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Wellness

Embracing Health

February 5

Being a healthy weight is different for everyone.

People are biologically different, with different nutritional needs. A healthy weight is important for overall health and wellness long term. It has nothing to do with fitting into a certain clothing size.

Weight loss or weight management requires changes to our current lifestyle. But this doesn’t mean doing a 180 on your routines. Small tweaks to your day-to-day are all it takes while keeping the focus on nutrition, exercise, and getting enough water.

It’s vital that we eat foods that support our health like protein, healthy fats, and complex carbs. Think protein is going to bulk you up, ladies? Think again. Protein is required by every cell in your body. It aids in repairing and making new cells which can help fight infection and illnesses and keep your muscles strong and toned. Psst…did you know the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn? It’s a win-win for weight management.

Your exact protein needs may vary depending on your lifestyle but in general, the average adult female requires 45grams. Chat with an expert in-store at Nutrition House to learn more about what options are available and will work best to meet your needs.

We need water. And we need a lot of it. Water plays a vital role in your bodily functions yet most of us don’t drink enough of it. It’s also key to weight management. So why don’t we get enough? Some of us simply forget while others find water a bit bland. Setting reminders on your phone can help you increase your H20 consumption. Or, set goals like making sure you drink a set number of bottles each day. You can also spruce up your plain water with add-ins like vitamin tablets to add flavour while benefitting your immune systems.

Exercise can be daunting. But just 30 minutes of movement each day can have a tremendous effect on your physical and mental well-being and helps keep your weight under control and your health in check. If a half-hour is just a bit too much, break it up into smaller, 10–15-minute activities like stretches or weightlifting. Need more ideas? The on-staff personal trainer at Nutrition House can help you ease into any type of exercise with a few simple tips and tricks.

Getting healthier doesn’t have to be hard, but it does have to be a priority.

Rav Dhaliwal LPN, CHNP Willowbrook Blogger

Willowbrook Guest Blogger from Nutrition House

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