Our Favorite Finds: March 2017

March Favorite Finds

SPRING is in the air, and it’s time to check your goals and RE-energize! A new season can feel like a fresh start to your weight management journey, and the Your Weight Matters Campaign wants to equip you with the tools, motivation and support to guide you along the way.

Our March “Favorite Finds” help us do just that, and they’re hand-picked just for YOU with topics that are designed to inform, motivate and inspire. Fill up your reservoir of useful resources to get you SPRINGING into action!

How Sleep Affects Your Hormones and Brain Function: Doctors Weigh in (Mind Body Green)

We can’t stress this enough – your sleep is essential to your weight and overall health! It’s common knowledge that a good night’s rest can do wonders for building energy and focus, but how in-depth do the benefits of sleep really go? Learn more about the impact of sleep on your brain, your hormones and your body’s natural processes in this informative read!

Are Late Night Nibbles OK? (Healthy Dining Finder)

Snacking before bedtime – many of us are guilty of it, but how much of an effect does it really have on our weight? Hear from experts in the field about this popular and debated topic, and learn practical ways to curb those late night cravings.

What to Do When Your Workouts Aren’t Working Anymore (U.S. News)

Weight plateaus are common. They signal to your body that you’ve done a great job at improving your health, but there’s still more that you can do! However, it can be frustrating and even discouraging when the number on the scale doesn’t budge anymore – and here’s what you can do to help.

10 Tips to Keep from Overeating at a Party (Spark People)

The warmer Spring and Summer months on the way are a popular time for social gatherings and parties. From backyard cookouts and restaurant outings to sunny afternoons spent grilling on the beach with friends, it can be difficult to stay on track with your weight management goals – especially with food around. Spark People offers some simple (yet powerful!) tips to stay in control.

A Positive Outlook May be Good for Your Health (NY Times)

“Keeping your chin up” may do more for you than simply boosting your mental health. A recent post from the New York Times provides an in-depth explanation of how your mindset ultimately affects your body, too!

21 Low Impact Workouts That Are More Effective Than You Think (Greatist)

Working on your mobility? Looking for workouts on days where your body is recovering from exercises? Low impact physical activity comes in many shapes and forms, and they are powerful tools that you can utilize for managing your weight and health!

Beware of “Flailing Effect” (Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD)

Are you a victim of the “flailing effect?” Struggling with the short-term while trying to accomplish the long-term? This post is for you! TV personality and sought-after Registered Dietitian, Dawn Jackson Blatner, helps you identify the signs and symptoms of “flailing” while offering tips for finding success in the here and now.

Do YOU Have Any Favorite Finds?

If you’ve come across any helpful articles, inspirational reads, motivational words or useful information, we want 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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