We all know that too little exercise is not good for our health but a new Australian study is showing that too much sitting can be bad for our waistlines too. Making exercise a part of your life takes planning and work. But there is an easy fix to sitting less. The study showed that breaks while sitting at the desk or sitting on sofas were good for people’s hearts and waist lines!
So for some time I have been trying to stand more when on phone calls. Does Pavlov’s dog ring a bell?! Hey, just trying to create a new lifestyle habit so it’s worth a try right?!
Another thing I have been doing is setting up my laptop on the kitchen counter and check e-mails while standing. So find ways where you can make habits to stand more often and share with us what you are doing.
Today’s recipe is a FITatudes all time favorite. Although FITatudes is on sabbatical, the recipes aren’t so enjoy!!
Sweet Potato Smoothie
½ of a large baked sweet potato
½ cup plain organic yogurt
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
¼ cup applesauce
¼ tsp of Pumpkin Pie Spices. If you don’t have this spice, use 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus pinches of ground allspice, ginger, and nutmeg
½ tsp of vanilla
2 tsp local honey or 1 tsp local honey and 1 tsp of molasses
½ cup of ice cubes
½ tsp flaxseed meal for good quality fat
½ tsp stevia if you like it sweeter
½ tsp orange or lemon flavor ~or~ 1 tsp lemon juice
Put all in a Blender and Serve – YUMMY!