Monthly Archives: May 2012
The snow is gone and all of us in Vancouver that LOVE hiking know what that means. The GRIND is finally open! If you haven’t had a chance to do the Grouse Grind you are definitely missing out. The trail climbs 853 metres over 2.9 km. With an average grade of 17 degrees it’s affectionately known as ” mother nature’s stairmaster”.
This year, Grouse Mountain Resorts is asking outdoor enthusiasts to put their hike toward a good cause by signing up for Grind For Kids, a fundraising initiative for B.C. Children’s Hospital. The program encourages trail users to get friends and coworkers to pledge a dollar for every time they complete the hike over the summer and to submit the funds at the end of the season. You can purchase an electronic time-card at the base of the Grind to track your progress online.
Need some extra motivation?
Do the “Seek the Peak” on June 17th in support of Rethink Breast Cancer. For more information visit http://seekthepeak.grousemountain.com/
Both of these are great opportunities to get outdoors, get in shape, and support great causes in our beautiful province! Get outside and conquer the Grind!
These days, everything is made quick and easy. You can answer emails, calls, or even run a business from your phone. What about lunch or dinner? Same thing. Meals are already done for you and can be microwaved in a matter of minutes.
For me personally, before I started on the 90 Day Challenge, the last thing on my mind was nutrition. I was always in a rush throughout the day and the last thing I thought about was eating a well-balanced and healthy diet.
Then I got introduced to the Vi-Shape Nutritional Shape Mix.
You honestly can’t find a better product for the price. For breakfast, I would head to Tim Hortons or McDonald’s to get a breakfast sandwich. Not the best choice, but it was quick and simple solution to feed the hunger. When you look at the big picture, loading up on 820g of sodium and 400 calories of garbage isn’t the best idea when you want to get into shape.It literally takes me 5 minutes to make a vi-shake and I get the complete nutrition I need - FAST
Check out all the info on Vi-Shape Nutritional Mix HERE
Is it really more expensive to eat healthy? A study in the U.S. shows that might not actually be the case.
For most people trying to change their diet, one of the biggest concerns is the cost of food. In reality, it really depends on the way you look at it.
The U.S. government believes it’s how you measure the price. If you compare the price per calorie, processed snacks and other junk food seem like a complete steal when you compare them to fruits and vegetables. But, if you compare the cost of food by portion size or weight, vegetables, fruit, and dairy foods are less expensive than foods high in saturated fat, added sugars or salt.
I read today that a report from the University of Washington suggested that “calorie-for-calorie junk food is more cost-effective for low-income people than eating healthy”.
Obesity is a growing problem. Not only in the U.S., but Canada as well. More than a third of U.S. adults are obese according to the U.S. government, and researchers expect that number to grow to 42 per cent by 2030. That my friends, is an epidemic.
It may look like that bag of Doritos is a great deal at $2 and in the end, will probably fill you up. But, those empty calories are not giving your body the nutrition it desperately needs to get you through the day.
Shop smart and healthy eating can be more affordable. Can’t afford fresh fruit or vegetables? Try frozen or canned. Trust me, your body and mind will thank you later!
Time to whip out the apron and go Iron Chef for dinner! foodnetwork.com has a variety of healthy recipes to choose from. Check out their ”healthy every week” page here and get cookin!
Check this out people! Founder of ViSalus, Blake Mallen, took on his own 90-Day Challenge. That Challenge? Gain 20 pounds of lean muscle in 3 months.Insane, but it’s crazy what you can achieve when you set a goal.
If this doesn’t motivate you to take it to the next level I don’t know what will!
The “Transformation” Kit is packed with the ultimate in shaping and nutritional ingredients to help you see and feel maximum results. This Kit contains a 30-day supply of everything needed to help transform your body for a healthier, happier you. Included in this weight loss kit: 2 (30-serving) pouches of Vi-Shape™ Nutritional Shake Mix; an assortment of our Health Flavours, to add flavour variety, and added health benefits to your shake,1 bottle of Vi-Slim™ Metab-Awake Tablets; 1 box of Vi-Trim™ Clear Control Drink Mix; 2 boxes of ViSalus PRO; and 1 bottle of our Vi-pak Omega Vitals capsules.
To check out the Transformation Kit and other ViSalus products go check out our 90-Day Challenge!
What are the chances you’ve gone for a short run on an empty stomach? I’m gonna take a guess and say that you have. But don’t worry, you’re not alone! Most people decide to skip having a snack because they feel it might affect their performance. In reality, you’re actually hindering your workout more than you’re helping it.
The right snack can prevent premature fatigue and keep blood sugar levels steady. An Orange has only 62 calories. It also contains more than 100 percent of your daily Vitamin C needs. Not only is it the perfect snack to curb the hunger, but Vitamin C helps prevent muscle injuries and replaces collagen in muscle fibers that break down during exercise.
So next time you need a boost before you head out on that jog, go grab an orange!
Welcome to TeamViSalusBC.com, British Columbia’s newest healthy living blog! We here at TeamViSalusBC know everybody has different goals when it comes to being healthy and staying fit. Our job is to help YOU achieve those goals. How can we do that? By giving you the information you need to MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Every week on our website, you will find posts relating to fitness, healthy meal solutions, and the Body By Vi 90-Day Challenge. If you haven’t heard of the 90-Day Challenge, then you are missing out on a great opportunity to change the way you view healthy living and what you need to do to get there.
ViSalus created the Body By Vi challenge as a way to look at health differently and that’s what people all across North America are starting to do. The Body By Vi kits bring you one step closer to reaching your personal goals. Visit here for more info on the challenge!
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