NPESC Health & Wellness

Fuel + Fitness Friday

Weekly Healthy Recipe

Broccoli Salad - Low Carb

A tasty, simple, and perfect for picnics or as a quick side!


Prep Time 10 minutes

Total Time 10 minutes


Ingredients

  • 6 cups broccoli
  • 1/3 small onion chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup almonds chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red vinegar
  • 8 slices cooked bacon chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine broccoli, bacon, onion, and almonds.

  2. In a separate bowl, mix mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper, in a small bowl.

  3. Pour dressing over broccoli mixture and stir until evenly coat.

  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour or until ready to serve.

Your Weekly Work-Out this Week

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Your weekly challenge this week is to allow 7-8 hours of sleep every night for 7 nights in a row!

Did you know its National Better Sleep Month?


We say “allow” sleep because if you have trouble sleeping, you may not actually get that many hours of sleep a night. We just want you to get to bed, lights out, TV off, and dedicate 7 - 8 hours to sleep.


What are the consequences of not getting enough sleep?

Not getting enough sleep is associated with an increased risk for a number of chronic diseases and conditions:

• Diabetes • Cardiovascular disease • Stroke • Obesity • Depression


Not getting enough sleep also contributes to motor vehicle crashes and machinery-related injuries, causing substantial injury and disability each year.


What are 5 health behaviors for preventing chronic disease?

Five health behaviors have been identified as being key for preventing chronic disease :

• Not smoking • Regular physical activity • Moderate* or no alcohol consumption • Maintaining a healthy weight • Daily sufficient sleep (7 or more hours)


Why don’t adults get the sleep they need?

Causes of insufficient sleep include lifestyle (like inconsistent bedtimes and using technology late at night) and occupational factors (like shift work or long work hours).

In addition, some medical conditions, medications, and sleep disorders like sleep apnea affect how long and how well you sleep.


Visit the following websites for more information on how to get a better nights sleep!

bettersleep.org

sleepfoundation.org

sleepeducation.com, cdc.gov/sleep

Your Motivation!

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HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!