Newly improved in 2018!

 

The New Year brings the opportunity to regroup and take better care of our lives. We hear slogans like “NEW Year NEW you” to get us motivated to change.  I take a different approach that considers that most of us are doing our best and I like to shoot for improving your “already great in many ways” self. Becoming a NEW you is daunting but very doable.  For example, if you hate to run you probably aren’t going to become a runner even though the gym has state of the art treadmills. But if you love to dance, we can probably get you to add some dancing to your week which counts as more exercise. I challenge you this week to think of one healthy thing you love and find ways to do it more.  If you love salad, add at least one every day.  If you love to walk, start with 15 min per day. Write it down and find at least 3 times this week to begin your better “you”.

 

Simply Easy Tip: 

Make a playlist of your favorite 5 dance songs and crank it up for your own dance class.  This is great to do when you get home from work especially in the chilly weather. Get the whole family involved.

 

Simply Supportive: Wellness Essentials Daily Pack

Wellness Essentials is formulated to support your nutritional needs to help you stay active and vital and maintain overall health. This convenient once a day packet of nutrients gets your New Year off to a healthy start. To order Wellness Essentials, you can contact our front desk at (860)519-1916 or email Info@IntegrativeWellnessAndPT.com or click on the link below.

 

 

Simply Delicious: Simple Roasted Veggies

Ingredients:

2 lbs root vegetables, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (use potatoes, carrots, parsnips, turnips, rutabagas, beets)
1 medium onion, peeled and cut into 1/3-inch wedges
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt- use sea or Himalayan
1 head garlic, separated into cloves and peeled
chopped fresh herb, like rosemary
balsamic vinegar (optional)

Directions:

Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Place the root vegetables and onion in a roasting pan. Toss the vegetables with the olive oil and salt to taste. Do not crowd the vegetables.

Roast the mixture for a total of 45-50 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.

After 30 minutes, scatter the garlic cloves in with the vegetables.

Continue stirring every 15 minutes until the vegetables are tender and evenly browned.

Before serving, add a sprinkling of fresh chopped herbs or balsamic vinegar, if you like for additional flavor.

 

 

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