I use Google for just about everything. You'd probably learn more about me from my Google search history than from actually sitting down and interviewing me. I'm a fact checker, and just a curious cat so I am always looking up random things.
One thing that I use Google for a lot, is to get the latest info on fitness and health, and it looks like I'm not alone. Google released the top fitness searches of 2014, and I combined them on this card for other curious people like me!
I actually had to Google the Okinawa diet in order to write this card (haha!)
1. Paleo Diet
According to @nokcha's card about the diet (complete with recipes), "The Paleo Diet is an effort to eat like we used to back in the day…WAY back in the day. Basically, if a caveman couldn’t eat it, neither can you.This means anything they could hunt or find – meats, fish, nuts, leafy greens, regional veggies, and seeds. Sorry, the pasta, cereal, and candy will have to go!"
2. Juice Cleanse Diet
There have been plenty of debates about the benefits of a juice cleanse (some claim it slows your metabolism while others have switched to a completely juiced diet) but everyone can agree that juicing is a fabulous way to get your nutrients for the day. Try some of these juice recipes!
3. The Mediterranean Diet
The Mediterranean diet is based off of classic foods found in a traditional Mediterranean diet. Lots of olive oils, cured meats, spices, preserved veggies, and dried fruits. The diet is meant to help you live longer while also improving your skin, hair, and memory. Learn more about the diet here and try some of the following recipes:
4. Okinawa Diet
This diet is inspired by the traditional eating habits of the inhabitants of the Ryukyu Islands in Japan. These people have the highest life expectancy in the world, and this is heavily linked to their healthy diet. The diet revolves around fresh vegetables and fish as well as more complex carbs than the traditional Japanese diet (less rice, more sweet potatoes!) Learn more about it here and try these recipes:
1. Insanity Workout
The routine is constantly being upgraded and changed, but at its core, Insanity is a 60-day super high intensity program that asks its users to do 6 30 minute workouts a week. Basically, its insane. You can find out if it's right for you here.
2. CrossFit Workouts
CrossFit is a new approach to building strength and has become one of the most popular workouts around the world. It is a program that combines a wide variety of movements into a timed workout. There are pull-ups, squats, push-ups, weightlifting, gymnastics, running, rowing, and a host of other movements. If you've ever wanted to throw a tire across a room, this is for you. Try you first CrossFit workout here and watch people try the workouts for the first time ever (its not pretty) here!
3. Ab Workouts
The abs are the hardest muscles to tone in your body, but are possibly the most important. They affect everything from your posture to your balance and are used with nearly every move you make. Here are some workouts that target your core and pump up those abs!
4. 7-Minute Workout
People want to be able to squeeze in a workout whenever they can, and the fast the workout, the more appealing. Here are some of the most effective and shortest workouts that you can do pretty much anywhere: