Wellness Wednesday – Recapping National Nutrition Month with Nurse Lauren
Hi there, Nurse Lauren here with your Wellness Wednesday tip! It’s the last Wednesday in March, so let’s recap all we have learned during National Nutrition Month on how to keep our bodies healthy by making good choices to eat! Following these tips will help you maintain a healthy weight. Avoiding being overweight can decrease your chances of developing chronic diseases, for example heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. Making good choices today about what you eat with the addition of exercise can keep your heart healthy for years to come.
Tip #1: Always eat breakfast! It’s the best way to start your morning. Think of that first meal as fueling your body and giving you energy for the rest of your day.
Tip #2: Eat every two to three hours. Good snacking between your meals will ensure you aren’t starving when you sit down to a meal. Feeling starving can lead to some not so healthy food choices!
Tip #3: Drink water all day. Before every meal, every snack and even in between!
National Nutrition Month is a celebration created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (@eatright) This month long awareness campaign promotes education and information focusing “on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.” The foods you choose to fuel your body with can make a difference in your day and in your life.
To learn more about the importance of eating healthy and how to prevent diseases that can result from bad eating habits, you can refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For healthy options for what to eat throughout the day check out my Healthy Meals infographic below for all the information you need.
This is Nurse Lauren, contributor of NursesNOW, signing off with your Wellness Wednesday tips. Remember to follow all of these strategies (eat breakfast, healthy snacks throughout the day, and drink water) to keep your weight and body healthy!