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HOT SUMMER KNOW-HOW #124 05/22/12  

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Get Ready, Get Set, Get Wet! 6 Splashtastic Summer Sports

By Jeanine Natale

As spring winds down, it's time to pull those swim trunks out of mothballs and look ahead to summer. We've been working out all winter and shaping up, from thick to thin, through rain, sleet, hail, and snow—so we're ready for it. BBQs, beaches, suntans, and water sports, here we come. (Just don't forget the waterproof sunblock!)

Man and Woman at the Beach

But this year, why not take it a step further? You have that beach body, now use it. Until now, you may have thought that most water sports were for fitter people. Guess what? You are fitter people! Check out these 6 awesome, active things you can do in the water—wherever you are—to make the most of summer.

  1. Woman SwimmingStraight-Up Swimming
    This is one you can pretty much do anywhere on a low-to-no budget. Whether you have a pool in your backyard or use the local swimming hole (be it your neighbor's pool, the one at the gym, or the local lake), swimming isn’t only a great low-impact workout for your whole body, it's also fun—especially when you add some friends and floaty toys to the mix. (Trust me, you're never too old for floaty toys.) Just stretch out, swim some laps, have a splash fight, and float on a raft.

    Swimming is pretty much a total-body workout. The same goes for "treading water" or "doggie paddling"—you know that constant motion kicking/flailing thing you do when you're trying to keep your head above water? Trust me—you're working everything you've got.

    And because swimming is so low-impact, it's an excellent recovery workout and a great way to deal with all those landlocked aches and pains.
  2. Family SnorkelingSnorkeling
    This goes along with number one as a cheap, fun way to splash around in the water no matter where you are. An affordable snorkel and mask set can be found just about anywhere once the summer season gets here, from sporting goods stores to your local convenience store. If you really want to get fancy, check out a dive shop or go online to find a "sea-worthy" set of snorkel, mask, and fins.

    As for the workout value of snorkeling, it's a lot like swimming. But if you add fins, you'll be getting a great leg workout: calves and thigh muscles, not to mention your tibialis anteriors. Don't know which muscles those are? Oh, you'll know after a day of flippering around with fins.
  3. Man KayakingKayaking/Rafting
    If you don't have a kayak or a big raft, you may have to invest a little money. However, there are lots of places that rent these things for the day, whether you're on a lake or at the beach. Believe it or not, kayaking is relatively simple to get the hang of and it's a great workout while being really fun and a bit challenging. There are also kayaks built for two, and of course, any serious raft will be able to fit at least four comfortably.

    Rafting can be relaxing if you are just floating around a pool or lake, but if you add some paddles, you've got a great upper-body and core workout—just remember to switch sides if you're paddling a lot, so that you can balance your workout. With kayaking, you've got to have a double-blade paddle, which will balance out that upper-body/core workout on both sides for you.
  4. Boogie Boarding/Surfing
    This one pretty much requires your presence at the beach, preferably with a little bit of wave action to keep things interesting. If you don't already have one, you can buy a boogie board on the cheap just about anywhere, and surfboards are easy to rent for the day. Affordable lessons are a phone call away or you can always watch other people riding waves and see if you can figure it out for yourself. And remember, it's always safe practice to have a buddy system in place as you get pummeled by the waves while learning how to catch one.

    Boogie boarding gives you a great upper-body and core workout as you cling on with arms and hands while catching a wave, but you can also wear fins which will get your legs pumping. Surfing is a different beast. Once you paddle out (which is a great upper-body/arm workout), you'll be catching a wave with that all-important "pop-up"—it's basically a fancy push-up that ends with you pulling your legs into a quick tuck and stand-up, all in about half a second. Once you're up on the board, you'll be doing stuff with your feet that you never even thought possible.
  5. Family Stand-Up PaddlingStand-Up Paddling
    This is a cool trend that's made its way from the tropics to the mainland. It's basically a hybrid of surfing and kayaking. You stand on a huge surfboard and paddle around, either as a form of transport or for riding waves. Again, if you don't already have an SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboard), they are easy to rent, along with lessons from experienced instructors. If you've never done this before, give it a try—it's quite different than other water sports, and it’ll also give you a great core workout while you're not even thinking about it. Some people call this "the Yoga of Water Sports."
  6. Waterskiing
    The odd thing about this sport is that, technically, it's fairly physically demanding, yet it's not uncommon to see little kids who go effortlessly flying across the water behind a speeding motor boat like it ain't no big thing. How do they do it? It's definitely a group sport—whether you're with family or friends for the day or you sign up for lessons—and it's a team effort that seems well worth it. Of course, if balancing on those two skis just isn't going to happen, you can always change up your vehicle and give wakeboarding or inner tubing a try.

    Workout value? Pretty much everything. You're going to need a strong grip, and strong core muscles to keep upright on those skis. Thigh muscles will keep your legs together so you can continue to point forward, and you might need strong facial muscles to keep your face on with all that wind blowing at you as you speed along.

    Summer is almost here, (unless of course, you live in Australia) and that means more time to spend outside in a lot less clothes. You’re working hard to look and feel your best. Soon, you'll really be able to show it off. Getting a water-themed workout isn’t only fun, it also provides a way to check out a new sport or activity you’ve always wanted to try. Make sure you bring along a big fluffy towel and lots of waterproof sunblock—it's easy to forget how hot the sun really is when you're splashing around in a ton of refreshing cool water.

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Booze Bust: Can Exercise and Alcohol Go Hand in Hand?

By Collette DeBenedetto

Summer (aka drinking) season is upon us—sun, fun, barbecues, and brewskis with your broskis. Ah, the good life. But with shirts off, where are you going to hide the burgers and beer? You wouldn't think of telling your buddies that you're passing up the booze to watch your weight because, let's be honest, you were Spring Break King of '93 and you have a reputation to uphold. How do you keep the six-pack, while still having fun? It's all about balance. You don't have to say no to all of the goodies, but you do need to make conscious choices to keep your days healthy. I would not recommend going cold turkey. This is not a "diet" or practice in social suicide; rather, this is a lifestyle change.

People Dancing at the Beach

Evil spirits abound . . .

Just because you're logging hours on the treadmill and embarrassing Arnold in the weight room doesn't mean you can put the cast of Jersey Shore to shame in the bar and not have consequences. One does not cancel the other. There are some major side effects, including packed-on fat, slower recovery, and disrupted sleep, to name a few. It's common knowledge that alcohol is a powerful diuretic and can cause major electrolyte imbalances, which puts you at a much higher risk for musculoskeletal injuries and brain impairment. Other effects include altered reaction time, decreased testosterone levels, and sleep disturbance. Furthermore, alcohol is stored as fat in your body and destroys amino acids. When you've had one too many drinks, your body's glycolysis process becomes impaired. This means your body begins to produce lactic acid, causing a decline in energy, as well as decreased muscle recovery, and increased soreness.

In 2010, the University of Houston created a 3-week experiment on alcohol and exercise using rats. The scientists took a group of alcohol-loving rats and made half of them use running wheels while the other half stayed sedentary. Once the scientists took away the wheels, the active rats drank more alcohol than the sedentary rats. J.Leigh Leasure, PhD, told Fitbie that "it's possible that exercise could cause cross-tolerance to alcohol meaning, it may make alcohol less rewarding, so people would therefore drink more of it in order to get its feel-good effects." So the more curls you tackle in Back & Biceps may just have you wanting more 12 ounce curls on the weekend.

And whatever you do, don't pop a cold one post-exercise. When you work out, your blood sugar naturally drops. After you’re finished, your body focuses on replacing your glycogen stores. If you consume alcohol post-workout, your glycogen stores will not be replaced since your body will be busy metabolizing alcohol, causing your blood sugar levels to stay at an unhealthy level. It’s important to first replenish with a proper recovery drink post-workout, like P90X® Results and Recovery Formula® or alternative post-workout snack.

. . . And yet, we raise our glasses.

Toasting Wine GlassesRegardless of these issues, most people reading this will still hoist a tankard this coming weekend. You can drink alcohol, have a social life, and still be healthy. Yes, I dared to say it. I promise. You do have to make choices and moderate those choices because after all, alcohol is made up of calories. And the calories usually don't stop at the alcohol. Think of the sugary mixers and the post-bar grub. How many times has eating cheese fries with gravy from a diner in North Jersey at 3 AM seemed like a "great idea"? The keys are in choices and in moderation.

Once you're at the barbecue or bar of choice, which drink do you choose? Let's take a look at your best bets from a caloric standpoint:

  1. Hard alcohol. Most distilled spirits have under 100 calories and limited carbohydrates in their 1.5 ounce serving size. If you can stick to hard alcohol with a 0-calorie mixer, your waistline will thank you. We recommend water or club soda. You can also use diet sodas or juices, but then you're getting into artificial sweetener territory. Proceed at your own peril.
  2. Wine (red/white/sparkling). A 5-ounce serving of wine will pack in about 100 calories. But be wary here. Many restaurants will pour larger servings.
  3. Light Beer. Light beers have limited calories and carbohydrates, which makes them a great choice for the calorie conscious. Look for brands that have under 100 calories in a 12-ounce serving.

Man Drinking a Glass of BeerWhen looking at what to stay away from, try to nix mixed drinks and full-calorie beers—although if you're not counting calories, full-calorie, craft-brewed beers are your best bet from a holistic perspective, in that they're made from naturally healthy ingredients and free of additives, fillers, and other chemicals. Mixed drinks are packed with syrups, sugars, and sodas that can easily add in hundreds of calories to your cocktail. And no it's not healthy even if the mixer is made from fruit. That fruit is high in sugar! They may look and taste sweet, but mixed drinks can wreak havoc on your body. Fruit by itself is great for you, but I don't think the bartender at Joe Shmo's pub down the street is grating coconut and chopping up pineapple . . . he's probably mixing canned fruit juice. The reason why fruit by itself is good for you is because it packs FIBER with it, which helps slow the digestion and absorption of the fructose, or sugar. Fruit juices have all the sugar, but none of the fiber, leaving your insulin response to skyrocket and fall. Furthermore, sugar masks the taste of alcohol and you may not realize how much alcohol you're consuming.

When imbibing, try to alternate between alcoholic beverage and water. This will aid the absorption process; keep you hydrated; and help you slow down, keeping your alcohol intake to a moderate level. Plus, when your buddies are on drink number four, you'll only be on drink number two. At that point, they may be too drunk to notice or care that you're not drinking alcohol! If you want to look like you're still drinking, one of my favorite tricks is to just get a club soda or diet soda and garnish with lemon or lime. It gives the appearance that you're drinking so you won't have to explain yourself to anyone.

If you overdo it, that's okay. Overdoing it is not an excuse to jump into a downward spiral. It's an opportunity to recognize that you didn't like the outcome of something and you can change it moving forward. Perhaps, waking up in Tijuana after a night of too much tequila doesn't feel or look so good. Your body will remind you of that in the days following. Moving forward, recognize you may need to balance and make different choices in the future.

So how much is too much? The National Health Service of the UK recommends that men should limit their intake to 3 to 4 units a day (that's about 2 to 3 standard drinks here in the States.) while women should limit their drinks to no more than 2 to 3 units a day (1 or 2 drinks). You can still lift weights and drink beer too, just don't think you'll be able to drink scotch like Ron Burgundy at night and train like Rocky the next day at the gym.

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Urban Gardening Part Two: It's All in the Herbs
7 Steps to Planting a Container Garden

By Lisa Palac

(The second in a series on how city slickers can nurture their green thumbs. Find part one here.)

It's spring, the time when everything starts to, literally, spring up. And every year, urban dwellers the world over have the same reaction: this is it! This is the year I finally plant that veggie patch and spend autumn feasting on homegrown produce. Then they look around their third-story walk-up with nothing but a fire escape for outdoor space and realize that's just not going to happen.

Gardening

Or is it?

Even if you've never grown anything before, but have always wanted to take part in this rite of spring, a container herb garden is a perfect way to begin. Here's how to get started:

  1. Woman GardeningA place in the sun. Herbs basically need three important things: full sun, lots of water, and good drainage. For best results, herbs must be grown outdoors. If you live in a seasonal climate, make sure the last frost has come and gone before planting. If your plants aren't doing very well as the season progresses, they might need a sunnier spot or perhaps, a bit less sun. This is one of the essential truths about plants: they've got to have their "spot" to flourish.
  2. The easiest herbs to grow. "If you want to see if you have a green thumb, start with mint," says Cassy Aoyagi, co-owner of FormLA, a team of Los Angeles-based landscape architects specializing in sustainable practices. "Mint just takes over," she says. Mint is a perennial herb, which means that it lasts from season to season, and there are many varieties of mint including spearmint, peppermint, and even chocolate mint.

    The next bulletproof perennial herb, according to Aoyagi, is rosemary. Incredibly hardy and fast-growing, rosemary can tolerate full sun, but can do with much less. It can withstand over-watering and also survive a drought. It's a hard one to kill. If you choose an upright woody variety of rosemary, says Aoyagi, you can use the fragrant stems as skewers for grilling vegetables. Stems of rosemary can also be used to infuse olive oils and marinades. Other easy- to-grow classic perennials include thyme and oregano.

    Basil, cilantro, and parsley are annual herbs, which means they only last one season and are replanted annually. They can absolutely be planted alongside perennial herbs in the same container. If you want to make, say, fresh pesto, however, you'll need more than a single plant. In fact, you'll need at least five or six. If this is the case, you may want a separate pot for large groups of single-variety herbs.
  3. Planting in soilChoosing the best soil. Fish emulsion, worm castings, bone meal, and bat guano hardly sound appetizing, but they are used in organic soil to fertilize the most delicious things. Most organic potting soils available for sale already contain all the ingredients you need to grow lush, healthy plants. For a container herb garden, you don't need additional fertilizer. Organic potting soil is preferable to the mix known simply as potting soil, because commercial soils often contain low-release fertilizers and other chemicals that could potentially be unhealthy.
  4. Container size and shape. All herbs can be planted together in the same container. For example, a 12-inch round ceramic pot can hold four or five herbs. Here's an ideal container size: a wood rectangle that measures 36 inches long by 12 inches high by 12 inches deep. If you can go 18 inches deep, even better, as the more room you give the roots, the larger and healthier the plants will be. Also, make sure there are holes in the bottom of whatever container you choose, so the water can drain out.
  5. Buying the plants. Although you could start from seeds, it's much easier to buy a mature plant. Plants are generally sold by the size of their container. Starter herbs are usually sold in 4-inch pots. Some vendors will sell several individual plants of the same variety in one 4-inch pot, knowing that the plants will be repotted. You can visit a plant nursery or farmer's market to buy your plants, or order online if you’re looking for a particular heirloom variety.
  6. The planting. Let's say you're going to plant five herbs in a 12-inch round pot. First, fill the pot about three-quarters to the top with the organic potting soil you've purchased. Next, take the starter herb out of its plastic container by turning the plant upside-down and gently removing the plastic container. Using your fingertips, gently dig in and separate the roots just a little bit, so the roots are no longer compressed in the plastic pot shape. Then, make a little hole in the soil where you intend to plant the herb. Allow 3 to 4 inches between herbs. Set the herb in the soil and cover with more soil. Instead of patting the soil completely flat, try to build a slight mound on the top of each plant, as this little "hill" often helps with drainage.
  7. A Couple GardeningCare and Watering. One of the fundamentals of plant care is this: the more you trim your plant during the growing season, the more new growth you get. So the more leaves you pinch off your basil plant, or the more sprigs of rosemary you clip, the fuller and more leafy your herbs will be. At the end of the season, many perennials will appear fairly dormant. At this stage, you could cut the plant way back, and it will spring back as the weather warms up. Here's another fundamental: the only way to really know if the soil is moist enough is to stick your finger deep in the dirt. For plants that require full water, it should feel damp but not soaking wet. Signs of overwatering and underwatering can seem very similar to a novice, such as leaves yellowing and dropping, but if you test the soil with your finger, you'll have a good idea of which direction things are going.

    Now it's time to reap the fruits—or leaves, anyway—of your labor. A sprinkle of chopped basil on a salad makes it exponentially more delicious, especially if you've grown it yourself. Plus, look at all you can do with fresh mint: cilantro mint chutney, cucumber mint soda, mint ice cubes, chilled peach mint soup. Not to mention that both parsley and cilantro are high in antioxidants. Growing your own herbs is also a really fun and extremely satisfying way to get just a little more green in your day.

Resource:

  • FormLA Landscaping: www.formlainc.com
    McWilliams, J. E. (2009). Just Food. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company.

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Recipe: Minty Avocado Margarita

(Makes 1 serving)

Minty Avocado Margarita

  • 1/4 ripe, small avocado
  • 2 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. agave nectar or honey
  • 2–3 sprigs of mint
  • 2 oz. water
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Fine sea salt (optional)
  • Lime wedge, for garnish
  1. Wet outside of margarita glass with lime wedge and dip into salt. Set glass aside.
  2. In a mixing glass or cocktail shaker, muddle* the avocado with the lime juice, agave nectar, and mint.
  3. Add water and ice; shake vigorously.
  4. Strain into ice-filled, salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with lime wedge and serve.

*What is muddling? Muddling is a bartending/mixology term that means crushing fruits and herbs to release the juices and flavoring oils.

Tip: For an alcoholic version, omit the water and replace with 1-1/2 ounce, good quality tequila and 1/2 ounce Cointreau or Grand Marnier.

Nutritional Information (Without alcohol): (per serving)

Calories Fat Saturated Fat Cholesterol Sodium Carbs Fiber Sugar Protein
182 5 g 1 g 0 mg 4 mg 36 g 5 g 30 g 1 g

Nutritional Information (Alcoholic): (per serving)

Calories Fat Saturated Fat Cholesterol Sodium Carbs Fiber Sugar Protein
370 5 g 1 g 0 mg 4 mg 52 g 5 g 45 g 1 g

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Recipe: Pomegranate Tarragon Daiquiri

(Makes 1 serving)

Pomegranate Tarragon Daiquiri

  • 1/4 cup fresh tarragon leaves
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp. agave nectar or honey
  • 4 oz. 100% pomegranate juice
  • Tarragon sprig and lime wedge for garnish
  1. In a mixing glass or cocktail shaker, muddle* the tarragon leaves with the lime juice and agave nectar.
  2. Add pomegranate juice and ice; shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into ice-filled glass. Garnish with tarragon sprig lime wedge. Serve immediately.

*What is muddling? Muddling is a bartending/mixology term that means crushing fruits and herbs to release the juices and flavoring oils.

Tip: For an alcoholic version, add 2 ounces dark rum to cocktail shaker before shaking vigorously.

Nutritional Information (Without alcohol): (per serving)

Calories Fat Saturated Fat Cholesterol Sodium Carbs Fiber Sugar Protein
218 0 g 0 g 0 mg 10 mg 52 g 2 g 48 g 0 g

Nutritional Information (Alcoholic): (per serving)

Calories Fat Saturated Fat Cholesterol Sodium Carbs Fiber Sugar Protein
345 0 g 0 g 0 mg 11 mg 52 g 2 g 48 g 0 g

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