My first tip is to stay hydrated. We can get caught up drinking less water during the holidays and end up drinking more egg nog, wine, alcohol and soda. So make sure to still get your daily supply of water with these additions:
1) Add cucumber to your water. Cucumber is great for de-bloating. Drink throughout the day
2) Try green tea! Iced green tea. Hot green tea. Any green tea. And instead of sugar, try it plain or with agave.
3) Bragg’s Apple cider vinegar in your water first thing in the morning helps to reduce your belly fat!My next tip is to stay active. We end up working out a lot less or not at all during the holidays. So the goal is to continue your workout regimen or to get right back on track when the holidays are over. We don’t want to get caught up with a big, fancy, resolution. Just take it day by day so it becomes your habit and lifestyle.
My last tip is to stay away from salt as much as you can. Too much salt in our bodies allow us to retain water weight and bloat. So the less salt intake, the better for flushing out the bad and keep in the good.
Ramel Murphy / Equinox Tier 4 Coach
In the wake of endless errands, shopping, and numerous holiday parties serving sweets and empty calories galore, a targeted, realistic strategy is necessary to make it through the holiday season without additional baggage weight or significant reductions in your performance at the gym. Here are few easy tips that can have some serious impact.
Incorporate multi-joint timed intervals to your workouts:
Making your workouts timed with a 40 seconds/20 seconds work to recovery ratio, will allow you to keep up the intensity while allowing the muscles to re-hydrate and recover just enough for another intense bout. For example, take 4 of your favorite multi joint exercises (dumbbell squat to over head press, alternating reverse lunges to dumb bell bicep curls, barbell deadlift into a bent over row, and kettlebell turkish get ups) and complete them in a circuit with this timed splits for at least 4 rounds and you will feel the burn. Be sure to select a challenging weight that you can complete the whole 40 seconds of work for all the rounds. All that matters is that you do not stop during the working portion of the circuit. You can complete two circuits of this format and be out of the gym with a full body workout in less than 40min. (4×4=16min x 2 different circuits=32 minutes)
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Get your Greek Yogurt on:
Yogurts that contains bifidobacteria can help with bloating. Two brands that have this ingredient are Fage Total Greek Yogurt and Activia, both of these contain bifido. If dairy isn’t your thing (if you are lactose intolerant, dairy will leave you bloated), a probiotic supplement, like Align, contains bifidobacteria as well which has the same effect as yogurt.
Potassium: When potassium is low, the body retains extra sodium and holds on to water. Make sure you eat foods rich in potassium like bananas, tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach.
Dolvett Quince / Personal Trainer
Digestive problems and bloating are often linked to insufficient stomach acidity,and poor eating habits. Fresh-squeezed orange juice can help increase the acidity within your stomach and promote better digestion, but it should be consumed prior to eating and not combined with most foods. Drinking Trop50 for example could help, not to mention it has 50% less sugar than other options. So you will feel better and not put on those extra calories.
Make your drive better with these great podcasts for road trips
Spring is nearly here, which means it's time to start thinking about the great American road trip. Whether you're planning to venture from coast to coast or just a few towns over, you're going to want some quality content to listen to. Enter the podcast, the road trip's best friend.
This is not to say you shouldn't embrace the sounds of the road. Nor should you avoid your fellow passengers or overlook that special quiet you get when you're driving an empty road during the wee hours. But at some point along the way, you might want a little sonic pick me up. That's where the road trip podcast really comes in handy, an audio copilot that will keep your brain running while the odometer ticks away.
SlingTV just made it easier to keep up with every March Madness game in real-time, anywhere you go
Sling TV debuts two new features that will make March Madness even better
For many people, spring means a vacation from school or work. It could signal the flowers are ready to bloom and the barbecue is about to exit the garage and settle in on the back porch. And for basketball fans, spring is the best time of the year! March and April are two of the busiest months to watch college basketball as the NCAA Tournament kicks off. May and June mean the NBA Playoffs will begin to determine the champion of the league.
This interesting guide shows bullets before and after impact
How different types of bullets look after impact and why that matters
If you're not a "gun person," per se, or even if you are, you probably know that not all bullets are designed the same way. What you might not know, however, is just how different they can actually be. Over on the CoolGuides subreddit, user BallisticImpressions recently created a viral photo that perfectly illustrates the point, and it's way more interesting than you might expect.
How different types of bullets look before and after impact BallisticImpressions