Getting enough sleep can boost your metabolism and immune system and make you more alert and ready to conquer your day. The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get 7-9 hours of sleep a night.
More details on the proven benefits of a good night’s sleep:http://longevity.about.com/od/lifelongenergy/tp/healthy_sleep.htm
No more soda or sugary drinks. These empty calories give you no nutritional value and the carbonation can make you bloated as well. Strive to drink more water for a healthier hydration level.
Check out this calculator to determine how much water you should drink each day according to your body weight: http://nutrition.about.com/library/blwatercalculator.htm
Take the stairs, park in a far-away spot or plan a daily walk during your lunch break to get your blood flowing.
Reader’s Digest came up with a list of 12 easy ways to get your feet moving more often throughout the day. http://www.rd.com/living-healthy/12-ways-to-walk-more/article18753.html
Participate in your kids’ daily play. Not only will they love it, it’ll keep you active and feeling young too.
The Ask, Listen, Learn Team wishes everyone a very happy, healthy, and active 2011!