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HVP January 2019

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Page 10 of 35 n Hudson Valley Parent 11 Kick off this year with a resolution you can stick to Skip the crash diets and crazy exercise plans. This year, make a resolution you can stick to with some helpful advice from Tammy Murphy, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, health coach and owner of Gold's Gym locations in Newburgh and Middletown. Murphy stands by an easy acronym to help her stay focused on healthy living. "DRESS stands for diet, rest, exercise, stress reduction and supplements. These are the most critical health habits and provide the foundation for everybody to get well and stay well naturally," she says. One way to make sure you stay on track when you want to snack on chips and leftover chocolate Santas, is to make meal prepping a staple in your life. Though meal prepping may seem too involved for a busy mom, Murphy helps break it down. "Most of us want to jump in head first without a plan which ultimately leads to a yo-yo style diet cycle that isn't healthy," she says. "Start slow and keep everything in moderation." The first step to meal prepping begins at the grocery store, which can often be a tempting place. Murphy insists that planning is key. "When you shop aimlessly, you end up with a fridge full of food that will spoil or end up in the trash." She lists broccoli, carrots, a whole chicken, fish, sweet potatoes, rice, avocado and nuts as a good jump off point for a grocery list. Make healthy living a family adventure this year. Murphy says, "Take the time to teach your children and show them the importance of quality food. This can be the key to a healthy future for you and your family." beauty & fitness Condos to Castles Cleaning Inc. PO Box 22 Millbrook, NY 12545 845-891-7392; Commercial and residential cleaning services. Whether you need one-time cleaning, or ongoing service for your property or rental, we tailor a plan that meets your needs. Call today for a friendly, no-hassle estimate. Condos to Castles Cleaning Inc. Hampton Family Denistry Of Middletown 400 Midway Park Dr. Middletown, NY 10940 845-344-4336; Our team of dental specialists provide the most advanced and comprehensive oral health care available. We care for patients of all ages from infants to seniors.

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