It’s easy to keep fit and stay healthy when you share the same goals as a family. Staying in good shape requires you to watch what you eat and the portions you eat in addition exercising regularly and joining hands as a family to lead a healthier lifestyle creates a strong support network needed to stick to healthier choices and also provides a great platform to spend quality time together. To this end, you must bring everyone on board and accommodate the varying fitness levels among the members of your family
Below are tips on how to keep your family healthy and fit.
Cook at home
Cooking at home is the easiest way to watch what goes into your body. Take up the habit of cooking at home most of the days and packing home-cooked meals for lunch the following day at the office. You have the control over the ingredients that go into your foods and the cooking methods used in their preparation when you make your own meals at home. Restaurant meals don’t accord you such liberties and you have little say on what goes into your food and how it is cooked.
Cut processed sugars
A diet high in processed sugars puts you at risk of being obese and developing diabetes. You’ll notice significant improvement in your health by cutting processed sugar in your diet. So avoid foods and drinks with high sugar content like sodas and ice cream. You can satisfy your body’s sugar cravings by eating fresh fruits like bananas and citrus fruits.
Learn How To Make Liquid Stevia From Leaves and use it to sweeten your foods. Stevia is a healthier alternative to sugar because it has zero calories yet it is significantly sweeter than sugar.
There are lots of benefits for yourself and the children in going outdoors and being one with nature. Not only do you get to spend some quality family time but you mental and physical health also improves. Exposure to the sun stimulates the production of serotonin which is helps fight off depression and anxiety and strengthens your bones as well.
You can take advantage of your family outdoor activities to get fit. For instance, you can go hiking and cap off the day with a family picnic as the sun sets.
Get enough sleep
One of the habits of healthy families is that they have a regular sleeping schedule. They also don’t watch TV late into the night. Sleeping for a less than 7 hours every night affects both your physical and mental health.
Sleep deprivation makes feel stressed and controlling your emotions becomes a tough ask making you prone to outbursts. Your cognitive abilities also plummets affecting your memory. You will also find hard to concentrate and focus if you don’t sleep well.
For your physical health, lack of sleep slows down your metabolism and messes your blood sugar level making you crave for sugary foods, which you should be avoiding. The end result is fatigue and weight gain.
Infallible is my debut into romantic suspense
First released and debuted in 2016 June 24 under Bailey Quinn books, I've had to come to difficult decision to redo the cover and bring it back to my own name - under my Thriller section books!
Loveing the new re-brand!!
Cursed in love death was coming for her once again...
Sexy, smart and career ambitious, South African Detective Scarlet Anne Martins get's the career opportunity of her life - working for the NYPD on The Special Crimes Unit. After landing a high profile case involving the escape of a notorious serial killer, her career jumps from NYPD freelancing detective to consulting for the FBI.
But never had she imagined how quickly those dreams could slip through her fingers when she meets her new partner Agent Blade, who appears to have a vendetta against a killer she's assigned to bring down.
At a shocking turn of events, Scarlet finds herself a fugitive in a foreign country after being framed for a fatal bombing and aiding the escape of a Serial Killer. She starts to suspect her new partner was put on her path as a distraction, that is until he saves her life. Despite herself she can no long deny her feeling for Agent Blade, and her desperation to save him will ultimately be what could kill them both.
The new cover!!!
Designer no other than my mad-skilled friend and insanely talented Regina Wamba
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favorite book boyfriend?
Juan Claude from the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton
About this picture:
Taken on a hike in the Washington area 5 yrs ago.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR THEME SONG:
Will Be Me by Melissa Etheridge
Why this song means so much to you?
because even though it's probably meant to be a love song, it fits my personality since I always support and encourage my family, friends and anyone else to reach for their dreams and that anything is possible, all they have to do is try.
BEST MOVIE FOR 2016
"Deadpool! I had to watch it twice, lol. Once to watch all the action and again to catch all the humor, even if somewhat crude at times."
One book that changed your life.
The Hobbit. I read it as a young child and even though I already loved reading ever since I can remember it solidified that love and turned it into a passion.
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Where did your love for reading start? I've always loved reading as a kid. But it was renewed when my husband bought me a Forgotten Realms book before he deployed. I've been reading non stop since then.
What does the world of storytelling bring you? It brings me a new perspective, excitement, joy, comfort, happiness, and to know that even if I can't travel all over the world I can still adventure through the pages.
Tell us about what you do for a living and what is your home life like? Mostly I am a stay at home mom of 3 kids which means I am a taxi and maid most of the time. Other times I am a substitute teachers aid for special needs classes.
Do you write? I don't. Just trying to answer these questions took me forever and a lot of using the backspace!
Do you blog or review? I review with Nerd Girl and on my own. I try to blog but aside from hosting tours I find writing so difficult that I don't blog as much as I'd like.
What are your passions in life? My family of course first and foremost. I volunteer at school to help children who need extra support in reading. I can usually be found spending lunch and other free time at the school library. I love our librarian!
Do you judge a book by it's cover. I do. It's not the only factor but a good cover really draws my attention and then the blurb decides it.
At what point do you decide that the read is unbearable to continue and you abandon the book. I have only ever put one book down and knew I would never go back to it. It was just too dark and violent. Some books that are really slow in the beginning tempt me but I can't stand not finishing a book regardless of editing or poor writing.
If you were living your ultimate dream life what would you be doing right now? Ultimate dream life? Well, all the amazing authors I have met would be living up here in Alaska so we could get together for breakfast at Alyeska in front of a roaring fire looking out at the snow covered mountains. Everyday!
What were you like as a teenager? Struggling until I joined the Army when I was 17. Best decision I ever made.
Your favorite movies? Jaws, The Blind Side, Pitch Black
Song crush at the moment? I listen to (heaven forbid I was about to say oldies) 90's and the Hairbands but currently I've got the Pitch Perfect soundtrack on permanent replay. Lol.
Series addiction right now? On TV, Castle. I binged the whole series in a few weeks before this new season started. Love Nathan Fillion!
If you were elected world president what would be the first law you would enforce. School, every person would go to school in every country. I would have schools built out in remote areas or ensure tutors could move to those areas. College would not only be free but mandatory for at least a vocational or trade school. Everyone needs to learn a skill in order to be a productive member of the earth. If security was needed to ensure girls were given the same opportunities then it would be required for the governments to provide it. With severe sanctions for any country that failed to educate their people no matter the reason.
What elements would the perfect book house? Action is the most important. I also love complex characters, unexpected surprises, follow standard tropes but without being predictable. I know that sounds contradictory but I've seen it done.
Favorite fruit. Pomegranate, even if it meant I'd be stuck in the Underworld, its delicious!
What is the deciding factor for you when choosing your next read? My mood really. If I need to get out of my regular genre favorites then I'll try to choose something completely different. Or if I need emotion versus action, I'll look for recommendations from friends pages.
Are you a creative person? I wish but sadly I'm not.
What is your craziest moment? Oh wow, I've had quite a few. My best friend and I were stationed in Colorado Springs and on a whim we decided to follow a group of male strippers up to another gig in a different city. Let's just say we were young, single, and didn't have a care in the world! Definitely one crazy weekend escapade!
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