Quick Habit Tip: FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Food For ThoughtEating the right foods can improve your brain function, especially your memory. Foods that are high in omega 3 fatty acids have been show to have the biggest benefit to boosting your brain health. Salmon and walnuts are a great source of omega 3’s, so start incorporating them into your weekly meal plan. Additionally, berries, dark chocolate, kale, spinach, and even red wine also have nutrients and vitamins that provide health benefits for your brain.

Consider what you eat and the health benefits different foods offer. Mix it up! Try something new! Work healthy foods into your routine and reap the benefits every day.

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Meal Planning… on a Budget

Meal Planning on a BudgetPlanning your meals can be very rewarding for both your health and finances. When you plan your meals ahead of time for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, you save yourself from emergency vending machine trips and last minute fast food runs. You enjoy your meals so much more when you plan ahead. For me it’s a combination of knowing my meal didn’t cost a lot, as well as knowing how healthy it is for me as I’m eating it. Instead of dinners born out of emotion- “I feel like shrimp and asparagus tonight with carrot cake for dessert” – create dinners based on a plan, using your head instead of your rumbling stomach. Here are a few easy ways to get started meal planning on a regular basis. Continue reading “Meal Planning… on a Budget”

Who’s a Millionaire? It Could Be Anyone…

The Millionaire Next Door

There are so many misconceptions about millionaires. If you haven’t read The Millionaire Next Door, you are missing out on some great insight into the lives of ‘secret’ millionaires. There is a big difference between the people that like to flaunt their money and those that like to truly live life for themselves and really know the value of a dollar. Continue reading “Who’s a Millionaire? It Could Be Anyone…”

Quick Habit Tip: EXERCISE FOR YOUR MIND

Exercise For Your MindDaily exercise is good for your mind and your body. Physical activity releases endorphins, improving your mood and reducing feelings of depression, as well as helping reduce stress. Research suggests when you live a more active lifestyle your mental abilities improve.

Exercise helps stimulate brain function to improve your ability to perform mental tasks such as decision making, planning activities, and problem solving. The boost in brain power supports cognitive decline, warding off mental diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.

You don’t have to run a marathon, just make an effort to get in more physical activity with a brisk walk, taking the stairs, or parking further away. Make exercise a daily habit for your body and your brain.