Hello Loyal Soup People!
This week you’re going to hear a lot about roses, chocolate, decadent dinners, and everything else that is associated with Valentine’s Day. But you probably won’t hear much about the health benefits of committing to a healthy lifestyle with a partner! Exercising and approaching new healthy eating habits are bit easier when you’re doing it as a team. For example:
– You’re less likely to hit the snooze button when you know someone is waiting for you at the gym or at the track.
– It is easier to make healthy eating choices when you’re dining out with a teammate.
– Studies show that we push ourselves harder when working out in a class or with a partner. You don’t want to be the one to fall behind!
– You can set up weekly challenges and contests together. (NOT weight loss challenges – those are a bad idea!)
Team up with a partner, friend, parent, sibling, or someone new in your life! If you don’t have someone in mind with whom to exercise, try out a new class at the gym or local community center. Many people find camaraderie in these classes and form wonderful friendships.
This Valentine’s day – let’s celebrate healthy hearts!
*NOTE – Soupermom is not a licensed dietitian, doctor, personal trainer, or anything like that. She’s just extremely knowledgeable about healthy living!! But if you slip and fall while taking her advice, it is not her fault!
Marilyn Polon (Soupermom), Co-Founder and CAO (chief anxiety officer) has been worried about Soupergirl since the company launched in 2008. Actually, even before that. Her career has also been random and fascinating. After twenty years as a speech therapist, Soupermom changed careers and became a volunteer coordinator. She then had a wonderful stint as a docent at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. She was then dragged out of retirement by her daughter who insisted that they start a soup company. Could that be any more random?
All of the company’s recipes come from Soupermom’s kitchen. Honestly, she’s a testament to the power of healthy eating. Her hobbies include really long hikes, walking, doting on her granddaughters, and coming up with new recipes for Soupergirl. She is also a guru of all things health related but gets the words to every single song she sings incorrect. All of them. Loudly. Lastly, her laugh is contagious.