Use The 80/20 Rule When It Comes To Exercise And Healthy Eating

You could think of your health and wellness like a bank account, your own personal bank account to be more exact. You can make deposits and you can make withdrawals. If you continue to make deposits over time you will end up with a healthy balance, have a body you are proud to live in and reap the rewards of peak health and fitness.

If you continue to make withdrawals at some point your account will become overdrawn and you could find yourself on the sharp end of poor health which can in the short term lead to a lower quality of life and in the long term to disease and a shortened life.

As it takes time to build this bank account it is all about the small deposits you make on a daily basis. Each healthy macro-nutrient balanced meal (protein, carbohydrates and fat) and each proper exercise session (where you are working your muscles properly) will add to your account balance.

Think of this as a journey – and a journey is made up of hundreds of small steps rather than being a one time event. It is the little things you do and do not do on a daily basis that add up and make a difference. Not a small difference either – but a really big difference over time.

It is easy to ignore habits that you know are not helping you to reach your long-term goals. We get busy and we get lazy and we just continue down the same old path because it is easier to do so. Change is hard so we tend to put it on the back burner. But as the years pass those add up and combine to work against our health.

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Healthy Eating – Dinner Ideas for Popular Roots and Tuber Vegetables

Do you ever get home after work and feel stuck for good dinner ideas? For working parents with young families, dinner time is a very important time of the day; and so good dinner ideas are crucial.

For many families, dinner time is one of the few times of the day that everyone gathers around to enjoy a much- needed break and some mouth-watering dishes. So if it’s your turn to make dinner, don’t leave it to last minute, always be prepared with some good dinner ideas. Roots and tubers are just 2 of the 10 classes of vegetables that make wholesome healthy dinners.

Popular tubers and roots are easy to find in many local supermarkets. They are fairly easy to identify by their distinct enlarged shape; but it’s not surprising that most people are unfamiliar with most roots and tubers and tend to mix them up. While both are underground vegetables, true roots are not to be confused with tubers.

ROOTS

Root vegetables are edible roots of a plant. They include carrots, parsnips, swede, turnips, beetroots, radish, celeriac and salsify. They are highly nutritious vegetables with numerous essential properties that promote good health, for example: beetroots are rich in iron and folic acid; swede is said to have cancer protecting properties as well as betacarotene and vitamin C; carrots are a powerful antidioxidant rich in betacarotene, for better vision.

Preparation Tips for Roots:

Popular root vegetables make great healthy dinner ideas, for all occasions. In fact, they make rich, lively and nutritious meals and snacks, for people of all  are best served raw, saut?´┐Żed, baked, roasted, steamed or boiled, but the key is to not over-cook, so that their crunchy texture and nutritional value is not lost. Their rich flavour can also be enhanced using fresh herbs …