Healthy Tips

Cover Your Bases Three things to make sure you have in your daily workout routine:
1. Aerobic Exercise
2. Strength Conditioning
3. Stretching for Flexibility

Revved-Up Energy Boost your morning workout with a glass of juice; Eat a breakfast full of whole grains and fruit or fruit juice; Stay hydrated, keeping a water bottle at your desk at work; Limit your caffeine intake.

Good Morning! Start your day with a steaming bowl of oats, which are full of omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium. This fiber-rich superfood can lower levels of LDL (or bad) cholesterol and help keep arteries clear.

Just ¼ cup of almonds contain nearly 25% of your magnesium DRV, plus is rich in potassium, manganese, copper, vitamin E, selenium, and calcium. In fact, a quarter cup of almonds has almost as much calcium as a quarter cup of milk.

Go Dark Darker green vegetables contain more Vitamin C than lighter green vegetables.

Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also act as a "nutrient booster" for your meal by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein.

Ants on a Log A stalk of celery only contains 10 calories plus, the human body uses more calories digesting celery, so celery is said to be a great snack, especially with peanut butter & raisins.

Walk it Off Just 30 minutes per day of walking is enough to keep your heart ticking, prevent weight gain and encourage moderate weight loss.

Have Salmon Year-'Round Super-rich in omega-3 fatty acids, salmon can effectively reduce blood pressure and keep clotting at bay. Aim for two servings per week, which may reduce your risk of a deadly heart attack by up to one-third.

Sweet Summer Pickings Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are all full of anti-oxidants and inflammatories, which reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer.

Eat your Veggies Eat 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day. They're healthy and packed with fiber, which means they fill you up; and when you fill up on fruits & veggies, you're less likely to eat other high-calorie junk foods.

King Nut When it comes to nuts, the walnut is king.  It's a great source for healthy Omega-3's which protect the heart, promote cognitive function, and reduces inflammation for asthma, eczema, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Proper Nutrition While it may not be true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, it may just lessen concerns about often overlooked problems that could arise due to a lack of essential vitamins.

Protect Your Heart Choosing a diet rich in whole grain foods may help reduce the risk of heart disease.

One Small Step A regular walking program can help reduce blood cholesterol, lower blood pressure, increase cardiovascular endurance, boost bone strength and burn extra calories.