Family time is important for everyone and can be a great way to bring joy to those at home. Meal planning, cooking and sitting down to a family meal can give everyone a chance to catch up on the day, make plans, discuss concerns and joke and laugh. Families are busier than ever but take a few days out of the week to sit down and enjoy your family, a home cooked meal and some great conversation.
Nutrition and family meal planning can get challenging at times but Marc’s and their vendor partners have great resources to help you make your weekly meal planning and make grocery shopping easier and on budget. Visit www.dole.com or www.kraftfoods.com for easy meal planning ideas and ways to stretch that grocery dollar even further. It does take planning but a little effort can go a long way. So reach out for help from our friends at Dole and Kraft and let’s get ahead of some great summer meal ideas.
Epsom salt and baking soda can be a great addition and healthful benefit to a bath. The benefits of Epsom salt, which by the way is not a salt but magnesium sulfate, can help relieve inflammation and pain, detoxify, ease stress and promote restful sleep. Want to soak away some worries and pain, jump into a warm Epsom salt bath today. It’s also great at detoxification.
A little vitamin D can go along way so now that the weather has warmed let’s get outside for some outdoor fun and exercise. A little walk or throwing a ball with the kids can go a long way to helping lead a healthy lifestyle. Devoting just 20 minutes a day to some light exercise may help with circulation, lower blood pressure, boost your metabolism, boost your mood and strengthen your muscles. So let’s get moving and see if we all can fit in 20 minutes of exercise every day.
Grilled salad and veggie burgers may sound out of the question but there are some great ways to incorporate some easy seasonal healthy living ideas into your everyday life. Let’s start by doubling up those veggies. Look for easy ways to increase the seasonal favorites like adding spinach to your egg scramble or having some cut fresh produce on hand for you afternoon snack and by buying seasonally you will save money too! Park far away and take the stairs. These two easy tips can go very far to reaching your 20 minute daily workout. Ride a bike, walk the dog or join some friends at the park for a little Frisbee. It won’t take long and you will have some healthy living fun weaved into your everyday routine.