To lose extra fat, you need to burn calories by exercising. Most of us go for well-defined exercise plans to lose weight. What we ignore are the activities of daily life which can also be highly contributive towards losing weight. One of such activity is climbing the stairs. Most of us go out of our way to avoid stairs, but using them as part of our exercise routine is a great way to lose weight, improve our fitness and tone and strengthen problem areas, like our legs, tummy, and buttocks. Here are some benefits of including this anaerobic activity in your daily routine:-
a) Burns more calories
In comparison to walking, climbing stairs is more strenuous and consumes more energy. You are likely to burn 3 times more calories by climbing the stairs than walking. Spending 15 minutes of your time taking stairs, going up and down, equals to 45 minutes of brisk walking in the park.
b) Strengthens core muscles
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Knowing the benefits of QUINOA, I have fallen in love with it and have been looking for various ways to incorporate this SUPERFOOD into my daily diet. But prior to my various recipes of quinoa, I’ve only known it in savory dishes. So last night I experimented. I wanted to treat myself with a delicious dessert, but with very few ingredients available, I tried whipping up the best I could. And the result was this amazing looking, health-loaded parfait that has all the goodness of quinoa, yogurt, some yum jam, crunchy chia, fruits of my choice- pomegranate, blackberries and raspberries. Heaven in a cup, layered to perfection. What else do you need to comfort you in the night right? You can always make this according to your taste. Throw in nuts of your choice, any kind of fresh fruit, It will always turn out great. This could be an ideal breakfast option too, just make it a night before and it’s ready to eat in the morning.
1/2 cup Organic Blackberry Pomegranate Fruit Spread
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Today it’s all about the mains. Let us discuss one of my favorite main course dishes – THE ZUCCHINI RISOTTO. With very few ingredients to make with, this one is a sure shot winner for that easy and laid back dinner preparations. It’s so filling that all you would need along is something to gulp down with. This creamy yet not that heavy dish gets it’s color from the addition of crunchy zucchini and sun dried tomatoes. Off-course the basil does what it does best- lends a beautiful aroma to this dish. Unlike any other usually butter loaded risottos, this one is very light on the palette. This can be one of your GO-TO weekend meals which will enhance that quality time you will spend around the dinner table with the most special people.
7 cups vegetable or chicken stock
1 tbsp butter
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You may not realize it, but your bones are alive. Every day, your body breaks down old bone and puts new bone in its place. But, beyond 30 years of age, your bones have reached their peak bone mass and you start to lose more bone than what is replaced naturally. The problem in the weight loss process arises when bones are not kept healthy and too much bone mass is lost.
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HAVE A SWEET TOOTH? LOVE DESSERTS? Don’t stress at all. I have something insanely delicious for you which is absolutely low in calories. It’s my favorite piece of yumminess whenever I am in need of that post dinner dessert. And guess what? With ingredients like DATES, COCONUT & ALMOND BUTTER, it’s one of the most energizing options for something sweet. Make a big batch of this and just snack on them before gym (will give you some instant energy for that sweaty workout), as a snack, with your favorite cup of caffeine or just because they are irresistible. If you love chocolate, add some unsweetened cocoa powder for that awesome chocolaty taste. You can even switch the almond butter with peanut butter, these balls will be as good anyway. Munch on them without any fear as each ball is as low as 61 calories.
2 dates, pitted & diced
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