D’Arrigo California has partnered with Stephanie Bouquet, a registered dietitian, certified specialist in sports dietetics, certified diabetes educator and certified wellness coach, to share ways to find wellness this year.
“We want to inspire families to find balance that leads to a healthier lifestyle as we come out of a challenging 2020 year. To help, we reached out to Stephanie, C.E.O. of SB Nutrition,” stated Claudia Pizarro-Villalobos, marketing and communications for D’Arrigo California.
Right: Claudia Pizarro-Villalobos
“Revolutionizing our health outlook and results begins with simple daily practices: prepping meals ahead of time and finding healthy recipes that inspire you in the kitchen,” stated Stephanie Bouquet.
Stephanie’s other tips include:
- Make cooking at home fun: As some say, “families that cook together, stay healthy together.” Cooking together promotes fun family time.
- Encourage kids to help menu plan: When kids are part of the process, they are more willing to try new dishes.
- Purchase healthy snacks: Stock up on fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Try to limit snacks high in fat, calories and sugar.
- Get moving: Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity daily.
- Find a workout partner: A partner helps keep you accountable and inspired to power through workouts.
- Stay hydrated: Drinking water keeps you hydrated, feeling full, helps maximize physical performance and lubricates your joints, spinal cord and tissues. Health experts recommend eight eight-ounce glasses per day.
- Slow down: It takes roughly twenty minutes for the brain and stomach to connect and establish fullness. Slowing your eating might help smaller portions go farther.
- Get enough sleep: Shoot for six to eight hours of sleep nightly to help regulate appetite, fullness and blood sugar levels. Try to go to sleep at the same time and avoid distractions (electronic devices, caffeine and alcohol) close to bedtime.
A simple way to increase produce consumption starts with meal preparation. “Some of my favorite Andy Boy veggies are broccoli rabe, fennel and sweet baby broccoli. If you need inspiration in the kitchen, check out these trendy and delicious recipes,” said Stephanie.
Right: Stephanie Bouquet running in the Nike Women's Marathon