My Healthy Lifestyle - March 2013

MHLbannersmallWelcome to Your March Newsletter
My Healthy Lifestyle brings Riverside team members a wide range of interesting and
useful information to support better health
and wellness.

March is National Nutrition Month so get ready to tune-up your diet. Read the inside story on how the familiar food pyramid became the plate, find out why fiber is always in fashion, get a healthy tip from a fellow employee on an easy way to make sure you have a good breakfast, and find out why you should be eating that breakfast soon after you get up. And don't miss the training guide for beginners for Riverside Rehabilitation Institute's 5K by the Bay and other fitness goals. READ MORE

The Pros (There Are No Cons) of Dietary Fiber
What it is, why we need it and where you'll find it
High-fiber foods have always been a mainstay of good bowel health. But there's more. There are many good reasons to love dietary fiber. Find out how foods high in soluble and insoluble fiber offer a full array of health benefits; then take advantage of some tips on how to incorporate more plant-based foods into your meal plan. READ MORE

When Pyramids Morph into Plates
Nutritional guidelines and the MyPlate graphic
Following an extensive body of research and an updated version of Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the U.S. government traded out the familiar food pyramid for a plate. Find out the reason why the pyramid was retired and why the plate is an easier symbol to follow and, therefore, more likely to be understood and used. READ MORE

Thoughts from the Chair: Every Run Begins with a First Step
Getting ready for the 5K by the Bay and other fitness goals
One of the best ways to stay focused on improved fitness is to a goal and a plan to reach it. The 23rd Annual 5K by the Bay event represents one such goal as well as an opportunity to support a very good cause in our community. If you haven't run before or are relatively new to running, the accompanying training guide will help you gain confidence and fitness as you prepare for the 5K or for any exercise goal. READ MORE

The Breakfast Wait
Make sure that it isn't too long after you get up
We've always known that eating a nutritious breakfast is important. But there are also some very compelling reasons why you should eat that good breakfast within 30 minutes or so after you get up. And they center on a metabolic phenomenon that's been with us for many thousands of years. READ MORE

Getting Back to Basics
Some body weight exercises that require little time and no technology
We've all seen a lot of fitness approaches, high-tech equipment and exercise innovations come – and sometimes go – over the years. But through it all the one regimen that doesn't require much space, time and equipment and can incorporate multiple muscle groups and balance lower and upper body activities is basic, body-only exercise. READ MORE

We Are All Looking for Some Healthy Tips
Eat a healthy breakfast - bake breakfast cookies
In this issue you'll find a recipe for breakfast cookies that can help you and your family enjoy a healthful and convenient breakfast all week long. If you have a tip that other team members can use we'd all like to see it, so please share your health suggestions by sending them to Daniel Ballin, Chair for the Employee Wellness Committee. READ MORE

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