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Would you wish to live a long healthier life?

Do you wish to raise the health of our world at precisely the exact same moment? Subsequently this blogpost is right for you! If you would like to go before it is your time and could not care less about the near future you will leave behind... Afterward you cannot sit . Excited to reside? I'm! Let us dive in.

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines healthy diets as:

"diets high in vegetables, fruit and whole grains, with limited intake of saturated fat, trans fats, sugar and salt"

What is the connection between a healthy and a sustainable diet?

Many scientist have analyzed the ecological impacts of various diets, with most agreeing that diets full of plant-based foods and also fewer foods from animal sources may benefit both the health and the health of Earth.

Plant based diets have been "win-win" - they're both good for you and also for Earth.

Scientist call this diet a "planetary wellness diet" to demonstrate the major link between human health and ecological sustainability.

Regardless of the title, this isn't a particular diet program but instead a flexible diet which contains veggies, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and unsaturated oils; comprises a low to moderate quantity of poultry and seafood; also contains a very low amount of red meat, processed meat, additional sugars, refined grains, and starchy vegetables.

This diet is adaptable enough to operate for almost anyone regardless of their situation, heritage, and dietary preferences.

Now you know what the best part is? It will save a Great Deal of cash to follow a general diet:

Based upon Your present food budget you can easily save 1000-5000$ annually (after a standard American diet)‍ You'll be sick , lose less days on the job and spend less money on healthcare. An extra added advantage is that adhering to a planetary wellness diet will also raise the level of your daily life.

Why is a healthy and sustainable diet extremely important?

Food is just one of the greatest methods to boost human wellbeing and ecological sustainability on Earth.

Nevertheless, food is presently a threat to the people and world. Our global challenge isn't just how to feed an increasing population, but also the best way to supply a nutritious diet which may be sustained.

Globally, conventional diets (high in quality plant-based foods), have changed to a "Western-style" method of eating.

This method of eating isn't just bad, but also unsustainable. While the food manufacturing has generally kept pace with population increase. We have over 820 million people still lack food, and a lot more eat either low-fat diets or an excessive amount of food.

Unhealthy diets today pose a higher danger of folks to getting ill or dying than sexual intercourse, alcohol, tobacco and drugs usage combined. We want radical transfrmation of this international food system.

Though the entire food system -- out of farming to transportation, cooking and waste disposal - leads to those issues. Agriculture is the greatest cause of global ecological change. Changes which have climate change, biodiversity loss, deforestation, desertification, and harm to coastal reefs and marine ecosystems.

Just how much does food manufacturing affect the climate?

Our food manufacturing contributes approximately to 30 percent of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE), in which the livestock industry are responsible for nearly half (14.5percent ) of these emissions. Itoccupies roughly 40 percent of global property, in which livestock uses 30 percent of the property. Uses 70 percent of freshwater. Has resulted in nearly 60 percent of the world fish stocks to be completely fished and 33 percent overfished -- just 7 percent are underfished. Present food production is currently driving climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, and extreme changes in water and land usage. Without actions, today's children will inherit a degraded world.

A world where a lot of the populace will suffer from malnutrition and preventable illness.

You are able to alter the way food is created by making better food options. The fantastic news isthat a international adoption of this"planetary wellness diet" would provide important health benefits. Studies reveal we can avoid roughly 1 4 premature adult deaths every year. New findings indicates that agriculture may turn from foe to friend through improved procedures.

Actually, farming may go from carbon supply to carbon sink. Our growing knowledge about the condition of the planet, represents massive business opportunities. Opportunities, were we possess the ability to support the ideal companies and improve our position. Affects exactly what, and just how much we create.

By swallowing more"sustainable diets‟ -- diets which have lower environmental effects, and are fitter. It will require a large shift in how that you consume and for the large part, what you eat is 1 thing you have control over. Thus... You may make a choice now.

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How to set up your Peloton bike (or any spin bike!)

Tips for setting up your Peloton bike (or any spin bike) with seat height, seat position, handlebar positions, and how to clip and unclip your pedals.  I’ve been participating in an exciting Instagram advice mission lately: helping reader friends set up their Peloton bikes. I’ve had the bike for two years but have taught cycling…

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Tips for setting up your Peloton bike (or any spin bike) with seat height, seat position, handlebar positions, and how to clip and unclip your pedals.  I’ve been participating in an exciting Instagram advice mission lately: helping reader friends set up their Peloton bikes. I’ve had the bike for two years but have taught cycling…

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Tips for setting up your Peloton bike (or any spin bike) with seat height, seat position, handlebar positions, and how to clip and unclip your pedals. 

I’ve been participating in an exciting Instagram advice mission lately: helping reader friends set up their Peloton bikes. I’ve had the bike for two years but have taught cycling classes for 11 years now (WHAT), so quite a few people have reached out to me for help on how to set up their bikes. (One week, I helped four people set up their bikes via photos and video!) I feel like Peloton does a lot of things right, but when I first got the bike myself, I was so thankful that I was an advanced spinner, because otherwise I would have felt lost with the initial process. I didn’t feel like the setup video was very thorough or helpful. They breezed through a lot of the details but thankfully, I was easily able to set it up myself.

How to set up your Peloton bike or any spin bike. Lots of tips plus a video here. fitnessista.com

I thought I’d make a video here for my friends who have recently purchased a Peloton or another spin bike or need to adjust their current settings.

The right settings can make such a huge difference in how your ride feels and can also help to protect injury and pain in your knees, ankles, wrists, and low back. As always, be smart when you’re setting up any type of fitness equipment. Ask for someone to help you if you need it!

How to set up your Peloton bike (or any spin bike!)

First, you’ll want to plug in the bike and get it connected to Wifi. From here, you’ll create a profile or log into an existing profile. This part is pretty easy! Next, you’ll need to personalize your bike settings by adjusting the seat height, position, and handlebars.

Watch the video for all of my tips on how to adjust the Peloton bike (or any spin bike) here:

Some tips: 

– Watch your fingers! Make sure they’re never on the portion of the bike that will be moving so you don’t pinch yourself

– Loosen each knob entirely before adjusting positions

– Tighten the knobs to support your body. Make sure they’re fulling tightened before riding.

Tips for settings:

Seat height:

– For seat height, a nice starting point is to line the bike seat height up with your hip bone. This is not always an accurate end point, but a good starting point; you can adjust from here. You may need to lower the seat a couple of settings, depending on how straight your leg is once you clip into the bike.

– Clip into the bike and fully extend one leg (the other leg is bent). Your straight leg should be ALMOST totally straight and your foot is flexed (parallel to the floor). There should be a tiny bend at the knee to protect your knee as you ride. Make sure your knee isn’t extremely bent here. Look for a small bend at the knee and ensure your leg isn’t totally locked out.

How to set up your Peloton bike or any spin bike. Lots of tips plus a video here. fitnessista.com

Seat position:

– For seat position, this is how far forward or back the seat will be. You’ll extend one leg again and bend the other, and from here, take a look at your bent knee. Your bent knee should be directly above the ankle on that side. If your knee too far forward or back, you will absolutely feel this in your knee. (This easy tweak can making riding so much more comfortable!) If you knee is lined up PAST your ankle, scoot your seat back a bit. If your knee is too far back, scoot your seat forward.

Handlebar position:

– For handlebar position, this is more of a personal preference than anything. You’ll want to make sure that the handlebars are high enough so that you aren’t slouching down and that you can maintain a long spine while you’re riding. Also make sure they aren’t too high so that you can keep your shoulders down and relaxed as you ride.

How to set up your Peloton bike or any spin bike. Lots of tips plus a video here. fitnessista.com

How the heck to unclip and clip into the bike:

– The Peloton uses Look Delta clips. I feel like SPD is more common, but sometimes you can change out the type of clips on your shoes if you already own a pair of cycling shoes. To clip into the bike, you’ll want the hard plastic part to slide and click into the base. You’ll hear an audible click and know you’re locked in. Sometimes it helps to put some bodyweight into your shoe as you clip in.

– To unclip can be rather tricky, especially with new shoes. Ideally, you’ll point your toe down (make sure that pedal is in the down position) as you rotate from your ankle to unclip. TBH, I feel like this is unsafe for newbie riders since you can tweak your knee with the external ankle rotation. Instead, I recommend taking the shoes off while you’re still on the bike, leaving them clipped in. Once you’re off the bike, you can press the shoe so it’s toe-down and pull the heel towards you to unclip. (Watch the video above for exactly how to do this!)

Peloton gear I love:

Light weights

Water bottle

Sweat towel

Cleaning wipes

Screen wipes

I think that’s it! If you guys need help with your setup, send me a pic on Instagram and I’d be happy to take a look.

Are you a spin fan? Fellow Peloton friends, leave your leaderboard name in the comments! I’m quadhangover 🙂

xo

Gina

*Friendly note here that this isn’t sponsored in any way. You can check out my review of the bike here and of the app here. I also created a sample Peloton workout plan here. 

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