Get Motivated for REAL!

Hi Everybody, I wanted to share a great and effective article on motivating yourself.

It’s got real behavior change strategies to get you to well, change your behavior to what you want to do.

If you are stuck right now or know someone who is, send this to them and challenge them to try it.

It’s written by Brett Klika who knows his stuff and actually went to Grad school with me at San Diego State University.

HERE IT IS
Live Good,
Mac Dodds
Live Good Fitness

DO Something 2.0

Hi Live Gooders,

I did a post a few months back about just doing something and not putting a high achievement level on every workout you do or are thinking about starting.

We all want to be the guy in the football training video, sprinting and slamming weights. Or the girl trail running, and doing crossfit to a rockin’ playlist with a sweaty towel.

But, sometimes, when you get done with work and you feel tired, hungry and like saying, screw this, ill just go tomorrow. Remember this….

Just show up and do something, biceps curls (light as you want) , a few crunches, some stretches and then watch T.V. on the exercise bike. Whatever.

Just do more than zero and take it back up to a higher level and more focused goal workout another day.

Keep doing something!

Live Good,
Mac Dodds,
Live Good Fitness

E. Coli From Flour?

e coli

E.Coli is back and it’s not from the usual sources that you might think like processed meats, eggs, spinach. It could actually come from your pantry.
Flour? Yep. The CDC is urging you to throw out any flour from the following brands and dates.
Make sure you thoroughly cook any of the dough that you make from these flours.

The food situation in America is getting scary, you really need to be careful. Talk to your local farmers and buy local real foods if you can.

Live Good,
Mac Dodds
Live Good Fitness.com

Is Sushi Healthy?

I get that question a lot. Is sushi healthy? I always kind of thought so but now I know that there are a lot of variables that go into a black or white question like that.

Well I’m happy to note that the average American and Nutritionists agree on some things and differ on others. If you want a cool quick list of them click HERE

Live Good,

Mac Dodds
Live Good Fitness

Is Your Phone or Tablet Making You Grumpy?

Is your lighting making you grumpy?

It could be if it’s keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep by interrupting your circadian rhythms (your body’s natural sleep and wake cycle)

Which by the way is the most often overlooked reason for weight (fat) gain when people look into why they are gaining weight.

According to the ADA, LED’s can disrupt your sleep cycle making you grumpy. Even from street lights.

Don’t care about yourself? It even hurts animal species like turtles, frogs and insects.
So limit your exposure. Limit T.V. time before bed, especially on LED TV’s, smart phones, tablets and devices. Try reading from a book, and go to bed early.

Live Good,
Mac Dodds
Live Good Fitness.com

Cancer Fighting Veggie

Purple Veggie

Have you ever heard of a kohlrabi? I hadn’t either. It’s like a cabbage/turnip and you can eat all of the parts of it but the meat on the inside is the best tasting part.

If you can find it at your farmers market, it’s worth a try! Peel, chop and roast or saute.

It’s a member of the cruciferous family like brussel sprouts and cauliflower. They are loaded with cancer fighting components. Eating these kinds of veggies gives you good fiber and can lower your risk of certian types of cancer like lungs, colon, cervix and liver.

Here’s a link to the studies. Fight Cancer Brassica Vegetables and cancer risk

There’s no difference in nutrient content or taste with between the different colors. But if you can get the ones with the smaller bulbs. They are a bit sweeter tasting.

Enjoy and be healthy!

Live Good,
Mac Dodds
Live Good Fitness

Frozen Foods

Listeria
Frozen foods like fruit can be an easy way to get valuable nutrients and fiber in your body. It’s convenient and easy to throw in a blender for a healthy smoothie. But you need to be careful. Not all frozen food sources are the same.

Last week, the CDC and FDA ordered a voluntary recall of over 350 frozen produce products due to an outbreak of a deadly food-borne disease. Listeria can live even at freezer temperatures and you should be aware of the source that your frozen vegetables come from. And which foods Listeria hides in. See below.

There is a lot more information on the subject if you want it. Click microbes Here

Source: New CDC Vital Signs: Listeria Food Poisoning Striking Hard at Nation’s Most Vulnerable

Live Good,
Mac Dodds
Live Good Fitness