4 Super Easy Things Women Can Do to Improve Overall Health

#1 Coffee Swap

CHALLENGE

In the morning, swap your coffee for green tea, or grab some unsweetened iced green tea as an afternoon pick me up.

WHY THIS HELPS

Green tea is loaded with catechins, which function as powerful antioxidants. EGCG is one of these powerful antioxidants that can play a role in preventing heart disease, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s disease, and can even reduce your risk of certain cancers. Green tea also contains theanine, which can provide a calming effect.

TRY THIS RECIPE

Mint + Lime Iced Tea
Add some fresh mint leaves and lime wedges to your next glass of iced green tea.

 


#2 Got Calcium?

CHALLENGE

To promote overall bone health, plan to include at least one calcium-rich snack per day.

WHY THIS HELPS

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body. Various life events (childbirth, breastfeeding, menopause) in a woman’s life can take a toll on calcium levels. To prevent osteoporosis it’s important to enjoy a calcium-rich diet or supplement appropriately.

CALCIUM-RICH SNACK IDEAS

Hummus + Veggies
Greek Yogurt (unsweetened) + Fresh Berries
Edamame

 


#3 Take Time to Recharge

CHALLENGE

Take 15-30 minutes each day this week for you. During that time, take part in one activity you really need or enjoy.

WHY THIS HELPS

No matter how you look at it life is crazy. We have families, jobs, friends, social commitments, kids, along with all our regular day-to-day tasks. Don’t let your nutrition and health fall on the back burner. We are not programmed to go non-stop all the time. Scheduling time to rest and recharge each day can reduce stress, increase energy, and improve your overall health.

QUICK BREAK IDEAS

Meditate
Take a power nap (less than 30 min)
Go for a walk or run


#4 Meatless Monday

CHALLENGE

Focus on making one meal meatless this week.

WHY THIS HELPS

Studies have shown a more plant-based diet may be beneficial for reducing risk of cancer, especially breast cancer. Bonus: Meatless meals typically will include more veggies, whole grains and healthy fats. This means extra vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber to bolster health.

TRY THIS RECIPE

Tahini Buddha Bowl

 


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