Posts Tagged ‘Eleni Kehagiaras’

April 14th 2011 – What is healthy eating? Aaron Mathis and Eleni discuss the Paleo diet, 10 Energy Foods, the soy tragedy and if kids should be forced to eat public school food! Think you know what healthy is… you may be wrong.

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10 Energy Foods

Public School Lunches

Paleo Diet reviewed by WebMD

Soy: magic bean or tragic bean? see Beachbody website for this info

March 21st – 100th show! We celebrate the 100th episode of Get Fit Now by sharing 100 things you can do today to be healthier. Information shared from “Eat This Not That” about making better fast food choices as well as blog.fitsudio.com regarding spring cleaning for your house to help support a healthier body. Pilates “saw” is described.

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Celebrate your life and our 100th show! Do these things today!

100 things for your health today….this will be easier than you think

10 push ups (can be done on your knees)

10 glasses of water (you should anyway)

10 flights of stairs (walk or run)

10 different veggies and you can count fruits too (go for a salad bar where you can get a little of a lot of things)

10 things on a gratitude list (I like to do 100 of these everyday so 10 is no bigs)

10 squats (want more of a challenge do squat jumps)

10 tell people you love them (you can include your self so that is 1 now find 9 more)

10 minutes to check out and breathe ie meditate (this is bliss and your body & mind will thank you)

10 dollars to savings (move 10 from checking to savings or give 10 to a charity)

10 minutes to help someone (do something for someone else, unload the dishwasher, carry someone’s groceries, invite a friends to do 10 push ups with you or take them on a walk)

Read this Huffington Post Article from the Health section.  Then check out and follow all these Health and Fitness greats on Twitter!

Need a trainer or nutritionist? go to SmashFit.com to find the best!

Want to hear me on today’s episode of In Bed With Matt and Phil

in GOOD health!

Eleni

March 18th – Birthdays, Tattoos and Honey! What is the best thing to put on fresh ink. The many healing properties of honey and is there a difference between raw and refined honey. Mmmm…. BHT. What’s up with preservatives are they just a bunch of letters and numbers or something that is actually bad for you?

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Links Discussed:

honey benefits and raw vs refined info

Support forum Treatment Diaries and volunteer opportunities Hands on Greater Portland

 

March 11th – 26 Ultimate Fitness Adventures from Oxygen magazine part 2. Get ideas for how to jump start your healthy living plans by adding variety to your fitness routine. Trapeze, kitesurfing, canoeing, oh my! Also learn about water aerobics and spinning plus planning a clean eating food party with your friends. Get Fit Challenge is taken.

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March 10th – Things to propel your fitness state, 26 Ultimate Fitness Adventures from Oxygen Magazine pt 1. Move more toward a healthier life by adding variety to your activities, foods and habits. Learn why deli meats are not good for you and get other healthy living support. Sodas, celery with peanut butter and Pavlov all come up too!

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Feb 21stFeldenkrais pelvic clock, goji berries and tips to get you started being healthy all year round. Eleni also talks about the Food Matters documentary and the idea that food can really be your medicine if you eat it right.

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Nutritional info on corn and goji berries

Feb 15thDr Robert Ciprian and Eleni discuss how the body determines if something is good for it or not and how muscle testing can be used to check that. Keeping chemical consumption low and support toward whole foods plus taking time for yourself.

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Feb 10th – Aaron and Eleni talk about determining what is healthy…. 4 hour body, healthy living support and more!

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Feb 7th – Relaxation and Balance. Get tips on relaxing and having better balance. Breathing techniques, taking a walk and standing on a tight rope are discusses. Plus slow carb diet and carbonated drink questions answered.

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Special Guest Blog- Holly Danks

It started with a vacation to Disneyland last March. It continued through a dream golf trip in April, a family tragedy in July and a trip home for my father’s 80th birthday in October.

It ends today.

Because if I don’t quit eating junk and making excuses for not working out, all my hard work losing 80 pounds in 2009 will be erased, a piece of candy (or two) here, a bowl of ice cream or popcorn there.

My health gains are being erased by weight gains:

— My surgically repaired knees are hurting again, after I was able to walk golf courses and play softball the past two summers without pain.

— My cholesterol is back up, after having gone down so much when I lost weight that my startled doctor said, “No lower!”

— My blood pressure, migraines and overall “blah” feelings also are on the rise.

When my Get Fit Now trainer Eleni K. got me back on the scale, my worst fears were confirmed. I knew my new clothes are tighter, my thighs are beginning to rub again, my endurance on the spin bike is down and I’m not able to lift as heavy of weights as I had just a few months ago.  But there it was staring me in the face – 30 pounds gained in the past year. If I don’t get back on the right track, what’s it all been for? An exercise in futility? Throwing away money on training and a new wardrobe, as well as tossing aside my health? And the longer I wait to turn the tables – or literally get up from the table, couch and refrigerator – the harder it is going to be.

That’s why, as of today, I’ve quit diet soda cold turkey. At Eleni’s urging, I came home from the gym and cleaned out my cupboards, tossing box after box of processed mac’n’cheese and salty crackers, bag after bag of buttery microwave popcorn and tortilla chips, piles of leftover Christmas candy and cans of hot chocolate.

No excuses. No rationalizing that because I lost the weight before it’s OK to drop the diet, or rather, ditch what should have become a new lifestyle. Because what started out as just one Mickey Mouse-shaped pretzel for fun at Disneyland and special after-golf Southern punch at Pinehurst led to finishing Dad’s monstrosity of a sheet cake and masking the pain with comfort food after my husband’s brother suddenly died.

Before I knew it, I was bringing home pizza every week, plopping in front of the TV and eating a full bag of popcorn every night and raiding the candy Christmas presents any time I darn-well pleased.

So I sat down at my computer today – with my water bottle actually filled with water and not a sports drink – to pledge in writing, for all to see, that I will not go back to that unhealthy, overweight person I was before working so hard to get in shape. What a waste that would be.

Besides getting rid of the bad stuff in the kitchen, I am writing out new goals for weight loss and a schedule of workouts to help accomplish them. I also need to plan out meals, household chores and craft projects so I can get motivated and boost my self-esteem by checking off what I accomplish.

It is easy to fall back on old habits. Sticking with change is hard. But I’ve learned it’s even harder starting over.

To get support living healthier please listen to Get Fit Now Radio

As a trainer, it’s hard to hear Holly’s story. I helped support her through losing over 80 pounds. I hoped to see her enjoy many years of good health, free of pain and medications. It hard to see her struggle and “start over” but as I commented on episode 1/31/11 there are no limits to hitting rock bottom. We can find ourselves in the same place over and over.  Holly’s story is not unique, I hear it all the time. Let’s try and learn from the struggle of others. Life will give you no shortage of opportunities to get “off track” so maybe changing your attitude is what is needed. For example,  one might look at fuel (diet) and movement (exercise) as necessities to life which are permanent not temporary. Keep in mind, one can only help another so much. The individual has to make a choice to control their life and realize  their potential, it can’t be done for them. Holly asked for help is now getting herself back on track.  I am immensely proud of her effort. ~ Eleni K