Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Exercise Tip #2

Don’t Give Up!
You may have to try out various forms of exercise and different routines to find what works for you personally. Don’t give up or get discouraged if your planned exercise regimen fails. Try something different and continue to try new things until you find what works.

Reference: Exercise tips from the American Heart Association

Friday, July 26, 2013

Free Health Screenings

Mark your calendars ladies!!! Harmons Grocery Stores will be holding some FREE health screenings as part of Be Well Utah's Health week. The screenings will take place in different stores the first 3 Saturdays of August. Details about the event hours and locations below:

Saturday, August 3
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Harmons District Store
11453 South Parkway Plaza
South Jordan, UT  84095
(801) 495-5402

Saturday, August 7
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Harmons South Jordan Store
10507 S. Redwood Road
South Jordan, UT 
(801) 446-9984

Saturday, August 10
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Harmons Brickyard Store
3270 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 
(801) 487-7736

Monday, July 22, 2013

Exercise Tip #1

There are a variety of activities especially in Utah that can be considered “exercise”. Exercise can be anything from swimming, biking/cycling, jogging, skiing, tennis, to dancing and walking. The list is endless. The important thing about exercising is finding something that you enjoy and works for YOU!

Find what works for YOU!
In my own life, I have discovered that going to the gym and just working out on my own is not as effective for me as going to an exercise class at the gym. I really enjoy the classes and I am more motivated to go. I also believe I get an overall better workout. Now just because that is what works best for me doesn't mean it is what is best for someone else. The important thing is to find what DOES work for YOU!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Improving your Eating Habits Part 8

8. Reinforce your new, healthy habits and be patient with yourself.

Habits take time to develop. It doesn't happen overnight. When you do find yourself engaging in an unhealthy habit, stop as quickly as possible and ask yourself: Why do I do this? When did I start doing this? What changes do I need to make? Be careful not to berate yourself or think that one mistake "blows" a whole day's worth of healthy habits. You can do it! It just takes one day at a time!

Improving Your Eating Habits - CDC

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Farmers Markets

It's summertime! With this new season among us, it's a great time to check out your local farmers markets and pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables! Click here to find a Utah farmers market in your area.

Savor the flavor of seasonal vegetables and fruit!
Buy fruits and vegetables that are in season for maximum flavor at a lower cost. Visit your local farmers market. Or check your local supermarket specials for the best-in-season buys.

Source: 10 Tips Nutrition Education Series

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Improving your Eating Habits Part 7

7. Replace unhealthy habits with new, healthy ones. For example, in reflecting upon your eating habits, you may realize that you eat too fast when you eat alone. So, make a commitment to share a lunch each week with a colleague, or have a neighbor over for dinner one night a week. Other strategies might include putting your fork down between bites or minimizing other distractions (i.e. watching the news during dinner) that might keep you from paying attention to how quickly — and how much — you're eating.

Here are more ideas to help you replace unhealthy habits:
  • Eat more slowly. If you eat too quickly, you may "clean your plate" instead of paying attention to whether your hunger is satisfied.
  • Eat only when you're truly hungry instead of when you are tired, anxious, or feeling an emotion besides hunger. If you find yourself eating when you are experiencing an emotion besides hunger, such as boredom or anxiety, try to find a non-eating activity to do instead. You may find a quick walk or phone call with a friend helps you feel better.
  • Plan meals ahead of time to ensure that you eat a healthy well-balanced meal.