Susan Bowerman, Director of Herbalife Nutrition's Global Nutrition Education and Training, advises on how to redirect to a healthy lifestyle
2020 has been a different year. The situation lived made many people to love and make bread cease to be anecdotal to become a hobby with which to be distracted. This, added at the time temporary closure of the gyms, caused a change of routines and, therefore, the abandonment of some healthy habits. How can you redirect this situation and return to a healthy lifestyle? For Susan Bowerman, director of Herbalife Nutrition's Global Nutrition Education and Training, the key is to make small changes in routines that favor a healthy diet now and in the future.
Keep cooking at home healthy
A positive aspect of spending more time at home is that more and more people are encouraged to cook. Even if the restaurants are open, cooking at home allows you to include more nutritious foods on a daily basis, such as more variety of fruits and vegetables, foods that contain healthy fats such as olive oil, avocado and fish, whole grains rich in fiber or lean protein sources, including vegetable proteins. Experience in the kitchen with fresh ingredients and new recipes can make eating healthy is delicious and fun.
Food as a source of energy
Healthy eating helps to maintain an adequate weight. But what benefits does a balanced diet bring? A diet that provides good nutrition means obtaining the necessary nutrients, vitamins and minerals along with macronutrients, to help the body work as best as possible. From the improvement of emotional well-being to the maintenance of the organism, through the reduction of bad cholesterol, which is a threat to the heart, the advantages of eating healthy are multiple.
Enjoy healthy food to take
Home delivery is on the rise, not only because it allows you to enjoy at home the food of the favorite restaurant of each one, but also because it also supports proximity shops. But this option, which often relates to fast food, can also be adjusted to healthy diets. It is important to take the necessary time to review the entire menu offer, so you can choose those dishes that include many vegetables and lean proteins. Some restaurants also have nutritional information, which can help you choose better.
Preparation is the key
Working from home, snacking or unhealthy meals are more accessible and therefore you can easily fall into temptation. However, developing and taking a healthy snack takes the same time if you have all the necessary products. Saving carrots and celery cut in the fridge and binding them in humus can be a healthy solution to chop between hours. Other fast and healthy snacks are a bowl of fresh fruit or a blend of banana proteins. Meal planning can take a long time, but ensures that a healthy feeding plan is tracked throughout the week. Having a refrigerator, a freezer and a well-stocked pantry can help in that task. In addition, healthy cereals, such as whole rice or quinoa, can be prepared in advance, and have several vegetables ready to eat. As for proteins, chicken breasts and fast-food such as tuna or salmon, vegetable burgers or canned beans can be used. With all these options, taking a healthy diet throughout the week is much easier. Venta de Minerales
Focus on general welfare
Healthy eating is indispensable, but it is also a balanced lifestyle. To keep stress at bay, it is important to look at all aspects that improve well-being. If you do not have a nutrient-rich diet, it should be supplemented; and hydration is important to maintain balanced nutrition. Exercise also improves the health and quality of sleep.
Mental health also plays a fundamental role in well-being. Stress is a factor that contributes to the development of heart disease or obesity, among others. Establishing a daily routine that pays attention to nutrition, exercise, sleep properly and mental rest will promote widespread well-being.
Connect with people who follow a healthy lifestyle
When it comes to making changes in diet and weight loss, a support community can make the difference. Finding people who share the desire to adopt a healthier lifestyle or lose weight, and connecting with them can help make those lifestyle changes. Try to share favorite healthy recipes, talk about challenges, take responsibility for each other and cook together – even remotely.
In addition, this social connection can reduce levels of anxiety and depression, regulate emotions, increase self-esteem and empathy and improve the immune system, especially after a year in which circumstances have led to a higher level of depression.
Reinvest time in things you enjoy or find new hobbies
Participating in activities that we enjoy and learning new things impact the health of the brain and stimulates it, so even if it is difficult to find time to bring them to an end, these actions must be prioritized. Experiences such as volunteering, taking dance classes or learning a new language to travel to dream destination, are a source of motivation that allows keeping the mind occupied and protects from fearful anxiety.
The last year has been a challenge to many levels. Having gained weight, having done less exercise of due or having left aside the healthy feeding plan are not a reason for punishment, it is always in time to start again. Eating with proper nutrients and performing physical activity regularly are healthy habits that should be maintained, as they are one of the best things that can be done by yourself to stay strong and healthy.
‘Can we recover our old habits?’ Herbalife Nutrition gives 7 food tips that will help return to normal
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