Simple Tips for
Fitness Success

Exercise Daily
Get outside, go to the gym or jump in the pool. To realize the benefits of regular exercise you need to do it daily for at least an hour. You don't need to overexert. Moderate physical activity will result in benefits. You might have to do a higher-level intensity workout if you have a goal of losing weight.

Start by going on a brisk walk for an hour. Or, if you have the stamina, you can try jogging.

Tip: Always start with a mild warmup before any activity. Even if you just lightly stretch before heading out for your walk.

Also, be sure to stay hydrated.

Eat the Right Foods and Portion Each Meal
Stay away from sugar and refined carbohydrates—no matter how much your sweet tooth is telling you to go for that chocolate. The sugar from candy will not help you. Fruits & vegetables are the best thing to eat when getting into shape. Apples are great for satisfying that sweet tooth, and green vegetables such as green beans and broccoli keep the digestive system clean and running.

Foods that are full of protein (chicken, turkey, fish) and healthy nutrients will help keep muscles fit and ready for workouts.

Tip: Planning out your meals in advance is an excellent way to ensure that you’re getting the right kinds of foods. It will also help when you’re shopping for groceries.

Be Sure to Get Sleep
Sleep is one of the single most important steps to successful health and wellness. Most of us work eight-hour days or nights. It’s crucial to get sufficient sleep to keep the body aligned with your health goals. Six to eight hours of sleep can be sufficient to keep you going, but if you happen to feel tired at any point after coming home from work, then take a small nap before exercising.

Staying healthy and physically fit doesn’t have to be overwhelming, and nor should it be. Unless you have a goal of competing in a triathlon, keep it simple. Follow these 3 basics each and every day.

A Healthy Habits Reminder

Staying healthy and preventing the spreading of sickness can be a breeze if you follow these 3 best practices.

1 - If you or your family are sick, then stay home.
If you or your family are sick, then stay home.

Don’t spread what you have to others. Post-pandemic, this is one tactic that should be top of mind for all of us.

2 - Practice the proper etiquette.
Practice the proper etiquette.

Cover your mouth and nose if you need to cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow

3 - Wash your hands with warm water and soap often.
Wash your hands with warm water and soap often.

This should be your first line of defense. It is a tried-and-true tactic to fight against the spread of germs, bacteria and viruses.

Here’s to your health and wellness heading into the Spring.

Health & Wellness

This is a superfood smoothie! It’s a well-balanced meal in a glass—balance of omega fatty acids, protein, vitamins and fructose. It includes spinach, or kale, avocado, blueberries and almond milk. These ingredients are nutrient dense superfoods. Then to pack a final punch: yogurt loaded in probiotics, and bananas which are just plane delicious.

Blend the following ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana, chopped in small chunks
  • ½ cup blueberry yogurt, or vanilla yogurt plus frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup loosely packed spinach, chopped, or kale leaves
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • ½ cup almond milk

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