Health

reasons to lift weights

Imageex

Here are some of the reasons why women should include lifting weight in their daily routine workouts beside cardio! 🙂

  1. Fat loss 

It’s the weight loss world’s biggest dilemma, the answer lies in lifting which leads to a greater percentage of fat loss. 

2. Calorie burn 

Lifting increase the number of calories you burn, All that repairing of torn down muscle costs a lot of calories. And the effect can last for almost two days.

3.Eating urges

Willpower not doing it for you? Lifting weights has been shown to tweak your grey matter towards eating clean. In a study at the University of Pittsburgh, overweight adults who followed a three-hour-a-week training program stuck to their allocated calories (around 1,500 a day), while a group that didn’t lift blew their calorie budgets. Researchers put the nifty twist down to the reinforcement of health and weight loss goals provided by lifting.

4. Stress relief
Dumbbells are the new antidepressants, according to academics at the University of Sydney. Regularly lifting weights was shown to lift symptoms of major depression in 60 per cent of patients in a trial. That’s on par with success rates from pharmaceutical antidepressants.
 

 

 

 

Raw Chocolate Smoothie

A great, tasty Raw chocolate smoothie in the morning 🙂

 

Image

Ingredients: 

  • 1  Tablespoon of honey
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut-butter
  • Half a cup of milk or almond milk! 
  • 1 and half tablespoons of raw coco-powder 

Directions: 

All the ingredints are poured into the blender and that’s it, Gulp a healhy, Yummy smoothie in the morning!

My Source: http://www.savorysimple.net/raw-chocolate-smoothie/  🙂

Quick Fitness Snack!

 

Image

I have searched the internet and Found a quite amazing healthy snack that you can indulge before your workouts and get that energy you’ve always wanted, so here’s the recipe, really easy and it takes only 5 to 15 minutes of your time!

Ingredients:

  • Frozen peeled bananas
  • Raw soaked almonds

Direction:

  • In a food processor, blend your soaked almonds into a creamy smoothy texture
  • Then Add your Frozen Bananas and then blend
  • This basically it, but if you need to add some extra flavor, you can definitely Add some ( Strawberries, peanut butter, or Dark chocolates)

 

  • NBA:
  • It’s very important that your almonds must be soaked in water before for 2 hours to get this creamy results
  • and peeling your bananas is a must in order for them to get frozend!

and that’s it, Quick , easy and a MUST try Snack 🙂