Spring is finally here, which combines National Nutrition Month, National Frozen Foods Month and World Health Day. What does that mean for you? Well, it means you’ll not only be bombarded with healthy eating and exercise advice, but you’ll also see lots of deals and steals on frozen foods in your local grocery stores. So how do you cut through all the noise and figure out what is actually healthy for you?
The Calorie Control Council has some great tips to help you make a good plan of action this month and beyond.
First, let’s start with nutrition. It’s something that’s very closely tied to our time and budgets, but it doesn’t have to be insanely expensive or time-consuming to get the healthy options you need.
Here are a few tips:
Now, for that whole exercise thing -let’s be honest about that with ourselves. How often are you getting exercise? If your answer is less than two days per week, it’s time to get moving!
Whether you’re doing weight and cardio circuit training at the gym (which can burn some serious calories in a short amount of time), walking at the park or your neighborhood, or even doing cleaning and yard work on the weekends –it’s time to up the ante. Set and stick to some realistic exercise goals.
Here’s a clever tip for anyone with an awful commute from work: Find and join a gym that’s close to your office. In the time it would take you to sit in traffic, you could be blasting out a really good workout that relieves stress and burns calories. Oh and by the time you’re done, traffic will be too. You can just cruise home –thus saving more stress and gas!
Take these tips and see how much you can accomplish for your body this spring and throughout the year. Remember, it’s your body and it’s always worth the extra effort to keep it healthy.
National Nutrition Month® is a federally registered service mark of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.