Yes, you may not be able to give hugs to your family and friends, you may need to see them virtually over the computer screen from home – but it’s very possible to share moments with the people who matter to you most. Now is the time to make memories in a new way.
In times like this - with the holiday season approaching, our to-do list mounting, and the constantly changing state of the world impacting our day-to-day routine - when something needs to be cut from the list, we tend to sacrifice time for cooking & eating well… and instead reach for more convenient pre-made processed/ fast food to “save time”. We’ve all been there, and generally it leaves us feeling guilty and/or unhealthy after the festivities are all said and done. This year - already different in so many ways - we suggest taking a different approach...
Thanksgiving is around the corner, and as this holiday approaches this year, it is important to appreciate all we have more than ever. Yes, this Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the physical and mental wellness we have today.Family gatherings may be minimal and limited to your immediate family this year - however this shouldn’t prevent us from enjoying the moment and appreciate the delicious and comforting familiar meals. What does enjoying food with your loved ones mean to you? Food is much more than supplying the essential nutrients to your body.
We all know drinking water throughout the day is essential and is the best way to hydrate, but did you know that food we choose to consume also can help us stay hydrated while keeping us cool? Today we’ll be discussing the specific foods (and meals!) that will help you stay hydrated, as well as how you can incorporate them into our daily diet as the warm weather continues. We’ll also go over some tips to get your meals all ready to eat by doing some strategic prep ahead of time.
As many provinces expand their encouraged activity list, you may be planning to go on small trips and engage in new activities this season. A few of the more popular summer activities are going camping, swimming in lakes, or taking part in any kind of water activity - presenting imminent opportunities to don a swimsuit. For many, something that is ingrained in the back of our mind is the dreaded “bloating”! We feel you. Today, we’d like to focus on the topic of bloating - to explore what it is and why this happens, as well as how to prevent it from happening on a special day.
Introducing more anti-inflammatory foods into your diet will help support a strong immune system and your physical health overall. In comes turnips, the star of this blog. Turnips come in both purple and pale white varieties, are easy to find at most grocery stores at a reasonable price, and store well in cool and dry areas. To add to these great features, turnips are wonderfully versatile to use at home and have many nutrition benefits. Because of these highlights, we chose to focus on this praise worthy food in this blog.
Having some structure, routine, and a realistic and flexible action plans that makes us feel a little more in control at this chaotic time is important. Now more than ever, our dietary, physical activity, and recovery practices are of fundamental importance. Above all, what’s important is that you keep your end goal in mind and have failsafe strategies in place to beat the urge to veer off course... Bottom Line: both persistence in our actions and patience with our results are paramount on our journey to success.
Consuming a health promoting blend of protein, fats, and carbohydrates at regular meals throughout the day has a wealth of benefits – including keeping you comfortably satisfied until your next meal. And keeping things as simple as possible here is very important.
Whether you want to avoid putting on a few extra pounds before the years up, control your blood sugar amidst food & beverage-centric occasions, or you simply wish to eat and move so you feel in vibrant health each day, the holiday season can be challenging. But staying mindful of both your eating and moving habits can help you enjoy this cozy season to the fullest extent – while keeping your healthy living goals in check.
As we ease into a more structured way of life, are you short on ideas to keep those inspiring weekends in summer going with some gusto? Or maybe you want a fresh new recipe to feed those infamous 3pm hunger pangs? Whatever your meal idea needs, don't fret! We've got your back in this department.