For a lot of us, this (LONG) Winter season has served as a great opportunity to get back on our fitness schedules. I know for me, it was entirely too cold to venture “off-schedule” unless it was absolutely necessary. I went from home to work, hit the gym then went right back home. On weekends, I tried to do only things that were essential like grocery shop and the occasional visit with family.
If you think sneaking in a workout during your lunch break is a guilty pleasure, think again. Research actually suggests that mid-day workouts can increase mood, energy, and productivity, and we’ll go ahead and argue that all of these things are good for you and your company’s bottom line.
There’s a reason why some health insurance companies and more and more employers are willing to pick up the tab for gym memberships. Regular workouts can save you a trip to the doctor, decrease sick days, alleviate the need for expensive prescriptions and improve your overall productivity and quality of life. Indeed, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise and the Medical Fitness Association announced their collaborative Exercise is Medicine Solution in 2016. That effort seeks to encourage physicians to prescribe exercise as medicine and use fitness as a primary defense against disease.
The fall season is here! And if you feel like you need a break from the sugary (but delicious!) apple cider and apple cider donuts, then may we suggest that you go for the apple’s healthier offspring, apple cider vinegar.
You got it down! The perfect meal to get the exact amount of nutrients you need to meet your daily requirements. For example, you meal-prepped for the entire week and have the same menu on repeat. But, is eating this “healthy” meal going to lead to problems down the road eventually? Is mixing up your diet necessary to stay on top of your health? Let’s dive in.
Chia seeds are one of nature’s tiny treasures. The little black seeds provide huge health benefits and transform easily into an unbeatable breakfast. Chia seeds are full of Omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants, protein, iron, magnesium, zinc, and calcium. The seeds come from a plant called Salvia hispanica that’s found in some deserts. It’s thought to be native to Central America and is related to mint.