Our Favorite Finds: January 2017

January Favorite Finds

The first month of the New Year may have come to a close, but that doesn’t mean you have to let go of the “new beginning” feelings that January often brings! No matter where you are on your journey with weight and health, you can make this year YOUR year. Let your health be a priority, and surround yourself with positive people and experiences that will help you grow to be your best possible self!

The Your Weight Matters Campaign also wants to see you succeed at your goals, and that’s we aim to provide you with the resources to help you do just that. This January, we’ve searched around for the most helpful, inspiring and practical finds to present to you for your very own journey with weight and health. We hope these resources can help you navigate the sea of information that is out there and available to you, and if you like something, share it with others and introduce them to the Your Weight Matters Campaign!

buttonFinding New “Happy Buttons” (BariatricPal)

The things that we take pleasure in shape our lives in different ways. For many, eating can be a significant source of pleasure that detracts from our weight and health goals. In this interesting article, BariatricPal walks you through the psychology of our “happy buttons” – or the things that bring us pleasure and provide comfort. If you struggle with emotional eating or eating for pleasure, this is an excellent resource to help you discover other ways you can stay happy and focused on your healthy journey.

How to Make Time for Fitness this Year (U.S. News)

Do you struggle to commit to exercise with a busy, overwhelming schedule? This article may be able to help you out. U.S. News walks you through some simple, practical ways to squeeze in extra time for physical activity to increase your overall fitness levels in 2017. You may be surprised at some of the extra ways you can get moving!

Going Beyond the Calories (Nourishing Results)

calculatorIf you’re trying to lose weight, it’s very easy to become so wrapped up in calorie equations and forget about what is most important: nourishing and sustaining your body. This short read from Nourishing Results is a quick and simple reminder that a healthy body and lifestyle are more than just numbers. It’s about making overall healthier choices and treating your body with total respect.

A Beginners Guide to Meal Planning (MyFitnessPal)

Planning your meals ahead of time is an excellent way to ensure you’re getting the most nutrition out of your daily meals. It’s also an excellent way to stay on track when you’re pressed for time and trying to avoid temptations! However, many people report that beginning a meal planning regimen can be confusing and a bit overwhelming. But have no fear — MyFitnessPal offers some excellent tips, tricks and strategies to get started.

Stress Management Techniques for a More Peaceful 2017 (Total Care Wellness)

Managing stressWhen it comes to optimizing our weight and health, stress can be one of our biggest setbacks. It leaves us feeling discouraged, drained and often distracted from the things that matter most to us. This year, don’t let that be you! Total Care Wellness shows you some practical, helpful ways to tackle stress and prevent it even before it begins. That way, you can be your best self on your weight management journey.

5 Example of Everyday Mindfulness (Integrative Nutrition)

You may hear that word often: mindfulness. But what does that really mean? Practicing mindfulness can help you become more aware of yourself and your surroundings, making it easier for you to focus on healthier lifestyle changes that can benefit your weight. How do you practice it? Everyday Nutrition breaks down the process of becoming more mindful and offers some simple examples to show you how YOU can do it too.

Why You Should Stop Believing All the Hype (Anytime Fitness)

cursor question markThis time of year, the health and wellness scene is flooded with new headlines about what’s “best” for your weight and your body. With all of that information, figuring out what works for you can be overwhelming. In this refreshing article, Anytime Fitness actually tells you to ignore those headlines and focus on a few key principles. Those key principles will help you develop a plan that works for YOU, because every body is different and so is every journey.

Do YOU have Any Favorite Finds?

If you’ve come across any helpful articles, inspirational reads, motivational words or useful information, we want you to know so we can share it with other campaign challengers! To share your resources with us, simply drop your favorite finds in the comments below or email them to mstep@obesityaction.org.

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