Nutrition Awareness Month

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Plan for lifelong health. Focus on the big picture — achieving overall good health — not just short-term weight loss. Embracing a healthy way of living for permanent, lasting changes is vital for creating improved health and wellness.

Wellness Rules to Live By
-Set one realistic health and wellness goal today (but don’t promise yourself too much)!
-Pamper your brain and fuel it well with carbohydrates like fruit, vegetables and whole
grains plus beneficial fats from nuts, seeds, fish and avocado.
-Eat at least three meals a day and plan your meals ahead of time. Whether you’re eating
at home, packing a lunch or eating out, an overall eating plan for the day will help keep
you on track.
-Make physical activity a regular part of the day. Choose activities that you enjoy and
can do regularly.
-Sit less today – stand while working with a standing desk, pace during conference calls
and walk at lunchtime.
-Make time for restful sleep. Aim for 7 to 9 hours every night.

Power Up
Breakfast gives you energy to start the day. A healthy breakfast is important for everyone. Get the morning nutrition you need. Power up with a healthy breakfast and you’re of to a great start!

Enjoy More Veggies
-Variety abounds when using vegetables as pizza toppings. Try broccoli, spinach, green peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms and zucchini.
-Grill colorful vegetable kabobs packed with tomatoes, green and red peppers, mushrooms and onions. And keep eating them for days, in omelets, wraps, sandwiches and as a quick dinner mix ins.
-Stock your freezer with frozen vegetables to steam or stir-fry for a quick side dish.

Eating on the Run
-Hunger can drive you to eat too much bread before your meal arrives. Hold the bread or chips until your meal is served. Out of sight, out of mind.
-Grabbing a quick dinner at the supermarket deli? Select rotisserie chicken, salad-in-a-bag and freshly baked bread.
-Always eating on the go? Tuck portable, nonperishable foods in your purse, tote, briefcase or backpack for an on-the-run meal. Try peanut butter and crackers, granola bars, a piece of fresh fruit, trail mix, single serve packages of whole grain cereal or crackers.