April 13, 2021

Benefits of Treadmill Exercise

Day 103 of 2021 -  Saksi ang mga estatwa ng mga super heroes at villains kung gaano ko inaayawan ang pag treadmill. Hirap na hirap akong tapusin ang 30 minutos. Ngayon nagpakitang gilas ako sa kanila, tumakbo-lakad-takbo ng 1 oras, 6.19kms, at 10,045 steps! πŸ’“




Benefits and Disadvantages of Treadmill Exercise:

Treadmill exercises are effective at increasing hBenefits of Treadmill Exercise:eart rate to a healthy level, so they are also very beneficial as a warm-up exercise. Elevating your heart rate to a healthy level will enable you to perform other exercises, such as weight training or other cardio exercises, with increased safety and success. (Source: Fitnesshttps://americanhomefitness.com)

Running on a treadmill is one of the most effective ways to lose belly fat -- not only does the activity burn calories for overall fat loss, but it also directly affects the visceral fat that lies under your stomach muscles

The treadmill has handrails, which is ideal if you're recovering from an injury. As with any heart-pumping cardio workout, it can help reduce your risk for heart disease and other chronic diseases, improve sleep, boost your mood, and improve brain function

Frequency: Once you are used to treadmill walking, you can do it every day of the week. Walking at a brisk pace for 30 to 60 minutes most days of the week, or a total of 150 to 300 minutes per week, is recommended to reduce health risks. (Source: Fithttps://www.verywellfit.com)


With a healthy diet and regular workouts on a treadmill, weight loss of 10 pounds in a month is possible. However, a more gradual weight loss of 1 to 2 pounds per week might be more sustainable in the long term.29 May 2019 (Source: www.livestrong.com)

Can you lose weight on a treadmill walking?
Treadmill walking is a great way to burn extra calories each day to help you lose weight. Aim to burn 300 extra calories per day with cardio exercise such as brisk walking. This is about 60 minutes per day of moderately-intense exercise, in addition to controlling the number of calories you are eating

Disadvantages to Using a Treadmill

They can be expensive, with some models over $2000. The cushioned surface of the treadmill may still inflict too much of a jarring impact on the back or stress the hip, knee, and ankle joints. Testing the surface and rebound is critical. They can take up a lot of space. (https://www.spine-health.com)

Are treadmills bad for your knees?
Problems can occur when you're ready to ramp up the intensity of your workout. When you increase the treadmill's speed, you run the risk of putting more pressure on your knees, which may cause increased pain and irritation in the knee joint.(https://www.healthline.com)

How fast should you walk on a treadmill?
Now, all that said, here is a general guideline on treadmill speeds: for most people 2 to 4 mph will be a walking speed; 4 to 5 mph will be a very fast walk or jog; and anything over 5 mph will be jogging or running.(www.runnersworld.com)

Walking 1 hour each day can help you burn calories and, in turn, lose weight. In one study, 11 moderate-weight women lost an average of 17 pounds (7.7 kg), or 10% of their initial body weight, after 6 months of brisk daily walking (www.healthline.com)

April 12, 2021

Benefits of Kangkong

Day 102 of 2021 -  Sarado ang mga palengke sa amin pag Lunes kaya salamat sa malagong kangkungan, nakatipid na naman. πŸ’“ 

Kangkong is also known in English as water spinach, river spinach, water morning glory, water convolvulus, or by the more ambiguous names Chinese spinach, Chinese watercress, Chinese convolvulus or swamp cabbage, or kangkong in Southeast Asia.

Apart from vitamins, kangkong is a leading source of vital minerals such as iron, magnesium, and calcium. Magnesium and calcium are extremely important for the health of bone and teeth. Kangkong contains 21% of your daily calcium and 18% of your daily magnesium per 100 grams.(https://in.eastwestseed.com)

Is Kangkong good for high blood pressure?

It can be consumed raw or cooked. It is used to make various food items like salad, stew and soup. The nutrients in kangkong is almost equal to milk, banana and orange. It is able to reduce blood pressure, gives immunity to cancer, improve vision, boost immunity and treat skin diseases.(https://english.mathrubhumi.com)

Is Kangkong good for diabetes?

Medicinal: Kangkong is renowned, not only for protecting the liver from toxins, including lead, cadmium, arsenic and carbon tetrachloride, but also for its anti-diabetes effects. (https://www.adelaide)


Presenting my Stir-Fried Kangkong with Beef Strips.



How to plant Kangkong:

http://www.occasionsofjoy.com/2019/06/how-to-plant-kangkong.html

http://www.occasionsofjoy.com/2020/09/green-thumb-is-myth.html

April 11, 2021

Twins

Day 100 of 2021 -   Happy and proud of my twin kids!πŸ’™πŸ’“

Julia received High Honors, 1st in English Overall, 1st in Health and PE Overall,  1st in Filipino Overall for Gr 12 Stem Strand, 2nd in Contemporary Phil. Arts , 2nd in Entrepreneurship, 5th in Biology. She bakes yummy pastries and helps with my farm (shopee farmπŸ˜€)πŸ’“

Rafael with Honors, for the 1st Sem in Gr 12 STEM Strand.  He monitors GrandMama's blood sugar and injects insulin daily;  he helps around the house, cooks yummy food and makes the most matabang coffee (the way i like it πŸ˜€) πŸ’™




Quote About Twins:

“A joy that is shared is a joy made double.”

“So many good things come in pairs, like ears, socks and panda bears."

“Two to kiss and two to hug and best of all two to love.”

“It's double the giggles and double the grins, and double the trouble if you're blessed with twins”