Thursday, March 7, 2013

Get Healthy. . . Today!

Orriant coaches list the top 5 things you can do to be healthy today.

1. Set the alarm – Getting a good night’s sleep is a cornerstone to healthy living. “Get to bed at a decent time. Set an alarm on your phone to remind you that it’s time to go to bed,” says Orriant coach Taryn. Getting a full 8 hours of sleep can help you tackle tomorrow’s responsibilities.

2. Set the tone for the day – “What you have for breakfast is often what you will crave for the rest of the day,” advises coach Tiffani F., and fellow Orriant coach Karli J. couldn’t agree more. Karli suggests, “Start off each morning with a large glass of water. It helps me to re-hydrate after sleeping all night.”

3. Five a day – “Really shoot for eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, “says coach Karli T. “Include a fruit or vegetable (or both) into every  meal you eat during the day.”

4. Pantry Facelift – Surrounding yourself with healthy food options increases the likelihood of eating a balanced diet. Orriant coach Kali W. says, “Give your pantry and fridge a facelift. Clean them out, throwing away any junk food, candy and sweets.”

5. Create a Plan – Coaches Auston H. and Emily F. both agree that creating a game plan is crucial to healthy living. “Schedule your exercise like it’s a meeting and write it down in your planner,” urges Emily. Is the motivation to check an item off your list not enough? “Plan to do something active that you enjoy doing,” says Megan F. Playing a game of basketball with your friends or building a snowman with your kids is a great way to get moving while having fun.

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