Health Buzz: End Stress Eating and Healthy Superbowl Snacks
Health news from around the web for February 3nd, 2012.
In this episode of Health Buzz, we welcome back Rachel Berman, who shares some tips on healthy Super Bowl snacks. We're also talking about the importance of strength training, how to stop stress eating and a HIIT workout that you can do without any gym equipment!
Fitness trainer Pamela at Thrive Personal Fitness has written a great article about why it's so important to strength train. She explains that you can lose weight without strength training, however, you won't end up looking toned and fit. Strength training is also important for preserving muscle mass as you lose weight. They key is to create a training plan that is focused, appropriate and challenging. It's recommended that you do strength training three time per week, in addition to regular cardio.
Rachel Berman, CalorieCount.com's Director of Nutrition, returns to Health Buzz to share some tips on healthy snacking for Super Bowl Sunday. This day is notorious for high calorie foods and mindless munching, with staples like nachos, hot wings, pork rinds and beer. Rachel offers some healthier alternatives to serve up at your watch party.
We've talked a lot about the benefits of High Intensity Interval Training here on Health Buzz, and now we're sharing this metabolism-boosting workout that you can do at home. You won't need any equipment other than a good pair of gym shoes. This workout was created by certified fitness expert Jessica Smith.
In this week's Ask Mary segment, registered dietitian Mary Hartley answers a reader's questions about stress eating. Stress eat may comfort us for a little while, but in the long term it only causes more stress for both the body and mind. Mary offers some advice on how to "urge surf" until our desire to eat something unhealthy passes.
Chia seeds are a superfood on the rise, so we're featuring this super delish banana and chia seed pudding recipe from Nutritious America. It's a great source of potassium and omega-3 fatty acids, plus the chia seeds are a natural energy booster. You'll need milk, one banana, vanilla, cinnamon, raw honey and chia seeds. The chia seeds absorb moisture to give the pudding a tapioca texture.Flag this Video