💜 It's just one day

Happy High Noon (EST). Happy Halloween! Let the kids burn off some energy with our Halloween family workout.

Let’s dig into today’s bite:

  • Staying Healthy on Halloween: Not what you’d expect. 💀

  • Open Journal: Body image struggles.

  • Tidbits & Recipes: Pumpkin seeds.

  • Did You Know: Halloween’s health benefits.

  • Most Popular Candy by State: Is yours right?

Staying Healthy on Halloween

If you’re reading this expecting to learn the secret to avoiding the late-night Halloween candy splurge once the kids are asleep. You're not gonna find it.

I mean think about it, it's one day. You can bet that I'm picking out all my favorites, sitting on the couch, and watching Halloweentown.

Life is all about balance. If you restrict so much, your willpower is going to run out and probably run off into the rest of the week.

Instead, enjoy the night and move on tomorrow. Happy Halloween, friends!

P.S. Nov 1 is National eat your kid’s Halloween candy after they go to bed day!

Open Journal

Q: “For most of my life I’ve been overweight. I’ve been losing weight but my body image issues haven’t improved. Any advice?

A: First of all, congratulations on becoming a healthier you! Body image issues are tough to tackle. And I think it's really brave of you to talk about it.

Before I give you any tips, seriously consider professional help from a therapist or someone trained in this area. They can provide you with a lot of tools and resources.

But here are a few tips that might help:

  1. Surround yourself with positivity: Surround yourself with people who lift you up. It can help shift your mindset.

  2. Practice self-care: Take time to do things that make you feel good. Maybe a bubble bath, going for a walk, or treating yourself to a massage. When you take care of yourself, you become more in tune with your body and feel more positive about it.

  3. Focus on what your body can do: Instead of dwelling on what you don't like about your body, try to focus on what it can do. Maybe you can lift more weight than you could a few months ago. Celebrate these accomplishments and use them as motivation to keep going.

Learn to Scramble Well(ness):

While eating your lunch, waiting for your lunch, or letting go of your lunch, try our wellness-themed word scramble. It's one word a day, and you can find the answer at the bottom of this newsletter - good luck!

CAECOCLTH

Did You Know? Like Really Know…

Halloween is the second-highest-grossing commercial holiday in the United States, just behind Christmas. It seems spooky and scary things can be pretty profitable!

As consumers, a lot of times we look at it as a setback. Spendy costumes and lots of sugar. But let’s flip that script.

Here are 4 ways Halloween is improving your health:

  1. Walking: Trick-or-treating can be a great way to get some exercise by going for a walk with friends or family.

  2. Socializing: Halloween parties or community events can provide enjoyable social opportunities that enhance mood and mental well-being.

  3. Laughter: Halloween can be a light-hearted time that encourages dressing up in costumes, telling jokes, and sharing laughter with others. Laughter has many health benefits, including reducing stress hormones and increasing endorphins.

  4. Creativity: Halloween provides an opportunity for creativity, such as coming up with a unique costume idea or decorating your home. Flexing your creative muscle can be beneficial for mental health, increasing happiness, and reducing stress.

So, enjoy the festive spirit of Halloween and how it can uplift your health.

Tidbits & Recipes:

Pumpkin seeds are a nutritious choice due to their rich content of essential nutrients, such as magnesium, zinc, iron, and protein. They’re also good for heart health, prostate health, and blood sugar control due to their antioxidant properties and fiber content.

Save your pumpkin seeds after you’ve carved your pumpkins and try out this recipe. Just don’t be like me and keep them on the counter for 2 weeks only to end up throwing them out. Sad face.

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Scramble Answer:

CHOCOLATE

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