Do you know how much daily exercise for health we are supposed to be doing? How much is too much, where it starts to negatively impact your health?
I was visiting my parents who live two states away and I have a running joke with my father, where I ask – “Dad have you been lifting your weights a little?” He always replies, “I’ll start tomorrow.” He has said this for the last 30 years!
This little cardio workout at home is about the limit of what needs to be done for health. Did you know that intense cardio can actually damage your health?
There is no exercise that can actually increase your metabolism per se, only exercise that can lower it – when it’s too hard and extreme it may damage your thyroid and engage stress hormones too often.
Do you know why finding a low pufa skincare is important? What even am I talking about?
(*Also note update at the end.)
What is a PUFA? – Why is it a problem? – How does it relate to my skin and ageing?
Ok, PUFAs are Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acids and despite many a traditional dietitian still espousing that it’s the healthier oil – think nut oil, seed oil, grain oil – like sunflower, canola, rice bran – others like Biologist Dr Ray Peat say that due to its unstable nature – ie: easily breaks down in heat and light – it actually may be toxic and inflammatory and cause a whole host of issues like this:-
Did you know that body temperature affects weight loss? Do you know what your resting temperature is? How about 30 mins after you eat food?
Why do all these measures matter anyway?
Well turns out your body temperature and heart rate are like a little window into your metabolic system and give a good indication if it’s cranking properly or spluttering to a halt. Health professionals are using these measures along with blood work and checking a list of symptoms, to give a true picture of what’s working, what’s not and if your hormones and thyroid may be out of whack.
After I nixed the peanut butter for peanut powder – less damaging unsaturated fat – I ventured to try Coconut Butter. So that’s not the oil but just the coconut meat mixed together to make a kind of butter. This led to a new recipe creation – Raw Coconut Bounty Cookies!
So brought the jar home from my local health shop and was excited to try it. Open it up and… it is as hard as a rock! What the…
My forte is melt and mix slices because they work like 99% of time – easy, easy, easy – and that’s why I like this Macadamia Date Slice.
I’ve given up on coconut flour – that’s firmly in the too hard basket – it requires incredible patience and nearly a chemistry degree – and I have neither! Well no patience with cooking anyway – with people, that’s another story. I posted a coconut flour recipe run down on facebook last week from people who are far better at it than me – see it here.
My forte is melt and mix slices because they work like 99% of time – easy, easy, easy – and that’s the way I like it!