Sun Risk Management Blog
Live Well, Work Well – July 2018
Health and wellness tips for your work and life—presented by Sun Risk Management, Inc.
Myth Busted: Sweating More Doesn’t Necessarily Mean You Burned More Calories
Many people wrongly believe that how much you sweat indicates how effective your workout was. How much you sweat during a workout is due to a variety of factors such as weight, gender, age, genetics, temperature and even fitness level.
For example, men tend to sweat more than women, younger people tend to sweat more than older people and fit people tend to sweat more than those who are less fit.
So remember, don’t use sweat as an indicator for how intense your workout was. Instead, track your heart rate, level of muscle soreness and amount of progress seen to evaluate whether or not your workouts are effective.
WHO Calls for a Ban on Artificially Produced Trans Fat
The World Health Organization (WHO) says that the artificially produced trans fats found in junk and fried foods contribute to more than 500,000 preventable deaths annually. That’s why the WHO has released REPLACE, a guide for governments to eliminate industrially produced trans fat in their countries. Their goal is to remove all artificially produced trans fats from the global food supply by 2023.
What exactly is trans fat?
What can you do now to avoid eating and drinking trans fats?
It’s also important to check the ingredient list, which is different from the nutritional label. Ingredient information is listed from greatest to smallest amounts, so if partially hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup are listed as the first few ingredients, choose another product.
To learn more about trans fats and their health effects, click here.
|Lemon Velvet Supreme
2 cups fat-free vanilla yogurt
3 Tbsp. instant lemon pudding mix
4 graham crackers (crushed)
½ cup mandarin orange slices (drained)
Makes: 6 serving
Snack Smart, Save Money, Time and Calories
It’s completely normal to snack throughout the workday. While it can be tempting to opt for the fast, easy (but unhealthy) option, taking a minute to snack smart can save you time, money and calories. Keep the following three tips in mind to help you snack smart at the office.
Click here to learn about nutritionist-approved healthy snack options.