GETTING COOL SO GET COOL : LAYER UP

BEEFITBOB AND THE HAPPY HEALTHY TIP OF THE DAY

Layer Up but not this much this early

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HAVE A HAPPY HEALTHY DAY


SAFE WALKING TIP

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Walk Facing Traffic:

If something goes wrong- you got a chance to get out of the way. 

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PEANUT BUTTER YUMMY YUMMY

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Peanut butter is loaded with so good stuff, including vitamin E, magnesium, iron, selenium and vitamin B6. The docs say is is good for your ticker too.

Plus, peanut butter is so easy to eat all day long from breakfast to lunch to dinner to snack and dessert
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And they are great for making a mess at the ball game.

AVOIDING HUMONGUS HELPINGS

 BEEFITBOB AND THE HEALTHY HAPPY TIP OF THE DAY 

 

The Eating Out industry is in a contest to see who can sell us the biggest sandwich, stuffed taco, loaded breakfast croissant or biggest helping on the largest plate, platter or basket. It’s OK, don’t get in a twit. There is a solution.

Order a glass of ice water with lemon, take out box, and request your meat and baked potatoes be cut in half. If they look at you strangely, tell them your Health Advisors told you this is what you need to have for your healthy life style. That works in most situations.

 

Here is my helping (portion) system

PALM SIZE: cottage cheese, eggs, chicken, lean beef and pork, catfish, salmon, shrimp.

FIST SIZE: (a bit smaller than palm size) whole grain bread, corn tortillas, fresh and fresh frozen fruits, root veggies like taters and sweet taters especially from East Texas. Avoid white bread and white flower. Stick with whole grain.

TWO FIST SIZE: Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery, collard greens, cucumbers, green beans, kale, lettuce, peas, squash, onions, tomatoes. My favorite grocery store makes four or more different salads every day to take home. I get 3 to four servings from each package. Eating salad every day is a good deal.

THUMB FULL SIZE: If you are going to eat salad, you just got to have salad dressing, so go for it in thumb size portions. Ranch, mayo, balsamic vinegar.

Here is some more good stuff that are in my thumb full size category. Avocados, olives, peanut butter, peanuts, all kinds of seeds, and nuts, olive oil, canola oil.

The experts’ reefer to this batch of my favorite food as good fats. I like to call them the good oil that keeps all my moving parts from rusting.

EAT WELL STAY HEALTHY

 


CROSS COUNTRY is BRISK WALKING

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It is Fall and that means football. Bands practicing, mum buying, homecoming parades, and Friday night is East Texas.

Let’s talk about the Saturday morning after. I mean getting up about four AM. Then on a school bus full of kids in running suits, getting off in a field where there are rolling hills, grass, dew and country smells. There are over seven hundred half-awake junior and senior high kids putting up tents, decorated with their school colors and sports hoopla. There are a bunch of parents and relatives also here looking for a cup of coffee to go with their morning burger doodle breakfast on a bun. This is an East Texas Cross Country Meet.

A typical course is between two and seven miles long on farm land and sometimes on roads. Canton is the Walking Capital of Texas and this course is fantabulous. The boys distance is a bit longer than the girls, and the junior high setup is a bit shorter than the senior high. There are medals for the fastest runners in each group and there are trophies for the top teams.

I have watched the Canton bunch of seniors since they stared back in junior high. I was there to watch this great crew grow up. Four or five of the girls were up for homecoming queen. When they were in junior high they believed they were better than the seniors. This present junior high bunch now believes they are better. All the coaches and the volunteers who dedicate their time and unbelievable talent to working yearlong with those seven hundred student athletes deserve our thanks

I write about health and wellness. Here is what I saw on that Saturday morning. Before each group started they all went out about twenty feet from the start and heard the rules, stepped back, a horn blew and the races begin. They are led by a four-wheeler. At major turns, volunteers and markers made the course ahead clear. A large crowd cheered as the runners cross the finish line, using their last batch of energy.

What happened next caught my attention. Every one of those runners started drinking a bottle of water. Water was being passed out by teammates, competitors, coaches, parents and strangers.

None of those kids were obese nor medically obese.

The health industry says that 70% of our US population is overweight or obese and over 30% is medically obese.

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The cross country teams drink lots of water, eat a bunch of food and some of it is fresh or fast frozen fruit and veggies, and nuts. These teenagers exercise a lot and are consistent and focused. They don’t sleep enough. Someday they will get more sleep.

These remarkable teenagers are an inspiration. Thank you, coaches and volunteers for all that you do.

 

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