Plant-Based Weight Loss: Maximize Your Exercise Plan

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When it comes to losing weight, the classic formula has long been to “eat less and exercise more.” Yet, people often overestimate how many calories they have burned through exercise while underestimating how many calories they are consuming in a given meal. On top of that, research has shown that vigorous exercise tends to increase our appetites, leading us to consume more calories than we otherwise would. Thus, if your only goal is shedding pounds, your first priority should always be a healthy diet–specifically, a whole food, plant-based diet that is packed with nutrients but lower in calories. (Scientists now know that getting enough sleep plays an essential role as well.) [Read more…]

Snow Day Workout: Fit Fathers

On snow days Fit Fathers take their kids and friends sledding to burn calories, have fun and create family memories. Then we MAKE them nutritious lunches featuring salads, lentils and brown rice, steamed broccoli, roasted potatoes and sliced mangos to snack on. It’s a lifestyle.

My First Colonoscopy at 45: Preventative Measures Against Colon Cancer

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Let’s get to the point! Colon or colorectal cancer is the third most infamous type of cancer and also the third leading cause of cancerous deaths among American men and women. I’m alarmed by negative statistics and equally saddened by the 50,000 average lives this disease accounts for annually. Thankfully, positive health means prevention over resistance so I decided to schedule a colonoscopy on my 45th birthday and reward myself with a better piece of mind knowing I am doing everything possible to live a longer and more fulfilling life. [Read more…]

Run to the NAIAS Public Show Opening

The Auto Show 5K makes its seventh appearance on the Motor City scene, Saturday, Jan. 19, with a run/walk that celebrates all things cars and cardio. Organized by the Michigan Fitness Foundation and Crim Fitness Foundation, the 5K run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m. at the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, and takes place on the Dequindre Cut, Detroit’s celebrated trail and urban art gallery.

Finishing in time for the opening of the NAIAS Public Show, the 5K gives participants the opportunity to purchase discounted auto show tickets when registering online for the race.

Each Auto Show 5K entrant will be provided with a race shirt inspired by the urban artwork on the Dequindre Cut (must be registered by Jan. 15 to be guaranteed a shirt). All finishers will be presented with a commemorative Auto Show 5K finishers medal.

Registration is $36, and proceeds help fund health, nutrition and physical activity programs through the Michigan Fitness Foundation.

Register here for the Auto Show 5K.

BMW Designworks Collaborates with The North Face to Imagine New Camper Concept

In Las Vegas today, BMW Group subsidiary Designworks unveiled a new camper concept and virtual reality experience, in partnership with The North Face, to imagine the future of protection from the elements.

The lightweight camper concept and virtual experience were designed by Designworks to showcase a new fabric innovation from The North Face called FUTURELIGHT, which uses Nanospinning technology to create the world’s most advanced, breathable, waterproof material.

“We combined both physical and digital worlds to showcase this material, ensuring the holistic vision of the brand was clearly communicated, while giving people a real ‘hands-on’ experience,” said Laura Robin, Designworks LA Studio Director. “Thinking about extreme performance in new and unexpected ways from our experience of working across multiple industries, helped us to provide consumers with a unique and never before seen insight into the very heart of the material and its key attributes.”

The FUTURELIGHT camper was inspired by the 2008 BMW GINA Light Visionary Model concept car.  Like the GINA Concept, the FUTURELIGHT Camper is made of a fabric outer shell, consisting of a flexible material stretched over an iconic geodesic dome to demonstrate the potential uses of FUTURELIGHT fabric beyond just apparel.

The revolutionary Nanospinning process used to create FUTURELIGHT, has allowed the The North Face designers to add air permeability into the membrane of a fabric for the first time. The process creates nano-sized holes, allowing for incredible porosity while still maintaining total waterproofness, letting air move through the material and provide more venting than ever before.

FUTURELIGHT will first become available to consumers in The North Face Fall 2019 product line and will be featured across the brand’s pinnacle performance collections.

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7 Tips to Get Your Kids to Eat More Veggies

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Let’s face it, most kids don’t love their veggies. When my kids first started eating solid food, I always offered a wide variety of vegetables, which they usually gobbled up! But as they grew and started developing a taste for other things, it got more challenging. The good news with kids is that they need a lot of calories to meet the demand of their rapidly growing bodies. But with that said, you still don’t want to be feeding them fat, sugar, and refined foods all day.

I have found a few ways that have really helped me to get my kids eating more veggies. It took some time though! So if these methods don’t have your kids eating a salad the next day, don’t worry! Just keep working at it. [Read more…]

Mindful Habits for Positive Family Change in 2019

Rightfully so my last workout of 2018 took place with my 12-year old vegan warrior by my side emulating me stride for stride. When 2019 hit we picked up where we left off and went for a 4-mile nature run and some ab work. So the societal goal is to continue influencing our children with life enhancing habits such as daily exercise, mindfulness, releasing positive energy into the universe and clean eating with a focus on plants, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds. And before you know it your kids will be encouraging you to go for a hike or suggesting herbal tea over coffee and water over sugary drinks. It’s a beautiful thing when you reach healthful enlightenment as a family unit. So here are my top suggestions for elevational change in the new year. [Read more…]

Female Self-Defense

Fit Fathers, ascertain to teach your daughters the art of self-defense such as martial arts and boxing. There are too many cowardly men out here physically abusing and raping our women! A left hook to the chin, right power punch to the throat and a left uppercut to the gut should slow them down enough to get away.

Mountain Bike Night Rides

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Grab your bike, a light, and hit the trails at night! Join St. Louis Area Mountain Bikers (SLAMB) and Gateway Off-Road Cyclist (GORC) for a new season of night rides in a St. Charles County park each month. These challenging rides are open to experienced cyclists and take place on Friday nights. All riders must wear a helmet and have a light (600 lumen or greater is recommended). Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Check the RainOut Line at 636-707-0011 or www.stccparks.org for any weather or trail related changes or cancellations.

Date: Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 6:30 PM (CST)

LocationBangert Island Wildlife Area  1704 S. River Road St. Charles, MO  63303

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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Enjoy a Weekend of Achievement!

Come join Mickey and friends for an extraordinary race weekend—put your endurance through the paces, enjoy amazing entertainment and earn commemorative medals. Dare to test your limits? Try a multi-race challenge for the chance to earn even more medals. No matter your skill level, you’ll be a part of a community of fun-spirited runners—uniquely Disney!

January 9 – 13, 2019     Walt Disney World Resort

Register: https://www.rundisney.com

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