1. The more calories burnt, the better the workout.
False. A workout that you enjoy and keep coming back to is best. Exercise should focus on how you feel. Counting calories takes you away from that.
2. If you did not sweat, it was not a good workout.
False. Sweat is our body’s way of cooling us down. All bodies are different. Some people sweat a lot and some people do not. If you do the same workout as a friend, and they sweat more, the health benefits are the same.
3. If you are not super sore the next day, then you did not work hard enough.
False. Feeling too sore is not a sign of a good workout. If you get adequate sleep, fuel yourself well, stretch, and hydrate, you should not feel super sore after a workout.
4. You need to work out for at least an hour for it to be effective.
False. You may not always have a set amount of time to commit to exercise. Exercise is about using what time you do have to move in a way that is enjoyable to you. There is no minimum requirement. Some days may be 10 minutes and some days may be 60 minutes. All are effective.
Information gathered & adapted from: Train Happy by Tally Rye, https://www.nihr.ac.uk/.
No Bake Carrot Cake Energy Bites
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1/3 cups raw pecans, chopped
1 Tablespoon flaxseed meal
3/4 cup almond butter
3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup carrots, grated
1/3 cup raisins
In a large bowl mix together the oats, pecans, and flaxseed meal.
Next, stir in the almond butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well mixed.
Add in the grated carrots and raisins next.
Using a medium sized ice cream scoop, form the mixture into bite size balls.
Place each bite onto a baking sheet and refrigerate for an hour then enjoy!
Serving Size: 2 bites
Nutrition Information per Serving: 12 grams total fat, 1 grams of saturated fat, 16 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 4 grams protein, 10 milligrams sodium, 190 milligrams potassium, 8 grams sugar
Recipe adapted from: https://cookeatshare.com/recipes/no-bake-energy-bites-carrot-cake-878277/external