Maintain a healthy lifestyle with simple changes
New year, new you!
If living a healthy lifestyle is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, Heartland Weekend has you covered.
We reached out to Christine Jaegers, the fitness and wellness specialist at the Osage Centre in Cape Girardeau, for a closer look at how to prep your kitchen for success.
She invited us into her home to show us it’s all about little changes.
It starts at the grocery store
Success starts at the grocery store & what you bring into your house. If it’s not in your home, chances are better it won’t end up in your belly!
It's all about visual cues
Visual cues are most important. When you open your fridge/pantry, what do you see?
Always have pre-sliced fruits and vegetables ready to go. They should be the first thing you see when you open the refrigerator! Store them in a clear container.
Above all, don’t leave healthy options hidden in the bottom (A.K.A. The RIP drawer area). You’ll forget
Out of sight, out of mind
Hide your bad food!
What is on your counter? Christine says to put away your cookies and cakes. Keep fruit and nuts on the counter.
Make the kitchen a fun atmosphere!
You’re more likely to enjoy cooking healthy if you have fun music, good lighting, and no clutter.
Every kitchen should have these:
These tools are a must to maintaining a healthy lifestyle:
- Clear Tupperware
- Plastic bags so you can portion control food you tend to overeat
- Veggie Steamer
- Knife and cutting board
For even more tips and tricks like these, head to the health and wellness expo at the Osage Centre in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, Jan. 11.
More than 80 vendors will fill the Osage Centre from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Even better: you can check it out for FREE. Enjoy cooking demos, group fitness demos, learn more about senior living and take a closer look at health and wellness products.