Wednesday, January 7, 2015

WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: Healthy New Year Resolutions

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."  -- Andre Gide

Happy New Year!   Each New Year is a fresh opportunity to examine how we want to live.  Are you a person who makes New Year’s resolutions?  If so, do you have something about losing weight or getting healthier on your list? 

Here are 5 EASY resolutions that will help you – and your kids - to be happy AND healthy this year and beyond:
  1. Eat breakfast every day.
  2. Be a good role model for your kids and walk thirty minutes a day at least 5 days a week.
  3. Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. 
  4. Cut back on sweetened beverages like fruit juice and sodas. 
  5. Establish a regular bedtime and shut down all the electronics at least 30 minutes before turning off the lights. 

I look forward to bringing you lots of plant-based recipes this year, links to really cool stuff going on around the planet, and supporting you with raising your own healthy children.  Let’s start this year with a commitment to ourselves and our families to eat mindfully with health food options at home, work, and school, to exercise daily, to reduce stress, and to avoid tobacco.  Surround yourself with people and ideas that support the best you.  By making this commitment, you are supporting the mission of Growing Healthy Kids to reduce, halt, and prevent childhood obesity and obesity-related diseases.  All children deserve access to healthy food and outdoor playtime.   One of the best ways for Growing Healthy Kids is to be the best YOU!

When I am looking for a starting point for something delicious to make in the kitchen, I like to see what professional chefs are cooking.  To check out the Food Network, go to or click here.

With love and gratitude,
Nancy Heinrich

Founder of the Growing Healthy Kids Project