Many diet books suggest that cutting grains from your diet will aid in weight loss. However, the USDA recommends eating grains daily, with at least half of those being whole grains. Therefore, unless you have a gluten-intolerance, or another health-related reason to avoid grains, you don't want to miss out on the health benefits of whole grains in your daily diet.
A big congrats is in order for Milestone Personal Trainer, Chelsea Grover, for winning the female division of the Louisville Landsharks Olympic Triathlon on Sunday, September 21st. Chelsea swam 1500 meters, biked 24.9 miles, and ran 6.2 miles, finishing in 2 hours, 37 minutes and 8.9 seconds. Amazing!
September is the official National Yoga Month (a national observance designated by the Department of Health & Human Services) designed to educate about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle. There is so much to the practice of yoga, and if you don't know anything about it, challenge yourself this month to learn ways in which yoga can benefit you. Yoga is not only a great way to work on your flexibility and strength but it's also great for relaxation. Some types of yoga involve more movement than others. Some focus more on poses (or asanas) while others focus more on breathing. Yoga does more than just help you twist your body into a pretzel and find your inner peace. The following are some of the many benefits of yoga.
Don’t just get fit, get CrossFit! Whether you’re a CrossFitter already or you are new to the CrossFit world, you can be sure we’re turning up the heat this month! Enter to win our CrossFit St. Matthews Giveaway now through 9/26 for your chance to win 8 CrossFit Training Sessions + a 3 Month Membership at Baptist Milestone Wellness Center.
As mentioned in this post, September is a month dedicated to raising awareness for many causes including Childhood Obesity. Over the last 40 years, obesity rates have soared among all age groups. However, this rise has affected children in a particularly alarming fashion. Here are the facts:
September is a month truly dedicated to raising awareness about health and wellness. The month of September is Fruits and Veggies - More Matters! Month, Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, National Yoga Awareness Month, and Whole Grains Month. That's a lot! Over the course of September we'll be sharing information with you that pertains to all of the above!
The Fruits and Veggie - More Matters campaign helps American's focus their attention on eating MORE fruits and vegetables. The campaign encourages people to:
Even though summer is over and the kids have gone back to school, there's still plenty of time to play outdoors. Maximize the time spent outdoors with your children by fitting in a workout, too. Involving your kids will not only be FUN for them and you, but it also sets a great example for your children on taking care of yourself and exercising. Involve your kids on your weight loss journey. Remember, anything is better than nothing!
Go to the local elementary school or get some sidewalk chalk at the drugstore and make your own hopscotch.
Jamal Thruston, a Milestone Personal Trainer and Weight Management Specialist has 8 workshops coming up in the next few months! Topics include:
Weight Management Workshop(FREE): September 6th, 10 AM
Nutrition for Fat Loss: September 20th, 10 AM
Emotional Eating: September 27th, 10 AM
Exercises for Fat Loss: October 11th, 10 AM
Gaining Muscle with Exercise: October 25th, 10 AM
100 Pounds Gone: Success Stories (FREE): November 1st, 10 AM
Holiday Fat Loss: November 15th, 10 AM
Relapse Prevention and Motivation: December 13th, 10 AM
Summer is nearly over, but that doesn’t mean the fun stops here. Enter our Stay Fit - Stay Strong Giveaway and let us help you get motivated and stay healthy, even once Summer is over! Enter now through Aug. 29th and you could win a 3 month Membership and 2 months of Personal Training with us!
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