A high protein snack will not only control afternoon munchies but give you a boost as reported by researchers at the University of Missouri at Colombia. Try 3/4 cup of plain non fat Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon of chia seeds 1 teaspoon of Cocoa Powder top with 1/2 raspberries ( frozen or fresh) 160 calories
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Fail proof way to get in your 10 minutes every day
I do two sets of strength training exercises every time I go to the bathroom. I alternate upper body and lower body exercises every other day. My favorites are incline pushups and tricep dips using the bathroom vanity. Lower body favorites are squats, lateral lunges, single leg squats, and standing leg lifts. I also spend half my day (afternoons) at a standing work station at work. It helps with back pain and I avoid the afternoon slump.
No equipment needed and you hardly break a sweat. Three trips to the bathroom a day is your 10 minutes and you didn't have to carve out any time to do it or even change into your gym clothes!
I joined the gym at work and instead of spending my lunch hour sitting at my desk reading or catching up on e-mail, I work-out! It gets me through the afternoon slump, keeps me productive, and helps me resist a sweet afternoon snack.
I'm lucky to have a gym where I work, but it's not necessary. Any exercise break, would do. Sometimes for a change of pace, I walk the halls of my building with a co-worker or walk outside!
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