Life Health & Wellbeing

Friday 15 November 2019

Karl Henry's body focus: Shun the sofa

Karl Henry
Karl Henry
Karl Henry

Karl Henry

The smarter our homes are getting, the less work we have to do. While the dishwasher works away in the background, we can be plonked on the couch. By spending more time at home, your waistline will be getting bigger. Now I'm not suggesting that you don't stay at home at all, but do look at how much time you spend there inactive.

Aim to spend less time in a low-activity environment and plan to do more outdoors. That way you will become fitter and healthier, with a lower resting heart rate and a smaller waistline. This week, start with 15 minutes a day and see how you feel!

Chocolate protein bars

Make these bars in a batch to bring into work or to the gym for after your session.

You will need

3 cups uncooked porridge oats

4 teaspoons honey

40g peanut butter

1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon

4 scoops of chocolate protein powder (lowest sugar possible)

½ cup mixed chopped nuts and seeds (flax, almonds and linseeds are my favourites)

1 large tablespoon shaved coconut

1 large tablespoon wheatgerm

Wax paper


Heat the peanut butter on medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring well. Mix in the rest of the ingredients, stirring well until the consistency is firm. Place the wax paper on an ovenproof dish. Spread the mix evenly into the dish, flattening the edges with a spoon. Refridgerate until set and cut into bars. Freeze extras to store.

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