Just because summer is half over doesn't mean you have to give up on attaining your perfect figure or healthier lifestyle. We've got some of our favourite tips, tricks and tools from the Steven and Chris show to get you moving before summer's over.
The Skinny on Fats
Steven and Chris talk the good, the bad and the ugly of fat in foods with PC Blue Menu panelist Dr. Ali Zentner and you can learn all about how problematic some fats in foods are for our health and how beneficial others can be. As an added bonus chef Therese De Grace, another PC Blue Menu panelist, gives a delicious recipe for an Asian slaw with marinated tofu - full of good fats and perfect for the summer. Ah, yum! See for yourself.
Target Your Weight Loss
Speaking of fat, the places where you have a lot of cushion (belly bloat, muffin top, you get what we're saying) says a lot about your health, according to nutritionist Peggy Kotsopoulos. What's even better is she gives you solutions to eliminate the extra poundage in those problem areas.
Now, check out the video below featuring a fat busting drink!
How about some simple rules to get you on track? You'll love how Steven and Chris had Dr. Ali Zentner reveal her five slimming secrets that will surely help with the battle of the bulge. Tackle these and you'll hopefully be seeing results in no time.
Work Out at Work and Couch Potato Workout
Whether you're stuck in the office all day long or summer is your time for resting in front of the television (watching CBC of course), there is no excuse to be too busy for a little, simple workout. There are ways to work your muscles and get your heart racing from practically anywhere. Check out these videos of Steven and Chris as they get put through Work Out at Work and the Couch Potato Workout.
Learn to do Joga
Stressed? Us too. So have you tried Joga yet? (Yep, we said Joga.) If not, then grab a mat and give this workout (that uses unique positions and leaves you feeling stronger, more flexible and refreshed) a try. You could even have a Joga party with your friends and celebrate with cocktails after! Oh wait, rule #1 in Slimming Secrets is "Don't drink your calories." Nevermind.
Online Fitness Tools
Fitness sources are just a click away for those of you attached to your mobile devices and want to get healthy. Whether you need motivation to start working out, have questions about the amount of calories in the food you eat, or even need exercise examples, Steven and Chris, along with Web Wonder Woman (our very own) Jamey Ordolis, have the online tools for you!
Fitness Myths Busted
Finally, do you know if it's best to exercise first thing in the morning? How about if cardio burns more calories than strength training? Fitness expert Sarah Robichaud discusses common fitness myths that perhaps even the most athletic person may not have been aware of. Even if you think you know everything about fitness, why not double check for fun? You might be surprised.
So get going! It's not too late. There are plenty of sun shining days and gorgeous summer nights left for you to flaunt your hard work and feel healthier. And who knows? You might be able to show off the new you before Labour Day Weekend!