The majority of parents report spending one to two hours per day preparing healthy foods for their family. Time estimates for clean-up fall within these timeframes as well. A recent article in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine indicated that time spent in preparation, however, might be an essential ingredient in the production of healthier eating habits among adults. But, with today’s busy lifestyles how do you meal prep a healthy family dinner and still get the tasks of the day done? The answer is Fresh Meal Plan.
It’s been 90 days – how is your resolution to stick to healthy eating? Is your summer body ready to hit the beach? If healthy eating and meal prep have yet to become a habit for you in 2019, it’s time for a restart… and Fresh Meal Plan is here to help.
Vegan diets are not a new option, but a lifestyle change that has received a resurgence in recent years. The term vegan was coined by Donald Watson in 1944 when he started the Vegan Society in England. The movement started with vegetarians who refrained from eating eggs and dairy products, but later morphed to include a lifestyle that refrained from exploiting animals.
Working out without a clear goal in mind is like driving a car without a destination – not inherently wrong, but very difficult to measure progress or success. By determining precise, reasonable goals, every workout will have more purpose. One of the most famous methods to goal setting is the S.M.A.R.T. system, which stands for key attributes of an effective goal: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-based.
There are many benefits to healthy eating, but with it comes significant planning and preparation. That’s where meal prepping comes in. Meal prepping can be a healthy tool to ensure that your meals throughout the week are comprised of healthy, fresh ingredients that contribute to your overall healthy diet.
You’ve heard the buzz. Intermittent fasting can help you lose weight, boost your immune system, improve your heart health, and even lower your risk of cancer. But what is it? And, more importantly, are the claims true?
If you’re like the average working American, you spend the majority of your waking hours at work. Whether you’re finding it difficult to manage your stress or you’re looking for a way to become more productive in your role, you’re not alone.
Dogs and cats play a very important role in a pet owner's life. Coming home after a long day of work to a wagging tail is nothing short of comforting. But what if you could take your furry friend to work with you, and never have to say goodbye in the morning? Well, there are now scientific reasons that you and your employer would benefit from bringing a pet to the office.
With all the holiday season food being consumed this time of year while flu season peaks, it becomes even more vital to balance our diets with foods and vitamins that will keep us hearty, happy, and healthy.
In the winter, our bodies receive fewer vital nutrients like sunlight. We lack the Vitamin D that comes from being in the sun, since we often opt to stay indoors to avoid the blistering cold. Coupled with being crammed together in malls, offices, homes and airports, our bodies can use a little boost to our natural defenses in warding off catching a cold or flu.
Nearly 1 in 4 Americans have some type of mental illness. The CDC says that by 2020, depression will rank as the second leading cause of disability, after heart disease. For this reason, the talk around town has more increasingly veered in the lane of improving mental health: how to reduce the stigmas associated with it, common risk factors, and what we all should do to ensure we stay mind-, body-, and spirit-healthy. Now we know there is evidence that suggests a direct and proven correlation between mental health and what we eat.
The idea of nutritional psychiatry was barely on the healthcare radar just a few years ago, and while there had been a few studies examining how certain supplements (like omega-3 fatty acids) might balance mood, supporting data was still lacking. Fast forward to 2018, and there now exists a broad spectrum of studies identifying diet as being as important to mental health as it is to physical health.