Happy Friday! I am ready for the weekend and the cooler temperatures that are supposed to come with it here in Kansas City. I’m especially looking forward to getting outside and soaking up a little nature.
I’ve found so many articles I want to share with you this week. I hope you find these ones as useful, interesting or thought provoking as I did:
10 Do-Anywhere Exercises to Burn 200 Calories in Under 3 Minutes
I do think the title of this article is a bit ambitious as the calories you actually burn will be based on your size, ability and intensity in which you participate. That being said, I am a major fan of short bursts of activity. Try telling me you don’t have just 30 seconds to do jumping jacks… go ahead, try it
Is It Time to Start Skipping Breakfast?
Breakfast is such a hotly contested nutrition/diet issue. As a both a personal trainer/fitness nutrition specialist AND someone who has experienced a significant amount of weight loss I can see a lot of different sides to all the arguments, both for and against the inclusion of breakfast. To be honest, I have nearly always been a breakfast procrastinator, pushing eating until much later in the morning. Has this hindered my progress? I don’t feel like it has. In fact, I think it’s silly to shove calories in your body if you aren’t feeling hungry. This is another instance where I think the necessity of eating breakfast really depends on your individual situation, goals, health and nutritional needs.
20 Gluten Free Slow Cooker Freezer Packs from Costco for $150
At this time I have no need to be gluten-free, but when I saw someone post this link on Facebook the other day I was immediately interested. Who couldn’t use more budget-friendly, easy to prepare, home cooked meals in their arsenal? After looking deeper into these recipes I was really happy to see fairly straight-forward, real ingredient meals that truly were easy to throw together. If nothing else, they could serve as a great jumping of point to create your own bunch of freezer packs.
‘Fat Shaming’ Linked To Weight Gain
I don’t think the title of this article would surprise anyone who has dealt with being overweight. I think the trendy title of “fat shaming” is relatively new, the practice of bullying people because of their weight certainly isn’t. This is an excellent reason as to why you need to shut up and not judge people for their weight. You have no idea what is going on in their lives and while you might think you are somehow motivating them to not be fat, you are most likely just adding to their problems.
Have a wonderful weekend!
About the Author
Alicen Ronan is a Kansas City personal trainer, fitness coach and writer. She has been a certified personal trainer since 2009 when she decided that she wanted to help others make positive lifestyle changes. She is available for personal training sessions 7 days a week both in the Kansas City metro and virtually.
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