Some of the toughest struggles with health and fitness involve breakfast and finding time and motivation to exercise. Most nutritionists will tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but many of us will either skip it or run to the vending machine for something easy. The same is true with exercise — it's important, sure, but we often skip it because it seems like a chore or perhaps because we're intimidated.
Here are a couple easy tips to help overcome these common struggles:
Make a smoothie! Smoothies are yummy ways to get all your fruits and veggies in. Plus, they’re easy to make ahead of time and freeze so you don’t have to spend time on prep when you’re hungry. Also, having a smoothie for breakfast means you have one less meal to worry about.
One smoothie I like to make and sometimes have for breakfast:
1 frozen banana
1 cup fresh baby spinach
1 cup yogurt
1 cup frozen berries (your choice)
Mix in a blender, take a sip,and say: Voila!
You have a yummy smoothie for breakfast.
Do one thing to be more active every day. Going to the gym can be intimidating and a big time commitment. But if you just commit to doing something to be active every day, you can build up to that. That something could be going for a walk around the block after dinner or going for a morning bike ride. Whatever you like to do that will get you moving a little more each day is the key to your start with exercising.
Be sure to check back regularly for another installment of the Teacher’s Health Journey!
Do you have any nutrition or fitness tips to share? Or maybe a great, healthy recipe? Let us know in the comments below.
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