Thursday, April 18, 2019

Track Your Health and Fitness Progress with Rocketbook


If you’re anything like me you’re obsessed with tracking your health & fitness progress. Whether it’s your workouts or tracking your nutrition, its all critical to document! Knowing your progress is important to reaching your fitness goals. That is why I am so excited to tell you about the Everlast notebook from Rocketbook. It makes tracking your gains, your workouts, and your nutrition SO EASY! It comes complete with an app and you can easily scan your notes right into Dropbox or Google Drive. And its key-coded so your notes all go right where you need them. You will never lose track of your reps, sets, PRs or your food diary. Keep reading to learn more.


The Everlast notebook by Rocketbook provides a classic pen and paper experience that is built for the digital age. Sometime it is just easier to take notes on paper than to use my phone- this is why I LOVE RocketBooks Everlast Notebook. But it has all the benefits of digital notes- you can easily scan them right to your cloud service. 

Although it feels like a traditional notebook, the Everlast is endlessly reusable.  Then, scan your notes into editable documents and automatically save them to your favorite cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote and Slack (to name a few). This means you’ll never lose track of your progress, and no more flip pads at the gym.


Rocketbook allows you to document all your workout notes in an efficient and environmentally-friendly way, and with its reusability, Rocketbook will last a lifetime. And with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) features, the Rocketbook allows you to transcribe and search handwritten notes right in the Rocketbook App.


When you write using any pen from the Pilot Frixion line, your writing sticks to Everlast pages like regular paper. But add a drop of water… and the notebook erases like magic. Great for the environment because its totally reusable. Its the perfect size to take to class, take to the gym, use in your home gym or keep in your bag. Its perfect for jotting down all your meals & snacks. Accountability is key to success and the Everlast Notebook allows you to keep track of everything. 

For More Information, Visit: 
Rocketbook on the web
Rocketbook on Facebook
Rocketbook on Instagram
Rocketbook on Twitter

I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

ARTICLE: 10 Tips for Spring Weight Loss and Fitness



10 Tips for Spring Weight Loss and Fitness 

With the arrival of Spring, you're starting to think ahead to summer and vacations. You're ready to shed those bulky winter clothes and slip into shorts and swimsuits--but you're worried that the remains of too many holiday parties are still hanging on your hips. Spring is the perfect time to get moving again--why not take advantage of the next few months to get your body fit and lean for summer? William Smith,  MS, NSCA, CSCS, MEPD, recognized authority on fitness and exercise and author of numerous publications, offers these tips for those who desire safe, effective weight loss.

1. START MOVING
That's right. Get up and get yourself moving, whether it's walking, swimming, biking, or running. Try to do at least 15 minutes a day of aerobic activity. It is essential for good health and will burn excess calories.

2. GET OFF THE SCALE
Americans are notoriously obsessed with body weight. Weigh yourself once and measure against the BMI (Body Mass Index). Then put your bathroom scale in the closet for a few months. Scales can be inaccurate, misleading, and a psychological deterrent to your success.

3. TARGET FAT AND FAT WILL LOSE
Excess body fat is a killer. Learn how to measure and manage your body fat percentage by using body fat calipers. Body fat measurement is a more accurate indicator of health and
wellness than weight alone.

4. DO IT FOR THE HEALTH BENEFITS
Shift your fitness focus to your health, not just your appearance. You can add years to your life and reduce major health risks by following a sound nutrition and exercise program. And you'll look better and feel better too!

5. AVOID "GET THIN QUICK" SCHEMES
If it sounds to good to be true, it is. From "fat burning" diet pills (dangerous) to electronic ab stimulators (really!), the promise of results without effort is just a marketing gimmick designed to reduce your wallet--not your waistline.

6. CUT OUT THE SODA AND SAVE
Soda adds useless (and expensive) calories to your diet. Just drinking water rather than soda can put an extra $2-$3 in your wallet each day. Over one year, that adds up to over $1000 saved. And 100,000 fewer calories consumed!

7. BE ACTIVE... BE SMART
Proper diet and exercise go hand in hand. One without the other is a recipe for failure. Just because you walked for 30 minutes doesn't mean you can reward yourself with a pint of your favorite ice cream!

8. REDUCE THE CALORIES
Americans take in too many calories. Period. From super sized meals at fast food restaurants to enormous servings at our favorite steakhouse, we are on the receiving end of an abundance of calories. Weight reduction is a caloric formula. Calories in (through eating) versus calories out (through activity). It's that simple. Stick with smaller portions.

9. STRETCH YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS
For many of us, winter is a time of sedentary living. Now that you are ready to commence a plan of exercise, make certain you stretch your muscles for at least one whole week before starting. This way, your muscles will be ready for exercise and you'll be less sore.

10. TAKE IT OUTSIDE
Enjoy yourself now that Spring is here. Get outdoors. Go hiking. Ride a bike. Make delicious, healthy meals outdoors, too. Try salmon and vegetables on the grill instead of the usual burgers and hotdogs.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
WILLIAM SMITH, MS, NSCA-CSCS, MEPD
 works for a nationally recognized healthcare system in the New York metropolitan area providing health and wellness services. His focus is in special populations and how healthcare providers and fitness professionals can work more closely together.


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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Shop Tree Hut Shea Butter Beauty Products & Support Arbor Day! #TreeHutxArborDay


Exciting news from an amazing Tree Hut!- my fav skin & beauty care line.  This year, Tree Hut has partnered with The Arbor Day Foundation to give back to nature with a #TreeHutxArborDay campaign! In celebration of Arbor Day (April 26th), for the entire month of April,  Tree Hut is giving 10% of proceeds for every product that is sold on TreeHutShea.com to the Arbor Day Foundation! Such a great cause that I know we can all get behind. Through this campaign, in honor not just of the brand’s tree logo and namesake, but of the natural wonders that inspire the Tree Hut team and the products they create every day,  Tree Hut is showing their support for The Arbor Day Foundation’s mission to get 100 million trees planted by the year 2020. Keep reading to learn more about their awesome skin care products.


I had the pleasure of reviewing their Shea Sugar Scrub and their Shea Body Butter. I loved them both, super luxurious, heavenly scented without being overpowering and both work great! The Shea Body Butter is non-greasy and absorbs easily into your skin. The Sugar Scrub is an excellent exfoliator that contains shea butter so it nourishes and moisturizes your skin while gently exfoliating. I love their Coconut Lime and Hawaiian Kukui varieties and cant wait to try some of their other fragrance lines.

Tree Hut has so many amazing products available in so many great scents you will have a hard time choosing. You can shop by product line or scent, making it super easy to find exactly what you are looking for. Great for gift giving, and great for gifts for yourself! I love layering my products within their scent lines for a great all day scent. Check out the yummy scents below. So many amazing fragrances to choose from! 


From lotions and butters to scrubs and sunscreen, Tree Hut covers the full spectrum of specialty bath products that delight your senses and nourish your skin. They offer Detoxifying Charcoal Face Masks, Body Butters, Body Lotions, Bath Bombs, Shea Sugar Scrubs, and more! Find a product or scent line you love & explore the possibilities. Tree Hut's fragrances are all inspired by ingredients in nature that smell good enough to eat. Lose yourself in the aromas of the world from the comfort of your own home.


For More Information, Visit: 
Tree Hut on the web
Tree Hut on Facebook
Tree Hut on Instagram
Tree Hut on Twitter

I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Salonpas: Topical Pain Relief that WORKS and Works Fast

If you have occasional sore back, stiff muscles, or body pain- you need to try  SALONPAS®. Unlike pills, Salonpas formulas areabsorbed through the skin and go directly to the pain site, which makes way more sense to target your actual pain than swallowing a pill and allowing it to effect your whole body.  I am a huge fan of all of the Salonpas products I have had a pleasure of trying. They have creams, patches, roll-ons and even sprays. My favorite SALONPAS product is their Lidocaine patches, Pain Relieving Cream & a Roll-on Liquid. If you have a stiff back & sore muscles-you need give Salonpas a try.  My back loves it! Perfect for after a tough workout or when waking up with a stiff back. I love the sprays, patches, & roll-ons for mess free application! Keep reading to learn more. 


Finally maximum strength pain relief without a prescription! Introducing Salonpas® Lidocaine Plus Pain Relieving Cream. It’s the latest & greatest from the world’s leader in medicinal pain patches -Salonpas! The cream provides temporary relief of pain associated with back, neck, shoulders, knees and elbows. I have lower back issues and after a long run, tough workout, or even just sleeping wrong on it, the cream works great to desensitize aggravated nerves and provides wonderful numbing relief right where it hurts. It is unscented so you can use it any time of day or night without being noticed. 




PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS I LOVE:

  • Maximum strength Lidocaine available without a prescription
  • Plus Benzyl Alcohol to numb nerves fast
  • Unscented
  • Desensitize Aggravated Nerves

Salonpas® LIDOCAINE PLUS Pain Relieving Liquid is an awesome roller ball so it goes on easy without the mess. SALONPAS cream & liquid is applied right at the site of pain, so it doesnt have to travel through your stomach and get processed by your liver before they start to work. They come in a variety of forms and sizes, so regardless of where your body pain is, there are products that are designed to fit. SALONPAS requires a lower dose of medicine, because they target relief where you need it. There’s no need to worry about incorrect dosing or side effects; it’s an effective and safe plan for pain management.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS I LOVE:

  • Maximum strength Lidocaine available without a prescription
  • Plus Benzyl Alcohol to numb nerves fast
  • Unscented
  • Desensitize Aggravated Nerves
  • No-mess Applicator


Find a store near you with the Salonpas store locator. Salonpas® is the #1 brand of patches in the world, and the largest marketers of pain relief patches in the USA. Hisamitsu has the only OTC pain patch on the market that has gone through the FDA’s new drug application process, so it’s been tested and approved for sale using the same methodology required of a prescription drug. And the Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch and Arthritis Patch are the only products in their class that can claim up to 12 hours of relief for mild to moderate pain!

For More Information, Visit: 
Salonpas on the web
Salonpas on Facebook
Salonpas on Twitter
Salonpas on YouTube

I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Friday, April 12, 2019

CUCUMBER SALAD WITH MISO TAHINI DRESSING Recipe Featuring Mighty Sesame Tahini


Taking Sesame to New Heights: MIGHTY SESAME BRAND, who makes my favorite bars: TahiniBars has just introduced a fabulous new tahini must have: Tahini Squeeze & Serve. It is organic, delicious, easy to use, super versatile and GREAT for you! It is also vegan, gluten free, dairy free, kosher, keto-friendly and did I mention DELICIOUS? Mighty Sesame is a company we cal all stand behind, they source sesame from the most reputed growing region in the world, Ethiopia, and trade sustainably with producers to ensure fair wages for farmers in a win- win exchange for the world’s mighty finest sesame.Keep reading to learn more and check out the recipe below. 


Mighty Sesame’s versatile ready to eat, Squeeze and Serve Tahini is sold in convenient squeeze bottle, making it perfect for all your snacking and cooking needs. It is more than just a companion to hummus- tahini is very versatile. Wonderful in place of butter, or mayo in many recipes. Try it on toast, crackers, or as a veggie dip. The possibilities are endless.
Made from 100% slow-roasted sesame seeds, this healthful condiment is at home in everything from dips, marinades, and salads to soups, desserts, and as a straight-from-the-bottle drizzle over meat, fish, and falafel. It’s organic, vegan, gluten- and dairy-free, kosher, halal, and Keto-friendly – the perfect way to add flavor to any diet with just one ingredient- sesame seeds!
CUCUMBER SALAD WITH MISO TAHINI DRESSING

INGREDIENTS: 
2 English cucumbers, cut lengthwise then crosswise into ½ inch
1 cup edamame
1 small orange bell pepper, sliced very thinly
2 T miso paste
¼ cup tahini
1 T lemon juice
1 T hot water
½ cup red onion, sliced thinly
1 T sesame seeds, toasted
1 T olive oil
2 shots of your favorite hot sauce
Salt and pepper

Directions: 
1
In a bowl, mix together miso paste, tahini, hot water and lemon juice. 
2
In separate bowl, ix together cucumber, onion, edamame and bell pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. 
3
Add dressing mixture and mix well. Check seasoning. 
4
Place on serving platter and sprinkle with sesame seeds. 
5
Enjoy! 

For More Information, Visit: 
Mighty Sesame on the web
Mighty Sesame on Facebook

I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

2019 Workout Trends Pros & Cons

WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF 2019’s TRENDY WORKOUTS?




Wearable Technology:
Whether they’re fitness trackers, pedometers, or calorie counters, this market has reached scheduled 4 billion in sales as of 2017. One study showed that non-wearers experienced more weight-loss because they relied on personal effort and, literally, sweat, to guide their workouts vs. a numerical data indicator. Vince suggests that “Sweat and good old-fashioned fatigue may be more reliable than data numbers on your wrist. After a few weeks or months, the novelty of knowing your step totals or resting heart rate wears off--even faster if you know about inaccurate those numbers can be.”

Spinning:
People choose spinning for a variety of reason including weight loss, cardio and stress relief. Spinning is great for weight loss if done correctly and with a sensible diet that produces a caloric deficit. Vince Sant cautions that ”Spinning excessively can actually lead to atrophy of the muscles in your legs which is the opposite of strengthening them. The simple truth is that losing weight without strength and weight training can and will lead to atrophied and weakened muscles throughout the body”. Although cycling helps build some muscle, doing excessive amounts of cycling without the addition of strength training is not a comprehensive well-rounded workout.

Boxing:
Boxing is a great workout for your entire body. It has stress relief benefits, helps concentration and eye-hand coordination. The improved endurance and stronger muscles you build translate effectively into life outside the ring, giving you the ability to perform everyday movements with energy and a decreased risk of injury.

HIIT Training:
HIIT training is a type of metabolic workout where you use both cardiovascular and strength training. Your aerobic and anaerobic systems will both be used throughout the routine, meaning glycogen and fat will both be used as fuels. Most of these training sessions last between 10-40 minutes. Vince says that “The biggest risk of this type of training is an injury caused by lack of supervision or know-how of the person training.” Studies show that your resting metabolic rate can be increased for the 24 hours after you do these types of workouts and that it may burn fat more efficiently than long aerobic workouts. Vince says, “The key is to recognize signs of fatigue that can lead to poor form and injury.”

Metabolic Training:
This is a combination of cardio and strength conditioning. As examples, think of P90X, CrossFit, Insanity, or high-intensity circuit training. Metabolic training is about increasing "the storage and delivery of energy for any activity." If you do this type of training the correct way, you can burn more calories, get ‘afterburn,’ build endurance, strength, and fitness while having variety. Since this type of exercise seems to have so many benefits, why doesn’t everybody just do it? “The problem,” says Vince Sant, “Is that it’s just too intense for many beginners.” The cons of this workout are that there is a high attrition rate, a risk of injury and muscle soreness. If you are set on doing this program, Vince advises to bone up on more basic fitness first.

Body Weight Training:
These are simple, effective exercises to improve balance, flexibility, and strength without machinery or extra equipment. Examples include: Push-ups, Pull-ups, Dips, Squats, and Lunges. The pros of this method include high repetitions and increased endurance. There is no equipment required, it is convenient and can be done at home or while traveling. There is less risk of injury while working several muscle groups at once. Vince says, “Some of the cons include that it may be difficult to achieve an intensity that is near the individual’s one-rep max. It also may be difficult to execute for those who are overweight.”

Vibration Boards/Platforms:“These are an absolute no,” says Vince Sant. He adds, “Vibration boards do not, and will not, work better than traditional exercises like barbells or cardio. The theory is that the vibration signals are transferred into body tissues, tendons, and muscles, which increases muscle contractions and ultimately improves muscle strength, coordination, and balance. In the long term, such contractions would increase muscle mass and energy expenditure, leading to better control of blood sugar levels. But these are still theories. The overall effects of whole-body vibration therapy remain elusive, as scientific studies vary largely in the vibration parameters used.”

If you are confused, what is the best method to adopt for your workout? Vince stresses that “a workout should be fun, convenient, not cause repetitive injury. It should involve a warm up and cool down, have appropriate gear, be mindful of weather, be aware of your body. If something is causing pain beyond burn, stop that exercise. Workouts should take into consideration pre-existing injuries. For example, if you have chronic knee pain, swimming is a good option, while jumping and squats are not. Vince sums it up with, “For the most well-rounded workout, be sure to incorporate, balance, aerobics, flexibility, and strength training.”

Vince Sant, Fitness Expert & Co-Founder V Shred:
Vince Sant, 25, is the Co-Founder of V Shred, the fastest growing online fitness and nutrition portal in the world. As an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, Former Model Turned Fitness Expert, Instagram Fitness Guru & YouTube Sensation, Vince’s mission is to offer the masses a sustainable and transformative lifestyle-based training program designed to put the fun back into fitness and nutrition. In 2015, Vince co-founded V Shred along with Nick Daniel, Roger Crandall, Kevin Pearn, who sought out to create a healthy fitness movement specifically designed to deliver profound changes in your body with the minimal amount of workout time. Vince is responsible for creating some of the world's most popular fitness and nutrition programs such as Fat Loss Extreme and Toned in 90 Days for women and men and Ripped in 90 Days for men.

V Shred is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information visit http://www.vshred.com

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