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7 Ways to Make No-Bake Energy Bites

Today, we’re diving deep into the world of energy bites, everyone’s favorite meal prep snack recipe!

Energy bites are a great healthier treat, packed with protein thanks to a nut butter base, chia seeds and ground flax. They are sweet enough that you feel like you just had a treat, and filling enough to keep you going when you’re on empty.

Not only that but they are so convenient to grab on your way out the door.

Swaps in this no bake energy bite recipe:

  • honey and maple syrup are interchangeable
  • natural nut butters are interchangeable, however non-natural nut butters are not recommended for this recipe (they don’t set properly and are overly sweet)
  • if you don’t have coconut oil, try an extra tablespoon of nut butter
  • if you can’t find ground flax, add 2 extra tablespoons of rolled oats

Storing your no-bake energy bites:

  • Short term: Store in a sealed container in the fridge.  Your energy bites are good for a week or so.
  • Long term: Store in plastic bags in the freezer.  Freeze on a cookie sheet for one hour before transferring to a ziplock plastic bag in the freezer.  *Remove as much air as possible before sealing the bag*
  • To thaw: place in the fridge overnight
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Healthy Lifestyle

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17 Reasons to Avoid Stress & Effective Stress Busters

You know stress is bad; it feels horrible and can affect nearly every aspect of your life. But do you know exactly what kinds of physical effects stress can have on your body?

Good news: There’s an infographic that explains it all! While you may know anecdotally that stress isn’t good for you, you can see from the information below that its long-term effects can be truly devastating. So try some meditation or some yoga, and let us know what you think!

 

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Stop the Negativity

Thinking negatively is second nature to a lot of people.

We often do it and don’t even realize we are doing so. But has it gotten to the point where others have criticized you for being negative?

Learn how to stop being negative and how to be less critical of others by building the 37 habits to stop negativity forever. #infographic #change #wellness #mindfulness #happiness #stress #mindset #selfimprovement #habits

Negative thoughts make you feel unpleasant. It certainly takes some practice to stop negativity and start having a positive outlook on life.

But if you are able to change your perspective on things, you will be able to live a more fulfilling and purposeful life. Start with the steps mentioned in this article and see what changes they make in your overall well-being.

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7 Tips for Surviving Joint Pain While Traveling

The worst thing we can do to ourselves before vacation is get crammed in our seat on a flight for hours or driving in a car with no room to move. I’ve been there, but it comes at a cost. We end up having that unwanted joint pain and aches that won’t budge and you end up being irritable. It leads to unnecessary anxiety and stress. Plus the other members traveling aren’t having any fun hanging around you right now. Keep in mind, it’s even harder to tolerate joint pain and achiness in colder climates. That’s why you want to keep your joints limber with the following key factors.

Here are some techniques to helping you relax and enjoy the ride:

Hacks to Help You Relax & Enjoy The Ride!

  1. Get comfortable- Ask for a pillow or bring a back roll. Get up periodically and walk around the cabin, or train. Make vehicle stops to get up and move around plus if you’re maintaining your hydration levels, you’re stopping frequently for bathroom breaks. Especially pertinent to those with arthritis. Adjust your seat to have some room to let your legs stretch, which will provide some relief in such a crammed area. Choose an aisle seat to gain that extra flexibility to get up versus being a bothersome to others in the row. If you are suffering from a knee pain condition, you might want to choose an aisle bulkhead seat, which provides additional leg room. Plus booking connecting flights will aid in the additional activity that your joints need to keep them from stiffening up.
  2. Driving to the destination- If you don’t mind the long car trip, opt for driving instead of flying to give you some relief on your joints. You have more flexibility in your seat options. Plus if you have another driver who can take turns – it can alleviate the pressure of staying in the same position and you are able to move the seat all the way back. Keep in mind, there’s always cruise control and therefore less bending at your knee. Considering a brace might be beneficial to compensate for the injured ligaments and provide relief.
  3. Physical Activity- Provide the extra stability in building your quadriceps muscles with strength training. Of course, it doesn’t happen overnight, so you would want to encorporate a routine several months in advance.
  4. Carry along enough medication- So you are prepared for the entire trip and place extra in another bag, in the event of lost luggage.
  5. Medical Condition- If you have been diagnosed with a medical condition, update the airline prior to your trip to accommodate you with providing you a wheelchair and early boarding. Also airline personnel is there to help you carry your luggage or assist with the overhead bin, if needed.
  6. Booking a flight- Ask about getting one with less passengers to give you additional flexibility. Considering you most likely have the achy joints in the morning, you will want to consider a later am or afternoon flight.
  7. Heat or Ice- Bring along whichever option works for you on your flight or car ride to give you some extra relief. Use heat wraps or bring a reseal able bag as the flight attendant can provide you with the ice.
Preparation is key to any successful trip – stay active whether it’s walking or swimming, while maintaining appropriate stretches to keep your joints limber and ready for the next trip. Maintaining a healthy diet, including dairy, fruits, grains, and vegetables can provide antioxidant benefits. Encorporate foods with that provide you nutrients such as oranges, cabbage, spinach, and tomatoes. This will support the creation of cartilage and by ensuring you have the essential amount of milk daily will provide you the additional support of calcium to increase strength in your joints. Always make sure you are hydrated and eliminate processed foods and sugars as the inflammation spreads in the body. You should supplement with Omega 3 fatty acids, such as fish or walnuts. Ensure you are getting the 6-8 hours of sleep to help reduce fatigue, and stiffness in your joints.

Simple adjustments can make any trip worthwhile and easier to enjoy when you don’t have lingering pain taunting you. It also provides you with less pain in the future as the ligaments are getting adjusted to strength exercises and a well-balanced diet. It can only to your longevity and quality of life.I hope this article finds you in good health!
Sources:
https://www.everydayhealth.com
https://www.arthritis-health.com
http://www.athletico.com

About the Author

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Connie Stoltz-McDonald is an Integrative Nutrition-Certified Health Coach, CPT, Wellness Educator, and Blogger, whose passion for living a healthy lifestyle has become her mission through helping others achieve a balanced life. From her passion for writing, she is excited to announce her first book release titled “Healthy Lifestyle- The inside secrets to transforming your body and health.” If you’d like to get a copy, you can connect with her at
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