Use a lumbar roll every time you are sitting down. I recommend this one to all my clients. It gives great back support and relieves a lot of tension around the shoulders and neck. Use the original McKenzie for hardback chairs and the "compliance" size for soft chairs and your car.
Give yourself a few days to get used to using it
I grow zucchini in my garden and every year I try different healthy recipes. This one is great and very simple to make. Go out there and pick or buy your zucchini and try this recipe out. I promise you won't be disappointed!
Makes 4 Servings
Hands-on Time: 10 min Total Time: 30 min
1lb ground turkey
1/2 cup each of red and green bell pepper. chopped
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp. chili powder
1 cup salsa
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat 4 cheese Mexican
2 large zucchini.
Salt and pepper to taste
!. Place a grill topper on the grill or use foil and close lid. Preheat to 400 degrees on medium-high. 2. Meanwhile, cut zucchini in half, lengthwise. Using a spool, scoop out flesh, leaving a shell of about 1/4" on all sides. Chop flesh and set aside. 3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray and add turkey, using a large spoon to break it up. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook until browned stirring occasionally, about 5 min. 4. Add chopped zucchini and pepper and onion mix to pan and stir to mix. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 3 min. 5. Transfer mixture to a large bowl, add salsa and cheese and stir to combine. 6. Lightly spray zucchini shells with cooking spray and then stuff with turkey mixture, dividing evenly between them. 7. Brush grill topper with oil and arrange stuffed zucchini. Close lid and cook until tender, about 15 min. 8. Transfer to a warm platter, tent with foil and let rest 5 min. Serve hot and top with more salsa, if desired.
Per serving: 240 cal - 6g fat - 38g protein
Question: Are there really “antinutrients” in beans and whole grains? Aren’t beans and whole grains good for you?
Answer: The answer is yes, to both questions. Antinutrients are substances in food that interfere with the availability or absorbability of nutrients. Many substances are considered antinutrients. Protease inhibitors in soybeans can interfere with protein digestion; glucosinolates in cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts and cauliflower can interfere with iodine absorption (Suliburska & Krejpcio 2014); even fiber can be an antinutrient because it may get in the way of mineral absorption. Phytic acid—found in whole grains, nuts and legumes—binds with calcium, iron and zinc. Oxalic acid in spinach also interferes with calcium absorption. Polyphenols, including tannins in red wine and tea, inhibit iron and zinc absorption.
Clutter, both mental and physical, can do a number on our productivity and eat away at our time. Think of all the minutes we waste looking for items that aren’t where they should be. Plus the sheer stress of a cluttered life means we may miss deadlines, work longer hours, and lose important stuff. Clutter equals stress. Where to start simplifying? Please take the time to read this article. I guarantee that the payback is completely worth the read.
You can barely pick up a health magazine without reading an article about how wonderful fiber is. Yet many people struggle to consume the recommended amount of fiber.
Learn why eating fiber is so beneficial, how athletes should add fiber if they need more and what foods are rich sources of fiber. Pamela Nisevich Bede, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, creative mind behind Nutrition for the Long Run, a wellness and nutrition communications consulting firm, and co-owner of Swim, Bike, Run, Eat! LLC, an online sports nutrition consulting firm, provides insights below.
"Not all proteins are created equal. We divide them into the “complete” proteins like soy and animal sources, which contain all nine essential amino acids (EAA), and the incomplete proteins found in most vegetables and grains, which lack one or more EAAs. This would seem to complicate life for vegans, but it turns out that building complete dietary proteins is easy for those who know how to “complement.”"