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I CAN MAKE HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHOICES
World Cancer Day 4th of February
Everyone can take steps to reduce their risk of cancer by choosing healthy options including quitting smoking, keeping physically active and choosing healthy food and drinks.
Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of cancer globally. Quitting smoking will have a major positive impact on an individual’s health and that of their families and friends. The good news is that quitting at any age is beneficial, increasing life expectancy and improving quality of life.
Individuals can also reduce their risk of many common cancers by maintaining a healthy weight, and making physical activity part of their everyday lives. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of ten cancers – bowel, breast, uterine, ovarian, pancreatic, oesophagus, kidney, liver, advanced prostate and gallbladder cancers. Specific changes to a person’s diet can also make a difference – for example, individuals can limit their intake of red meat and avoid processed meat.
Alcohol is also strongly linked with an increased risk of several cancers. Reducing alcohol consumption decreases the risk of cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, bowel, liver and breast. Overall, more than a third of common cancers could be prevented by a healthy diet, being physically active and maintaining a healthy body weight.
Everyone can make healthy lifestyle choices to reduce their risk of cancer.
While you know exercise is good for you, you may not know the importance of building muscle through strength training. If your workouts only focus on aerobic exercise, you’re missing a key component of overall fitness. Gaining muscle mass offers plenty of benefits for everyone. Strength training increases lean muscle mass, which helps your body burn calories more efficiently and improves your quality of life.
As far as metabolism goes, muscle mass is the “engine” of the calorie-burning machine. As you strength train and increase your muscle mass, you build a bigger, more efficient engine that burns more calories and helps you lose weight. The more toned your muscles, the easier it is to maintain your weight. In fact, the higher your muscle mass, the more calories you’ll burn when you rest. For every pound of muscle you gain, your body uses about 50 extra calories a day.
People lose about 10 percent of their muscle by age 50, according to the American College of Sports Medicine. By the time you reach your 60s and 70s, your muscle strength will decrease by about 15 percent per decade — and about 30 percent thereafter. However, older adults who perform adequate strength and resistance training can increase their strength as much as threefold within two to three months. Increasing your strength will help you lead a more active lifestyle infused with spontaneous activity.
Building muscle also helps protect your joints from injury. As you age, balance may become an issue that can lead to fractured hip bones or other injuries related to falls. Stronger muscles help support your joints — this can help you lead a more independent lifestyle as you age.
Increased muscle mass makes you stronger so you’ll have more stamina when you perform physical activities. As you become more active, your quality of life most likely will improve. Stronger muscles also counteract the side effects of weak muscles, which may cause instability and structural pain. Strong, toned muscles also enhance your appearance, boost your self-esteem and make you feel better overall.
Cr: Alison Stellner, livestrong
Impulse Studio – The Gym without Weights
Did you eat a lot during Hari Raya (Eid’l Fitri)? It’s quite impossible not to with all the celebrations left and right. It is quite safe to assume that you may have taken a few steps back when it comes to your fitness progress.
At Impulse Studio, we feel you. But there is no need to worry! Post-Raya (Eid) is actually a great time to kickstart your body back into a fitness routine. Maybe an even better one to the one you have prior to the holiday! Here are some tips to get you started:
Ever thought of going on a cleanse? Now is the time to do so! Malaysian food is known for being loaded with calories. Coconut milk? Lots of rice? It’s so fattening but so hard to resist! Give your body the detox it needs by pumping it with organic greens and juices. New to detox? Take it slow! You can opt to just replace one meal a day with juice and just promise to eat clean for the rest of the day. Especially since you were so used to eating a lot the past few days.
With that said, our next tip is don’t starve yourself. Your body was so used to a lot of food intake, starving yourself now will do you more harm than good. Crash diets mess up your metabolism, giving it a slower rate and that is no good in the long run! Eat good, clean food with proper portions. A bit of protein, a bit of carbs to keep your body going through the day, and some healthy dessert.
Don’t forget to workout! High intensity workouts such as Impulse Training can help you wake your sleep muscles up and boost your metabolism. It’s the quickest, most effectove way! High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts that you can do at home will also help you out!
Do something for your body even when you’re feeling lazy. Already did Impulse Training or HIIT the day before? Still needing some time for your muscles to recuperate? Take it slow on some days but try to go for a dip in the pool and do some relaxed laps. It will increase your heart and metabolic rate while you enjoy some quality time with your thoughts.
Be consistent. Don’t just start something then get lazy. Be determined from day one. Not believing in your capabilities equates to setting yourself up for failure. Consult with your trainer. Draw up a schedule and stick to it! Did you feel sad when you noticed that you gained some weight and lost some muscle during the holiday? Use that as your motivation!
See you in our studios soon and good luck on your fitness journey!
We do love our sweets and nothing makes this heat more bearable than a serving of cendol. This popular, crushed ice dessert is perfect for this season. However, it is known to be quite a sugar and calorie pot.
We list down our ingredients for a healthier version of cendol. Just adjust the quantities as to however you like!
Red kidney beans
Green cendol jelly
Fruit toppings (dragon fruit, mangoes, whatever you may like)
Light coconut milk
Low fat milk
Make sure you put the ice in the bowl first followed by the cendol jelly and red kidney beans, low fat milk and coconut milk, fruits, then drizzle them with honey on top. Using fruits and honey instead of gula melaka and other sugars makes this a healthier version! You’re also consuming great vitamins, minerals, and calcium through the milk. Make sure you use less coconut milk than the low fat milk too so you can reduce the fat a bit.
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