Fitness & Health: Fun Creative Family Activities

Make Fitness Fun for the Whole Family eatright.org
“Being active at an early age can lead to a lifelong habit of physical activity, promote a healthy weight throughout adolescence and adulthood, and help prevent diseases such as cancer and stroke. Children who participate in exercise can develop a variety of physical, mental and social skills in fun, playful ways, including team sports, bike riding or just playing tag…

Put Action in Your Lifestyle

Regular physical activity is just as important to a healthful lifestyle as smart eating. Apply the same principles of variety, balance and moderation to both your food choices and your physical activities.

Variety. Enjoy many different activities to move different muscles, such as power walking for your heart and leg muscles, gardening for arm muscles and sit-ups for abdominal muscles….”

30 Ways to Spend More Time with Your Family | Families for Life familiesforlife.sg

Health

How to Keep Your Body Clean, Eat Healthy & Stay Fit With Exercise – Learning Game for Kids

Kids Games + Activities free online nutrition and health games healthyeating.org

“..Try these free online learning games about nutrition and healthy eating. Whether at home or school, our interactive games and tools will teach children and teens about healthy eating, exercise and where their food comes from. These online games are not only fun, but parents and teachers like them because they are educational too! ..”

Educational Children’s Healthy Food Games- Free Flash Computer … nourishinteractive.com

Games | Choose MyPlate choosemyplate.gov

“..Games

Every kid can have a MyPlate adventure! Make your way through all the food groups with these fun games…”

Five Fun Tips to a Healthy Happy Family – (for Parents) | Anytime is Learning Time | Twin Cities PBS

The Healthy Habits Song For Kids – YouTube

Fitness

Fun Fit Family Activities

50 Children’s Books that Promote Fitness prettywellness.com

Physical Activity and Kids Let’s Move It! – YouTube

5 Ways To Get Healthy As A Family This Year! | Daily from … – YouTube

Millennial Moms
Published on Jan 13, 2017
Exercise is an important component of a healthy lifestyle. But did you know taking part in daily fitness activities as a family has numerous benefits as well!!? It’s Fun, creates meaningful bonding, provides extra motivation and encouragement and establishes lifelong habits. So get out there as a family this new year and have fun!! đź’‹
*Kayaking, hiking, etc..

*see Health & Fitness: How Can Children Have An “Active” Lifestyle? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Indoor

Fun kids game – crazyball with http://www.DawnBland.com

15 ways to keep kids active indoors (even if you don’t have much space) todaysparent.com
“..With the help of some of our resourceful readers, we’ve rounded up 15 of our favourite indoor activities kids can play to stay active…”

Fitness Blender Kids Workout – 25 Minute Fun Workout for Kids at Home

Outdoor

Fun Ways to Stay Fit & Healthy this Summer – YouTube

*see Fitness: Various “Home” & “Backyard” Exercises goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Any other creative fun family activities to stay “healthy” and “fit” as a family?

Tribute to NATIONAL FAMILY HEALTH & FITNESS DAY USA – Last Saturday in September nationaldaycalendar.com

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Fitness: Tips for “Leaner” Muscles

Starting Out

9 Weight Training Tips | Female Bodybuilding

This Is How Many Reps You Should Be Doing If You’re Looking to Get Lean Author picture of Tamara Pridgett March 26, 2018 by Tamara Pridgett
“..Mitchell advises splitting your workouts up into heavy, medium, and light days. Her reasoning — “Muscle confusion is everything. The body never hits a plateau when we constantly switch up the weight and rep schemes.” Here’s a sample of what your programming should look like:

Heavy weight day: Do three sets, decreasing the amount of reps in each set. Start with 10 reps, decrease to eight reps in your second set, and your final set should be only six reps. Be sure to take one and a half to two minutes rest in between each set.
Medium weight day: Do three sets of 12 reps, taking 45 seconds to one minute of rest between sets.
Light weight day: Do three sets of 15 reps with 45 seconds to one minute of rest in between each set.
..”

HOW TO WRITE A WORKOUT PROGRAM – made easy!

Sal: I personally workout 5-6 days a week (sample below)
M-Upper Body: Arms & Biceps
T-Lower Body: Legs & Cardio
W-Upper Body: Triceps & Back
Th- Lower Body: Legs & Cardio
F-Upper body: Chest
Sa-Abodominals (shoulders or other muscles I haven’t been able to workout earlier in the week)
*Note: I do various abdominal workouts daily!

30-Minute Strength Training for Women | Home Workout for All Levels

How Many Reps,Sets and Rest Should You Do To Build Lean Muscle

5 sets 10-12 reps, 20 second break

How many sets and reps to build muscle | for size, mass, strength

3-5 sets 6-10 reps

Upper Body

Misc.

LEAN UPPER BODY WORKOUT FOR WOMEN – YouTube

Tank Top Arms Workout – Shoulders, Arms & Upper Back … – YouTube

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Fitness: Sports-Baseball

Youth

-Hitting

Quick Stick, Small Ball Soft Toss Drill (7 & 8 yr. olds) – YouTube

6 Baseball Hitting Drills for Youth Players

Baseball Factory Coaching Tip 09: SMALL BALL HITTING … – YouTube

“Baseball Hitting” for little league youth baseball players – YouTube

High School

College Age

Major League Baseball

Carlos Correa In Puerto Rico At Home : Amazing Story

Big Dreams The Jose Altuve Story

-Hitting

Baseball Training | Hitting Training Tips – YouTube

Eating Healthy

Pre-Game Meals – What should I eat before my baseball … – YouTube

What Baseball Players Should EAT Before They COMPETE! – YouTube

5 HEALTHY SNACKS For Baseball Players!

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Health & Fitness: What “Motivates” you and how to stay “committed” to what you started?

Why do you want to keep “healthy” ? Why do you want to keep “fit”? What “motivates” you to do one of the other or both? Everyone has some “personal” reason to do each of these or both? However, what keeps one going?

Fitness: Deep Thought-“What Motivates YOU to Workout?” w/healthfitnesslifeguy

What keeps me striving to keep healthy is my “medical challenges”. I was diagnosed “border-line” pre-diabetic (see Health: How to “fight” Diabetes? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com ) at “too” young age (27 or so). I have a family (mom’s side) history of “diabetes” and don’t want to be the “next” one in line.

What about you? What’s your family’s medical history? Whatever “barriers” you were “born” or “inherited” with, don’t let it STOP you. Instead, let it “motivate” you to “overcome” it! We all were born with some “disability” or “challenge”, no one was born “perfect”!


BEST 2017 MOTIVATIONAL VIDEOS COMPILATION (1 Hour Long)

“Make a plan (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, etc..”)!”-Denzel Washington

Benefits of Working Out

“Happy” Hormones

Feel happier after working out? You’re not imagining it coach.nine.com.au
“…Here are the most prominent theories:
There’s increased blood flow to the brain

The reason you feel so alert after a good huff-and-puff could be thanks to increased blood volume in the brain…

You get a surge of happy hormones

Researchers believe that exercising to the point of fatigue causes an increase in tryptophan, which leads to the synthesis of the serotonin neurotransmitter, which is what antidepressants target…

It gives you a sense of accomplishment

It’s not just physiological changes – there are also psychological affects that come from ticking exercise off your to-do list for the day, in the form of that little fist-pump feeling…

It helps you sleep better

It’s no secret that sleeping poorly can suck the joy out of life, so the fact exercise helps regulate our sleep patterns makes it an obvious mood enhancer…”

Legally Blonde – endorphins

How to increase the HAPPY hormone Serotonin Naturally

DrewLesser
Published on Jul 31, 2015
On the Science of Happiness we meet with PACCHI RESENDE A PERSONAL TRAINER who demonstrates two easy physical activities you can do at home, to increase your endorphins and serotonin, to assist you on your journey to HAPPINESS.

-Mountain Climbers

-Push-ups

Exercise Pushes Your Happiness Button – YouTube

*intense exercises releases endorphins and decreases depression

The brain-changing benefits of exercise | Wendy Suzuki

“30 minutes at least each of 3-4 days a week with an #aerboicexercise at the end”

Power Foods for the Brain | Neal Barnard | TEDxBismarck

“10->15->…40 minute a walk 3x a week will help “reverse brain sinkerage”

Other Well-Know Successful People’s “Motivation” Advice

CHANGE YOUR MIND AND BECOME SUCCESSFUL – Best Motivational Videos Compilation for 2017

“”You have to know where your going…set #goals ”

Motivation, Success, Greatness. -Will Smith

HOW SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE THINK – Motivational Video

“If you don’t know where you’re going, your going to have pitfalls”..
“you can achieve anything if you put your #mind to it”
“it’s behind the scenes”
“Work is behind the scenes, competition is the easy party, behind the scenes is where work is done, everything is done is to get where the race is done”-Bolt

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Fitness: How to get “defined” glutes (butt)?

The Best Workout For Your Butt Type self.com
Find your tush type, then sculpt the derriere of your dreams with our customized plan. Bottoms up!
“..Whatever your jeans size, most fannies fit into the flat, droopy or ample categories. You can’t trade genes with J.Lo, but you can tweak your workout to maximize your caboose’s natural gifts, says Pete McCall, an exercise physiologist in San Diego for the American Council on Exercise, who designed this workout. In other words, the right routine can help round out the flat-bottomed, lift up the droopy and slim down the generously proportioned! Read about your rump’s go-to moves, then shape a butt you can get behind by doing your plan three times a week…”

Women

The 24 Killer Bodyweight Moves for Your Butt MAY 9, 2017 | BY AMY EISINGER greatist.com
“..News flash: Your glutes exist for better reasons than just looking good in those apple-bottom jeans. The major muscle group (made up of your gluteus maximus, medius, and minimus) is a key player in explosive movements like jumping and sprinting. A strong butt can also help relieve low-back pain and make everyday movements—like standing and climbing stairs—that much easier…”

Defying Gravity: How to Build a Stronger, Defined Butt By Stephanie Dolgoff fitnessmagazine.com
“..In fact, EMG studies have been done to find which strength moves get each muscle firing, and our Sculpt Your Backside routine puts those principles to work; one flat-fannied tester added a quarter inch to her behind within four weeks.

The Sculpt Your Backside Butt Workout

Meet 6 women who tried the Sculpt Your Backside Workout

Of course, a big part of your butt’s appearance is dictated by the layer of fat that covers those glutes. “Much of the female posterior is adipose tissue,” Reed says. “The actual muscles are shaped like men’s, if a little different in orientation because the pelvis is slightly wider.”..”

The 24 Killer Bodyweight Moves for Your Butt May 9, 2017 | By Amy Eisinger greatist.com

How to Grow Upper Glutes & Lift Your Butt – YouTube

TOP 6 EXERCISES FOR A DEFINED BOOTY – How to get contact with your glutes Part 2

Men

Butt Exercises For Men Guys, This Is The One Workout You Really Need To Stop Forgetting Jorden Pagel .askmen.com
“..The problem most guys have however, is we spend entirely too much time focus on muscles like our chest, arms, and abs, that we often forget about other body parts; until we’re admiring ourselves in the mirror (which we all do, don’t lie), and we see it…pancake ass.

RELATED: Here’s What You Should Be Doing Instead Of Back Squats

Booty training isn’t just for the ladies. Women love a man with a great ass too, and we owe it to both them, and ourselves, to take our ass training seriously.

It’s 2017, butt stuff is in, so it’s time to make dat ass great again…

Conventional & Sumo

Deadlifts are great, not only because they are a total body movement, but they also are incredibly effective for building the glutes and hamstrings, due to the ability to use very heavy loads. Research shows that conventional and sumo deadlifts are both equally effective for training the glutes. The important thing to remember when deadlifting is to really squeeze the glutes hard at the top part of the movement…”

Fitness: Triceps-“Deadlifts” (Glutes, Back, Hamstrings, etc..) w/HealthFitnessLifeGuy

The 17 Best Glutes Exercises By The Editors of Men’s Health Mar 12, 2015 menshealth.com

Target your body’s largest and most powerful muscle group with these expert-approved moves

Top 3 Strength and Physique Glute Exercises for Men … – YouTube

How To Tone Your Buttocks With 5 Glute Exercise’s (Men) – Best 5 Butt …

Any other suggestions you would personally like to make that has worked for you?

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Health & Fitness: How to Gain “Healthy” Muscle Weight?

First, how much do you weigh? Is it a “healthy” BMI (Body Mass Index)?

BMI Calculator active.com

Sal: I’m 5’6″, so my ideal weight would be not more than 148 according to the calculator above. I’m currently 140lbs (10.8.18)-BMI 23, which has been my consistent weight for awhile now.

Putting on the Pounds
American Council on Exercise by American Council on Exercise
on January 29, 2009 acefitness.org
“..Nutrition Strategies

A useful rule of thumb is that to gain 1 pound of body weight per week, you should consume an additional 500 calories per day above the amount you typically consume…”

Fitness

Gain 10 Pounds of Muscle in 4 Weeks muscleandfitness.com

How To Gain Weight And Build Muscle Mass Fast And Naturally

Both Fitness & Health

Top 10 Workout Tips | Muscle Building & Body Fat Burning Advice

Sal: I spread my workout routine throughout the week. For example:

Mondays: Upper Body-Chest & Back
Tuesdays: Lower Body-Carido & Legs
Wednesdays: Upper Body-Triceps & Back
Thursdays: Lower Body-Carido & Legs
Fridays: Upper Body- Arms & Shoulders
Saturdays: Core Focus

However, Monday-Saturday: I start my morning doing 3 types of push-ups and numerous core exercises. I do various core exercises throughout week as I mix it in between my sets M-F.

6 Tips To Gain Muscle Mass Naturally – YouTube

-Skinny?

How to Gain Weight Naturally if You’re Skinny | Build Muscle For Skinny Guys – Weight Gain Tips Men

How to Gain Weight : The three ingredients to go from skinny to muscular are nutrition, training and consistency. Here are the most important tips to gain weight for skinny hardgainers and ectomorphs… Eat More. Eat more calories than your body burns. How much depends on your metabolism and activity levels. But if you’re not gaining weight, you’re not eating enough. Eat More Meals. Small meals are easier to eat than big ones. They don’t make you feel stuffed. Wake up earlier, eat breakfast, and then eat 3-4 more meals a day. Eat Caloric Dense Foods. Food high in carbs and/or fats has more calories per serving. It takes less eating to create a caloric surplus. Bulk on pasta, dried fruits, nuts, etc. Eat More Protein. Your muscles need protein to recover from your workouts and grow bigger. Eat a whole source of protein with each meal – meat, chicken, fish, eggs, etc Go Liquid. Blended food digests more easily than solid food. Make weight gainer shakes by mixing oats, milk, banana, peanut butter and whey protein in your blender. Track Calories. Skinny guys over-estimate how much they eat. They think they eat a lot but they don’t. Track your calorie intake to make sure you’re eating enough to gain weight. Lift Heavy. Stop wasting time with curls and flies. Do free weight, compounds like Squats and Deadlifts instead. They trigger more strength and muscle gains to gain weight. Be Consistent. If you eat a lot today but little the rest of the week, you won’t gain weight. You must consistently eat more than you burn to increase your body-weight. Weight Goals for Men How much weight do you have to gain to stop looking skinny? A simple rule is to take your height in centimeter, substract 100, and that’s your goal weight in kg. Anything less you’ll always look skinny. Here’s a table with minimum goal weights for skinny guys, and maximum muscular weights.

Health-Nutrition

7 Fundamentals of Eating for Muscle Growth | Mass Class
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Published on Jul 13, 2016
I want people to be more educated about what they eat. It’s a major part of why I became a professor and researcher: to share the latest insights that science has to offer about how to eat to build muscle, get shredded, and built your best physique.
..

| 7 Fundamentals of Eating for Muscle Growth | 1. Perfecting Your Protein (00:37) 2. Timing Your Meals (01:32) 3. Choosing Protein Sources (03:10) 4. Selecting Smart Carbs (04:48) 5. Solving The Sodium Dilemma (07:19) 6. Knowing When to Cheat (08:39) 7. Avoiding Dietary Pitfalls (09:14)..

Sal: 3-I take various whey protein powder supplements after each workout. In fact, I try to change the brand each time I finish one container to bring that variety and so my muscles won’t be so used to the “same” one. I take the powder (5 mg) mix with goat milk powder in a container to shake it ONLY after my leg workouts. I get my protein sources from other areas (e.g. greek yogurt , protein bar (variety depending on what’s on sale), etc..) as post-workout snack within 30 minutes. During this time, I can try to make my meal (depending on the day and time I workout). For example, during supper-I would cook chicken (no hormones), turkey, salmon, or tuna.

Sal: In regarding the health area, I take various vitamins throughout the day..

AM-Vitamin C
Noon-Vitamin D with Magnesium
Evening-Fish Oil

I try other various vitamins- supplements throughout the week.

Mass-Gaining Meal Plan | Muscle & Fitness muscleandfitness.com
“..Below are two sample mass-gaining meal plans for a 180–200-pound male, courtesy of Liz Jackson, owner of Jackson Nutrition (@broccolifit)…”

10 BEST Foods To Add MUSCLE Mass FAST!

Oats 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits healthline.com
“..Phytic Acid: Most abundant in the bran, phytic acid is an antioxidant that can impair the absorption of minerals, such as iron and zinc (12, 38)…”

Top 10 Foods to Build Muscle – Nutrition Natural Way – YouTube

-Quinoa

Sal: I usually like making a cup of this and eating 1/4 with each meal

-Organic Peanut Butter

Sal: I prefer having a peanut butter “wrap” (instead of bread, I used taco/burrito wraps)

The 18 Best Healthy Foods to Gain Weight Fast healthline.com
“..Here are 18 of the best foods to help you gain weight or add muscle, the healthy way.

..2. Milk

Milk has been used as a weight gainer or muscle builder for decades (1).

It provides a good balance of proteins, carbs and fats and is a good source of calcium, as well as other vitamins and minerals (2).

For those trying to add more muscle, milk is an excellent protein source that provides both casein and whey proteins. Research has even shown it can help you add muscle when combined with weight lifting (3, 4).

Additionally, studies have found that milk, or whey and casein combined, can lead to greater mass gain than other protein sources (4, 5).

Try drinking around one or two glasses as a snack, with a meal, or before and after a workout if you are training…

6. Potatoes and Starches

Potatoes and other starchy foods are a very easy and cost-effective way to add in extra calories.

Try to choose one of these healthy sources of starchy carbs:

Quinoa
Oats
Corn
Buckwheat
Potatoes and sweet potatoes…

Sal: I fry these in olive oil almost after every upper body workkouts! It’s a great pre-snack while making /cooking supper!

” Squash
Winter root vegetables
Beans and legumes…

7. Salmon and Oily Fish

Like red meat, salmon and oily fish are excellent sources of protein and important healthy fats…

8. Protein Supplements

Taking protein supplements is a common strategy for athletes and bodybuilders who want to gain weight.

Whey protein supplements and mass gainers can be a very easy and cost-effective strategy to gain weight, especially when combined with strength training (18, 19).

Some people think whey protein is unhealthy or unnatural, but this isn’t the case. Whey protein is made from dairy and has been shown to improve markers of health and reduce disease risk (20, 21, 22).

It may be even more important if you’re also training since your daily protein requirements increase..

*see Health & Fitness: Ergogenic Aids & Energy Enhancing Supplements goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

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Fitness: Sport-Gymnastics Training Tips

Specific Muscle Exercises

Ankle

Ankle training for gymnasts

25 exercises for gymnastics ankle part 1

24 foot and ankle strengthening exercises

-Injuries Rehab

Ankle Balance and Rehab for Gymnasts

How Should A Gymnast Care for An Ankle Injury, The First 72 Hours

Foot: Skin Care & Therapy Exercises

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