Issue#: 051201

Welcome to Living-Free: Tips and Alerts,

I hope you enjoy this month’s issue where you’ll find:

  • Alerts: How to survive a sit down job?
  • Tips: Exercise equipment you can bring anywhere!
  • Health Bonus: Energy Snack Recipe

Monthly Quote:

”The physically fit can enjoy their vices.” -Lord Percival

Living-Free Alert: How to survive a sit-down job?

Does your daily activities require you to sit for long periods of time?

Many of us have jobs that do. To make matters worse, we sit during our commute in our cars, subways or trains.

When we get home, we rush off to get the kids to their extra-curricular activities, only to sit while we watch their game or activity.

Then we're home for the evening, to sit for dinner and/or help with homework.

Now, we're exhausted, it's been a long day, we simply want to sit and relax and maybe read a book.

Does this sound like your life?

Sitting all day long is extremely bad for your body and health, but unfortunately, this is reality for many of us. So I decided to put together some great tips to help you get off your behinds.

  • Stand up whenever you talk on the phone. Pace, if you will.
  • Every hour of continuous sitting, get up and go for a walk to stretch your legs. Grab a healthy snack or drink and if there's stairs available, use them.
  • If you work on a computer for most of the day and you happen to have a laptop, place it at counter height and stand while typing.
  • Throw in some squats, lunges or push-ups against the wall, every now and then.
  • Bring an exercise tube or hand weights to work, so you can take a quick break and do some strength training.
  • Eat your lunch at your desk and then use your lunch time to go for a stress-reducing walk and get some fresh air.
  • Go to your colleague's office/desk instead of calling him/her on the phone.
  • Always keep healthy snacks in your desk to avoid any unhealthy foods salespeople may bring in.
  • If you commute by train or subway, stand instead of sit. Be sure to hold onto the bar.

These are little things you can do each day that do not interrupt your work in any way, but your body and health will definitely notice a difference.

Visit my website to find out the benefits of exercise.

Living-Free Tip: Exercise equipment you can bring anywhere.

Sometimes it can be difficult to get some daily exercise, if you travel a lot or find yourself away from home for most of the day.

Thankfully, there are many exercise gadgets you can take anywhere. That's their purpose, you can easily stuff them in a small bag.

So whenever your away from home and have some spare time, you can throw in a quick workout. There's no excuses.

There is an exercise gadget for everyone, you can choose from exercise tubes, ropes, bands or weights and if you have access to a computer, tv or ipod, you can take along videos, dvd's or audio exercise programs.

One of the best exercise gadgets I have found are gravity straps. These straps offer such a great workout that I also use them when I'm home.

Gravity straps affix to the top of any closed door. You can perform countless exercises that offer a complete full body workout. A great workout and easy to travel with, what more could you ask for.

If you're interested in learning more about gravity straps, simply click here to check it out. Go Fit Ultimate Pro Gym

Extra Health Bonus: Energy Snack Recipe

These energy bars are great to have on hand for the times you need a energy boost or when you need "a little something" to get you to your next meal. Be creative and change the ingredients every time you make them.


  • 3 cups oats (gluten-free varieties are available)
  • ½ cup nuts or seeds (use your favourites )
  • ½ cup chopped dried fruit (use your favouite, I like blueberries and cranberries)
  • 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup organic natural honey
  • 1/3 cup nut butter (use your favourite)

Place the oats, nuts and seeds into a food processor and grind coarsely. Add this mixture to the dried fruit and ground flaxseeds.

In a saucepan, melt the nut butter and honey, over med-low heat. Add hot honey/nut butter mixture to the nut/fruit mixture and stir until well combined.

Spread the mixture in a greased 9x9 square pan. You may have to use moistened hands to press the mixture evenly in the pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown. Cool and cut into squares.


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