Sargento and SHAPE magazine want you to "Rock Your Resolution!" Three coaches—a nutrition consultant, personal trainer and lifestyle expert—share their best tips to stay healthy, happy and active in 2014. Select a coach above to view their tips to help you "Live it Up!"
Headline: Turn up the Tech
Download fitness tracking apps to help you stay on track with your diet and fitness goals. Sync these apps to your smartphone and computer to keep a daily record of your progress.
Don’t Get Hangry
Drink eight glasses of water daily and munch on wholesome snacks throughout the day. Sargento Natural Cheese Snacks provide a source of high- quality protein, a nutrient that contributes to a feeling of fullness.
SHAPE Rock Your Resolution Lifestyle Coach
Bahar Takhtehchian is the Editor-at-Large for SHAPE magazine. She reports on the latest beauty, fashion, health, nutrition and fitness news, and is an expert contributor to numerous national media outlets.
Dr. Mike Roussell
Have Ready-to-Eat Protein
When you plan ahead, it’s easier to get into the habit of eating protein at each meal. Stock your fridge with high-quality protein sources like chicken, ground beef, eggs and cheese. Bonus points for on-the-go choices, like Sargento Natural Cheese Snacks. They’re convenient, portable and portion controlled.
Find the Perfect Protein Portions
Here’s a “handy” tool for learning the proper serving sizes. For meals, a serving of protein is the size of your palm. A serving of vegetables is the size of your fist, while a serving of grains of starchy carbs will fit in a cupped palm. For snacks, one or two Sargento Natural Cheese Snacks is the perfect choice, with 4 to 8 grams of protein per serving.
SHAPE Rock Your Resolution Nutrition Coach
Practicing healthy habits is always top of mind for Dr. Mike Roussell! He is a nutritional consultant, author, and founder of Naked Nutrition, LLC which provides health and nutrition solutions to consumers.
Make Your Shopping Trips Work For You
Carry a basket instead of pushing a cart, which burns extra calories while also engaging your arm and shoulder muscles. As you’re browsing the aisles, make sure your picks include wholesome snacks like Sargento Cheese Snacks, a delicious way to increase your daily intake of protein.
Work It Out, Wherever You Are
An easy way to flatten your belly is by engaging those deep abdominal muscles. Try this trick while you vacuum, style your hair or shave – Pull your belly button toward your spine and hold for 10 seconds while breathing normally. Repeat five times.
SHAPE Rock Your Resolution Fitness Coach
Personal trainer and fitness entrepreneur, Jay Cardiello, has all of the right moves to motivate your workouts! He is the Fitness Editor-at-Large for SHAPE magazine and founder of JCORE workout techniques.