Workin’ It

Working out is a wonderful thing! Moving your body, makes you feel full of life. Even if you are not able to eat right every day, getting your heart rate up is such an important part of staying healthy.

Once you hit a point when after working out, you feel like your energy is sustained for a few hours, then that is when you start to think of exercise as a necessary, daily energy boost, much like people and their coffee.

I also believe in making exercise FUN! Here are a few things that I like to do, or that I hope to do to really WORK IT!

Dance, Dance, Dance

Walking (a mile a day)

Jogging

Hiking

Biking

Rollerblading

Tennis

Hula-Hooping

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100 Best Health Foods #2: Avocados

Avocados are high in monounsaturated fats: good fats.

Avocados contain nutrients such as: vitamins C, E (maintain a healthy immune system and skin), and B5; folate, iron, magnesium, potassium

Avocados can help reduce heart disease incidence, cataracts and macular degeneration, and cholesterol levels

Recipe:

Edamame and Avocado Spread

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
  • 1 avocado – peeled, pitted, and cubed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • salt to taste

Directions

  1. Bring a pot with salted water to a rolling boil; add the edamame and cook 5 minutes. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  2. Combine the edamame, avocado, garlic, olive oil, lime juice, and salt in a blender or food processor; pulse until smooth.