Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Happy Father's Day!

Father's Day is right around the corner, literally! If you're like me, you're completely shocked it's this weekend and haven't even begun thinking about what to get your father, grandpa, or husband! If you have a father you're shopping for, check out these high protein snacks! I know my husband appreciates when I pack him healthy snacks, especially around holidays when he's bombarded with sugar left and right.

By the way, did you know it is National Men's Health Month? I didn't! Luckily, Nuts.com let me in on that well kept secret :)  I have a lot of men in my life I am grateful for, and their health means a lot to me. Maybe because I work mostly with women, but I've noticed a lot of focus on women's health, and not so much on men's health. I'm glad there's an entire month dedicated to men's health. I know the men in my life can take their health for granted. My husband has horrible eating habits (sorry hun!) and I don't think he's had a single check up the entire time we've been married. I won't rat out all the other men in my life, but they're right there with him. You men can be so stubborn!

If you're a man, and can relate to my husband, I've got some tips for you to better your health. Your family loves you and wants to keep you around. Plus, I know from my own experience, as well as the account of many others, bettering your health can better a lot of other aspects of your life. Take care of yourself! Here are some tips from Nuts.com

I know my dad refuses to change habits because he doesn't want to "eat cardboard and run all the time." But you don't have to eat things you don't like and work out all the time to be healthy. Getting healthy can help you sleep better, help your life feel fuller, increase your stamina, improve your mood, and even better your sex life. I added that last one JUST for you guys.

Baby steps! Making small, sustainable changes add up and can change your life. Here are a few examples you can implement in your life, one small step at a time:

Switch out white rice for brown rice.
Cut out sugary cereal.
Park in the back of your work parking lot and take the stairs instead of the elevator.
Skip TV and opt for an evening walk after dinner.
 Drink more water throughout the day.
Trade out your beer, juice, soda, and any other beverage for water.
Eat healthy snacks throughout the day, click here for some of them.
Schedule and KEEP your checkups with your doctor and dentist. Eat every 2-3 hours.

I dare you to try any of these suggestions for a week and see how it goes! Happy Father's Day!

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