Kick Off Healthier Super Bowl Habits With These Five Tips From Healthyroads

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| Source: American Specialty Health

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Sunday, February 2, the nation's top football teams will kick off America's most watched sporting event, the Super Bowl. For many people, Super Bowl Sunday comes with super bowls full of nachos, chips, chicken wings and other unhealthy foods that can throw people off their New Year's resolution game plans. To limit your Super Bowl health penalties, keep these five tips from Healthyroads in mind.

  • Keep moving. Squeeze in a workout before the game. If possible, add an extra 15 minutes to your workout. The extra exercise can help combat extra calories you eat during the game.
  • Snack before the game. Eat a healthy snack before the game. Try a slice of whole grain toast with peanut butter, a piece of fruit, or some vegetables dipped in hummus. You'll be less likely to eat too much during the game.
  • Pay attention while eating. Sometimes at parties we zone out while snacking and don't realize how much we've eaten. Keep an eye on your plate, and stop snacking once you're full.
  • Stay hydrated. Often we think we're hungry, when what we actually need is water. So drink up! If water alone is too bland, add a fruit slice.
  • Treat yourself a little. Avoiding all unhealthy foods during the game may lead to overeating later, so enjoy a few foods you like—in moderation.

By planning ahead, you can root for your favorite team without having to worry about extra pounds. For more healthy tips and recipes, visit our Healthyroads Pinterest board.

About Healthyroads, Inc.

Healthyroads, Inc., a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH), offers a wide range of population health solutions, including: the award-winning Healthyroads® telephone-based lifestyle and health coaching programs, member engagement promotion programs, program management, health risk assessments, biometric screenings, claims analytics, risk stratification, incentive management programs, competitive group challenges, worksite wellness programs and/or an integrated online wellness portal, Healthyroads.com. Healthyroads offers these programs to more than 5 million members nationally. For information, visit ASHCompanies.com or call 800-848-3555. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Healthyroads, YouTube at www.youtube.com/healthyroads, Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/healthyroads, Twitter at @Healthyroads and Instagram at @Healthyroads.

About American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH)

American Specialty Health Incorporated (ASH) is one of the nation's premier independent, privately-owned specialty health services organizations, providing specialty health care networks and programs, fitness and exercise programs, and population health solutions for health plans, insurance carriers and employer groups. Operating from offices in San Diego, Calif., Southlake (Dallas), Texas, Carmel (Indianapolis), Ind., and Columbia, S.C., ASH has more than 1,100 employees and administers services for nearly 34 million members nationwide. Other products offered through ASH and its subsidiaries include Silver&Fit®, FitnessCoachTM, Active&Fit®, and ExerciseRewardsTM . For more information, visit www.ASHCompanies.com or call 800-848-3555. Follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter at @ASHCompanies.

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