Next Class- Nutrition Lunch-in Monday February 10 12:00. This week we will discuss food labels and how to read them. Great way to really educate yourself on what is in the foods your eating!
Healthy Tips to Get You Back In It:
Change your mindset- one step at a time
No one likes change; it rarely comes easy. Slowly incorporating small
steps toward your goals overtime leads to huge changes in the long run.
Many people jump, headfirst, onto the diet bandwagon around the New
Year, but don't. Adopting too much change at once often leads to
burnout. Instead, outline your short-term goals, achieve them slowly,
and you'll soon find success.
Don't start your day with an empty tank. Eat a healthy breakfast every
day—packed with fiber—to get your metabolism moving and prepare your
body for whatever lies ahead. Studies show that a fiber packed breakfast
may also lower cholesterol levels.
Posture, Posture, Posture- When is the last time someone took a candid picture of you? Do you
notice yourself slouching in the image? Aging drags the shoulders
forward and the head down, putting undue pressure on your spine and
nervous system. But don't worry; you can start correcting your posture
today with this simple change: While at the computer, sit upright with
your head looking up at your monitor, instead of down, keeping your back
straight up against your chair and your feet on the floor. Adjust your
monitor so your eyes are level with the bottom of your screen.
For those in customer service you are on the phone the majority of your day. But cradling your
phone on your shoulder or tilting to one side throughout the day does a
number on your neck. Protect it by using a hands-free headset when
speaking to keep your head upright instead of off-kilter.
One healthy item
At every meal
make just one healthy choice. If you're eating fast food,
this might mean skipping the fries or choosing water instead of soda.
If you're eating at home, bump up your fiber intake by adding a veggie
or fruit to your plate.
Several recent studies show a clear relationship between how many hours
we sit each day and a decreased life expectancy. You don't need a gym
membership or fancy home equipment to be active. Park farther away from
your destination or take the stairs. If you sit at a desk each day, walk
around your office for at least five minutes every hour and consider
marching in place while taking phone calls.
Keep an open mind
Just because your doctor says something does not mean it's the
absolute truth. Do your own research about healthy eating, vitamins, and
the side effects of medications before taking action. It's imperative
to educate yourself and your family about health and wellness.
You work hard to ensure that your kids get the recommended hours of
sleep they need, but are you doing the same for yourself? Adults need
their sleep, too. According to a 2009
report, 50 to 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder. This year,
commit to getting the six to eight hours your body needs to rejuvenate
and heal each night.
Get quiet and breathe
Giving your mind time to rest through meditation or breathing exercises
allows you to release stress and let go of situations that are beyond
your control. This year, try a meditation class or taking ten deep
breaths when you notice a moment of stress or frustration. (see below for class schedule)
It's unavoidable—our lives are full of stress. Ward off its harmful
effects by getting regular exercise and eating healthy. BrickStreet offers an array of classes that will meet all of your fitness needs:
Hang with a healthy crowd
Your social networks have a huge impact on your life. This year,
surround yourself with people who you admire and build you up. Buddy up during Get Back In It and be accountable to one another.
BrickStreet Person of the Week:
Revon Jacobs- Information Technology Associate- North Carolina Office
Revons Goals for the Challenge:
- lose 40lbs
- lower body fat to 9%
- Qualify for Boston Marathon
Well Revon we wish you the best!! We will check back in with Revon at the end of the challenge.