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Check out Anita’s conversation with Ami Thakkar Raval. She offers Nutrition 101 and helps Ami navigate nutrition hot topics!

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Did you know that bananas have several positive benefits? Believe it or not, they are actually a powerhouse of a fruit!

1) Excellent dietary source of potassium, B vitamins and fiber (pectin starch)
2) Contain antioxidants that could aid in a mood boost
3) Contribute to less exercise induced cramping or soreness

A medium banana is about 100-105 calories. Pair it with a 1 Tbsp of nut butter and you have a well-rounded snack!

Interval training may sound more daunting than it appears. However, when you are pressed for time and you want to make the most of a workout, intervals are a great way to challenge the routine. By integrating periods of highs and lows, you work to push your heart rate above a normal zone thus allowing for an EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption) burn to allow for an increase of calories burned within the next 24-48 hours. You do not need to engage in a true high intensity interval training class, but rather could plan for a 20 min jog with 10 30-second sprints spaced out. Try it!

I always like to share some health tips for women to keep their stress levels manageable. For many, stress manifests itself in negative ways. It permeates our health and can be a powerful trigger.

Here are 4 ways to help manage daily stress:
1. Make a list of everything you want to get done in a day; Prioritize the list to pick 3 things you know you will get done
i.e. Cook dinner, Workout, Answer Emails OR Book appointments needed, Schedule Kids Logistics, Meal Prep
2. Take 30 minutes a day for yourself
i.e. workout, steam shower, catch up with a friend, read, watch a show
3. If it will matter in 5 years, don’t spend any more time thinking about it
i.e. Try to not waste time in your day having unnecessary conversations
4. Slow down
Plan out your day – create a timeline and schedule breaks in between
i.e Give yourself buffers between scheduled calls/ work calls/ transit time / meal consumption