Fueling the Jet for Takeoff!

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640x106_banner2When it comes to proper nutrition, no words ring truer than, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”  Yet, 10 percent of the U.S. population skips breakfast according to a 2011 study.  If you are among the 31 million who opt out of breakfast, stop and consider the following benefits of breakfast.

It refuels the body after a night of fasting.  A well-balanced breakfast breaks the overnight fast, provides the nutrients you need.

Consuming breakfast contributes to weight loss.  Studies show that people who consume breakfast are more likely to maintain a healthy body weight.

Breakfast-eaters consume less saturated fat and cholesterol over the course of the day.  Breakfast-eaters tend to have healthier blood sugar levels.

Today’s world is fast-paced but it does not mean you cannot have a balanced breakfast while in transit.  The list below offers you some options to start your day off right, even when you are on the go.

Question of the Month

Do you eat breakfast?  If yes, then how often (e.g. daily, a few days per week, etc.)?  How do you feel on the days you eat breakfast versus the days you don’t?  Do you tend to snack more on the days you skip breakfast?  If yes, on what types of foods?

Exercise of the Month

Primary Muscle Targeted: Triceps

Secondary Muscles: Chest and Abdominals

  1. Start Position: Hands inside shoulders, elbows bent, closed to sides, and pointing straight back (Fig. 1)
  2. Holding yourself 2-3 inches above the floor, maintaining a flat back with abdominals tucked in, push straight up into a plank position.
  3. Slowly return to start position.
  • Repeat for 10-12 reps.

close_pushup1v4f6324adj_croppedCandice McField is an ACE Certified Health Coach, WNBF Pro Figure competitor, and avid global traveler.  Passionate about fitness and travel, Candice serves a client base of on-the-go professionals; providing them with personalized tools to train anytime, anywhere.

Do you have questions or suggestions for an upcoming article?  Would you like to share your story with me?  Send  them to me directly at: crewfit@candicemcfield.com.

I would love to hear from you.  Arise!®

 

SOURCEAero Crew News, May 2016
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Candice McField
Candice has over 10 years experience in the health & wellness industry as a professional figure competitor, ACE Certified Health Coach and fitness model. She is the health & fitness expert and writer of the Fitness Corner column for Aero Crew News. Candice holds a MBA in Global Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management's Executive Program, as well as, a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Loyola Marymount University. In addition, she studied abroad with the University of Virginia’s “Semester At Sea” program. It was on this ten-country voyage her passion for international cultures and travel sparked - now having traveled to 28 countries. Currently, Candice is the founder of Candice McField Fitness, the leader in elite, mobile personal training, putting a personal trainer and nutrition coach right in your hands for a fraction of the cost. Catering to those who live life on the road, CMF has perfected the art of keeping clients fit while life keeps them on the go. A few of her career highlights include winning the WNBF Ms. Figure Universe title after capturing first place in the Barbados show, being featured in Oxygen magazine, Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness magazine and being a health & fitness expert for FOX 4 News Kansas City. Candice loves life, healthy physiques, traveling and simply wants to help the world Arise!®. Please feel free to reach out to Candice at crewfit@candicemcfield.com and maybe your email will make it in the next issue under the “Fitness Corner” section

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