September brings the start of the school year for many families. If you are a parent or caregiver, you’ve likely tackled the back-to-school list: new back pack, school supplies, a lunch box…but how about what goes in that lunch box? Healthy eating is essential for children’s growth and development, but did you know it is also tied to their higher academic success, well-being, and self-esteem? I’m Jessie Groth, a Registered Dietitian with ISS Guckenheimer, and today on Health Hacks, we’re hacking Back-to-School Fuel.
People are paying more attention to what they eat and making smarter food choices for themselves and their families. For some, that means reducing or eliminating animal protein from their diet.
It’s a conundrum that leaves corporate dining services that focus on providing healthy alternatives to companies with the need to shift their thinking. Learning to rethink their use of animal protein in favor of plant-based protein is the key. What are plant-based proteins?
It’s hot outside. And this means we all need to stay hydrated. Dehydration isn’t just uncomfortable, it can be dangerous, too. We’ve been hearing all summer that we need to drink more water when it’s hot out. That’s true, but it’s also a little bit boring. So, let’s think of other, tastier ways to stay hydrated!
Here are our top 5 fruits and vegetables that will help you beat the heat in August.
As healthcare costs rise, more and more companies are realizing that helping their employees stay healthy is good business, plain and simple.
In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, over 75% of a company’s health care costs and loss of productivity are connected to employees’ lifestyles. It’s not just obvious health care risks like smoking either. A major culprit in the ongoing healthcare challenges is inactivity for long periods of time – as you may have heard, sitting is the new smoking.
Did you know that some of your favorite summer fruits and vegetables can help keep you hydrated? It’s true! Faves like fresh juicy peaches, cucumbers, watermelon and tomatoes are made mostly of water. In addition to tasty fresh flavors and a whole bunch of nutrients, these summertime picks help combat the dehydrating effects of hot weather.
“Wellness” is more than a catchy buzzword. In fact, it’s been shown that nutritious foods fuel the body and mind. A growing body of research shows that healthy eating makes people feel better, more productive, and less likely to call out sick.
Welcome to Health Hacks! I’m Jessie Groth, a Registered Dietitian with ISS Guckenheimer. Warmer weather and longer days urge us outside this time of year, and that often translates to being more active. Whether your activity of choice is tennis, CrossFit, or training for your first 10K, what you eat and drink before, during, and after a workout matter. That’s why this episode, we are health hacking exercise nutrition – how to fuel your workout.
Whether you’re running to lose weight, going to fitness classes to have a healthier heart or somewhere in between, pinning down a nutrition strategy can take some planning. Here are some pre-workout fueling mistakes to avoid.