“Motivate yourself. Are you using work, stress, life, the weather, or whatever reason for not moving – it’s time to stop. No more excuses. Do yourself a big favor and start moving today so you can continue to move tomorrow. Being sedentary increases your chances for coronary heart disease among other illnesses. 20 minutes of movement per day means you can live a healthy active life well into retirement. If that doesn’t motivate you, what will?”
Red curry paste gives this tuna dish spiciness and depth of flavor. The sweetness from the vibrantly colored accompanying salad balances the heat and adds a burst of fresh flavor to the meal. Use less curry paste, if you prefer.
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 tuna steak and 1 lime wedge)
- 4 (6-ounce) sushi-grade tuna steaks (1 inch thick)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon red curry paste (such as Thai Kitchen)
- Cooking spray
- 4 lime wedges
Prepare grill or pan fry
Sprinkle fish with salt. Combine olive oil and curry paste; brush over fish. Place fish on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with lime wedges. Serve with: Edamame and Roasted Red Pepper Salad
Amount per serving: Calories: 224 Calories from fat: 0.0% Fat: 3.4g Saturated fat: 0.5g Monounsaturated fat: 2.5gPolyunsaturated fat: 0.4g Protein: 42.1g Carbohydrate: 2.3g Fiber: 0.5g Cholesterol: 78mg Iron: 1.1mgSodium: 436mg Calcium: 361mg
Established habits are hard to break… It doesn’t take much to get up and move.
While it may seem unavoidable to spend so much time being sedentary there are little changes that you can make to counter the negative effects of being sedentary. This VOX link is an excellent post about the emerging science showing the dangers of sitting all day — and the health benefits of increasing the amount of time you spend standing or walking on a daily basis. Have a look, it’s a life changer.