The beginning of a new year offers us all a fresh outlook and opportunity to start the year with optimism and new expectations. With the holidays behind us and new goals in front, we’ve rounded up five tips for a healthy and fit start to the new year!
by the Team at Fry’s Food Stores
1 Eat real food
This means eating food in its natural state. Organic vegetables and fruits are filled with antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals — basically everything we need to support a healthy body. Eating a wide variety of different-colored fruits and veggies is always a healthy choice.
2 Eat healthy fats
Healthy fats are important for providing energy, healthy cell membranes, and hormone balance. A great short list includes all organic: avocado, coconut oil, olives, nuts, seeds, unheated olive and flax oil, clean salmon, nuts and seeds.
3 Find exercise you enjoy
Find an exercise class or program you genuinely enjoy, and work toward incorporating more of it into your daily routine aiming for at least 30 minutes most days of the week.
4 Stay hydrated
Dehydration lowers energy levels and brain function. Our body is about 60% water; drinking enough water maintains fluid balance, which transports nutrients, regulates body temperature and digests food. Try infusing your water with fresh herbs or fruit to give your H2O an invigorating upgrade!
5 Limit sugar intake
As with salt, it’s important to take note of the amount of “hidden” sugars that can be in processed food and drinks. For example, a single can of soda can contain up to 10 teaspoons of added sugar! Some tips to reduce sugar intake include limiting intake of sweets and sugary drinks such as fizzy drinks and energy and sports drinks.
Best of luck this New Year as you aim to transform into a new, healthier you!
Fry’s Foods offers in store and online services to help you stay well, like free virtual consultations with a dietitian and the OptUP app.
Visit www.frysfood.com/health/info for more health and wellness inspiration.