The start of the New Year is the perfect time to get back on track with eating healthy. For most of us it is easy to lose sight of your resolutions, but with these helpful tips you’ll be sure to stay healthy:1. Control your portion size
Downsizing your dishes is a great way to cut out extra calories. Try using a smaller plate or bowl; this will help make your portions seem larger than they are.
2. Stay active
It’s always important to stay active. Go for a walk. Ride a bike. The opportunities are endless. Aim for around 30 minutes every day.
3. Cut out the processed foods
Processed foods may seem low in calories, but they can be filled with tons of hidden ingredients that are bad for you. Stick to the fresh fruits and vegetables.
4. Take care of your skin
The sun does lots of damage to your skin over time. Regular facials can help reverse the effects of sun damage. It’s also important to wear sunscreen every day, even when it is cloudy.
5. Think positive
Always think positive and expect good things from yourself! Just by changing the way of thinking, you’ll be looking in be mirror at a much healthier you.
Here’s to a healthy, happy new you!
Combine ROYGBIV in your New Years resolution to brighten up your diet. Eating a variety of fruit and vegetables representing all colors of the rainbow gives off antioxidants that help protect your body from harmful compounds.
Red/Pink fruits and vegetables protect against prostate cancer and heart diseases. Try a Quinoa & Smoke Tofu Salad with tangy fresh flavors to add red/pink on your plate. Green helps reduce the risk of cataracts and atherosclerosis. Broccoli with Caramelized Onions & Pine Nuts is high in vitamin C and A. Purple food item, such as blackberries and eggplant, prevent inflammation. Apart from standard recipes, Roasted Eggplant Dip goes well with pita chips.
Eating right along with weekly massages throughout the year helps your body stay in tiptop shape. For more information, visit http://www.massageenvy.com.
The new year is finally here and many of us have already begun contemplating a personal list of resolutions for the New Year. As expected, some of these goals will fall by the wayside after only a month or two. With the holidays behind us, now is the time to get focused, set realistic goals and finally let 2012 be the year of the Resolution Revolution!
Whether you are focusing on healthy living or organization, tying a personal meaning to your resolution will help make your goals more attainable. Do you want to kick your smoking habit because of all the health hazards? Have you knocked out foods with high cholesterol because of your family history of heart disease? Understanding the long-term benefits of your resolution will help keep you on track.
Seek motivation by telling family and friends of your progress and realize that results take time. If you find yourself struggling to reach your personal goals, reevaluate your resolutions without giving up completely.
The most important thing to remember is that you can achieve your New Year’s resolutions by staying focused and maintaining a positive attitude each and every day. From all of us at Massage Envy, we want to wish you a New Year filled with good health and wellness.