Nutrition: New season, new you!

Spring cleaning for your wellness routine

By Hannah Dentry, WAC Dietitian

The official first day of spring is here! With the warmer weather and longer days, there is no better time to dust off and reinvigorate your wellness routine. Try these easy and enjoyable ways to move more and eat colorfully to improve your overall health

Movement: Take advantage of the extended daylight by getting out of the house for a little extra movement. The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend adults engage in a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity a week. Increments as little as 10–15 minutes can add up and benefit your health so look for opportunities in your day to take a quick walk, go for a bike ride, or play at your neighborhood park!

Spring produce: Think green! Spring in the Pacific Northwest is a fabulous time to find green veggies like asparagus, chard, collard greens, and fiddleheads at their peak flavor and freshness. Try to include a splash of green on your plate this spring to increase fiber and micronutrient intake. One of my favorite ways to enjoy chard is in the sidebar!

Contact Hannah at hdentry@wac.net or 206.839.4782.

 

 

 

 

—Posted March 20, 2019

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