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    We eat too much meat. 
Excess meat consumption is bad for the planet, for our health, and for the well-being of animals. 
Our diets should be at least 90% plant based. 
We are omnivores not carnivores! 

Personally I don’t want a heart attack when I am 50! 

Men who eat too much processed meat at more risk of heart failure says study

Check this article by the British heart foundation. 

Men who eat too many sausages could be at greater risk of heart failure, according to researchers.

The Swedish study looked at the diets of over 37,000 men and found those who ate more than 75g of processed red meat a day - equivalent to 3 rashers of bacon or 2 large sausages - had a 28% greater risk of developing heart failure than those who ate less than 25g a day.

The findings also showed that the men who ate the most processed red meat were over twice as likely to die from heart failure.

This risk increased by 38% for each additional 50g serving. However, eating unprocessed red meat such as pork, beef and minced meat was not found to increase risk of heart failure.

This research suggests we would do well to curb our cravings as processed red meat could be linked to an increased risk of heart failure
Tracy Parker, our Heart Health Dietician, said: “With summer in the air, many of us may be looking forward to a barbecue. But this research suggests we would do well to curb our cravings as processed red meat, such as sausages and burgers, could be linked to an increased risk of heart failure.
“The study doesn’t look into why this is the case, but suggests the adverse effect could be down to the salt and additives used to produce and preserve processed meats.

“Whilst red meat can still be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet, a healthy diet is a varied one. So if you eat lots of processed meat, try other protein choices such as chicken, fish, beans or lentils to keep your heart healthy.” #spartanfam #famfoods

    We eat too much meat.
    Excess meat consumption is bad for the planet, for our health, and for the well-being of animals.
    Our diets should be at least 90% plant based.
    We are omnivores not carnivores!

    Personally I don’t want a heart attack when I am 50!

    Men who eat too much processed meat at more risk of heart failure says study

    Check this article by the British heart foundation.

    Men who eat too many sausages could be at greater risk of heart failure, according to researchers.

    The Swedish study looked at the diets of over 37,000 men and found those who ate more than 75g of processed red meat a day - equivalent to 3 rashers of bacon or 2 large sausages - had a 28% greater risk of developing heart failure than those who ate less than 25g a day.

    The findings also showed that the men who ate the most processed red meat were over twice as likely to die from heart failure.

    This risk increased by 38% for each additional 50g serving. However, eating unprocessed red meat such as pork, beef and minced meat was not found to increase risk of heart failure.

    This research suggests we would do well to curb our cravings as processed red meat could be linked to an increased risk of heart failure
    Tracy Parker, our Heart Health Dietician, said: “With summer in the air, many of us may be looking forward to a barbecue. But this research suggests we would do well to curb our cravings as processed red meat, such as sausages and burgers, could be linked to an increased risk of heart failure.
    “The study doesn’t look into why this is the case, but suggests the adverse effect could be down to the salt and additives used to produce and preserve processed meats.

    “Whilst red meat can still be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet, a healthy diet is a varied one. So if you eat lots of processed meat, try other protein choices such as chicken, fish, beans or lentils to keep your heart healthy.” #spartanfam #famfoods

    Children pay attention to what you do not what you say.
    The best part of my job is training children :) thanks to @4drun @stmattacad #spartanfam

    • Posted 3 days ago
    • July 29th, 2014

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    I am currently recovering from injury, not being able to do push ups yet (doctors orders) was annoying me. The I remembered the Story of Peng Shulin. 
In life we keep complaining about what is or why we don’t have.
Half the time we seem dissatisfied, though full-bodied and free to choose.
Poor people want to be rich and rich are never satisfied with what they have.
PENG Shulin is 78cms high. He was born in Hunan Province, China.
In 1995, in Shenzhen, a freight truck sliced his body in half.
His lower body and legs were beyond repair.
Surgeons sewed up his torso.
Peng, 37, spent nearly two years in hospital in Shenzhen, southern China,undergoing a series of operations to re-route nearly every major organ or system inside his body.
Peng kept exercising his arms, building up strength, washing his face and brushing his teeth.
Now he does push ups. #deadyourexcuses
He Survived against all odds.
Peng Shulin has astounded doctors by learning to walk again after a decade.
Considering Peng’s plight, doctors at the China Rehabilitation Research Centre in Beijing devised an ingenious way to allow him to walk on his own,creating a sophisticated egg cup-like casing to hold his body, with two bionic legs attached.
Peng has been walking the corridors of Beijing Rehabilitation Centre with the aid of his specially adapted legs and a resized walking frame.
Oh so satisfying to ‘walk’ again after ten years with half a body!
Hospital vice-president Lin Liu said: “We’ve just given him a checkup; he is fitter than most men his age.”
Peng Shulin has opened his own bargain supermarket, called the Half Man-Half Price Store.
The inspirational 37-year-old has become a businessman and is a role model for other amputees.
At just 2ft 7ins tall, he moves around in a wheelchair giving lectures on recovery from disability.
His attitude is amazing, he doesn’t complain.
“He had good care, but his secret is cheerfulness. Nothing ever gets him down.” #spartanfam

    I am currently recovering from injury, not being able to do push ups yet (doctors orders) was annoying me. The I remembered the Story of Peng Shulin.
    In life we keep complaining about what is or why we don’t have.
    Half the time we seem dissatisfied, though full-bodied and free to choose.
    Poor people want to be rich and rich are never satisfied with what they have.
    PENG Shulin is 78cms high. He was born in Hunan Province, China.
    In 1995, in Shenzhen, a freight truck sliced his body in half.
    His lower body and legs were beyond repair.
    Surgeons sewed up his torso.
    Peng, 37, spent nearly two years in hospital in Shenzhen, southern China,undergoing a series of operations to re-route nearly every major organ or system inside his body.
    Peng kept exercising his arms, building up strength, washing his face and brushing his teeth.
    Now he does push ups. #deadyourexcuses
    He Survived against all odds.
    Peng Shulin has astounded doctors by learning to walk again after a decade.
    Considering Peng’s plight, doctors at the China Rehabilitation Research Centre in Beijing devised an ingenious way to allow him to walk on his own,creating a sophisticated egg cup-like casing to hold his body, with two bionic legs attached.
    Peng has been walking the corridors of Beijing Rehabilitation Centre with the aid of his specially adapted legs and a resized walking frame.
    Oh so satisfying to ‘walk’ again after ten years with half a body!
    Hospital vice-president Lin Liu said: “We’ve just given him a checkup; he is fitter than most men his age.”
    Peng Shulin has opened his own bargain supermarket, called the Half Man-Half Price Store.
    The inspirational 37-year-old has become a businessman and is a role model for other amputees.
    At just 2ft 7ins tall, he moves around in a wheelchair giving lectures on recovery from disability.
    His attitude is amazing, he doesn’t complain.
    “He had good care, but his secret is cheerfulness. Nothing ever gets him down.” #spartanfam

    What motivates you? Is it how you look? Is it what you can achieve? Health reasons? The “fat to fit” story? Helps you manage your nutrition? Socialising? Peer pressure? A combination of all these things? Some people exercise purely for aesthetics, and superficial reasons. Not for me personally but it is okay, as it’s your life and what motivates you. The road to happiness is long, especially when you are not happy with your body. Then somebody with a perfect physique comes along and you die a little inside. We have all been there. The usual defensive reaction to this is: “It’s okay how I look! I don’t want to look like that anyway, I am a normal human being not some pin up object.” Most of the time people, when presented with a picture or some information, think about how it pertains to their life and experiences. So we formulate an opinion based up on how it affects our immediate situation. This is normal because your perception of the world, is through your own two eyes, but remember there are more people in the world than you, what doesn’t motivate you might motivate somebody else. Pride feels no pain in the world of fitness, you will be more respected if you say “argh I wish my body looked something like that” rather than commenting negatively. “People aren’t supposed to look like that!” is common. We all need inspiration right? 
Having a Shapley, or curvy body is ok, so is being skinny as long as you are healthy. Being overweight can have repercussions on your health, but if you don’t want to exercise that is also okay. It is your life, your opinion, your perception. Although getting out of breath walking upstairs can’t be fun. However you look, whatever you want to do, it’s your journey. 
In order to improve you have to feel uncomfortable. Fitness begins on the edge of your comfort zone. 
You will feel embarrassed, silly at times, there is always someone better looking, fitter, stronger, faster. 
You shouldn’t compare yourself to anybody else for they are not you, and could never be you. Be the best you, if you want to improve you, this is what you have to do. Be happy and confident with yourself. It starts with you. Respect.#spartanfam

    What motivates you? Is it how you look? Is it what you can achieve? Health reasons? The “fat to fit” story? Helps you manage your nutrition? Socialising? Peer pressure? A combination of all these things? Some people exercise purely for aesthetics, and superficial reasons. Not for me personally but it is okay, as it’s your life and what motivates you. The road to happiness is long, especially when you are not happy with your body. Then somebody with a perfect physique comes along and you die a little inside. We have all been there. The usual defensive reaction to this is: “It’s okay how I look! I don’t want to look like that anyway, I am a normal human being not some pin up object.” Most of the time people, when presented with a picture or some information, think about how it pertains to their life and experiences. So we formulate an opinion based up on how it affects our immediate situation. This is normal because your perception of the world, is through your own two eyes, but remember there are more people in the world than you, what doesn’t motivate you might motivate somebody else. Pride feels no pain in the world of fitness, you will be more respected if you say “argh I wish my body looked something like that” rather than commenting negatively. “People aren’t supposed to look like that!” is common. We all need inspiration right?
    Having a Shapley, or curvy body is ok, so is being skinny as long as you are healthy. Being overweight can have repercussions on your health, but if you don’t want to exercise that is also okay. It is your life, your opinion, your perception. Although getting out of breath walking upstairs can’t be fun. However you look, whatever you want to do, it’s your journey.
    In order to improve you have to feel uncomfortable. Fitness begins on the edge of your comfort zone.
    You will feel embarrassed, silly at times, there is always someone better looking, fitter, stronger, faster.
    You shouldn’t compare yourself to anybody else for they are not you, and could never be you. Be the best you, if you want to improve you, this is what you have to do. Be happy and confident with yourself. It starts with you. Respect.#spartanfam

    • Posted 1 week ago
    • July 22nd, 2014

    1 Likes & Reblogs

    Vegan dinner at @inspirallounge #famfoods 
Raw nut and seed burger 
Vegan cauliflower cheese and risotto bake 
Amazing sides 
Wicked salad :) 
Vegan food is the food of life #spartanfam  (at Inspiral Lounge and Events)

    Vegan dinner at @inspirallounge #famfoods
    Raw nut and seed burger
    Vegan cauliflower cheese and risotto bake
    Amazing sides
    Wicked salad :)
    Vegan food is the food of life #spartanfam (at Inspiral Lounge and Events)