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Popcorn is a Great Snack Food!

Did you know that popcorn is healthy?

Yep, it’s true.

Not your movie theater popcorn of course; that is laden with saturated fat and calories (over 1000 in a large bag). Check out this article on movie theater popcorn from the CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2009/11/19/popcorn-movie-theatre-salt-fat.html

 

However, home popped corn without butter is a great choice for a healthy snack. Did you know it’s a whole grain?

http://www.fitnessandfreebies.com/food/articles/popcorn.html

 

So enjoy some popped corn today and eat up your whole grains the fun way.

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Impact Magazine

Glad to share another article with you; published in this months’ Impact magazine!

Check out this months issue to read my article on winter sports workouts.

Thanks!

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It’s Been Two Weeks, How Are Your Resolutions Doing?

If you’re like most people, you made your resolutions on January 1st, and by the 3rd or 4th, they were mostly forgotten. Now, by the 14th, they may seem like a distant memory.

Here are a few tips on how to stay motivated, and stick with your health and fitness resolutions for now, and the greater future:

  1. Stay away from bad influences: do certain stores make you want to buy unhealthy foods? Stop shopping there. Do certain foods or drinks make you want to drink more alcohol than you would normally? Try to stay away from those foods and drinks. Are there people in your life that always want you to do unhealthy things with them like eating fatty foods and vegetating? Try to find other people who have a more positive influence on your lifestyle.
  2. Put up photos all over your house of how you want to look. You can get photos of yourself looking your best, or perhaps pick some pictures from magazines of people who have the same body type as you and use them to motivate you. Everytime you see the photos, you will be reminded of how you want to look, and think of what you need to do to get to that place.
  3. Clean up your life: empty your fridge of garbage food, empty your cupboards of high fat/calorie laden snacks. Check through your wardrobe and get rid of “fat” clothes that you’re saving…you don’t need them. Keep your life tidy and uncluttered and you will find yourself doing it it all areas including your diet.

 

Good luck keeping your resolutions on the forefront of your mind.

Don’t give up!

 

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Winter workout, Canada style, Nicole Palacios, ACE

Check out my latest article in Alive Magazine on how to get fit in the winter months

Winter workout, Canada style, Nicole Palacios, ACE.

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holiday blues?

Did the holidays give you more than you bargained for?

If you´re like most people, you may have imbibed more than usual in high calorie drinks and desserts. With all the variety and options to choose from at holiday parties and dinners, it´s hard to keep saying no.

With the new year upon us, it´s a great time to reasses your goals, past and present, and make a plan to reach those goals.

Setting small, attainable goals are more reasonable than setting large, mostly  unattainable goals.

Good luck on your path to health and wellness in 2011!

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Drink Your Milk!

After every workout, you are probably thirsty, and also probably hungry, too.

Post workout drinks/meals can range from high carb to high protein, but may not have all the ingredients or ratios of macro nutrients that you need.

So what should you be drinking following your  workout or training session?

Check out this article to learn more about the benefits of good old chocolate milk!

http://esciencenews.com/articles/2009/06/01/new.study.finds.lowfat.chocolate.milk.effective.post.exercise.recovery.aid.soccer.players

It’s inexpensive, tastes great, and it can get you through to your next meal.

Huh!

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Winter Party Weight Gain

Even before Christmas hits, the weight gain is steadily approaching.

Winter parties begin in November, usually, and include many alcoholic drinks, appetizers, mains, and desserts.

So what are some tips to help you stave off the weight gain and continue on your path to health and wellness?

  • Eat before you go out; go slightly full already
  • Decide ahead of time what you’ll allow yourself to give in to. Choose or two things ahead of time.
  • Drink some water before you go, and throughout.
  • Choose your drink wisely; wine vs. mixed drinks, eggnog vs. soda water, etc.
  • Wear tight clothes; that way you will fit less in!

You don’t have to give up all the holiday treats, but try to make wise choices so you’re not stuck on a treadmill for four hours trying to balance your calorie intake.

Enjoy the holidays!

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Two for One Training!

Have you been wishing you could try out personal training with Perfect Fit Personal Training, but weren’t sure?

Here is the perfect opportunity for you to try it out…twice and pay once!

This week’s Perfect Fit Personal Training promotion is buy one, get one free.

Pay for one personal training session and get another one at no cost.

Call or email now to find out more or to book your two for one session with Perfect Fit Personal training.

604-318-6534

nicole@perfectfit.ws

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Improve Your Golf Game

Improve your swing, your stance, your posture…all by working out with a professional personal trainer.

Perfect Fit Personal Training in North Vancouver, BC can help you achieve a better golf game by getting you fit and strong from head to toe.

Perfect Fit Personal Training is experienced in getting people of all shapes and sizes in the best shape of their lives, golfers included.

Check out our article in Alive magazine on getting Golf Ready.

Hiring a personal trainer to get golf ready is a great decision, so don’t wait, email us now at nicole@perfectfit.ws


to set up a free consultation.

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Prenatal Bellydancing

I just finished up some articles including one on prenatal bellydancing.

Has anyone out there tried it?

I feel so encouraged to try belly dancing myself now! What a great workout in such a non-conventional way.

Here is a site from the US that does prenatal belly dance. It looks like fun!
http://www.inthebellyofthegoddess.com/index.htm

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