Don’t Forget Your Prescription

Your exercise prescription is more vital than you might think.

We’ve all heard exercise helps you live longer. But a new study goes one step further, finding that a sedentary lifestyle is worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. Shocking? It shouldn’t be. We need to move. Our bodies need it, our minds need it, our mood needs it, and our longevity depends on it.

Researchers studied 122,007 patients who underwent exercise treadmill testing at Cleveland Clinic between January 1, 1991 and December 31, 2014 to measure all-cause mortality relating to the benefits of exercise and fitness. Those with the lowest exercise rate accounted for 12% of the participants.

The study showed that being unfit on a treadmill or in an exercise stress test has a worse prognosis, as far as death, than being hypertensive, being diabetic or being a current smoker. It (not exercising) should be treated almost as a disease that has a prescription, and the prescription is exercise.

Bottom line- get moving. Fit exercise into your schedule. It’s (probably) more important than those other things on your “to do” list. And if you are missing ideas on what to do to get moving, let me know. We can work together to figure out the best plan for you.

Click here to read the full article from CNN.com.

Have a great week!
Meryl

 

Featured Recipe

Toffee Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Toffee cinnamon oat bars

At our recent Montreal Entrepreneur Mom’s group meeting, our host prepared these for us and boy were they a HIT. She must have double or tripled the recipe and we finished them all. Hot tea, masterminding, and these bars… beautiful! These would be a great sweet tooth addition to your meal prep this week. Enjoy!

1 TBSP ground flax
3 TBSP water
1/4 cup plus 1 TBSP coconut oil, softened
2 TBSP almond butter
3/4 cup coconut sugar (I used 1/2 and was still delicious)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup oat flour
3/4 cup oats
3/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup chocolate chips

Find the full recipe and directions from Oh She Glows, click here. 

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