3 Ingredients to Elevate Your Meals… and Health!
Looking for a way to spice up meals while also heightening your wellness? Consider these three delicious herbs and spices the next time you whip up a dish.
Turmeric: One of today’s most popular spices (and rightfully so), Turmeric is a rich, golden color and high in anti-inflammatory properties. Try it to flavor vegan dishes, chicken or even in a golden latte.
Ginger: Having stomach issues? Give ginger a go to support gut health. Add it to your morning tea or smoothie.
Rosemary: Did you know that rosemary can help support healthy blood sugar levels? It makes the perfect garnish for dishes like grilled veggies, pan roasted chicken, or roast.
Why Rest Days Are Important
Can rest really help you meet your fitness goals?
Absolutely! It’s incredibly important to give your body the time it needs to rest and recover on your path to wellness.
Here are a few reasons you shouldn’t skip out on rest days:
1. It gives you time to recharge your mind, which is important for your mental health. By taking a day off, you’re also giving your mind and body the chance to crave exercise again, improving motivation.
2. Taking the time to recover makes you stronger. How? After an intense workout, your body repairs the small tears in your muscles that happen naturally during exercise. After repair, they’re stronger.
3. You may sleep better. On a rest day, less cortisol is produced, which can result in better sleep.
4. It may prevent injuries. Too much strain on our muscles can result in overuse injuries.
Taking one rest day each week is ideal.