One healthy tip at a time!

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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 lifestyle change for long term results in weight loss, lower cholesterol, normal blood pressure, etc.

Make healthy choices:

– Eat lean protein (chicken, turkey, fish, and beans) more than red meat such as beef

– Eat more fruits and vegetables. Choose fresh or frozen instead of fruit juice, canned or dried fruit

– Include whole grain foods such as brown rice, whole grain pasta, whole grain bread, oat meal in your diet. Read more about carbohydrates here

– Enjoy skim milk or 1% milk

– Drink more water and less sugary drinks

ENJOY in moderation!

One healthy tip at a time!

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 your coworkers to join you

4. Avoid elevators and escalators

5. Visit the restroom on the far side of the building

Also, check out letsmove.gov

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 what works for you and how you can burn some extra calories throughout the day.