Orange is the New “Healthy” Make No Bones about It


I love the fall activity to carve pumpkins!

Also, notice my pretty impatiens!
The Pretty Workout
Autumn Issue
By Mary Lou Preston
Orange is the New “Healthy” Make No Bones about It

Travel back to the 15th century in England with me, soup presented at the dinner table as we sit, and hopefully, no bones will be found in the soup, making it easy for us to eat, and to prevent choking on a bone, so we can simply enjoy the soup. Thus the saying, make no bones about it, is used to give clear and honest information, and yes, it derived from the preparation of enjoyable soup.
Make no bones about it; resistance exercise is important for bone health. As simple as walking for exercise, or adding weights or body resistance exercises to your pretty workout will increase bone density thus prevention for osteoporosis.

The resistance exercise I present to you is the Single Leg Balance with Bicep Curl, to train the body to strengthen muscle and bone, and to prevent osteoporosis and falls.

Begin standing feet shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent, and dumbbells in hands, arms slightly bent with elbows tucked into sides. Slowly raise one leg to height or direction (in front of body or behind) for level of challenge, hold leg in place and continue by adding bicep curl for a set of repetitions. Switch to other single leg balance for a set of repetitions. Repeat.

The autumn “pretty must be” fit tip is to eat a rainbow of healthy foods from orange to red, blues and purples, yellow to a variety of greens. Colorful fruits and vegetables not only present a pretty plate, but the variety of colorful foods will give your body a pretty, healthy present packed full of anti-oxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Make no bones about it; boost your immune system with a bowl of yellow squash soup or enjoy an anti-aging cup of orange pumpkin soup.

A “Pretty Workout” Quote

“Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.” – Plato


From my heart for your heart,

Green Garden Flower Fit Girl


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