Are You Watching 5 Hours Of Television Per Day?

watching 5 hours of televisionDid you know the average American adult watches five hours of television per day? According to the New York Daily News in an article written in March 2014 explained that children ages 2-11 watch over 24 hours of television per week, and adults between the ages of 35-49 watch more than 33 hours of television each week.

Is that far more than you typically watch? Even if your time doesn’t actually tally up to be 5 hours per day, do you possibly spend 2-3 hours a day watching the tube? All that time each day adds up to a lot of time spent with eyes glued to the screen not doing anything productive like exercising. Funny thing is, the most common reason people use as why they are unable to workout consistently is because they do not have any time during the day to do so.

I wonder how many of these people are spending 3-5 hours watching television each and every day.

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Are You Prepared To Start The Week Off Right?

start the week off rightOne of the best opportunities you have to stick with a healthy eating plan during the week begins bright and early each Monday morning. This is the moment when the weekend festivities are over and it’s back to the old grind since the majority of us start a new work week.

Why not use this weekly starting point to try and stick with a healthy eating plan?

If you have been wanting to begin eating in a more nutritious manner especially with the hopes of losing weight, use the start of a new week to springboard into action. You’ll find that if you can get through the first day of the week in a healthy manner, you will be much more motivated and inspired to do the same the following day.

And the pattern will likely continue.

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Using A Motivational Tip Jar

motivational tip jarIf you want a fun and inspirational way to help you focus on a health and fitness goal, a motivational tip jar may provide just the right amount of encouragement while at the same time help you save up a good amount of money.

Simply put, a motivational tip jar is a container that you use to deposit certain amounts of money every time a predetermined mini-goal is met. Best part is you can customize your tip jar to your own situation and goal. This can really help you focus on particular areas that may be giving constant issues so that improvements can be made.

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Healthy Meal of the Week 8 With Healthy Leftover Idea

healthy meal of the week 8
Healthy Meal: Skirt Steak with Baked Brown Rice and Brocoli
Healthy Leftover Idea: Steak Bowl

If you’re a meat lover, here’s a meal you definitely need to try especially since the final product gives you a dinner that’s right around 450 calories. If you prepare this meal per the directions below and don’t add on any unnecessary items such as soda, bread rolls, or dessert, then you will maintain a healthy portion size which is one of the most important keys to losing weight.

As for the healthy leftover idea, if there’s any meat leftover after you and your family eat, you can create wonderful tasting beef bowls which will give you a medely of flavors while at the same time be at a fantastic calorie size for a travel lunch when at work or away from home.

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Does Your Kitchen Have Unhealthy Junk?

Those who have taken it upon themselves to lose weight must realize that in order to have actual success with this process, gaining control over your nutrition needs to be priority number one. What helps immensely with this issue is to determine does your kitchen have unhealthy junk. Many people overlook the fact that weight […]

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Healthy Snack: Cottage Cheese With Peach Slices

Here’s a great healthy snack you can add to your arsenal that’s simple to make yet tastes delicious. Regardless if you have the impression that cottage cheese is bland and boring, you may be pleasantly surprised at the explosion of taste when combined with sweet, ripe peach slices. Give it a try and see what […]

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Planning Out A Weekly Workout Schedule

In addition to monitoring your nutrition and the all-important portion size, to really kick your weight loss efforts into overdrive, start planing out a weekly workout schedule. Exercise is the number one way to burn off excess calories from your body which in turn will help you lose weight faster especially when combined with daily […]

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Healthy Meal of the Week 7

Healthy Meal: Zucchini Crust Pizza When I first came across the idea of a Zucchini Crust pizza the actual thought made my face cringe. At the time, I wondered why anyone would ever do anything to change the flavor and taste of my favorite food. Funny thing is, now that I’m exploring different healthy meal […]

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The Dangers of Hunger Cravings

Anyone who has had to deal with the dangers of hunger cravings before has probably been guilty of stuffing themselves full of food once they got their hands on something. It’s in these specific moments when practically anything sounds appealing and usually handful after handful of food will be tossed into our mouths because the […]

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