Healthy Grease Monkey | Choices Matter
We are all so quick to grab our phone. Many are maniacal about keeping surfaces clean, but how many remember this?
I’ve suffered from the lack of energy spiral. I feel a bit tired today, so I choose NOT to exercise or exert any effort and sit on the couch, or at the computer working and surfing what’s new on “faceplace.” Before you know it, its been a couple of months since you’ve worked out, your energy levels have plummeted and you feel as if you can’t drag yourself off the couch!
The antidote is simply the polar opposite. Get up and move! Even if it’s just to the end of your driveway, down the stairs and back up a time or two… Just start moving and those energy levels will begin to move more in the positive direction.
I dealt with depression for years, one of the things I found was that my energy levels went up and my depression levels began going down as I would move more!
It’s a new year and may have pledged to get into better health! According to JustStand.org sitting for long periods of time can be compared to smoking.
- Sedentary lifestyles increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. “For people who sit most of the day, their risk of heart attack is about the same as smoking.”~ Martha Grogan, Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic
Here is a quick video with some tips to combat that “Sitting Disease.”
Here is a few of the statistics provided on JustStand.org!
As a busy mom, I frequently look for ways to accomplish more in less time. Cooking is an area where I can easily do this. I like to make the most of my time in the kitchen, so last night, I prepped some beans for the crock pot today.
It doesn’t take any additional time soak twice as many beans, so I soak enough to make more than one bulk dish. Last night, I soaked 1 pound of small reds, 1 pound of black, 1 pound of light red kidney beans in my larger crock pot.
This morning, I’ve got both Chili and Refried beans in dueling crock pots. You don’t have 4 crock pots in your possession? (Yes, I may have an issue with crock pots.) Not a problem. Make chili today and cook those refried beans tomorrow. Just put that helping of soaked beans in the fridge and cook ’em tomorrow. 🙂
(Looking to kick the nutrition of your refried beans up a notch? Grab some Moringa leaves from a tree and throw them in right before you put in the fresh beans.)