Benefits of Walking

Who says you always have to do a hard workout? Health.com wrote a great article about the benefits of walking. We love taking a nice walk—to clear our heads and there are more health benefits then you think!

👟 It strengthens your heart. Walking for 30 minutes a day can help improve your blood pressure and reduce risks of heart disease and strokes.

👟 It can help ease your sugar cravings.

👟 It improves your brain health.

👟 It’s a mood booster, and if you’re at work, it gives you a break from your chair throughout the day.

PULL-UPS: You either Love Them or Hate Them

women doing pull ups at gym

Do you dread or love pull ups?

Regardless, it’s a great compound move that helps your arms, back, and core.
Other benefits include:

  • Functional strength: Dynamic compound moves can strengthen the relationship between your nervous and muscular systems.
  • Improve your posture.
  • Help relieve back pain. Constant sitting can increase the physiological load on your back. Strengthening your core and back muscles can help.

Interesting Ways to Eat Cauliflower

a stock of cauliflower

Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable, did you know it can be a substitute for mashed potatoes and rice?

Want to give it a try? Here’s a recipe for rice cauliflower.

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 425°
  • Cut the whole head of cauliflower in half
  • Cut out the core and break up the larger florets so they are all roughly the same size
  • Either use a food processor or box grater to break the cauliflower down into rice-size pieces
  • Spread the riced cauliflower onto a sheet pan and roast for about 15 minutes, tossing once halfway through

Ice Coffee Protein Shake

protein ice coffee

For all you coffee lovers, we have a delicious protein shake that you can make in your Blender Bottle.

It’s a great protein-packed pick me up to take on your day!

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups of ice
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (chocolate powder for a mocha taste)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 cup of brewed coffee
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk

Directions: In the order listed, add ingredients to your shaker cup, close the lid, and shake until smooth.

High Intensity Interval Training

HealthMetric women in a HIT class with yoga mat

High intensity interval training, or HIIT, consists of workouts that have short periods of intense exercise with recovery periods. We found some benefits for HIIT on the HealthLine website.

Interested in giving HIIT a go? Just take a look at the benefits!

🔥 Burn calories in a short amount of time

🔥 Your metabolic rate is higher after exercise

🔥 It can reduce heart rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar

🔥 Can improve your oxygen consumption

🔥 Helps you lose fat and gain muscle