National Nutrition Month, celebrated in March, stresses the importance of a balanced diet and exercise. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics promotes the transformative powers of healthy food choices. Nationally, 41.9 percent of adults are considered obese, with a BMI over 30, created by what we eat and how little we move. Check your BMI: at https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm
MARCH towards better health.
- Shift your mindset realize health eating more than willower.
- Eat right: minimal processed foods, more vegetables, whole grains, fish, lean meats, foods with live probiotics.
- Eat Less: refined grains, starches, sugars, cheeses, soda and alcohol.
- Control your environment: eat at home using available using non-process foods, use smaller plates, increase your water.
- Get Moving: “Sitting is the new smoking” Stop! Find any activity you enjoy, start slowly, increase to 150 minutes of vigorous exercise per week.
- Optimize Sleep. If you take more than 15 minutes to fall asleep, take a look at your “shutting down” activities.
- Manage Stress. Find time to unwind, consider deep breathing, meditation, talk with your doctor about what is causing your stress.
MARCH towards optimizing your overall health by starting a long-term healthy eating plan, that you can LIVE with every day for the rest of your life!