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The day is here- lark has launched on every single Samsung Galaxy S5!  

Why?

Regular vigorously-intense aerobic exerice is important for cardiovascular, lung, and muscle health, improving mood, and decreasing your risk for chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. It also has been shown to improve sleep and weight loss.

Tips

  • Find something you enjoy! Don't force yourself to run if you can't stand it. Zumba, swimming, playing sports, and running with your pet are all forms of exercise. Find something that is fun for you.

Why?

Ever take notice of how full you feel after your meals? For optimal health and wellness, you should try to hit a proper level of fullness. It's all about balance -- you don't want to still be hungry and you don't want to be too full. Find that target right in-between that works for you!

Why is it important to catch some Zzz’s?

June 3 is National Egg Day, and we’re ready to celebrate it in full force! Since Lark is all about health, are you surprised that we’re excited about National Egg Day? Read on to learn the truth about eggs and how you can make them part of your healthy diet.

 

High Cholesterol Culprits?

Eggs are packed with cholesterol. That’s the waxy substance that can lead to plaque build-up in your arteries. For years, experts told us to eat fewer eggs for heart health, but it turns out that for most people, the amount of cholesterol in your diet isn’t the main factor in the amount of cholesterol in your blood. Eggs are high in protein and other essential nutrients, and most people can safely eat them regularly.

 

When you turn to fast food and vending machines for lunch, you’re risking a less productive afternoon in the short term and weight gain over time. Brown bag lunches often conjure images of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on white bread accompanied by chips, cookies and a fruit drink –great childhood memories, but maybe not as tempting for your grown-up tastes. However, with a few tweaks, a brown bag lunch can meet your adult needs. Why not take advantage of National Brown Bag Day to practice packing your own lunch? If you are already a habitual brown bagger, take this day to re-examine your lunch.

“How could I forget to mention the bicycle is a good invention”  -Red Hot Chili Peppers

May is National Bike month, and let’s admit it, the bicycle is a great invention. Remember the freedom you felt the first time you rode to your friend’s house after school? Or the excitement you had riding with no hands? Why not put in some more quality time on your trusty bike this May?

Nearly half of Americans report that they are consistently stressed, with worries over money, work, health, relationships and family among the most common causes. You probably already know many of the symptoms of stress, such as anxiety, inability to focus and increased anger. Too much stress can also take its toll on your physical health and cause weight gain, headaches, high blood pressure and uncontrolled blood sugar.

 

Potential stressors are nearly unavoidable, but you can take steps to prevent your stressors from harming your health. In honor of National Stress Awareness Day on April 16, why not take a few steps toward reducing the stress in your life? These suggestions can help.

 

Take Care of Yourself

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations can include corned beef and cabbage, green attire and a visit to an Irish pub. This St. Patrick’s Day, why not go beyond drinking green beer and go greener with a cleaner lifestyle? Eating green can help the environment and improve your own health. The following ideas might help you realize how little effort is required to make a difference.

 

Gardening

Growing your own food encourages you to eat nutrient-packed fruits, vegetables and herbs. While boxed, store-bought tomatoes can be unappetizing, juicy home-grown tomatoes are nearly irresistible. Other benefits of gardening include:

March is National Frozen Foods Month – a celebration of convenient choices for your kitchen. While many convenience foods (packaged, processed and/or prepared) are unhealthy compared to fresh options, many frozen foods can be nutritious. National Frozen Foods Month provides the opportunity to learn how to take advantage of your freezer. These easy tips can help you eat healthier and save time – the perfect combination to let you be happier and more productive.

Make Better Choices

The next time you’re in the supermarket’s freezer aisle, take a few seconds to select more nutritious options.

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