My Simple, Easy, Daily Workout

Everyday I am asked questions about diet and exercise. People want to know what is my health routine? On my blog I share with you the basic ways I learned how to conquer eating and diet challenges.

I encourage you to listen to my health podcasts posted on my blog. When you start exercising and following my practical tips everyday you will achieve a healthier lifestyle.

I produced a popular exercise video which is also now available on my web site in DVD and digital download format:

The Perfect Little Total Body Workout DVD Order

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Take Time to Explore Nature

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Walking and hiking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. Just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance.

Lemons Are Detox Diet Dynamite!

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To maximize the health benefits of lemon juice, squeeze the juice of 1/2 of a lemon into a glass of room-temperature water and drink it first thing in the morning.

– Lemons aid in weight loss: The weight loss benefits are a result of better digestion, detoxification and an increased production of bile, which breaks down food and fats better. As an added benefit, scientists say that lemons help reduce cravings.

– Lemons are a diuretic: If you are feeling a constipated, warm lemon water each morning will help get your system back on track. Lemon helps flush toxins out of your system by encouraging the production of liver detoxification enzymes.

– Lemon juice aids in digestion: Lemon juice gets your liver moving and helps in the production of bile which lets your body digest foods better. Also helps ward off heartburn.

– Lemon acts as an anti-cancer agent because of the antioxidants in the citrus. The antioxidants slow aging and reduce the risk of developing cancer cells. Lemon also acts as a neutralizer, which helps balance the acid levels that encourage cancer cell growth.

– Lemon helps your lymph system get rid of fluid in the tissue, transports fatty acids, and helps your digestive system run properly. Lemon juice helps by replacing lost fluids, so your lymphatic system works better.

– Lemons contain high levels of magnesium and potassium, which help your brain and nervous system function properly. Because lemons help increase hydration, you may also be able to concentrate at work better because you have more energy.

– Helps the immune system: Take vitamin C as soon as they feel a cold coming on. Vitamin C has been proven to shorten the duration and severity of a cold. Lemons are one of the best sources of vitamin C. Because lemon acts as an anti-inflammatory, it also helps reduce the severity of respiratory illnesses.

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– Lemons can lift your mood:  Because lemons help your body work better in so many other ways, your energy levels get a boost too. Additionally, the high vitamin C concentration also helps nip fatigue and reduces stress and anxiety.

– Lemons have anti-inflammatory properties: Lemons act as a diuretic, which is good for  your joints. Lemons can help reduce swelling and pain by flushing toxins out of the body.

– Lemon cleans and clears your skin: Lemon juice is a natural antiseptic. You can apply lemon juice to a sunburn or a bee sting to reduce pain and swelling. Additionally, the antioxidants in lemons help reduce wrinkles and give your skin a healthy glow.

– Lemon can balance body pH levels: Despite their obvious acidity, lemons are known as an alkaline food. When the lemon juice mixes with water it helps produce molecules in your body that balance the pH levels of your body.

– Lemon is great for dental care: A great way to get fresh breath (it removes odors), it is also an excellent way to ensure your teeth stay fresh and clean. Try adding a bit of lemon to your toothbrush.

 

How to Cut Down On Sugar

Exercise more, dance or go for a walk. Whatever movement you enjoy will help reduce tension, boost your energy and decrease your need for a sugar lift.

Get enough sleep. When we are tired we often use sugar for energy to counteract the exhaustion.

Keep all sugary snacks out of your house and office.

Learn to read labels, choose products with the least sugar per serving. Recognize that all of these are sweeteners: agave, corn syrup, corn sugar, high fructose corn syrup, sucrose, dextrose, honey, cane sugar, cane crystals, fruit juice concentrates, molasses and brown sugar.

Sweeten your foods and reduce cravings naturally. By adding citrus zests you add sweetness to foods without having to use sugar. Also add vanilla extract and spices; coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cardamom.

Nutrient deficiencies can make sugar cravings worse. You will have fewer cravings by taking a multivitamin and vitamin D3.

Always drink lots of water. Drinking water can help with the sugar cravings. Sometimes we are really just thirsty.

The next time a sugar craving creeps up on you, find a distraction. Take a walk, talk to a friend, work on a hobby.

The sooner you cut out and avoid sugar the easier it is.  Really!

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Walking to Improve Your Health

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A daily brisk walk for a healthier life. Walking can help you:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Prevent or manage heart disease and high blood pressure
  • Strengthen your bones
  • Lift your mood
  • Improve your balance and coordination

 

 

The faster, farther and more frequently you walk, the greater the benefits.

Turning your normal walk into a fitness stride requires:

  • Your head is up. Looking forward.
  • Your neck, shoulders and back are relaxed.
  • You’re swinging your arms freely with a slight bend in your elbows.
  • Your stomach muscles are tightened and your back is straight, not arched forward or backward.
  • You’re walking smoothly, rolling your foot from heel to toe.
  • A total body workout: http://www.pamprentice2020.com/plb-video/

Make Your Health a Priority

I am passionate about my health.  My healthy lifestyle is a priority because I am four-foot, one inch tall.  I am a dwarf with achondroplasia.  My diet is clean and simple, with food that is fresh, healthy and delicious – anyone would enjoy!

Exercise is vital to our daily routine  

Have fun and keep reading my blog for fast easy ways to stay healthy.

Start moving…I produced a popular exercise video which is now available in DVD and digital download format. To purchase a DVD or digital copy click on the “buy now” button at: http://www.pamprentice2020.com/plb-video/

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“Perfect Little Body Workout” Video DVD and Digital Download Now Available

Per your request, my exercise video is now available in DVD and digital download format. To purchase a DVD or digital copy click on the “buy now” button at: http://www.pamprentice2020.com/plb-video/

The Perfect Little Body Workout Exercise Video starts out with a warm up and goes into 30 minutes of low impact aerobic exercises. These exercises have been approved by members of the LPA Medical Advisory Board.

I created the video to have different levels of exercises for an enjoyable challenge. Many people have lost weight using the video. The exercises strengthens the back muscles which may prevent back pain.

DVD promo video for “The Perfect Little Body Workout” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1Ojsuj47Fw

Children and young teens are also using the video to workout. I suggest each person pace themselves with every exercise. They should not push themselves when just starting to workout on a regular schedule.