Monday, January 30, 2012

Lazy Mondays

Do you ever feel lazy or warn out on Mondays.  Here are some easy tips that will help you keep on track with you healthy lifestyle but still not cramp your lazy style
  •  Lazy Move No. 1: Protect Your Ticker by Snoozing
Some researchers speculate that insomnia might trigger your body to release more of the stress hormone cortisol. High levels of cortisol have been linked with high blood pressure and diabetes, which are both risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
  • Lazy Move No. 2: Ward Off Weight Gain With Protein
By adding more protein to your dish could be your slim-down secret weapon. Past research has found that protein keeps you feeling full longer than either carbs or fat, so you can eat less and still be satiated.
Instead of . . . ½ cup granola with one cup berries (seven grams protein, 250 calories)
Try . . . ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese with one cup berries (15 grams protein, 131 calories)
Instead of . . . 1¼ cup mashed potatoes (five grams protein, 296 calories)
Try . . . 1¼ cup vegetarian baked beans (15 grams protein, 295 calories)
Instead of . . . six-inch pancake sans butter or syrup (five grams protein, 175 calories)
Try . . . one cup low-fat plain yogurt with ½ cup apricots (13 grams protein, 186 calories)
  • Lazy Move No. 3: Rock Out to Exercise Longer
Researchers at Brunel University in London found that runners who listened to upbeat, energizing rock or pop music (like Queen, Madonna, or the Red Hot Chili Peppers) exercised up to 15 percent longer — and felt great while doing it.
  • Lazy Move No. 4: Boost Brain Power With Chocolate
 A recent study found that those consuming the highest levels of chocolate had a 37 percent reduction in cardiovascular disease and a 29 percent reduction in strokes compared to those with lower chocolate intakes.

1 comment:

  1. great work...these are some awesome tips!