February is generally known as being the month of celebrating love and observing Valentine’s Day. But what about celebrating love for your heart?
That’s right! Our heart does so much for us, the least we can do is give our own heart a little love in return. Besides Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month and it is a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to long-term heart health.
WHY WE HEART OUR HEART
Our heart keeps us alive. It works as a pump, which moves the blood through our entire body and sends life-giving oxygen, cells and nutrients that are essential for our survival.
Did you know that heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States? Sadly, it is an equal opportunity killer which claims approximately 1 million lives each year. Fortunately, heart disease can be prevented by making healthy lifestyle choices. What are some recommended healthy lifestyle changes you can make? Take a look at the following 5 tips.
5 HEART HEALTHY LIFESTYLE TIPS
#1: SEE YOUR DOCTOR REGULARLY
Building a good and long-term relationship with your doctor and health care team is important even when you don’t feel sick. Doing so can help you establish a detailed and accurate health history and it makes a good opportunity to set health goals for improving not only your heart health but your overall health in general. So, don’t pass up on those regular check-ups!
#2: EXERCISE FOR YOUR HEART
Our heart doesn’t need much to be happy. In fact, you can keep it as simple as incorporating 15 minute walks at least three times a week. If you enjoy that and feel like challenging yourself a bit, increase your time to 30 minutes. You don’t have to exercise at crazy levels of intensity to reap the benefits and really, small changes go a long way.
#3: EAT HEART HEALTHY FOODS
You are what you eat and the same is true when it comes to your heart health. There are many foods that are especially great for heart health because they contain critical vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, fiber and healthy fats, all which help protect the heart. Some of the foods you can add to your diets include: salmon, oatmeal, nuts, brown rice, green vegetables, berries and avocado (to name a few).
#4: MANAGE YOUR STRESS
It is no secret that stress is bad for the heart but, there are so many things you can do to help manage stress and keep your heart happy and healthy. For instance, engaging in outdoor activities is always a great stress reliever. Getting sunshine and fresh air does amazing things for the body! Better yet, plan those outdoor activities with good friends and loved ones. Our hearts are a foundation of our emotions; we feel love, connection and intimacy with our hearts. Get out there, get moving, laugh, smile and play! Doing so can significantly reduce stress hormones and lower blood pressure which are beneficial to your heart.
#5: SLEEP IS IMPORTANT
Studies have shown that not getting sufficient sleep is damaging to the heart and can increase the risk for heart disease. Our bodies work hard to carry out day to day functions, keep us strong and healthy and survive and it deserves to rest to get the necessary strength to do it all over again the next day. It is recommended to get at least 8 hours of sleep each night. Are you getting enough sleep to keep your heart healthy?
We thank you from the bottom of our HEARTfor your continued support and business!
For most of us, the start of the new year is an opportunity for new beginnings, a fresh start, a blank canvas; it's the best time of the year to start brand new! Many of us set new dreams, goals and of course new year's resolutions during this time. But setting a new (or several) new year's resolutions and sticking to them are two very different things. How are your new year's resolutions coming along?
If you need a little help or need some motivation, keep reading because GoFresh has put together 5 tips to help you stay on track with your goals!
5 Tips To Help You Stay on Track With Your Resolutions
#1: OUTLINE YOUR PLAN One of the first things we suggest is to outline an effective plan to carry out your resolution. How will you deal with the temptation to have that doughnut, milkshake or piece of pie? What is your plan when you lack motivation to hit the gym and are tempted to skip a workout?
Your plan can consist of creating a schedule, practicing positive thinking and self-talk, focusing on the reason why you want to accomplish your goal, reminding yourself of what is at stake if you give in to your temptations or even calling a friend for motivation.
#2: TRACK YOUR PROGRESS Tracking your progress is one of those things that although it may seem unecessary, is really effective. Having a visual reminder of your progress is a huge motivator; little accomplishments are better than no accomplishments at all. A good way to track your progress and help you stay on track is keeping a food journal. Also, it is easier to stick to short-term goals. For example, instead of of focusing on the 25 pounds you want to lose, focus on just losing the first 5. Smaller goals are much more attainable and the feeling of satisfaction you get when reaching your goal is unlike anything else!
#3: STICK TO IT AND DON’T GIVE UP Studies have shown that it normally takes about 21 days for a new activity to become a habit and at least 6 months for it to become part of your lifestyle. With that in mind, we know the road ahead will be challenging but, don’t give up. Remember, you can do it and it will be worth it!
#4: REWARD YOURSELF Reaching a goal (whether big or small) is a big deal. Therefore, make sure to reward yourself for all your hard work and dedication! Now, a word of caution: this does not mean you can eat an entire cake or that gallon of ice cream you’ve been fantasizing about all month. Instead, celebrate your success by treating yourself to something you enjoy that won’t contradict your resolution. For example, if your resolution is to lose weight, you can reward yourself with a new workout outfit or a mini vacation!
#5: BE REALISTIC Anything is possible with hard work and dedication but it is also important to set realistic goals to guarantee your success. Resolving to never eat your favorite foods ever again is a sure way to set yourself up for failure. Avoid making this mistake by setting smaller goals that lead up to your ultimate goal and make sure every step leading up to that ultimate goal is attainable. Small steps go a long way; as they say, slow and steady wins the race.
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” – Abraham Lincoln.
We are excited to announce that PFS Meals is now GoFresh! We are implementing many exciting changes this year to provide you, our valued customers, with even better food and experience.
Along with the new name, we also have a great new website which you can check out at: GoFreshMeals.com
Due to high demand, we are extending our hours and opening our store earlier. Our new business hours are as follows:
Sunday - Friday 10am-7pm
Another exciting change is our new delivery fees! One of the greatest advantages of our service is convenience and with lower delivery fees, convenience just got even better. The new delivery fees are:
DELIVERIES IN MODESTO $5.00
DELIVERIES TO LOCAL CENTRAL VALLEY CITIES $10.00
DELIVERIES TO BAY AREA ARE $15.00
Make sure to take advantage of all these new and exciting changes. Place your order online or give us a call today! For any inquiries, questions or concerns, you can email us at: email@example.com
GoFresh Bag Credit Program
We now offer a bag recycle program for all deliveries! For each delivery that you receive, you can return the bags to receive a $5.00 credit which you will be able to use on your next order. If you are home during the delivery you are more than welcome to take the meals and return the bag to our delivery driver or you can simply leave it on the porch on the day of the next delivery you schedule.
“We believe everyone should have access to authentic, healthy food that tastes amazing.”
OUR FOCUS, DEDICATION AND MISSION
Although we have some new changes, our main focus remains the same which is to: innovate, provide high quality food and exceptional customer service.
Our mission is to always provide the highest quality healthy foods and to educate and inspire our customers to live a healthier and happier lifestyle. We strive to create an environment that pushes the limits of change in our community and to further educate the way people think about health and wellness. We are here to change our community and industry, and also to give people the best and easiest way to change their whole physical and mental outlook through proper nutrition.
OUR CUSTOMER RELATIONS TEAM
Besides offering delicious and nutritious food, providing you with a phenomenal customer service experience is of our utmost importance. With that in mind, we now have a customer relations team.
Our customer relations manager is Julia Aguirre and her sole focus is you, our customer; her goal is to establish long-term relations with all of our customers. Julia is available during our business hours and is happy to answer any questions you may have, address any concerns, listen to your feedback and provide any other assistance to help meet your needs. So, don’t be shy and give her a call or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW MENU IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Here at GoFresh, our goal is to provide you with amazing food prepared by our expert chefs, freeing up your time to enjoy the things in life that matter to you the most. From our hand-selected locally-grown vegetables, to our high quality meats and seasonings, we put an emphasis on quality and variety.
From our kitchen to your front door we take the hassle and time away from you figuring out what to eat by allowing our culinary team to hand craft amazing plates that will delight your taste buds. Our meals are available for delivery or pick up from our store in Modesto, CA.
1801 H St. #A-3
Modesto, CA 95354
We thank you for your continued support and business!