Category Archives: Healthy Habits

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every October, the color pink pops up in full force. From pins to sports uniforms, people integrate pink into their wardrobes to support breast cancer awareness month.

From awareness and public health education, advances in research are possible. Follow the tips below, in addition to screening and early detection methods, to raise awareness and stay healthy:

  • Get active!  Find a breast cancer awareness walk near you! It’s great way to get active, while also spreading awareness. If you are not ready to implement exercise yet, that’s ok! Attend the walk and cheer on everyone participating to show your support. Click here to find a race or walk near you.
  • Donate By making a donation, you can honor of a survivor, loved one, or help those who have breast cancer. Check out Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA) for a list of ways you can help women and men who are battling breast cancer.
  • Rock your pink! Who doesn’t love the color pink? Show your support by wearing pink all month long. Grab a themed tee shirt from a non-profit that donates to breast cancer awareness organizations or hospitals.

Ask me, your independent OPTAVIA Coach, about other ways you can give back and pay it forward as an OPTAVIA Client.

HABITS OF HEALTH – COMMUNITY TIME 8:30 PM TONIGHT

 

 

 

Join this week’s Habits of Health® Webinar, Your LifeBook— Element 08: How to Fuel Your Body for Optimal Health, on Wednesday, April 21st at 8:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. CT/5:30 p.m. PT, hosted by Independent OPTAVIA® Coach Lisa Castro.
HOW TO CONNECT:
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://zoom.us/j/113312513Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):
+1(646)558.8656Or Dial (US Toll):
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BE SMART….LIKE YOUR SMARTPHONE~

The recent era of technology has made life easier in countless ways.

While your electronics can sometimes be obstacles in reaching optimal health and wellbeing, you can also leverage the useful tools in your smartphone to help you stay on Plan.

Here are some healthy ways to utilize your smartphone while working towards a health goal(s):

  • Set reminders. Setting reminders during the day is a great way to ensure you incorporate the microHabits of health, like a healthy mind or motion, into your day. Try setting a reminder to take a short walk, practice deep breathing, and get up during the day to stretch and recalibrate
  • Exercise your brain. During your drive to and from work or while going for a walk, try listening to an audiobook, a Habits of Health webinar recording, or a podcast. This new information will not only stimulate your brain, but you’ll learn something new and get the benefits of healthy movement!
  • Track your sleep. Try the Sleep Cycle alarm clock! This app monitors your sleep patterns and gently wakes you up after at least eight hours of sleep, at your designated time in the morning, helping you feel refreshed! You can also track your sleep each night to ensure you reach recommended hours.

Ask me, your Independent OPTAVIA Coach, for more ways you can harness the power of your smartphone to help you achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

**We recommend drinking 64 ounces of plain water each day. Please talk with your healthcare provider prior to changing the amount of water you drink, as it can affect certain health conditions and medications.

ROASTED PORK TENDERLOIN & CABBAGE

 

YIELD: 4 SERVINGS

COMPLETE LEAN & GREEN MEAL: 1 LEANER, 1 HEALTHY FAT, 3 GREEN, 3 CONDIMENTS

TOTAL TIME: 30 MINUTES

Ingredients

1¾ lb. pork tenderloin

¼ tsp each: salt & pepper

2 tbsp wholegrain mustard

6 cups shredded cabbage

¼ cup cider vinegar

½ tbsp caraway seeds

4 tsp canola oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400⁰F.
  2. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and lightly coat it with cooking spray.
  3. Season the pork with salt and pepper.
  4. Spread mustard evenly over top of the pork.
  5. Place the pork on one side of the sheet pan.
  6. Toss together the cabbage, vinegar, caraway, and oil. Transfer to a sheet pan in a separate section from pork.
  7. Place the sheet pan in oven and cook until pork reaches an internal temperature of 145⁰F, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to rest.
  8. For one serving, plate 6 ounces cooked pork with 1½ cups cabbage. Drizzle any remaining juice from pan over the pork.
Nutrition Facts:  Per Serving: 290 calories, 10g fat, 6g carbohydrate, 43g protein

 

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ONE CHALLENGE TO SUCCESS IS CONSISTENCY…ESPECIALLY WITH OUR HEALTH GOALS

Achieving your health and wellness goals isn’t about making big, drastic lifestyle changes. It’s about practicing small, healthy habits and integrating them into your daily life consistently over time.

Here are ways you can create healthy habits that stick with you while you continue your transformation journey:

  • Start small. Start with something attainable by breaking down your habits. For example, instead of taking the stairs in your office every day of the week, start at once or twice a week, and then add more days as you develop endurance.
  • Be mindful. Being aware of why you make certain choices will provide you with a sound mindset, so you are able to continue implementing new changes.
  • Be patient. Change does not happen overnight; in fact, it can take several months of consistent behavior to create a habit that becomes second nature. If you find yourself breaking your new habit from time to time, be patient with yourself! Remember, it’s the overall journey to achieving optimal health and wellbeing that counts!
  • Use me, your Coach. I am here to offer you encouragement and keep you accountable. Please partner with me – I want to help you create these consistent behaviors to help you reach your health goals.

Remember, I’m always here to provide more insight and support on your health journey.