Monday, September 21, 2009

Feel Better Now

-Sometimes we all get stuck in a rut. With the changing of the seasons now is a good time to change ourselves for the better. Check out these four key topics to better yourself.


Have lean protein & two colors at each of your meals.

Lean protein – healthy nuts, fish, chicken, turkey, edamame, all natural peanut butter
Two colors- fruits and vegetables

Bread- if you must have it, look for fiber content of 5 grams per slice. Remember each slice is 80-100 calories, bread raises blood sugar and contributes to weight gain.

Artificial Sweeteners- Avoid. They make you crave carbs and sugars. Since they have been developed the world has not gotten smaller.

Omega 3 Fish Oils- Helps to promote healthy cells in your body.

Improve Work/Life Balance

Rest/Reflection- schedule in rest and thinking time for yourself. Write it on the calendar.

Keep Connected- initiate daily communication with a relative or friend. Keeps you interested and aware of others.

Compliment- Compliment others on their good deeds, accomplishments, and/or good qualities every day.

Listen To Your Heart- if you want something, pursue it.


Get Moving- be active throughout your day. Park farther away, take the stairs, walk the long way around….just because you can.

Half-hour power- walk, cycle, swim, hike 30 minutes everyday

Weights- in addition to aerobic activities, weight train to maintain bone density and add muscle strength.

Sleep Better

Caffeine – avoid caffeine and sugary snacks 12 hours before going to bed. They can cause lots of dreams and restless sleep.

Relax- take a 10-15 minute stroll prior to hitting the sack or take a hot bath

Adequate amount- try to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night.

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