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  • Feb 23

    Hey baby wanna burn some calories?

    Health and Fitness tips for men!

    IF you are in a situation where you are trying to get your partner to lead a healthier lifestyle, you may feel as if you're banging your head against the wall.

    After having children, many women decide that its time for them to start looking after themselves, they start exercising, eat well and going to bed earlier and living a healthier lifestyle, however it seems that this new lifestyle doesn't apply to their husbands.

    Many women I know nag their husbands to get to the gym, eat healthier, stop drinking and stop eating takeaways. Whilst the nagging sometimes works, most women feel that it falls upon deaf ears and the more they nag, the more the men resist their efforts to make them take care of themselves.

    While no one can make someone do something they aren't ready for, there are things you can do to help nudge them in the right direction.

    SWEAT ON DATE NIGHT

    For most couples planning date night, is usually a takeaway and a DVD or a meal out followed by the cinema.

    However why not plan some nights/days that don't involve eating and are active instead.

    Try fun activities like salsa dancing or a why not arrange a Saturday morning park run, held at most parks in Derbyshire.

    Scientists have found that new experiences have a similar effect on the brain as falling in love — so your bond will grow as his belly shrinks.

    BECOME HIS DRINKING BUDDY

    There's a reason they call it a beer belly. Not only is booze packed with empty calories (about 210 in a pint of lager), but alcohol messes with your blood sugar and reasoning, and makes you head for the greasiest kebab shop at the end of the night. In other words, a night at the bar can easily add up to nearly 1,000 calories.

    Instead of preaching this to him, encourage him to guzzle a glass of water with or between each beer (just sell it as a hangover remedy). Nutritionists say the extra liquid intake will cause him to drink fewer beers keeping him fuller for longer and banish the late night munchies.

    BE COMPETITIVE

    Men are competitive creatures. They do not want to lose, whether it's at a video game, quiz night, or any form of race.

    With this in mind why not put both of your names down for a challenge such as a 5k run? The fear of not being up to the physical challenge will make him want to start training for it, pronto.

    Don't be afraid to tease him with a little competitive talk, such as I bet I'll beat your time— it'll only push him harder and make him determined to really go for it.

    INTRODUCE HIM TO GUY-FRIENDLY HEALTH FOOD (GRADUALLY)

    Most men that I know, think that clean eating equals a boring restrictive diet, so the trick is to make daily subtle swaps and remember not to cut everything out that he loves as if he has to give up high-fat foods and go cold turkey, he'll just feel overwhelmed and totally reject the idea of eating healthy.

    Be creative with your cooking, make a clean healthy version of his favourite dinner, for example, swap full-fat high-calorie burgers made with beef mince to turkey mince (see recipe) and ditch the homemade chips to sweet potato fries and serve with a colourful salad instead of onion rings and swap out the mayo for balsamic vinegar.

    Once he sees that healthy food is tasty he will be hooked!

    BECOME GYM BUDDIES

    It's corny, but true: the couple who trains together stays together. It's because healthy behaviours are contagious.

    In fact, one study found that couples who hit the gym together are up to 94% more likely to stick with their workout routine. Plus, you'll be able to motivate each other when one of you would rather curl up in front of the TV than hit the treadmill.

    GET TESTED

    Statistics don't lie – women outlive men by roughly seven years.

    Unfortunately it's a common fact that men aren't always the best examples of self-care, being slow on the uptake when it comes to attending appointments for health checks.

    However it really is important to get their health checked out. Encourage him to book in at the GP for a health check up. It's worth noting that blood pressure should be checked every two years, and cholesterol levels checked every five.

    From the age of 40 he will need to get an eye and hearing test, with follow-ups every two to four years after that. He should visit the dentist at least annually for a scale and polish. He should also get an annual flu shot, and have a tetanus booster every 10 years.

    HAVE MORE SEX

    It's Valentine's day and you've got love in your heart for the man in your life, however a word of warning – once you tell him that hooking up is good for his health and heart, "Hey baby, want to burn some calories?" may become his new catchphrase. But it's true, 30 minutes of getting it on will burn about 150 calories.



    Read more: http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Help-man-life-shape-Valentine-s-Day-says-Derby/story-28724463-detail/story.html#ixzz410Opsite 

    Booti Momma

    Posted By Booti Momma on Feb 23, 2016 at 3:27 PM

  • Oct 26

    Back to Booti Post Natal

    Monday Morning Motivation

    Diane is back at Booti after just a 16 week break- heres her story of getting back on track!

    Back exercising post natal.

    "Jess is almost 4 months and I have finally made it back to Booti now that I know she is ok being left for a few hours in between feeds. It’s great to be back and hopefully I can work on toning up my wobbly bits, I have already managed 6 sessions in the last 2 weeks and have been feeling the burn. It’s also nice to do something for me and have a little break from being a Mum.

    I am surprised my fitness is not as bad as I thought it would be but I think everything feels a bit easier without a baby bump, it’s actually made me realise how well I did exercising up to my final month of pregnancy.

    I am trying to stick with the clean eating as much as possible but lots of catch ups with my mummy friends seems to often end in cake and hot chocolate, although we do try and go for a 4/5 mile walk each week, we are hoping to do the 8 miles around Carsington next week if the weather stays dry.

    At the weekend Matt & I are trying to get out and do a 5 mile walk on a Saturday or Sunday as well, Matt has the extra challenge of carrying around Jess in the sling, she loves looking around at the countryside but usually falls asleep half way round.

    We recently took Jess to Wales for a holiday with her Grandparents, it was a lovely week, the weather was very mild and it was nice to spend a week relaxing together. We went to visit castles, enjoyed walks on the beach and visited Portmeirion. We also took Jess on the train up Snowden, we were very lucky it was a clear day and the views were amazing. It would have been nice to walk up, maybe next time!

    Booti Momma

    Posted By Booti Momma on Oct 26, 2015 at 8:48 AM

  • Sep 8

    Back to Booti

    New fitness class at Annesley Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire

    We have started back to Booti with an almighty bang, Our New Class at Annesley Woodhouse was super busy and our new ladies enjouyed the class so much that they are all signing up to become fully fledged Booti Members!

    Our September Challenge has started and we have over 35 ladies taking part- we will be sharing 5 of our ladies experiences with you over the coming weeks, so watch this space.

    Booti Momma

    Posted By Booti Momma on Sep 8, 2015 at 9:15 AM

  • Sep 6

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    Posted By Booti Momma on Sep 6, 2015 at 1:13 PM

  • Sep 5

    Quinoa Pizza

    My first attempt at Quinoa Pizza, suitable for vegetarians and vegans!!!

    Quinoa Pizza- Suitable for vegetarians and vegansOMG its so lush! Im so excited about how good it actually tastes im sharing the recipe!

    We have some great, tasty recipes for our ladies on the September Challenge! 2 Days to go……………..

    Quinoa Pizza Crust

    1/2 cup quinoa
    2-1/2 cups water, divided
    1 tablespoon olive oil or no-stick spray
    1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    Put the quinoa in a bowl or other container with 2 cups water and let soak for 4-8 hours.

    Drain the quinoa, rinse and put in a blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup water and process until the consistency of a thick pancake batter, adding more water if needed. Add seasoning and salt and mix.

    Brush a 9inch baking tin with oil or use no-stick spray. Place in oven and turn it on to 180 deg to pre-heat. When oven is heated, carefully pour batter in to preheated pan and quickly spread around to an even thickness.

    Bake for about 10 minutes, carefully flip and back for another 10 minutes until browned.

    Remove from oven and add toppings, return to oven and bake for about another 5-7 minutes until heated.

    Make sure you keep a healthy mind-set when deciding how to top this crust. And feel free to change up the seasonings in the crust to suit your tastes or to go along with your planned toppings.

    This recipe would be a meal on it’s own for one or better yet, add a nice salad on the side and it will feed two.

    Booti Momma

    Posted By Booti Momma on Sep 5, 2015 at 11:21 AM