Your department’s commitment to fitness is inspiring. What does your departments fitness routines look like?
Most of our staff members work out on a consistent basis ~ CrossFit and Gold’s Gym are two popular places. Others have incorporated walking into their daily routine.
What are some things your department does to prioritize healthy living?
Department meetings now include a more balanced offering of fruit and vegetables. We used to be the department to come to for “treats”. We still have treats, just the healthy kind.
We talk about exercise and eating healthy quite often and encourage each other.
Get up and walk
Standing work stations
What are your favorite healthy foods?
Possibilities are endless, salad every day, avocados, healthy soups, brussel sprouts (raw and cooked), green juice, homemade pesto replaces salad dressing, protein smoothies, dark chocolate, layering veggies on salads ~ being creative. Lots of lean protein to make sure your body is recovering from workouts.
What would you like to see in our schools to promote healthy living for SVVSD
The Healthy Foods Lunch & Learn that is offered at the ESC should be expanded to schools. It is a wonderful and fun way to get tips, tricks, and recipes.
What would be your Personal Healthy Tip?
Just start ~ it is easy after that. Find a workout routine you can do 5-6 times per week (in the beginning 3 times per week) and make sure it includes a variety of exercises. No matter what you choose, it needs to be fun and doable consistently. Make working out and eating healthy a priority. Start small so you don’t get discouraged or too sore. Weight training is super important as you get older.
Planning each week for healthy meals is imperative. Planning will ensure success!