March 2015 Newsletter
Happy March! As we all know March is National Nutrition Month. It is a time where we should evaluate how healthy we really are. Are we getting all the proper vitamins and minerals in our daily diet? Are we getting our recommended weekly exercise? These are all questions we need to be asking ourselves this month. Luckily, in this month’s newsletter we will be giving you helpful tips to leading an all around healthy lifestyle!
The goal of this month is to get everyone to get back to basics: “consuming fewer calories, making informed food and nutrition choices and getting daily exercise. The goal is to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote overall health.”
Here are some healthy recipes featured on AllRecipes.com that are quick, easy and most of all, nutritious! A healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner so that every meal of your day can be filled with nutritious value.
|Breakfast: Crunchy Berry Parfait|
|Get your daily dose of fruits in the morning with this delightful parfait!
|Lunch: Winter Green Salad|
|Dinner: Chicken with Garlic, Basil and Parsley|
|This delicious dish has few ingredients and a short prep time. Everything you are looking for!
2015’s National Nutrition Month’s Slogan is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle”. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says that you can achieve this overall healthy lifestyle by implementing regular exercise into your routine.
Many people get confused about how much exercise is recommended to lead a healthy lifestyle. Adults are recommended to get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week and two days of muscle strengthening activity for major muscle groups. The Center for Disease Control offers some examples of this:
- Speed Walking
- Water Aerobics
- Casual Bike Riding
- Playing friendly doubles tennis
If you are interested in a higher-intensity aerobic activity, it is recommended that you get 75 minutes per week along with two days of muscle strengthening activity for major muscle groups.
- Jogging or running
- Swimming laps
- Bike riding fast or on hills
- Playing basketball
- Playing singles tennis
Getting into exercise routines is very tough, but it can be much easier if you buddy up! Joining a gym with a friend or signing up for fitness classes can increase the likelihood of you sticking to an exercise routine. Also, no exercise is too small! If you can take 15 minutes of your lunch break to take a walk or even doing some leg lifts while you are sitting at your desk!