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March 5, 2012

31 Days of Healthy Living: Week 2


As promised, we have Healthy Living Tips for the ENTIRE month of March.

Let us know what you think of these tips and if you have any suggestions or recipes that would help someone live a healthier lifestyle. Happy National Nutrition Month!

MONDAY, MARCH 5TH
Stay Away from Empty Calories

Foods that are high in fat and sugar have empty calories because they don’t provide nutrients. Some of our favorites: soda, cheese, bacon, hot dogs, and donuts are all empty calorie foods.

TUESDAY, MARCH 6TH
Get Milk! 

Milk has lots of protein and over 8 essential nutrients. Adults need 3 cups of dairy per day so pour yourself, and your family, a big glass of milk.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7TH
Find Out Your BMI? 

Your BMI, or Body Mass Index, is a formula used to correlate your weight to your height and can be used to identify risks associated with being under or over-weight. Keep an eye on your BMI to understand what your healthy weight should be.

THURSDAY, MARCH 8TH
Eat RED Today!  

Cherries, beets and red peppers can help maintain a healthy heart, as well as your vision and immune system. 

Check out the Food & Friends blog on Thursday, March 8th for a delicious, bright red meal!

FRIDAY, MARCH 9TH
Fill Your Glass with Water

Drink 8 glasses of water today and try to make this a daily activity. Your body will thank you. Make it easy by carrying a filled water bottle with you throughout the day. Too bland, add fruit such as limes and lemons for some extra flavor.

SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH
Dine Out on Saturday Night

Eating out can be dangerous if you’re not prepared. Look up menus in advance and select items that are grilled, baked or steamed. Ask for a to-go box before your food arrives so you won’t feel obligated to clean your plate!

SUNDAY, MARCH 11TH
Shop Smart at the Grocery Store

Plan your meals for the week ahead and take a list. This will help save you money and make sure that you’ll have a week of nutritious meals. A list will also help keep you from buying unneeded snacks.



2 comments:

  1. This is waht I usually do - I do my shopping on the weekend and I prepare my own food every day. I feel very well and my stomach too. Check my website for more updates on what I cook.

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  2. Thank you, Anyclean, for your comment. It's a smart way to shop and really does help make sure you get a balanced meal each day.

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