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Fiber – Does it really make a difference?

Haley Cooke | October, 9, 2019

High fiber foods are beneficial for your health!

 

Here are four ways fiber can benefit your health.

1-Less constipation: regular and softer bowel movements to help with overall health and bloating.

2-Faster intestines: the better your intestines work, the better communication within your body that you are full.

3-Cleaner colon: lower your risk of colon cancer.

4-Sugar is absorbed slower: the slower the better so that your glucose levels do not spike and fall drastically.

 

It is suggested that men get 35-38 grams and women intake 22-25 grams a day.

See how many grams of fiber you are getting on a normal day.

Then on the next day and going forward, see what you can do to get closer to the recommended number.

 

High Fiber Foods

Fruits: Strawberries, Pears, Raspberries, Bananas, Apples, Avocados, Blackberries and Blueberries

Vegetables: Beets, Carrots, Brussel Sprouts, Artichokes, Broccoli, Kale, Tomatoes, Spinach, Kidney Beans, Split Peas, Lentils, Black Beans, Baked Beans, Lima Beans, Edamame, Quinoa, Oats, Almonds, Sweet Potatoes

Other: Popcorn, Dark Chocolate

 

Tell me what your favorite source of fiber is!

Yoga

Haley Cooke | October, 2, 2019

Did you know the DIG Wellness Center offers multiple Yoga classes?

Have you considered using your lunch break to participate in a Yoga class? You could work toward increasing your muscle strength, flexibility and your overall energy!

Feeling trapped to the chair during work? Take a break and stretch out those essential muscles!

Meet our Yoga Instructor Emily:

Emily has been part of the FD Marketing team over 4 years. Because she has never particularly enjoyed high-intensity exercise, she started attending Yoga classes and fell in love with the demanding stretches and calming atmosphere. She loves teaching Yoga because of the benefits and accessibility – you don’t need to have any flexibility or strength to participate in a Yoga class! Individuals at any fitness level can benefit physically and mentally from incorporating Yoga into their fitness routine.

Emily’s Yoga classes are held Monday at 12:00 and Friday at 12:30! Join her sometime!

5 Ways to Start a Habit

Haley Cooke | September, 25, 2019

I found this article recently in an email from YouVersion, a commonly used Bible app. As easy as it is to ignore our current health habits, I wanted to share the great insight that the article had to offer about creating new habits. You will see that four of the five ideas also provides a link to a Bible study on the YouVersion app. If you would like to have someone to complete this plan with, let me know, I would love to join you.

 5 Ways to Develop Healthy Habits:

1 – Remember whose you are. You are called by God and made in His image. Because of His great love for you, you have the ability to become more like the person God created you to be.

7 Habits To Develop Spiritual Growth

7 Habits To Develop Spiritual Growth

2 – Identify the “why” behind your behavior. Do you eat junk food because you like the taste? Or because you’re tired or bored? Once you know why you behave the way you do, it’s easier to replace unhealthy habits with better ones.

Habits

Habits

3 – Draw close to God. When you prioritize time with God, you’re allowing Him to renew your mind (Rom. 12:2). Eventually, this will help you change the way you live.

Lifehacks: Practical Tips For Godly Habits

Lifehacks: Practical Tips For Godly Habits

4 – Focus on one key habit. Consistently doing one thing well will yield results over time and make it easier to master other habits later.

10 Habits Of Intimacy With God

10 Habits Of Intimacy With God

5 – Give yourself grace. You won’t always get it right… And that’s okay. When you stumble, “fall forward”: learn from your mistakes and keep going. God will still be right beside you, cheering you on.

It only takes a moment to start a healthy habit. Pick a Plan, and let God use that choice to begin transforming your daily routines.

 

© Life.Church / YouVersion

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