" "To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe."
- Anatole France
Happy New Year again to all. I pray that 2007 finds in you great spirits, health and peace. Do you believe all things are possible? Believe that you can live in excellent health; believe that you can be your ideal weight and believe that it is within your power to make 2007 your best year ever.
This year, my focus will be on helping other people to honor their commitments to themselves, their health and their bodies. Many of us have different areas of our lives that we need a little extra encouragement in. If the area of health and fitness has been a challenge for you then bookmark Active Image on your computer and let us help you on your journey.
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For the last 10 years, Active Image has helped hundreds of people shed thousands of unwanted pounds. The principles we use are simple yet effective strategies;change unhealthy habits and establish healthy patterns of exercise and eating. As you set your New Years resolutions, (possibilities, commitments or whatever you choose to call them,) use the Active Image guide to improve your chances of success.
Here is the Active Image Approach to Healthy Weight Management:
1. Sensible Eating
Active Image Philosophy- “You are what you eat !”
Active Image Philosophy – ‘Excellence is not an act but a habit”
Active Image Philosophy- “Your Attitude Determines your Altitude”
Active Image Philosophy- “Double your Pleasure!”
Active Image Philosophy- “ Get Active”
Is one of your goals to eat healthier this year? Try adding some of these power foods to your diet!
Berries are a rich source of vitamins and phytochemicals ( help the body to fight diseases)
Broccoli (and other cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower and cabbage) helps fight cancer. It also boosts the immune system and may also reduce high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Garlic can lower blood pressure and decrease the bad cholesterol (LDL ) while increasing the good HDL cholesterol.
Almonds are packed with fiber, riboflavin, magnesium, iron and calcium They provide one of the best plant sources of protein.
Oats help reduce cholesterol. They also provide a good source of protein, potassium, magnesium and other minerals. It also has anti-cancer effects.
Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 aids in lowering triglycerides, general heart benefits, improving brain functioning, as well as helping with diabetes, strokes, arthritis, allergies, circulation problems, skin conditions and many other benefits.
The lutein in makes it one of the best foods in the world to prevent cataracts, as well as age related macular degeneration. It is also high in vitamins A and C and folate. It's also a good source of riboflavin, vitamin B-6, calcium, iron and magnesium. It also boosts your immune system and keeps your hair and skin healthy.
Tomatoes contain high levels of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect against cancer.
Sweet potatoes are in the antioxidant beta carotene. They are also good sources of fiber, vitamins B-6, C and E, folate and potassium.
Dark chocolate (not milk chocolate) lowers high blood pressure. Also Phytochemicals called flavonoids may aid in the prevention of heart disease.
If these foods are not part of your regular diet, make a resolution to try consuming more of them in 2007.
Cathy Morenzie is a certified personal fitness trainer, fitness instructor, and Pilates instructor. She specializes in providing creative fitness solutions for people on the go. She has trained thousands of clients and trainers over the last 15 years. For more FREE tips like these, contact us or call 416-410-8517 to schedule your complimentary session. Can't fit personal training sessions into your schedule, no problem - try our online personal training and receive the benefits of one-on-one personal training at a fraction of the cost.