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, โ€œWe should park farther from the entrance and just walk to get some exercise.โ€ It was very exciting to hear his enthusiasm about staying active. Being physically active doesn’t mean you must go to the gym โ€“ find out what works for you and how you can burn some extra calories throughout the day.

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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. Drink water instead and squeeze a fresh lime to add flavor.

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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 of fries.

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