March does not just symbolize the kick-off of a new season for the earth; it can also mark a fresh start for your body. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has declared March as National Nutrition Month, making it a great time to begin or continue to make healthy choices.
At mealtime and snack time, remember that the food that you put into your body is the fuel on which it runs. Would you pour bad quality gasoline into your car? Probably not. Yet, when it comes to the food we eat many of us consume what we know is not good for us. This month, make a conscious effort to evaluate every bite you take for the way it will nourish your body or inhibit it.
Complement healthy eating with regular physical activity. Try working in exercise, even just a 15-minute walk into your lunch break. Those short periods of activity will add up to yield overall improvement in your health. To really get moving, consider signing up for a 5k run/walk and train for it with your family and friends.
Remember to boost the health benefits of your physical exercise by fueling your body before and after. Opt for fresh fruit and vegetables and whole grains. Make sure you get enough protein each day and that you drink plenty of water. Not sure how much to drink? Divide your weight in half. That is the number of ounces you should consume each day.
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