PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 24, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Anthony Close
, an entrepreneur and personal trainer, combined his business and fitness experiences to create top-of-the-line apps eKast and Coachbit. eKast is a New Zealand-based job-finder app that connects workers and freelancers. Coachbit, on the other hand, is focused on helping people connect with physical and mental health professionals to help people get on the right track. His commitment to physical fitness and dieting is evident in his comments about a recent article from The Star Phoenix.
covers 10 ways for eating healthy in the summer.
"Many people fall victim to fast-food convenience and sticking with diets they were raised on," Anthony Close says. "For kids and families taking the summer off, it's easier than ever to develop poor dieting habits that can ultimately affect your well-being."
Breakfast is an often overlooked meal in terms of dieting. When people are moving fast to get ready for work and school, it is easy to grab the first thing out of the cabinet and go on their way. It is important for families to practice breakfast planning and to encourage healthy eating practices every morning. Peanut butter banana smoothies, for example, are simple for kids to make and full of healthy ingredients. Keep pancakes, cereal, and fruits at the ready, too. Breakfast is important to get peoples' metabolisms rolling for the long day ahead.
Outside of school, a child's lunch routine may consist of whatever is on hand. Parents should not neglect the traditional "packed lunch" technique; kids with pre-made lunches consume fewer processed foods and avoid fast food. Snack foods are full of starch and sugar and lack proteins and fiber. Make sure the lunch items are well-balanced and filling enough to tide children over until dinner.
Meal planning is crucial for healthy diets. The article says to shut down the 24/7 kitchen and create eating routines for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. During the summer, kids often forage whatever they can find in the kitchen; supply fresh cut fruits, vegetables, yogurts, cheese, and other healthy snacks that are accessible and available for kids to snack on to avoid throwing off eating routines.
Sugar is a leading contributor to obesity, diabetes, bad teeth, and other health-related problems. It is important for families to cut back on sugar and consume in moderation. Buying big boxes of popsicles, making lemonade, or drinking soda are not substitutes for staying well hydrated. Even mild dehydration can cause cramps, fatigue, dizziness, headaches, and other symptoms. Sugary substitutes that quench thirst do not hydrate the body.
"Dieting is half the battle when creating a healthy life," Anthony Close says. "You can eat just about anything to satiate your hunger, but that doesn't mean there's room for the healthy stuff. Incorporate fruits, vegetables, and other healthy meal and snack options into your daily life so you and your family can maintain healthy bodies."
It comes down to convenience: Kids, as well as adults, often eat whatever they see. A bag of chips is not a good first choice, which is why it is crucial for families to stock their kitchens with healthy alternatives. Anthony Close says that summers are a great time for families to focus on healthy living and growing closer.
, creator of eKast and Coachbit, understands the importance of healthy living. More than 750,000 people have already used Coachbit, an online health hub, to better their lives. He believes that it is within reach to rise to a higher level of mental, physical, and spiritual health.