March 1, 2022

March Is National Nutrition Month

Fitness, General, Healthy Living, Leg / Vein Health, Nutrition, Weight Loss

As the weather starts to get a little warmer — we hope! — it might become easier for people to improve their physical fitness, as well as eat healthier. Early spring is the perfect time to regain focus on your well-being, especially with March being National Nutrition Month. We believe these seven tips will get you on the right path to living healthier today.

Be active.

While you don’t have to visit the gym every day to reap benefits, walking just 30 minutes per day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones and reduce excess body fat.

Drink more water.

Whether we don’t like the taste, we’re too busy or we simply forget, many of us struggle to drink an adequate amount of water per day. It’s important, however, to make this habit an essential part of your daily routine. Drinking sufficient water can help with weight loss, energize muscles, fight stress and boost skin health.

Control portions.

When you control your portions, you can get the benefits of the nutrients of food without overeating. Portion control can enable you to maintain a healthy weight, stay energized throughout the day, digest food easier and achieve better blood sugar control.

Prepare healthy snacks.

Snacks are sometimes essential to get through the day, so make sure they are healthy before indulging. Apples or celery with peanut butter, other fruits and vegetables, yogurt, oatmeal and mixed nuts are a few healthy ways to satisfy your hunger. 

Cook at home.

Cooking your meals at home can lead to healthier eating options and be more cost effective than dining out. An added benefit if you plan ahead: Cooking at home can enable you to meal prep for lunches and dinners during the week.

Add seafood to your diet.

We know not everyone likes the taste and texture of seafood, but there’s no denying the health benefits associated with this food. Seafood is packed with protein, iodine, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids. What’s more, when you eat seafood, you lower your risk for heart attacks and strokes.

Find balance!

Finally, having balance in your life is key to living healthy. Don’t go overboard with trying to practice healthy eating habits and exercise; it’s OK to have something sweet occasionally. Extreme discipline is not only difficult to maintain — it often sabotages your long-term success.

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