Winter Work Out “Hacks” to Help You Meet Your Fitness Goals

December 15th, 2016  |  By:

The cold coupled with shorter days drives us indoors for longer spans of time in the winter.  This trend can cause us to become gradually less active, which cuts both into our mood and metabolism.

In other words, it’s natural to feel bogged down by the cold winter season, but you don’t have to succumb to the “winter blues.” Take extra steps to counter act these changes in weather to stay true your healthy living goals.

Make sure you’re already on track come spring time with these tips to overcome the excuses that we often use to wait till the weather becomes warmer.

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Fight The Cold

It can often be tempting to retreat back inside, under the covers or even curled up next to a space heater. If the cold is what has you doubting your resolve to work out here are a few things you can do.

 

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Five Tips to Build Family Fitness Habits

December 15th, 2016  |  By:

Make your fitness resolution stick by involving the whole family! A commitment to fitness helps build a stronger, healthier family unit — with benefits for every aspect of life:  not just for your physical health, but also for your emotional, social, and mental well-being, too.  Being fit can lead to:

  • A healthier body … with better resistance to common sniffles and “bugs” and with less risk for life-changing health issues, such as heart disease, some cancers, diabetes and osteoporosis.
  • More physical energy, physical strength and endurance … to do what’s important to you and your family, to protect yourselves in emergencies and to learn and be more productive at school and at work.
  • Looking and feeling your personal best … which builds self-esteem and self-confidence (something valued for adults and kids).
  • A sense of well-being … which encourages a positive outlook and stamina to handle the daily stresses, challenges and ups and downs of your busy lives.
  • Positive interactions with family and friends … which adds fun and a better quality of life.

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Move It! Eight Healthy Hacks You May Not Have Thought Of

December 14th, 2016  |  By:

Move it or lose it! Or, better yet, move it and lose it with these eight “healthy hacks” you may not have thought of before. Make a plan to incorporate these ideas all at once or one by one and you will see results. Small steps add up to a healthier you!

Park your car in the at the back of the lot.
Besides making it less likely that your car will get dinged you’ll also be guaranteed at least two long walks every day you work. You’ll also save yourself plenty of time and frustration trying to find the perfect spot.

Return your supermarket cart.
Similar to parking your car at the back of the lot, this is a very minor habit that will guarantee you another mini workout each time you shop.

Exercise Log Ideas from Abby H. via FB Bullet Journal Junkies Group

Exercise Log Ideas from Abby H. via FB Bullet Journal Junkies Group

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Stick with Your New Year’s Resolution with These “Healthy Hacks”

December 9th, 2016  |  By:

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2015) focus on food variety, flexibility and simple ways to shift to better nutrition. They also inspired these #HealthyHacks to help you stick with your resolutions this new year.

1. Get out of a breakfast rut. Instead of cooked oatmeal, switch to pasta as your “cooked cereal.” Blend low-fat regular or Greek yogurt with chopped fruit, cinnamon, and perhaps honey and mint. Toss with cooked and chilled pasta; top with toasted nuts. Dreamfields’ Fruit & Yogurt Elbow Salad provides 10 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber per serving to your morning meal.

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This Year, Try These 8 Pasta “Hacks” for Healthy Meals

December 9th, 2016  |  By:

Try these 8 healthy pasta hacks and stick with your new years resolutions

The new year is time to rethink our food choices and figure ways to make everyday meals healthier, even within our hectic lifestyles. A few healthy mealtime “hacks” can transform everyday foods into appealing, nutritious pasta meals – perhaps without mealtime hassle! What’s a hack? It’s simply a quick, creative solution for daily dilemmas.

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Making a Healthy Lifestyle Plan is All About the Small Things

December 9th, 2016  |  By:

Having a plan is one way you can make your weight loss goals that much more concrete and less intimidating. Today we’re talking about how it’s really all about the small things.

We’ve come up with a list of simple things you can do on a regular basis that will help you reach your goal. Many of them may seem minor, but the more of these positive, mindful eating habits you take on, the more likely you are to keep to a healthy lifestyle long term.

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Easy-to-Follow Resolution Chart: This year, it’s time for a healthy you!

December 9th, 2016  |  By:

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Have you set your New Year’s resolutions yet? Marketing research notes that health and fitness are the most popular New Year’s Resolutions … with weight loss ranking highest, followed by healthier food choices, then getting fit.

Set Realistic Goals, Take Small Steps

Now with hectic holidays over, holiday treats all gone, and a resolve for a new year (and perhaps a “new you”), now’s a great time to take sensible steps to ensure your health and fitness.  To improve your chances of year-long success, establish an action plan that’s realistic, pleasurable, and matched to your own needs and lifestyle:

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Thanksgiving Pasta Recipes

November 10th, 2016  |  By:

Thanksgiving pasta side dish ideas from Dreamfields pasta

Serve these delicious seasonal pasta recipes at your Thanksgiving table. Your guests will appreciate the unique side dish! For the kids (and kids at heart), whip up some Healthier Mac and Cheese in case the traditional Thanksgiving fare doesn’t tempt them as much as you might like….

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Healthy Pasta Month Week 3: “Marinara-Thon” Red Sauce Recipes

October 23rd, 2016  |  By:

Healthy Pasta Month by Dreamfields Week 3 Marinara Red Sauce Pasta Recipes

>>> Get all the recipes and giveaways on the Healthy Pasta Month calendar page.

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Healthy Pasta Month Week 2: Spice of Life Pasta Recipes

October 16th, 2016  |  By:

Easy to make spicy pasta recipes for Healthy pasta month by Dreamfields

Have you seen the amazing daily recipes, giveaways and surprises Dreamfields has been posting for #HealthyPastaMonth? It’s already Week 2 and this week’s theme is about the “Spice of Life.” All of the delicious pasta recipes we’re sharing this week kick up the flavor a notch with herbs and spices….

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