I read A LOT. If I'm not exercising, working, blogging or eating, I'm probably reading (actually, I read when I eat too). Although generally my preferred reading material is fiction, I just thought I'd share a few interesting health-related articles I have read recently. They are a bit of a mixed bag, but most are related to recent posts. I hope you find something you're interested in!
inactive life of an office worker, I found this article timely. There is a great infographic with lots of interesting information about the change in activity levels over time, but also has some useful information on the positive effects of being on your feet more. What I found particularly interesting was that even one hour of daily exercise can't compensate for the negative effects of inactivity if the rest of the day is spend sitting. They suggest even just getting up and walking for 5 minutes every hour can do you good! Better yet, why don't you try 5 minutes of skipping like I did? Although you might get some strange looks from your co-workers ...
dumbbell thrusters (feel the body burn!) and step up with bicep curl - I'm totally down with the compound exercises.
I'm missing from my current Lite'n'Easy plan. In this article, new research has uncovered "thylakoids," found in green plants, which are capable of making us feel fuller longer, say "no" to cravings, and even reach our weight-loss goals. Next time you make a smoothie, add some greenery. You won't taste it, but your body will love you for it!
As soon as I see the ingredient 'cacao' in a recipe, I have to stop and check it out. I love a homemade energy bar, and this recipe sounds yum, and super easy! I was thinking you could add protein powder instead of almond meal if you wanted to amp up your protein intake. If you try it, let me know what you think!
What is your healthy lifestyle mantra? Have you seen any useful articles or health information you would like to share? I'd love to check it out!