Spring Tip #9 - Wear a Pedometer or Fitbit Watch

Apologies for the lack of a post last week, however I do have a good excuse! We welcomed a new baby boy to our family! We are now back at home and all settled so its back to business as usual :)

We all need motivation in some form or other when we are trying to be healthy, particularly when it comes to exercise. While having a freind or family member to help keep you motivated is great, it is not always practical particularly if they don't live nearby and you don't speak to them everyday. 

Another way to get motivated is to wear a pedometer or electronic step counter such as the fitbit. Watching your steps climb as you go through your day until you reach your goal is a great way of staying motivated and pushing yourselves that little bit further.

There are many varieties of these gadgets on the market now and some have apps that you can download on your smart phone, these allow you to link up with your friends who also have them so that you can see how many steps they are taking for a bit of healthy competition!

Hop online to do a bit of research to see if there is one that is right for you. 

This weeks recipe is a little bit of indulgence, a lovely way to end a spring bbq and makes good use of the delicious strawberries that are out at the moment.

Low-fat strawberry mousse

  • Place boiling water in a small heatproof jug. Sprinkle over gelatine. Whisk with a fork until gelatine has dissolved. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat egg white and sugar until soft peaks form.
  • Place yoghurt in a bowl. Gradually add gelatine mixture, whisking until well combined. Fold egg white mixture through yoghurt mixture until just combined. Spoon mixture into a 6 cup-capacity bowl. Cover. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set.
  • Top mousse with strawberries. Serve. Enjoy!