|Commit to self care in 2019
SimplyProtein® offers new year’s resolutions that can live beyond January
With the holiday season officially over and Canadians getting back into the hustle and bustle of routines, it’s easy to forget about the one person we didn’t buy gifts for: ourselves. As the stress of the season wears down, SimplyProtein® wants Canadians to remember that self care is essential in living a healthy lifestyle. Scrap the material possessions or unrealistic New Year’s resolutions and opt for those simple things we often overlook – time to connect with yourself.
Relax by the fire with a good book
Reading socks and hot cocoa are not just a winter favourite, they’re the perfect complement to some much needed me time. It’s believed that reading is to the brain what exercise is to the body – an important factor in good health and the best way to clear the mind. A good book and comforting setting can make us happier, creating the same serenity felt when meditating. Whether it’s that bestseller calling at the counter or a chance to catch up with a childhood classic, make time to cozy up by the fire and dive into the fantasy world of your choice.
Soothe those stressful days
Whether it’s the strain of the holiday season, a bad day at work or a kink that just won’t quit, a soothing bath is an easy and natural remedy for the body and soul. The therapeutic ritual of bathing can cleanse more than the dirt you’ve acquired throughout the day – the body’s response to soothing warm water can help the body release endorphins and calm the soul. Not only does the warm temperature help with breathing, as the pressure on the chest increases lung capacity and oxygen intake, but the heat also helps reduce the risk of having a heart attack, improves blood sugar, and even helps lower blood pressure. To take that soothing bath to the next level, remember to make use of bath salts, your favourite essential oils, scented candles and that calming playlist.
Don’t think of indulgence as a bad word
New year’s resolutions often centre around health and fitness, making a change or taking on new challenges. While the sugar overload and hearty meals during the holidays contribute to those health-conscious lifestyle choices come January, an improved lifestyle doesn’t have to consist of sacrifice. We all need indulgence to stay happy and healthy, and it doesn’t have to be a bad word. With the right food choices, a healthy lifestyle becomes less of a chore. Try and eat meals that contain lean protein, fibre, and healthy fats to stay satisfied. If it’s the sweet treat that willpower just can’t beat, opt for a snack with more nutritious ingredients, like new SimplyProtein® Cookies.
With 10-11g of protein and 2-3g of sugar, these soft and chewy treats satisfy those cravings, without all the sugary guilt. SimplyProtein® Cookies are made with wholesome ingredients and come in three delicious flavours: Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip and Vanilla Almond. These plant-based, vegan, gluten free and Non-GMO Project verified delights won’t disrupt a healthy lifestyle and will keep you satisfied.
Journal the little things; those moments we underappreciate
It’s not a secret that journaling is good for mental health. Writing down thoughts and feelings can help us understand ourselves more clearly and gain control of our emotions, especially those who struggle with anxiety or depression. Journaling can help gain insight into our thoughts and clear our heads from life’s stresses. It can also be a great way to heal emotional pain, find new meaning and purpose and support spiritual growth. Even if just the little things, those instants often overlooked during life’s busy moments, can bring some mindfulness to an otherwise hectic day.
As the new year begins and brings with it new changes, challenges and accomplishments, it’s important to keep ourselves top of mind and always ensure self love tops the list of resolutions. Keep both the body and mind happy and fueled throughout the day with a good read and nutritious, wholesome snacks like SimplyProtein® products. Find SimplyProtein® online at SimplyProtein.ca and select major retailers including Loblaws, Sobeys, Metro and Wal-Mart. SimplyProtein® snacks are free from artificial sweeteners and come in an assortment of products including Bars, Kids Bars, Protein Cookies and Chips.
Wellness Foods is a female founded company that was started in 2002 by Cathy Richards, who has Crohn’s disease. After struggling to find a filling and nutritious snack with a short list of ingredients, she created SimplyProtein®. With a mission to make nutritious snacks for busy people, SimplyProtein® now produces a range of great tasting, wholesome snacks that keep you satisfied. SimplyProtein® products are high protein, contain 4g of sugar or less and are free from artificial flavours and sweeteners.