Fall Fitness and Food

The hodgepodge of fall food and fitness comes together in this episode, plus (bonus!) sound effects!

So what have we learned since last time? First, there is a continuous blood sugar monitor about to hit the market for personal use. It's called the Freestyle Libre Pro and could be available in the US as early as January 2018. It is a sensor worn for 10 days at a time. To see the blood sugar reading, users wave a scanning device over the sensor, which takes a blood sugar reading every 15 minutes. Cost will depend on insurance coverage, but has been around $150 per month in Europe, where it is already approved and in use. Currently, the Libre Pro is available through some physicians for a 14-day wear. Another tidbit to share, is especially for those who use the microwave frequently. To clean it out follow these easy steps:

  1. Cut a lemon in half and squeeze the juice into a microwave safe bowl, then add warm water to the bowl.

  2. Place it in the microwave and heat for 6 to 8 minutes. When the timer goes off, let it sit for 5 minutes.

  3. Remove the bowl from the microwave (careful, will be hot!) and use a damp sponge to wipe the mess out. No elbow grease required and the lemon smells amazing!

To spice up your fall fitness routine, we talked about ways to bring cardio indoors, with combined fitness programs like Orange Theory. Or if you prefer cooler temps and want to stay outdoors, grab your camera take pictures of fall foliage as you walk a local park. For the classic weight lifters, consider adding flexibility training to your routine. We typically do not miss good range of motion until it's gone (hello tight hammies!).

We all have our favorite fall comfort foods. There are many ways to make those comfort foods more healthy and just as tasty. Try these swaps:

  • Instead of pasta noodles, try spaghetti squash

  • Instead of double crusted potpie, just use crust on top

  • Instead of caramel apples, try apples with warm peanut butter drizzle

  • For potato soup, try using cauliflower instead of potatoes

For more healthy fall food swaps, click here.

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