Monday, July 2, 2012

Get in the Game: Tips for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

With busy lives, it’s easy to let your health and fitness slide. Below are a few tips on getting in the game with healthy habits. Chances are, you will find it’s not as hard as you think!

▪Keep portion sizes under control to avoid eating too much.

▪Sneak in fruits by adding berries to your cereal. Eat more whole grains, vegetables, lean meats, and low-fat or nonfat dairy products.

▪Sit less. Reduce time spent watching TV, gaming, and surfing the web.

▪Fuel up by drinking more water and other low-calorie drinks. Cut down on sugary sodas, sports drinks, and juices. Watch alcohol, as it can also hide calories.

▪Get active with 30 to 60 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise 5 or more days a week. Aerobic activities like tag football move your large muscles and make your heart beat faster.