Happy New Year!

We hope the end of the holiday season and start to 2015 find you even healthier and happier than last year. This time of year brings new opportunities for us to have a healthier 2015 in mind, body, and spirit.

It has been said that food is the most abused anxiety drug and exercise is the most underutilized anti-depressant. During 2015, we encourage you to make healthy food and exercise choices like these:

  1. Don’t Skip Breakfast. When you skip breakfast, your body goes into survival mode. It thinks you won’t feed it and holds on to calories. Starting your day with a fruit and protein smoothie, an egg white omelet, or other combination of protein and carbohydrates stimulates your body to burn calories. You will be more alert and less likely to get the afternoon slowdown.
  2. Get Moving. Whether you’re heading back to the gym, walking with a friend, or taking yoga classes, exercise is good for your mental and physical health. It increases endorphins, the happy hormones, helping you feel less depressed and more focused. If you need some encouragement, ask a friend to be your accountability partner and check in with them on your progress. We recommend at least 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week.
  3. Shift Your Mindset. We’ve all had a case of the shoulda couldas; how you handle it is up to you. Rather than focusing on what you should or could have done, focus on creating a positive future for yourself. Find people and resources to help you get from where you are today to where you want to be, whether that’s a workout partner, a personal trainer, or a financial coach. It’s up to you.

May 2015 bring you positivity and good health!