Daily Archives: June 30, 2018

Six Steps To Staying Healthy For The New School Year

You need to make a daily schedule of all the tasks and stick to it. Your body requires a regular routine in order to stay healthy. Initially it would be difficult to wake up early, but it is very important that you wake up early and exercise regularly. Even if you have a small walk or jog in the morning, it gives you fresh oxygen that helps your body and mind stay energetic throughout the day. Try this tip just one day, and you will see the results for yourself. Just write down your daily schedule and stick to it.

Oatmeal is the quintessential healthy breakfast. Pair that with the protein from an egg, milk’s calcium, cinnamon’s antioxidants, and natural sugars and you will never miss the other eggs.

Step Two: Exercise for 30-60 minutes. I know exercise is the last thing on your mind on a busy holiday, however it is worth your effort. You will negate some of the extra holiday calories and your metabolism will climb even higher.

Fiber is especially important to a diabetics diet. We should have fiber, along with Vitamin D, Calcium, and Omega-3s at every meal. (The guidelines for these 4 particular fat-fighters are a good idea for anyone, diabetic or not.) Here are a few examples of the fiber content of some common foods: 1 medium apple = about 3 grams, 1/2 cup fresh raspberries = 4 grams, 1 cup cooked fresh spinach = 4 grams, and 1/2 cup chickpeas = 6 gram. In reference to the above tidbit, this is why it is important to eat whole-grain breads.

Time management skills – Developing good time management skills and being aware of how you use your time is extremely important for your success. First you will need to develop a study plan and set aside a set amount of time of study hours per week. Are you more productive in the morning or at night? Figure out the time of day when you are most productive and use that time to study for your exams.

Fruit smoothies – A good breakfast at any time, but especially on a hot summer day. Use fresh or frozen fruits and berries such as bananas, strawberries, raspberries or any other fruit you like.

I’ll be willing to bet you are overweight. Most of us are. Whether it’s a few extras pounds or a whole bunch, we’re fat. The fast food giants and junk-food manufacturers spend billions convincing us to eat their food. Even the so-called reduced fat kind are filled with calories. So we just eat more of those anyway, thinking we are cheating the scale. Restaurant portions are huge and my wife and I usually bring half home. But the rest of you don’t. So, what am I saying here? I’m saying that you have to stop whining and do something before you end up like my wife and mother. If not, you’ll get heart problems, cause liver or kidney damage, retain clogged arteries and as a result, produce a shortened lifespan.

The Holidays and winter have a way of “adding inches” or help you “retain water” during this season! You look forward to looking your best. Unfortunately, your schedule is brim-full of late night parties. And that means flowing cocktails and “I lost count” volume of fingerfoods. So you try on that rockstar skinny jeans, and you suddenly realized that you need to loose 10 pounds – fast! So the quick solution: Crash diet!?