All tagged Healthy Living
Are you aware that your nutrition and diet choices can help to reduce the severity of symptoms prior to your period? Food cravings, irritability, fatigue… It’s not uncommon to hear of women experiencing these symptoms before their period. In fact, these symptoms have a name which you may have already heard of – “PMS” or premenstrual syndrome. PMS is not a well-defined term, but essentially refers to a wide range of symptoms that occur 1-2 weeks before menstruation, and diminish 1-2 days after the period starts.
If you’re like me, the warm weather has likely got you spending more time outside, whether at the cottage, at the beach or on a patio, in the company of friends and family. And with these activities, it is likely you are enjoying a drink, or a few. While having some drinks in moderation is no biggy, being unaware of our drinking choices can get in the way of our health and fitness goals. This can mean not being conscious of how much we are drinking, the types of drink choices we are making, and what happens before and after we drink.
I always preach that food is essentially our best means of self-care. What you choose to put into your body will influence how you feel both physically and mentally. If you prioritize consuming enough fruits and vegetables and eating regularly throughout the day, you may be amazed by the difference proper nutrition can make for your health and wellbeing.
You’ve heard it over and over again… breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Some of us live hard to this mantra and never skip an AM meal, and for others, just the thought of eating something in the morning is a no-go. If you’re in the latter group, are you missing out on benefits or potentially causing harm to your health?
You’ve finished your workout and it’s time to get some food in you to recover those tired muscles. If you know a few things about exercise nutrition, you are likely aware that your post-meal fuel should always include a serving of protein. But do you know why protein is important, and are you making sure you are getting enough?
Travelling, whether it’s for vacation or a work trip, typically throws us off of our usual routine. But, that doesn’t mean we need to throw everything out the window. Finding the balance between enjoying new foods and experiences on a trip, while still maintaining activity and a nutritious diet, helps us feel our best. I’ve learned over the years that it does take some extra work to maintain that balance, but it is worth it.