One healthy tip at a time!

It is very important to include every food group (meats, fruits, vegetables, dairy, and grains) in our diet. Each food group provides essential nutrients that our body needs for growth and maintenance. Eliminating any specific food group, that many popular diets ask for, may lead to quick weight loss but does not lead to a positive lifestyleContinue reading “One healthy tip at a time!”

10 Simple Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle

These 10 simple tips will help you and your family live a healthy lifestyle. 1. Start with yourself – be a positive role model for the kids, siblings, and everyone at home. 2. Do not buy “junk food” – If it’s not at home, you are less likely to eat it. 3. Have healthy snacks readily available–Continue reading “10 Simple Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle”

Eat Your Way to a Better Holiday: 10 Tips

By Karen Sechowski, RD Karen Sechowski is a registered dietitian in the Greater Chicago area whose passion is prevention through education. She attended Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Health Science. She completed her dietetic internship at Prairie View A&M University in the Houston area.  MaybeContinue reading “Eat Your Way to a Better Holiday: 10 Tips”

One healthy tip at a time!

Find out ways to add physical activity to your daily routine!  Some suggestions from America on the Move include: 1. Circle around the block when you go outside to get your mail 2. Make several trips up and down the stairs doing laundry or other household chores 3. Walk during lunch break and encourage yourContinue reading “One healthy tip at a time!”

One healthy tip at a time!

As I was trying to find parking at the movie theater, my younger cousin says, “We should park farther from the entrance and just walk to get some exercise.” It was very exciting to hear his enthusiasm about staying active. Being physically active doesn’t mean you must go to the gym – find out whatContinue reading “One healthy tip at a time!”

One healthy tip at a time!

You do not have to completely avoid sodas – it is okay to enjoy them once in a while. Drinking them on a regular basis can add unnecessary extra calories (1 can has about 8 tsps of added sugar) to your diet. These are empty calories (no nutritional value) that can easily be avoided. DrinkContinue reading “One healthy tip at a time!”

One healthy tip at a time!

Fast foods are high in saturated and trans fat. Cutting these foods out of your diet will help with weight loss. If kids insist on fast foods then help them choose the healthier sides from the menu. For example, instead of soda they can drink milk or a side salad with the burger instead ofContinue reading “One healthy tip at a time!”