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5 Jenny Craig Members Share Their Tips to Stay Healthy at Home

If your two new best friends in quarantine are ice cream and potato chips — you’re not alone. But here’s the thing: Staying healthy now is more important than ever. Especially because eating nutritious foods and maintaining a healthy weight can help boost your immune system.1

 

How can you stay healthy at home? We chatted with five real Jenny Craig members to get their best tips to stay healthy and motivated during this time. 

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Inflammation: What Causes It and How Can You Reduce It?

Ouch! If you’ve ever stubbed your toe or gotten a paper cut, you’ve experienced inflammation: It’s your body’s natural response to an injury or infection.1 Without inflammation, your body wouldn’t be able to heal wounds or fight off illness. But there can be too much of a good thing. Chronic inflammation — when your body experiences inflammation for a prolonged period — is linked to serious diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.2

 

So what causes inflammation and how can you reduce it? We tapped Jenny Craig’s Registered Dietitian, Briana Rodriquez, to find out.  

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Weight Loss Diet for Picky Eaters: 5 Tips That Actually Work

Trying to lose weight as a picky eater can be frustrating. It’s like bowling with a ball of rubber bands: You just don’t have the nutritional heft you need to knock inches off your waistline.

 

Vegetables, fruits, and seafood are all heavyweights in terms of vitamins and minerals, but according to University of Pennsylvania researchers, they’re also the three foods picky eaters are most likely to avoid.1 And ultimately, that leads to less-healthy diets overall, according to surveys from the same team.2

 

Truth is, adventurous diets can be good for you. Rejecting foods based on color and texture can rob you of the micro and macronutrients you need for peak metabolism. But by eating a wide variety of nutritious foods in smart portions, you can improve your body’s ability to quell aches and pains from inflammation, boost your energy levels, and even reduce pesky fat around your belly.

 

If you’re a picky eater, you have a hurdle to overcome. But you can do it: With methodical dietary upgrades, you can still build a weight loss meal plan that works. Here’s how.

Eat Well

How Diet Impacts Your Health: The Importance of Healthy Eating Habits

With everything going on lately, your health is likely top of mind. How can you keep yourself healthy and avoid getting sick?

 

Here’s some good news: It might be simpler than you think. The key to better health? Your diet.

 

Read on as we uncover the importance of healthy eating habits, explain how your diet influences your health, and share five simple tips to start eating healthier today.

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“I was feeling uncomfortable in my own skin and lacking energy and self-esteem.”

 

I used to get away with my poor eating habits by staying active. But then, life happened and I found myself juggling a career and a growing family. There was less time for exercise and the weight started creeping up over time. Suddenly, I found myself almost 30 pounds overweight.

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7 Springtime Workouts You Can Do In Your Backyard

Can you hear it? It’s the sounds of birds chirping, “it’s spring!” If you’ve been feeling cooped up lately (and haven’t we all), now is the time to get some outside activity with a few springtime workouts. Hopefully, you can hit up a nearby park, but if not, and you have a backyard, patio, or balcony, you can still enjoy working out in the great outdoors.

 

Here’s why you’ll want to: Exercising in the sunshine gives you a vitamin D boost (because sun exposure helps your body produce the vitamin). And vitamin D is important because it keeps your bones strong and may even help with cognitive health, according to the Mayo Clinic.1

 

Also, an outdoor workout is low-cost — you’re saving money by not going to the gym or signing up for an expensive digital subscription service. Plus, it gives you a self-esteem boost. Being out in nature is soothing and could help reduce your stress and make you feel good about yourself.2 What’s not to like about that?

 

We’ve rounded up seven of the best outdoor workouts you can try today, whether it’s in a local park or your own backyard. Give one a try!

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