Your Body’s Calling
If you’ve started a new routine, chances are your body is sending extra loud signals as it adjusts to the changes, but you might not know what to do about it. Special K is here to help translate your body’s signals into tangible solutions.
A healthy diet may also be linked to improved sleep quality. All Special K cereals have essential vitamins and minerals that help make up a healthy diet.
Good for you! But make sure you diversify your training, because your muscles adapt to stimulus at the 6-8-week mark.
Because working out means effectively tearing muscles, you need protein to help maintain that lean muscle.
You’ll find iron and 9-15 grams of protein in Special K Protein cereals and as much as 13 grams of protein in the Protein Meal Bars. Not only that, both products now have three essential nutrients – calcium, magnesium and vitamin D – that help protein do its job!
Dryness can cause your skin to break out as it amps up the production of sebum to compensate, so make sure you're washing your face twice before bed - once to remove make-up and again to cleanse. And don't forget that SPF!
We’ve all been there – the fatty, sugary foods we enjoy over the holiday can upset our digestive system. Foods rich in fiber (the parts of plants that the body can’t digest) such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains help support digestive wellness.
Currently, only 1 out of 10 Americans are eating enough fiber each day.
Special K Vanilla Almond Cereal is made with whole grains, sprinkled with almonds, and has 3 grams of fiber.
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Hair and nails are made of structural proteins called keratin, so getting enough protein in your diet is important.
Current guidelines for adults of any age recommend 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, so to find your ideal number of grams multiply your weight in pounds by 0.36.
You can start the day with the iron and protein found in any Special K Protein cereal, or grab a Special K Protein Meal bar which has 8-13 grams of protein for an on-the-go snack.
In short, YES! Discoverers of protein called it the primary material of life! Whether you’re a pro athlete or pro couch-surfer, everyone needs protein. It’s the main source of amino acids for your body, which are needed to produce enzymes and hormones, build and repair tissue, and serve as structure for bones, skin and muscle. And that’s the short list!
Protein is one of the main sources of energy and building blocks for our bodies. Protein, along with carbohydrates and fat, is a ‘macronutrient,’ which basically means you need much more of it compared to other micronutrients, like vitamins and minerals. Protein is unique in that it is in a constant state of turnover. Each day, about a quarter of your available amino acids are used for fuel, or put to work in the body. Meaning, protein is almost constantly being used and recycled. Your body needs a steady supply of protein to grow new cells and replace ones that are worn out.
Get ahead of your protein needs by beginning the day with NEW Special K Honey Almond Ancient Grains Cereal – it’s got 15 grams of protein per serving!
DO I NEED
Chances are, your doc will recommend folic acid - it’s a pregnancy champion that helps with your baby’s brain and spinal cord development.
Did you know that one serving of any Special K cereal has over 1/3 of the recommended daily intake needed during pregnancy? Not only that, but all Special K cereals contain iron – another nutrient that is important when you’re expecting!
When you begin working out, you’ll most likely experience delayed onset muscle soreness. DOMS, as it’s sometimes called, occurs after strenuous exercise causes micro-trauma to the muscle fibers – and it’s a good sign because it means those muscles have the ability to build back stronger than before.
Roll them out using a firm foam roller - you’ll massage the muscles which will increase blood flow and speed recovery.
You can also soak in an Epsom salt bath - pour two cups of Epsom salt in a warm bath and soak for twenty minutes to absorb the magnesium in the salt and help muscles recover.
Of course - they’re delicious and you should enjoy dessert! If you need sweets constantly, reach for fruit first - adding a little mint to a fruit salad makes it even more delicious.
And when fruit just won’t cut it, make sure you get nourishment when satisfying your craving for something chocolatey - Special K Chocolatey Delight is made with whole grains, B vitamins, iron, fiber and contains 3g total fat per serving.
When you commit to new routines, workouts, or eating habits, your body burns through energy adjusting, leaving you zapped. Besides getting enough shut-eye and regular activity, B vitamins and iron can help you energize and keep your metabolism in gear!
All Special K cereals have at least 20% of your daily value of B vitamins and iron.
Regular exercise, especially yoga which combines movement with breathing, can lower your cortisol levels.
Another way to lower cortisol is deep breathing - daily meditation focused on the flow of breath is a good way to incorporate purposeful breathing into your routine. Limiting your intake of alcohol and caffeine has also proven effective.
Now find yourself some B vitamins – alcohol can inhibit the absorption of vitamins and nutrients in your body, so replenishing those B vitamins will help ensure your metabolism has what it needs to stay fueled up! Special K Red Berries has 20% of your daily value in one serving.