Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Use the World Around You to Stay Healthy and Fit

Physical activity and healthy eating can be easy, inexpensive, and fun! If you live in a rural community or do not have access to weights, a treadmill, or chain grocery stores, use what you already have to stay healthy.

Small changes can make a big difference:
  •  Put more muscle into household chores like raking leaves or washing the car.
  •  Find a walking buddy to help you stay on track with your physical activity routine.
  •  Eat fresh fruits and vegetables from a local farmers market, or start your own family garden.
  •  Choose whole-wheat options when buying bread, tortillas, pasta, and rice.