Jump to content

Healthy Habits

Recent Posts

Live Life

The 6 Best Ways to De-Stress Right Now

Keep calm and carry on. It’s a familiar slogan on coffee cups and kitchen towels. Originally used as a way to encourage people during wartime, it’s more appropriate than ever as people look for ways to de-stress during this time of uncertainty. As you navigate new and unfamiliar burdens while spending most of your time at home, stress may take an unchecked toll on your body and mind.

 

But keep calm: We’ve rounded up six of the best way to de-stress so you can unwind and stay positive right now!

Move More

Exercise For Weight Loss: Does It Work?

Feel like you’re stuck in a weight loss plateau? Take heart — there might be something missing from your routine. While eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is essential for weight loss, exercise is a great way to support your efforts and develop an overall healthy lifestyle.1

 

So how much exercise do you need to ideally fit in? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends getting 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise (plus two or more days of muscle-strengthening activities) to really reap the health benefits.2 So that could be 30 minutes, five days a week of brisk walking, riding your bike, or taking a swim, along with two days of using hand weights or your body weight for strength training workouts.

 

Whatever your preferred style of fitness may be, discover the surprising ways exercise can improve your health — from helping you lose weight, to allowing your heart to function at its best.

Live Life

We Asked an M.D.: How Does The Immune System Work?

Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about ways to boost your immune system. But how does your immune system work and what exactly does it do? The immune system’s main goal is to protect your body from infection and disease. It’s not just limited to one part of the body: It’s actually a network of cells, tissues and organs that work together to fight off substances, germs and other cell changes that could make you sick.1

 

We sat down with Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM and chair of Jenny Craig’s Science Advisory Board to learn how the immune system works, what could weaken it, and how to give it a boost.

Eat Well

The 4 Best Immune-Boosting Vitamins, According to an M.D.

Between battling its usual archenemies — like the germs that cause the common cold and free radicals that constantly barrage your cells — your body’s immune system gets a real workout. Keeping your immune system in fighting shape and ready for action is key to staying well. As your body’s first line of defense, the immune system can benefit from healthy foods that provide essential nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins that support optimal immune system health.

 

But what can you do to help keep your immune system in top condition? According to Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM, chair of Jenny Craig’s Science Advisory Board, one of the essential elements of a strong immune system is a healthy diet.

 

“Whole foods filled with high-quality carbs, fats and proteins are key,” she says, adding that foods rich in immunity-boosting vitamins are particularly beneficial.

Live Life

The Top 4 COVID-19 Risk Factors You Need to Know About

With everything going on lately surrounding COVID-19, you might be wondering if there are certain factors that make you more susceptible to getting really sick from the virus. It turns out, new research published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates there are. Read on as Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM, lifestyle medicine expert and chair of Jenny Craig’s Science Advisory Board, shares important risk factor data as well as practical advice you can use to stay healthy.

Recipes

Simply Inspired BBQ Jackfruit Recipe with Loaded Baked Potato

Heads up: BBQ jackfruit might be the easiest recipe you try this week! A little savory and a little sweet, this BBQ jackfruit recipe makes a delicious topping for a hearty baked potato. Jackfruit “pulled pork” has a tender, meaty texture that pairs perfectly with your favorite barbecue sauce. Amp up the flavor with a dash of spices, and serve it over a Jenny Craig Loaded Baked Potato for a complete meal! 


If you're following the Jenny Craig program, check with your consultant before making any swaps or changes to your plan to ensure you stay on track!

×
×
  • Create New...