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| Eating Out...Healthily
By Lisa Snow, Personal Trainer
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Cooking is fun and worthwhile, but let's be real. We're New Yorkers and we
eat out. A lot.
Whether at a classy sit-down restaurant or on Seamless
and GrubHub, many people want to make healthier choices without giving up
the good things in life.
*Talk to the humans* - restaurant menus can be confusing, as they list just
a few of the many ingredients in a dish. To figure out what's really in an
entrée, ask your server before you order it. I know the reason we all love
online ordering because we think we no longer need to talk to a person.
(And as someone with many food allergies, I feel your pain. Try
explaining a long list of severe allergies to a restaurant employee who is
nice but doesn't speak much English! Vs. being able to type it into an
online order they can clearly read.) But picking up the phone *before*
ordering on Seamless is a great idea. Many restaurants are very
accommodating if you'd like less salt and oil, brown rice instead of white,
or extra veggies. But they can't help if you don't ask! Often
allergy-friendly options are also available, but not listed on the online
menu. Ask, ask, ask.
*Explore organics* - it's not just for health food stores anymore. Local
restaurants as well as chains like Le Pain Quotidien now have many organic
options. Organic fruits and vegetables aren't sprayed with as many harmful
chemicals, making them better for you, the planet, and the farm workers
(who're exposed to much higher levels of toxins than the consumers who
eventually eat the food).
*Amp up the veggies* - if you love steak and burgers, expand your horizons
by checking out a vegetarian restaurant once a week or once a month.
Trendy yet affordable restaurants like Beyond Sushi and By Chloe report
that most of their customers are not vegetarian, but just eat there because
the food tastes awesome. Upscale restaurants like Nix, HanGawi, and Candle
79 also make veggies the start of the show.
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"Thanks to your website, I'm starting to get back into a healthier lifestyle."
April showers are gone, making way for some beautiful May weather. Are you ready to enjoy it?
Variety is the spice of...workouts and healthy eating too!
Jim Quinn and Lisa Snow have great ideas for you this to eat right and get the most from varying your workouts.
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|Maximizing Workouts In The Gym...and Outside
By Jim Quinn, personal trainer
If you are paying for a gym membership AND your trainer as well, use it.
What do I mean?
Take advantage of the expensive, expansive amount of equipment you have access to.
Squat racks, barbells, dumbbells, weight stack (selectorized) pulldown machines, hammer strength machines to name a few.
Resistance machines are great for programming in safe strength (optimally 5 rep sets) or strength endurance/hypertrophy (growth) sets (optimally 8 rep sets). Leave the low load, higher rep burpees, push ups as example, out of the gym workouts and while in the gym, use the equipment.
The best way I know to utilize the equipment is via a qualified strength and conditioning specialist. The same goes for slower, steadier cardio a/k/a. aerobics.
Use the treadmills as an adjunct to any outdoor running or a rower.
If high intensity intervals is your choice, use thestep mill or elevated treadmill runs or push a lighter sled.
In other words,
take advantage of your facilities' impliments (variety of equipment) and keep it simpler outside (like a run on the beach).
Contact Jim today!
Jim is an accomplished IFBB professional bodybuilder and has stood toe-to-toe with some of the biggest names in the sport of bodybuilding. A fullback drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1980's, Jim has been helping people of all ages with diet and exercise for decades.
"Fitness is dedication and commitment. A way of Life. What you put in is what you get out."
1st Place, IPL Men's Ultra Grand Master 60+
1st Place, IPL Athletes Masters 50+
Learn Your Body Mass Index (BMI)
Body Mass Index (BMI) is essentially a height to weight ratio. Am I a healthy weight for my height.
Figure out your BMI now.
Underweight = < 18.5
Normal Weight = 18.5-24.9
Overweight = 25-29.9
Obese- 30 or higher
Remember, speak to your doctor before starting a fitness program and then seek out the right personal trainer for correct program design. Enjoy your workout!
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