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Tips On Healthy Cooking At Home

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Cooking a healthy meal requires one to make wise food choices!

Cooking a healthy meal requires one
to make wise food choices!

Cooking a healthy meal begins with one making the right food choices. The best of meals is comprised of organic natural foods and not the processed foods that people currently are so addicted to eating. The following are a couple of suggestions on how to make your meals a bit healthier.

Choose healthy substitutes. Learn to substitute unhealthy foods to health ones. For example if you are a die-hard fan of pizza, you can always whip up a healthier version of this Italian delicacy by using whole-grain dough for the crust and low fat cheese for the topping. Though all natural foods are good for you, but if you are trying to lose some weight, you could try cutting back on saturated fat like for example you could swap whole milk for skim milk and butter for olive oil. Additionally you could choose lean cuts of animal protein instead of the ones that are packed with fat. These tiny substitutions can save you a lot of calories!

Cook in bulk.  In order to stick to a healthy eating pattern, make it a habit to cook several portions of each meal and freeze of the excess for later use. This way your fridge is stocked up with healthy foods and helps you to avoid munching on junk instead.

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Advantages Of Workplace Wellness Programs

Workplace wellness programs can give the organization a great advantage in their operations and makes for happier employees.

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What Wellness Programs Involve

More and more businesses are implementing workplace wellness programs and have seen that these have been a good investment. This could involve having a company gym, eating plans and fitness education. Employees play an integral part in the company and when you have healthy, fit and happy employees, it will reflect on the work they do and increase productivity in the workplace.

It’s a Team Effort

Wellness programs are not only aimed at getting employees fit, but also to create camaraderie between employers and employees. Through healthy programs, they can strengthen their relationships and work in a more fruitful way. It is also positive when there are incentives given to outstanding performers in the workplace wellness programs. This will provide something the employees can look forward to each month and they will generally perform better. Also, since the employees will be healthier, it will also decrease the days they are absent from work due to illnesses.

There are also some disadvantages of wellness programs, and the main drawback is that not all the workers will want to participate in them. This can cost the business a lot of money and it can create a negative working environment. This will make working much more difficult. On the whole, however, the creation of the programs will be positive for the company. However, before you embark on workplace wellness programs its best to do your research, and include input from your employees.

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Maintaining Employee Health is Maintaining Productivity in the Workplace

Replacing coffee with water and fruits goes a long way in maintaining productivity in the workplace. Sometimes, it takes more than a shower to refresh the body; “An apple a day” as they say.

A healthy employee, in mind and body, is able to maintain productivity in the workplace. Not everyone has the time to eat breakfast and those who do just get it on the go from outside sources. A deep-fried hash brown may taste good, but is full of oil and the same can be said about the breakfasts of most other fast-food chains. Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day as it dictates the rest of your day. Keep these things in mind:

Provide food in your workplace.

Not just “food,” it needs to be food that the body needs. Have some fruit such as oranges and bananas available to provide a better snack in the workplace. Vitamin C deficiency is becoming common in the modern world as more and more people develop unbalanced diets; an orange once in a while can prevent that. Bananas are satisfyingly filling and much healthier than sugar-filled candy and greasy burgers.

Always have fresh water available.

Water is essential to any living thing on Earth, us included. Soda and coffee cannot replace water. Thirst quenchers and energy drinks have a lot of salt in their mix so they are also not the best for employees who sit and walk around in an air-conditioned environment all day. Drink some water; it’s perfectly healthy.

Discourage the use of caffeine-based products.

Caffeine addiction is very subtle, but it is more common than most people would believe, especially in highly urbanized cities like New York and Los Angeles. Coffee is one of the top reasons for caffeine addiction as most working adults have a cup of Joe in the morning before work and maybe a few more during work. Soda is another top reason and is readily available.

Put the coffee maker in a different room and the vending machine away from the offices, they act as temptations. Do your employees a favor and place the water vendor a few feet closer; productivity in the workplace was never so fresh.

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Nourishing Yourself With Nature’s Greens

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Green vegetables are known nutrient dense, low-calorie foods, that encapsulate the best of minerals and vitamins our bodies can have. Amongst few of the benefits, there are greens that will specifically boost your brain functioning, improve cardiovascular functioning,  whilst others can aid in improving vision and enhancing skin elasticity and texture.

To mention a few greens like Kale, spinach and mustard greens, broccoli and lettuce contain a high amount of calcium, potassium , folic acid ,iron plus plant protein, in addition to vital minerals such as vitamin A, B, C, K and E. Moreover the greens are loaded with fiber, which promote healthy bowels, and help detoxify the body from wastes and harmful toxins that can be detrimental to one’s health. Moreover they also contain beta-carotene and a horde of other phytonutrients such as lutein, zeaxanthin etc.

Greens are packed with heart-healthy nutrients

Greens are packed with
heart-healthy
nutrients

Greens incorporate all the essential nutrients that augment one’s well-being and have the ability to elevate one’s moods. Also greens are considered to be a dieter’s best friend. Being low in calories and carbs, whilst containing all the essential minerals and vitamins and having a high fiber count, they prove to be the best source of nourishment for an individual looking to lose weight and help keep an individual fuller longer. Lastly, they are known to keep ailments like diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and arthritis at bay; hence it would be wise to incorporate these into our daily diets to promote wellness and vigor.

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Tips to Get Healthy

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We all want to get healthier. If you’re not already trying to improve your health, you should be. You only get one life: make it count. No matter who you are, there are some easy ways to get healthier. At Andy Core we want to give you some tips to get healthy and help you put them in action—just check out our site.

Drink more water.  As we all know, the average human needs to drink eight glasses of water a day

Drink more water. As we all know, the
average human needs to drink eight glasses
of water a day

It really isn’t much if you think about it, but most of us still don’t do it. One tip for drinking more water is to replace soda and sugary drinks with water. You’ll save money and calories each day! Water from the tap is always free; just be sure to boil it before you drink it. Another tip is to drink water instead of having an unhealthy snack. The water will fill you up without any guilt.

Eat a healthy breakfast. As the saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Chances are that you don’t eat breakfast, or if you do, you consume something bad for you, like a sugary donut or fatty muffin. A nutritious breakfast is a great way to start your day and keeps you from having those annoying hunger pains so you can focus on your work.

Finally, exercise or exercise more often. You know that you should exercise at least three times a day—but do you actually do it? It can be hard to get motivated to start a workout routine, but it’s one of the best things you can do for your health. Exercise with a friend or reward yourself when you reach a certain workout goal if you need some motivation.

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