For those of you who don’t know, Wednesday, November 6th is the American Heart Association’s National Eating Healthy Day. It’s a day designated to encourage American’s to make healthier food choices to start living a healthier life.
According to the American Heart Association’s website, “[s]tatistics show that one in two men and one in three women are at risk for heart disease, and research shows that poor lifestyle is a major contributor.” Take this day to learn how to embrace a healthier lifestyle so you can live a longer and better quality life.
Don’t know where to start? The American Heart Association has a website called MyHeartMyLife.org that provides resources, healthy cooking tips, recipes and more to help individuals and families get active and healthy.
If you are an employer who is looking to participate, the American Heart Association has a National Eating Healthy Day Toolkit that is free to download. It provides fun resources and tips to easily promote National Eating Healthy Day in your workplace. Just register here and then look for the link to the kit in your confirmation email.
To keep National Eating Healthy Day going on even after November 6th, check out these websites for easy and healthy recipes.
- New Green Cuisine on The Daily Green – Here one can find healthy green recipes, important information on food recalls or foods to watch for, green tips for food, and more.
- Healthy Eating with Food Network – This website offers a section on healthy eating without skimping on taste. You can find a wide array of foods, including healthy Thanksgiving ideas for the upcoming holiday.
- EatingWell – Not only does this website provide healthy recipes, you can also find helpful information and tips regarding food, diet, health, and more. There is a helpful article titled “8 Tips for Winning the Food Fight” that is a perfect read before National Eating Healthy Day.
Things are always easier if you have a buddy – so get your family, friends, and coworkers involved to make the decision to live a healthier and more active life!