Last week The McCahill Group team members joined Shelley Irwin for WGVU’s monthly Wellness at Work radio segment. Wellness Manager, Kristin Sadler and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Wendy Brookhouse worked to complement Owner/President Peaches McCahill’s challenge this month to express yourself through health. Wendy outlines that this expression in health is shown through daily choices in our lives.
To make healthier decisions every day, you must first recognize a goal that fits your personality and lifestyle. Both Kristin and Wendy recommend keeping goals simple and attainable. If you are just getting started working towards the recommended 6-9 vegetables a day, a more attainable goal for some might be to aim to add colorful fruits and vegetables into your diet. You can also start to seek healthy alternatives to refined grains. Kristin and Wendy both love quinoa in place of white rice. Food planning and journaling can be a great way to keep yourself accountable for goals and monitoring progress. Although these tasks might be tedious and time consuming, they help to keep a focus on optimized nutrition while straying away from numbers that some people can become obsessed with. Even a task as simple as taking a picture of your food would be a great way to start taking control of your health!
Kristin and Wendy discuss how they personally express themselves through health. Kristin enjoys adding music to liven up her cooking and exercise routines. Wendy personalizes her meals by adding spice and flavor to her dishes. These simple tasks help them stay motivated and on track with their goals in health and nutrition. How will you express yourself through health this month?
Listen to Kristin and Wendy’s full commentary with WGVU here: