your favorite tunes?  Do you have stairs?  Climb them.  What about while watching some evening T.V.? Try stretching, or doing some couch sitting squats.  Turn your regular day into a fitness day.

Too many people, especially women, try and control their weight (size) by under eating.  This NEVER works. You may have a skinny body, but it will be an unhealthy one that is not capable of sustaining vital activity or longevity.  Eat your small portioned breakfast, divide your lunch into two small portions, and separate them by 3 hours. Eat your carb free dinner, and have 2 protein small snacks in the day.  This totals 6 times during the day you should be consuming food.  It works. Keep the portions down, but eat them often.

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TODAY’S TIP: STOP DRINKING SODA! HERE ARE SOME OF THE SIDE EFFECTS! HY(POP)LASIA

4 Aug

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9 STRETCHES THAT HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR SPLITS

25 Mar

A couple of days ago I posted on Facebook 6 tips to help you get your splits.  Some of you have asked what specific stretches should be focused on. The following stretching routine is tailored specifically for the purpose of achieving the ability to perform both front splits and side splits. It consists of the following exercises:

1. lower back stretches
2. lying buttock stretch
3. groin & inner-thigh stretch
4. seated calf stretch
5. seated hamstring stretch
6. seated inner-thigh stretch
7. psoas stretch
8. quadricep stretch
9. lying V stretch

This info & more available in my book “Anatomy of Stretching”.  Visit http://www.craigramsayfitness.com to order your autographed copy and be on your way to discovering your splits.

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One of the main reasons I wrote the book “Anatomy of Stretching” is because I want everyone to have the chance to experience the freedom of movement the Broadway Dancer has. Too many people to count have reached out to me over the years with a goal to achieve the splits. I’ve developed routines that will help get you there. Visit my website and pick up your copy of my book and achieve your splits.

A Smoker doesn’t prioritize their health, so why are they going to care about yours?

12 Mar

I completely understand that saying such statements will have “smokers” fuming, that’s ok, it’s actually said with love & compassion.  Quitting smoking has been compared to quitting heroin.  This is not an easy over night journey for most.  The message here – “We care about your health SMOKERS, even if you don’t”.

I LOVE NY! I absolutely detest walking the Manhattan street sidewalks.  To quote a lyric from Sweeney Todd the musical “CITY ON FIRE!”. Second hand smoke is so obnoxious. Why should us non-smokers have to deal with this?  Which leads me to have this discussion…

“A Smoker doesn’t prioritize their health, so why are they going to care about yours”.

I’ve personally never smoked, I have many family members that do.  It baffles and concerns me greatly that these people I love with all my heart still choose smoking over their own health, and over the possibility of getting sick or even dying from such an addiction.  Are they seriously alright with leaving their family relationships prematurely for these tobacco sticks??? This is serious! Why aren’t we talking about how controlled our loved ones are by the cigarette industry? And who is behind this?

Let’s start the intervention, and if you have already been talking about it… talk about it again.  It’s time to stand up for your own health as well. We can send love and support for those needing to quit this disguising, selfish, addiction. Do not allow people to smoke around you.   You can’t stop LOVE & PROGRESS.

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SUPER SUPPORTIVE OF SUPER FOODS!

11 Mar

Imagine if we could lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer and improve your state of mind from FOOD??? Well we can!  What a super concept and it can happen from eating super foods. It starts with your choices at the grocery store.

A superfood contains a very high level of certain nutrients. Put these items in your grocery cart:

-Blueberries

-Broccoli

-Oats

-Wild-Caught Salmon

-Ginseng & Green Tea

-Tomatoes

-Walnuts

-Greek Yogurt

-Beans & Lentils

-Basil

-Turmeric

-Goji Berries

-Reishi or Ghada Mushrooms

-Apples

-Aspragus

-Avocados

-Beets

-Bell Peppers

-Brussel Spouts

-Cherries

-Dark Chocolate

-Eggs

-Flax

-Garlic

-Kale

-Lemons/Limes

-Pineapple

-Pumpkin

-Quinoa

-Spinach

-Spirulina

-Sweet Potatoes

-Swiss Chard

-Winter Squash

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Responsible Eating – “The Story of an Egg” PBS Online Film Festival 2013

11 Feb

http://video.pbs.org/video/2339515762

Where do you get your eggs? Don’t let watching this scare you, ignorance is not bliss because we do have options, we have a voice, and we have money to spend which influences change.  Protect our Animals and our Environment.

I personally believe knowing this info and making the “Better Choices” in life help us energetically which in turn makes us healthier and happier.