In the pink: health tips to inspire you

By on December 20, 2010 at 10:45 AM

Posted in: Odds & Ends

With the holidays coming up, it can be hard to eat healthy — I’m glad to see that staying social helps with stress levels, though!  I thought I would share a few inspiring tips from GEICO Now magazine.

Stay healthy and, stats show, you’re likely to live longer; you’ll certainly live better.  In fact, why not think of it as another kind of insurance?

Here are 4 tips to inspire you:

  1. Familiarize yourself with nutrition basics.  There’s a lot of information out there and it always seems to be changing.  Talk to a pro — your doctor or a dietician — and get personalized advice that works for you.
  2. When you start a fitness program, write down your goals and reward yourself (with a new pair of running shoes, say, or a gym bag) whenever you reach an important benchmark.  This will help keep you on track and motivated.
  3. Get some shut-eye.  You know a good night’s sleep boosts your mood and immune system, but it may also do the same for your metabolism, reports Johns Hopkins University.
  4. What are friends for?  Your longevity it seems.  Various Harvard University studies show that staying social slows memory loss, reduces stress and cuts your risk of disease by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.

For more health tips, visit mayoclinic.com.

Well, I’m motivated!  If anyone has any other motivating tips for staying healthy, let me know.  And happy holidays!

4 responses to “In the pink: health tips to inspire you

  1. K.C says:

    Counting calories worked for me!  A 30 minute session on the elliptical equals 300 more calories in my budget.  That’s a lot and if you love food like I do, it’s a great motivator.

  2. angela phillips says:

    i rely on vitamins to help me not only do they give my strengh and engery but i get the nutrition i need without over eating. so i stress vitamins and water daily. esrically if you need engery for exercising.

  3. P.A. L says:

    I added yogurt to my diet.  Not only does it fill that craving for a snack but it is good for you, especially for women!!

  4. Ching-Sung Chin says:

    1. Routine exercises – I swim weekly, and do Tai Chi, Yoga, or any type of stretches daily.  I do those stretches (5 to 10 minutes) in front of my moniter daily (or hourly … *V* )

    2. Attend the Toastmaster meeting weekly - to socialize with friends, to set a goal of my communication skills and reach it, to learn more of the cultures/stories from members, etc.