- Be active for 150 minutes each week. Plan it and track it!
- Write your WHY where you will be reminded of what you want to accomplish.
Challenge: Nourish yourself! Make it a point to eat well this week and think of a way you’d like to improve your eating habits.
There are soooo many benefits of eating well; you’ll have more energy, stronger bones and muscles, and you may reduce the risk of serious health issues such as diabetes or heart disease.
Build a better brain! A 2015 study found that certain nutrients in food may help with your memory and protect against dementia. Look for foods that contain:
- vitamin D, vitamin C, and vitamin E
- omega-3 fatty acids
- flavonoids and polyphenols (phytonutrients found in fruits & veggies…and wine!)
Think About It: So… how much do you know about the food you eat? Do you read nutrition labels? Know the correct portion sizes? Do you eat the RAINBOW? …and I am not talking about Skittles!
Because this challenge is FOR YOU – I am only here as a guide – what do YOU want to accomplish with food? What we put into our bodies is so important – give yourself some time to think about a food goal.
Eat more fruits & vegetables.
Cut out excess sugar.
Swap out snacks for healthy choices.
Have a meatless meal more often.
Eat out less.
Fun Fact: May 22 is National Vanilla Pudding Day!
Vanilla is rich in antioxidants and can help heal the body and boost its immune system. Want a healthy take on Vanilla Pudding? Make a pudding with chia seeds! Chia seeds are also loaded with antioxidants and are full of fiber and protein. Try this recipe to celebrate National Vanilla Pudding Day!
Have a happy, healthy week!