The benefits of kale and a functional training circuit

Hey everyone,

I hope this weekend brought adventure and happiness to your neck of the woods! We did some serious bike riding with Joseph!

joseph and mommy riding bikes joseph and daddy riding bike

We got that nifty little baby carrier at Target this weekend and its one of the best baby purchases we have made thus far.

We also cooked up all the kale we purchased from the farmers market that Thursday. Charlie had never tried it before and had no idea how great it was for him, so I decided I would write a post about it for all the other kale newbies.

kale dinner

Kale and smoked chicken. Does the body good!

All Hail Kale: A cholesterol lowering, cancer fighting ‘superfood’
Referred to as one of the healthiest foods on the planet, kale is filled with vitamin A,C and K, which are great sources of antioxidants. Vitamin K can reduce the risk of developing cancer, regulates blood clotting and is beneficial to bone health.

Kale contains beta- carotene, which has also been shown to reduce the risk of cancer. The carotenoids help prevent cataracts and damage to your eyes.

The fiber in kale helps lower cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease. Fiber also fills you up without packing on the pounds.

Personally, I like to steam some up and add a little salt. You can also add it to soups and pasta. If you want, mix it with some lettuce for your salad. Add it to your omelet or bake kale chips by cutting up small pieces, mix with some olive oil and salt and bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees.

For my workout, I wanted to bring it back to the basics and create a functional, yet challenging circuit for you guys. As always, you can visit my exercise dictionary page for videos of the exercises in the workout.

functional training circuit

So your challenge this week is to eat more kale and try a functional training workout!

Have a great day!


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