Are you having trouble getting started on, and keeping up, an exercise routine? Do you feel motivated one week, then not motivated the next? Follow these tips towards building an exercise routine that truly lasts.
1.Find activities that you enjoy
Some forms of exercise may have stronger benefits than others, but the best form of exercise is the one you enjoy doing because you will end up doing it more often and more consistently.
2. Focus more on intrinsic motivations
Research shows the strongest and longest lasting motivation is intrinsic. This means motivation that comes from inside of you such as the “runner’s high” after a hard workout, or noticing that you have more energy during the day, or overcoming physical challenges you didn’t think possible such running that extra mile.
3. Make exercise part of your schedule
Having times for exercise built into your schedule will not only help you make time for exercise, but also limit demotivating hurdles such as trying to decide when you will be exercising and telling yourself you’ll do it later. If exercise is a regular part of your schedule, you’ll barely have to think about it except when you’re doing it.
Recipe of the week 8/26/19
Black-strap Molasses Salmon
Heart healthy salmon with a tasty new twist.
· 1 (16 oz.) salmon filet
· 2 Tbsp. black-strap molasses
· 2 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
Leftover salmon makes an excellent topping for a spinach salad the next day.
Make enough to snack on as a heart healthy treat with a few multi grain crackers.
Number of Servings: 4
Serving Size: 4 oz.
Nutrition facts per serving: Calories: 220, Fat: 5g, Saturated fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated fats: 0g, Monounsaturated fats: 4g, Carbohydrates: 8g,Sugar: 8g, Fiber: 0g, Protein: 31g, Sodium: 780mg,
Significant source of EPA and DHA, 4 oz. contains 1518 mg.
The Sodexo Wellness and Nutrition team of registered dietitians will be posting regular health tips to keep you and your families healthy during these trying times. We will focus on the areas that the CDC and other health experts are recognizing as special areas of importance to stay well. We encourage you to share these tips on nutrition, physical activity, stress management, sleep, food safety and overall well being with your loved ones. Remember, a strong body has a much better chance of fighting off this microscopic enemy.