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Feb 25

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month! The theme this year is “Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle.” Feeling inspired but not sure where to start? Here are a few great ways to build a healthy lifestyle:

Make Smart Choices. Do you know what’s really in your food? How many calories? How many nutrients? The more you know, the wiser your decisions can be. If you’re shopping in the grocery store, look at the Nutrition Facts labels of foods before you put them in your cart. If you’re dining out, look up the menu online.!

Eat and Drink Fewer Calories. Keep empty calories to a minimum and focus on foods like fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, lean protein sources, low-fat dairy products, and whole grains. These are all keys to a healthful and balanced diet that’s rich in nutrients.

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Remember to Exercise!

When you exercise regularly, you reduce your risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease while increasing your chances of sleeping better and living longer. Plus, physical activity can help you manage your weight.

If you haven’t been exercising at all, talk with your doctor about ways to start slow. Go for a walk with a friend or try a beginner exercise class.

If you start slowly and keep going, you’ll reap health benefits and reduce your risk of injury or burnout.  Find ways to make exercise fun. Meet up with a friend, join a gym class, or find new places to explore. The possibilities are endless! What works for you?