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Getting Fit at the Grand Canyon

Women That Get Paid to Be Fit

This week on social media, we highlighted some jobs for women who get paid to be physically fit or athletic.

Aerial and underwater feats are just some of the ways acrobat Kelly McDonald performs in her 10 weekly Vegas performances.

Aerial Acrobat

 

Melanie Douglass works on development projects for fitness related products, a job behind everything from yoga mats and running shoes to treadmills.

Fitness Product Development

 

Rafting guide Tess McEnroe spends 150 days on the river each year leading people on trips through the Grand Canyon.

Rafting Guide

 

Gaëlle Cohen is a Hollywood stuntwoman with 16 years experience in the business, specializing in fight scenes.

Stunt-Woman Extraordinare

 

Sunny Corrigan is a professional ski patrol who watches the slopes at a Colorado resort.

Ski Patrol

 

Marine biologist Andrea Marshall, PhD spends her days deep sea exploring in the Indian Ocean.

Marine Biologist

 

Diane Branagan is a veteran animal trainer, for TV shows like True Blood, films, and commercials, who has two decade of experience.

Horse Trainer

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Drive Thru Choices

Smart Eating in the Drive Thru

Fast food can be easy, quick, and affordable. And there’s going to be times, like running around after school and work, but before your kid’s big game, that you just don’t have time to go home and cook. But, you should be careful to eat smart when you’re running through the drive thru.

From 2007 to 2010, American adults got 11.3% of their total daily calories from fast food. And when many fast food meals pack a high-calorie punch, it’s important to make the smartest choices possible.

Tips for the Drive Thru

Don’t add salt.

Fast food places are already adding plenty of salt to their food, so don’t add extra from the shaker to your fries.

Pick smart toppings.

Ketchup can have quite a bit of sugar, but sauces like honey mustard and BBQ have even more, and mayo is high in fat. Mustard is the perfect low-fat condiment. And pick veggies like onion, tomatoes, pickles, and lettuce instead of cheese or bacon.

Pay attention to names and menu descriptions.

Things that are labeled deep-fried, panfried, basted, batter-dipped, breaded, creamy, crispy, Alfredo, or in cream sauce are going to be high in calories, fat, and salt.

Don’t assume it’s healthy because it sounds like a health food.

Some fast food salads, like those with crispy chicken, lots of cheese, and heavy dressings, like ranch, can have more than a 1,000 calories! Some burgers have as few as 250 calories. Pay attention to what’s on each item.

Skip the soda.

Drink water, tea, or even coffee instead. Even diet soda is not helping your health.

Look at ALL of the menu.

Some places serve breakfast all day that can have healthier options. Kids’ menus can give you smaller, lower calorie portions. And you can always ask to remove or substitute certain ingredients.

Use technology.

More and more menus are listing calories, but it can be hard to read that in the drive thru while you’re also trying to choose and order. But technology makes it easy to check calorie-counts and nutrition info online. Some places, like Starbucks, even have nutrition info on their app. Take a minute before you go or while you’re waiting in a long line to check what your healthiest options are.

Stop your cravings.

If you’re hitting up the drive thru because of a craving, not because you’re short on time, learn how to make healthier, cheaper, and delicious versions of your favorite takeout at home. Our Pinterest can help you learn how.

Fitness Magazine also has some great recommendations for what you should order at some of your favorite fast food stops.