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Tips \ Health

Sitting and Health

Published by iCanFit Team on August 27, 2014

There is growing evidence that the amount of time spent sitting is important, regardless of your activity level. Sitting time raises the risks of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer. Try to take an exercise break at work to stretch or take a quick walk. Walk to visit coworkers instead of phoning or sending an e-mail.

Tips \ Exercise

How hard should you exercise?

Published by iCanFit Team on August 21, 2014

How hard do you need to push yourself? If you can talk without any trouble at all, you are not working hard enough. If you can’t talk at all, it’s too hard.

Tips \ General

Building up your body

Published by iCanFit Team on August 19, 2014

How do you build up your bank account? By putting something in it everyday. Your health account is no different. What I do today, I am wearing tomorrow. If I put inferior foods in my body today, I’m going to be inferior tomorrow, it’s that simple. ~Jack Lalanne

Tips \ Diet

Choose my Plate

Published by iCanFit Team on August 14, 2014

Are you getting enough fruits and vegetables in your meals? Compare your average plate to the one below.

Tips \ Exercise

Breathing and Strength Training

Published by iCanFit Team on August 12, 2014

Don’t hold your breath during strength exercises. That could cause changes in your blood pressure. It may seem strange at first, but you should breathe out as you lift something, and breathe in as you relax.

Tips \ Diet

Pedometer Challenge

Published by iCanFit Team on August 07, 2014

Getting fit doesn't have to involve a gym membership. Try wearing a pedometer every day and setting daily goals to increase your number of steps.

Tips \ Diet

Losing Weight

Published by iCanFit Team on August 05, 2014

If you need to lose weight, take steps to lose weight slowly — no more than 2 pounds (about 1 kilogram) a week. Control the number of calories you eat and balance this with exercise. If you need to lose a lot of weight, it can seem daunting. Take it slowly and stick to it. Its much easier to stick to a gradual diet and exercise plan than a drastic one.

Tips \ Exercise

Want to squeeze more physical activity in your day?

Published by iCanFit Team on July 31, 2014

Sometimes life can be so busy we don't make time for ourselves or end up sacrificing our physical activity. Even in the busiest of days a little creativity can help increase you activity. Small steps can make huge differences in making your life more active. Try taking the stairs more often or parking farther from your destination and walk the rest of the way.