Slique Fitness Tip: Cardio

0 April 25, 2012 - Archive

A successful weight management program consists of two main pieces; Nutrition and Exercise. The Slique Kit tackles the nutrition side, now it is time to look at exercise. This week, we will be focusing on one of the essential activities for healthy weight management: Cardio. Choose one of the following exercises to do each day to enhance your transformation.

•    Walk for 30 minutes per day
•    Run for 30 minutes per day
•    Bike for 30 minutes per day

Change it up! By using a variety of cardio exercises we avoid the monotony we may feel when exercising. Wherever possible, avoid treadmills and stationary bikes. Get out into the world, use different routes for a change in scenery, and enjoy your exercise routine!

In addition to exercise, eating healthy is crucial to successful weight management. The recipe below provides a light, healthy alternative to unhealthy snacks that will support your Slique transformation and on the path to changing your diet for the better!


Butternut Soup

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 onions, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 lbs butternut squash, peeled & cubed
4 cups vegetable broth
2 drops clove
3 drops nutmeg
1 drop cinnamon bark

In soup pan, sauté onions, garlic, salt & pepper in olive oil over medium heat until tender.  Add cubed squash and cook for 3-5 minutes.  Next, add broth and bring to a boil.  Boil on medium-high heat for 25 minutes or until squash is fork tender.  Remove from heat.  Using a hand mixer, puree until smooth.  Stir in oils.  Allow oils to infuse into soup for 5-8 minutes and then serve. Soup can be garnished with a spoonful of yogurt.

Makes about 5 ½ cups

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—Steven Garner, North Americas Marketing Project Manager

  • I personally like adding a touch of chilli to any type of winter vegetable soup! Works great with butternut squash, pumpkin, parsnip etc.

    As to the exercise, outdoors is definitely better than indoors! Plus trying to work these simple exercises into a daily routine makes it far easier. For example, walk or bike to work one day a week, or leave the car at home for short journeys. You won’t need to “find the time”, and you’ll still have your leisure time free to try new exercises.

  • Jennie Clark

    Thank you for the recipe. I’ll be trying it soon. I wholeheartedly agree with avoiding indoor treadmills and bikes. I personally feel happier when I’m walking outdoors.

  • Elizabeth Skala

    Sautéeing with cocoanut oil is a far better choice. It does not break down. Save the olive oil for salad dressing (cold application).

  • I am beginning my exercise this week. I am going to use the robotic toning tables to get my muscles ready for more exercise. With 2 knee replacements on the same knee in 4 yrs. I have been very sedentary. I am looking forward to walking the 30 min. and/or swimming. Steven thank you for this yummy sounding healthy recipe:)

  • We enjoy roasting the butternut squash first in the oven to draw out its rich flavour then adding organic apples for extra texture.

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