How High-quality Nutrition Fuels your Body for Life
If you go by the headlines, it can be hard to know what good nutrition looks like. Is fat good or bad? Do you eat carbs, or skip carbs? Do you just eat protein all day? Here’s a common sense and straightforward list of the nutrients you need to fuel your body properly.
To nourish your body, you need macronutrients, in larger amounts, and micronutrients, in smaller amounts. The three macronutrients are fat, protein, and carbohydrates, and you need all three for good health. Micronutrients are the vitamins and minerals, and you need those in much smaller amounts. They can be found in a wide variety of foods.
First of all, let’s talk about fat. Although fat has long been on the list of things not to eat, the truth is that your body needs fat. It provides fuel, it powers your brain, and it is part of every single cell in your body. It helps your body make hormones and absorb the vitamins and...
How Can Employers Support Employee Health?
If there is one thing that is becoming clear through this pandemic, it’s that our health is vital. It is vital to the way we want to live our lives, vital to supporting our families and communities, and vital to keeping our economy humming along. It is not enough to count on modern medicine to swoop in at the last minute to save us. It is up to us to work on building our immune systems and prioritizing our health.
Preventative health is not complicated. There are simple habits that support health by addressing sleep, nutrition, hydration, movement, and stress management, but sometimes it is hard work to establish these habits, and to sustain them. Having support at home and at work can help make these habits stick.
If you are an employer, you may be wondering how to encourage your employees to work toward better health as it becomes clear that healthy employees are an asset to any company. If you are...
RECOVERY for every area of your life
Whew! It is possible that, what with one thing and another, 2020 has brought you something to recover from. Whether it’s illness, job loss, stress, virtual schooling challenges, isolation from family and friends, tough business decisions, reckoning with social upheaval, or the loss of your regular routine, there is a lot going on these days. This might be a time to focus on the ways you can support your mind and body in the process of recovery.
Convalescence refers to a period of time to regain strength and health after an illness. In our “push through it” culture, it’s a bit of a lost art. But recovery is an important part of growth and healing, and knowing when and how to rest and nourish can be key to actually moving forward. This applies to illness, stressful events, transitions, and even to exercise!
Here are some tips for how to embrace recovery and support yourself during that...