June 21, 2017
Mark Kalladeen, Fitness Center Trainer
Health Tip: When eating a meal, don’t forget your veggies!
It’s easy to leave a restaurant without touching any vegetables except french fries–unless you routinely order a side dish of broccoli, spinach, or whatever they’ve got that sounds good. Same goes for dinner time at home; as easy as it is to cook vegetables it is just as easy to forget to put them on the plate. The antioxidants in veggies–including vitamins E and C–prevent the free radical damage that promotes cancer, cataracts, and memory loss. Antioxidants can also bolster immunity, fending off things such as the flu. Not a veggie lover? Make them taste better by adding a little pat of butter–but remember that a little goes a long way.
Fitness Tip: Set Goals, Workout with a purpose
Set short-term goals—and reward yourself for achieving them. Is there a local walk/run that you always wanted to participate in? Make small goals that you can work hard at in order to get yourself prepared for the event. Not only that, but say you wanted to lift a specific weight, there are goals you can set for yourself to get there too! Any trainer in the Fitness Center can help you plan and achieve these goals. Summertime is here which is the best time to get active and stay active so let’s all get that way!
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