You know Sitting is the new disease, right? Sitting too long really takes a toll on your body. We were born to move, not sit for hours on end. High blood pressure, blood clots, weight gain, stiff joints are just a few of the effects sitting has on our bodies. I found this diagram of just how sitting can affect the body and thought it was worth a share. Just another reason to get up and move!
What do you think?
For those of you who are "locals" and regulars to my Fit in 50 (minutes) Bootcamp style class, this is what you did today! Whoop, Whoop! If we missed you this morning, hope to see you on Wednesday for a similar calorie burn!
(and yes, this is a terrible photo of my skin!)
Best Post-Workout Recovery Treat! (And I say treat because it is that good)
I've been asked just how I make my protein smoothies, what I put in them, what I like, so here's a quick run down. The fruit/vegetable content depends on what I have fresh on hand. Lots of folks, I know, use frozen fruit, but I choose to use what I have fresh on hand. Also, if I am making to share with the Husband I leave out any greens as he won't touch it! If it's just for me, I may include a handful of either fresh spinach or kale. Again, it depends on what I have fresh in the veggie drawer.
My usual on hand fruits are a combination of banana, pineapple, blueberries, strawberries, peach, apple, raspberries.
A typical smoothie looks this:
1 Handful of Ice put in bottom of blender
1 Scoop of either Vanilla Juice Plus Protein Powder or Vanilla
1/2 Cup Strawberries and/or
1/2 Pineapple or Peach
1 Cup of Coconut Water (OR 1 Cup Almond Milk)
This normally makes enough to share with the Husband or to save some for later.
If you are sitting to read this, GET UP!
Have a great day!
Fitness instructor and self-professed “fitness nerd” Marla-Deen Brooks is a wife, mother of three boys, three dogs and a leopard gecko. See more from her at Marla-Deen-Fit.net.
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