IS BODYBUILDING HEALTHY

If you are wondering how bodybuilding is a healthy habit to practice take a look at this article by Luxrilife.

It’s hard to ignore bodybuilders when they walk down the street or in any room. This type of athletes literally spend hours and days to sculpt their bodies and muscles. Although they are keen to maintain a perfect diet, how does this intensive sport affect their health?

The Pros

The intensive heavy lifting that bodybuilders submit their bodies to is very beneficial for their muscles as it makes them stronger and leaner especially over the longer term. As bodybuilders lift weight during their younger years, they are building a sort of infrastructure inside their bodies. Thus, when they reach the age that causes mass & strength loss, they are capable more than others to live independently and maintain a better quality of life throughout their older years.

One of the most important benefits of bodybuilding is the sport’s effect on their bones. Bodybuilders tend to have bones that are much dense and much stronger than the average person’s. Thus, this heavy lifting sport can prevent osteoporosis and even limit fractures & breaks!

Healthy bodybuilding can be also beneficial for the bodybuilder’s psychological health as it boosts self-confidence through the roof! A bodybuilder is always confident when walking into a room and glancing over the dozen of eyes contemplating him.

The Cons

Unfortunately, bodybuilding affects the person’s overall health when not practiced to the extreme. Risks can be fatal such as the tear of the aorta but in moderate practices this type of training is usually good for the heart and lung health overall.

When paired with the wrong type of diet, bodybuilding can also affect the overall health negatively. Bodybuilders must fill up on 5000 calories AT LEAST in order to maintain a balanced lifestyle. Now it doesn’t have to be an unhealthy diet, but they can always treat themselves to what we like to call “cheat meals”. However, some athletes follow strict healthy diets while gorging on protein powders while leaving out other important vitamins and nutrients.

Some athletes may even develop muscle dysmorphia in their efforts to become leaner and bigger. This psychological disturbance can push them to develop extreme behaviors such as spending excessive hours at the gym, compulsively consuming steroids and surrendering to unhealthy eating habits.

This article was inspired by medicaldaily.com’s article “Is Bodybuilding Healthy? How The Sport Affects Your Heart, Bones, Muscle, Lungs”
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Traditional French breakfast menu

Never served with meat, traditional French breakfasts are to be considered among the healthiest and lightest, yet the most satisfying and delicious meals in the world!
So what makes France’s most important meal of the day so tasty and appealing? Let’s discover the ingredients you need for a perfectly balanced start of the day:
Croissant: This fluffy pastry is often eaten plain or with fruits jam. Often served hot and fresh on Sundays, the usual portion per person consists in 2 pieces not to be exceeded for their high calories.
Coffee: While children are allowed to drink hot chocolate or juice, we adults can indulge ourselves in a hot pot of morning booster. I mean who doesn’t dream about that steamy cup of happiness?
Fruits: Depending on the season, French people love to start their day with fruits. Whether they are fresh or preserved, there no doubt that fruits are a main ingredient in a balanced and healthy fresh breakfast.
Yogurt: Recently added to the French breakfast combo, a cup of liquid yogurt or a bowl of creamy, solid yogurt can be served plain or with fruit flavors.
Now that you have it, why don’t you try it at home and let me know what you think!
Enjoy!
Until next time 😉

Baked Salmon Recipe in less than 30 minutes!

When you are a working mom and you spend your whole day swinging between your family, career and social life, it gets harder and harder to come up with new and creative ideas for dinner. While sandwiches are the easiest to make, we at Luxeating got you a fast, healthy, and delicious meal you can serve without breaking a sweat!

Give it a try and share it with your girlfriends:
 Soy Glazed Salmon paired with cucumber-avocado salad for 4 persons:
Preparation (15 mins)+Cooking (10 mins)=25 minutes in total.
Ingredients
1 tablespoon honey
2 1/2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
4 6 -ounce skinless center-cut salmon fillets
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Kosher salt
2 tablespoons rice vinegar (not seasoned)
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 medium English cucumber, quartered lengthwise and sliced
3 scallions, thinly sliced
1 avocado, halved, seeded and chopped
Jarred pickled ginger, for serving (optional)
Directions
Mix the honey, 2 teaspoons of spy sauce and cornstarch in a  small bowl after preheating the oven, then Microwave the mix for 30 to 40 seconds of time until simmering.
Next, season the fish filet with salt and rub them with 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil. Bake for 5 minutes then remove,brush with the honey-soy sauce and return to oven so it continues baking for 7 to 9 more minutes.
While the fish bakes in the oven, start whisking the rice vinegar, mayonnaise and what’s remaining of the soy sauce and sesame oil in a large bowl, and add to them the cucumber, scallions and salt.
Toss the mix and gently fold in the avocado.
Serve the perfectly cooked Salmon with the salad and pickled ginger.
Enjoy!
Until next time! 😉