Need Exercise?

04 Nov 2018 no comments Joseph Cameron

Now that you’re on the path to a healthier lifestyle, you may be wondering, “How do I incorporate more exercise into my day?”  To start, you might want to add 30 minutes of exercise a day to your routine (with a couple of rest days, of course).  One of the easiest ways to do this is to walk.  Incorporate more steps into your day.  To track how much walking you do in a day, get a pedometer or other similar device that can track your movement.

Walking is not just an easy form of exercise, it can help your body do a number of things.  It can help improve your cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, help you lose weight, increase your energy and stamina, and improve the overall health of your heart and cardiovascular system.

So, how do you incorporate more walking into your daily routine?

To start, you can walk to work.  If the distance is too far, park further away from your office if you are driving.  If you take the train or bus, get off at an earlier stop and walk the rest of the way.

Walk during your lunch hour.  After you’ve eaten, take a walk, whether it be inside or outside.  This will regulate your blood sugar in addition to getting you some exercise.

Do some window shopping.  Take a trip to the mall and walk from one end to the other on all levels.  You’d be surprised how much distance you actually cover.

Do you have a dog?  Take your dog for a walk around the neighborhood or take them to the park.  If it’s close enough, you can walk there too!

Do you travel often?  Take a walk through the terminal before your flight boards.  When you land at your destination, walk around the baggage claim while you wait for your luggage.

If you’re at the office, and you need to see someone on another floor of your building, take the stairs instead of the elevator.

Charge your phone in the furthest room of your home.  Not only do you have to walk all the way across your home to charge it, you have to do the same to go pick it up when it’s fully charged.

How often do you go to the supermarket?  Once or twice a week?  Don’t bring your bags in all at once.  Make it into a walk and bring them in one at a time.

Pace while you talk on the phone.  The longer the call, the more steps you can take!

Join a walking group.  Not only will you meet new people, you will also have fun while you’re walking, which makes the task more enjoyable.

These are just some of the ways that you can incorporate more exercise into your day.  There are plenty of other options available as well.  We hope that we’ve been able to help you find activities that will help you to achieve your fitness goals.

Sincerely,

The Team at 702 Prep

How to Incorporate Healthy Habits in Your Routine

29 Oct 2018 no comments Joseph Cameron

We know that you are trying to make good choices for yourself.  One of the best ways you can do that is to start building healthy habits into your daily routine.  Don’t be intimidated.  They don’t have to happen all at once.  Start with something you feel might be the simplest thing to add.  Do it everyday until it becomes second nature to you, and you do it without even thinking about it.  Once this happens you’ve successfully created a healthy habit and you can move on to create a new one.

Below, we’ve chosen a few options that we felt were simple additions or switches that could be made fairly easily.  Give them a try and see how they work for you.

  1. Never skip breakfast!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  This saying exists for a reason.

When you eat breakfast, you boost your metabolism and stabilize sugar levels throughout the day.  Breakfast helps to reduce cravings that can occur later in the day and keep you from overeating.  The reason this occurs is that when you eat that first meal of the day, you feel fuller longer, which leads to a lower calorie intake throughout the day.

Morning meals aren’t only meant to fuel your body but helps your brain as well.  Breakfast helps to improve your concentration and leads to greater productivity.  It can also leave you in a good mood and helps memory retention.

  1. Keep a water bottle with you.

It’s a good idea to drink more water.  It has many benefits for your body that you don’t even realize, some of them on the cellular level.  Hydration is an important part of your body being able to function properly.  It lubricates your joints, delivers oxygen throughout your body, helps regulate body temperature, flushes waste from your body and makes minerals and nutrients more accessible to your body.

Water also helps to reduce hunger cravings and aids in weight loss.

  1. Eat healthy snacks.

Most office vending machines aren’t filled with healthy snack options.  It’s okay to ditch the chips and cookies and bring something with you from home if you need it.  Some really good options for snacks that you can bring to work with you are fruit, nuts, and cheeses.

Here are a couple of examples of things you can try.

  • Apple slices and peanut butter
  • A handful of nuts and some string cheese
  • Carrots and hummus
  • Yogurt and fruit
  • Popcorn
  • A small salad
  • Trail mix
  • A cup of soup
  1. Eat meals at equal time intervals.

Eating meals at equal intervals keeps your energy levels stable throughout the day.  Many people have a tendency to overeat at lunchtime and this can kill your energy levels.  You can’t keep going if you’re body is too busy digesting a big meal.  It can also lead to dehydration, because your body needs more water to complete such a big digestive task.

We hope these tips are enough to help get you started.  And if you need help, our team here at 702 Prep can make some meals for you!

How Do I Start Building a Healthier Lifestyle?

29 Oct 2018 no comments Joseph Cameron

So, you’re interested in a healthier lifestyle?  Food and drink are the easiest things to tackle when starting to take steps toward a healthier way of living, but you may be unsure as to how to proceed.  That’s okay, we can guide you.  You don’t need to follow a very specific diet to the letter.  You also don’t need to be afraid that eating healthy automatically means bland and boring.

There’s no need to stress yourself out over how to make better choices for yourself.  You can take a few small steps and incorporate them into your routine one at a time.  A few simple changes can have a great effect on your overall health goals.

Here are a couple examples of simple changes.  Let’s say you are a big fan of red meat…and you eat a lot of it.  Although it can be very nutritious, too much can be a bad thing.  If it’s a big part of your diet it can lead to heart disease or diabetes.  A simple switch here would be to use ground turkey in place of ground beef.  It’s a leaner meat, which means fewer calories and you can use it to moderate the amount of red meat you take in.

Another good switch you can make is to use fresh vegetables in place of canned.  Even though canned vegetables can be low on calories, they are loaded with an abundance of sodium.  High amounts of sodium can lead to high blood pressure.  It’s better to use fresh vegetables.  You can add the seasonings you like, and you control the amount of salt you add to your side dish.

If you feel like you may not have the time to plan out healthy meals for yourself, or you have such a full schedule that meal planning is an impossibility, don’t worry, 702 Prep can help and all you have to do is choose.

The team at 702 prep prepares, cooks, portions and delivers meals to you.  You read that correctly, we will prepare, cook and deliver food directly to your door.  In our efforts to help you meet your personal health goals, we’ve taken the work out of eating healthy.  We use fresh, quality ingredients in each meal we create.  Here’s what you do:

First, take a look at our menu items.  Decide how many meals you would like and add them to your cart.  We have a variety of items that you may find appealing.  We also do more than just dinner, we have breakfast and snack options available as well.

After you submit your order, we will prepare your meals on the Monday that follows.  Everything is made fresh from quality ingredients, portioned to provide proper levels of nutrition to carry you through your day, and then it is delivered to your home.

Our meals deliver proper nutrition needed to optimize your performance when taking on those long work days or making it through your next workout.  Quality, convenience and nutrition is delivered in every order.  What do you have to lose?  Give us a try!