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March 12, 2012

31 Days of Healthy Living: Week 3

We are 1/2 way through National Nutrition Month and hope you are feeling better about the choice you make on a daily basis.

Here's another week of great tips. Are you following along?


MONDAY, MARCH 12TH
Get Moving While at Work

Stay active at work by moving frequently and stretching.  Trade your coffee break for a fitness break and go for a walk.  Try squats at your desk chair or side twists for your abs.  Who says you have to sit in that chair all day?

TUESDAY, MARCH 13TH
Be Safe in the Kitchen

Food safety is incredibly important. Make sure you are taking precautions to prevent food borne illnesses. While preparing your meals wash your hands frequently, keep raw meal separate from ready-to-eat foods, cook foods to the correct temperatures and refrigerate foods promptly.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14TH
Don’t Be Fooled by Brown!

Brown DOES NOT necessarily mean Whole Grain. Read the label to make sure the first ingredient is whole wheat, brown rice or whole grain flour.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH
In Honor of St. Patrick’s Day this Weekend: Go GREEN! 

Vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, collard greens and kale are rich in vitamins and minerals. They are helpful in reducing your risk of cancer and heart disease because they are low in fat, high in dietary fiber, and rich in folic acid, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium.

Check out the Food & Friends blog on Thursday, March 15th for a great, green recipe.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH
Eat Right Before and After Working Out

Have a snack 1-3 hours before your workout. Grab trail mix, Greek yogurt with berries or a peanut butter and banana sandwich. A quick snack will give you energy so you can get the most out of your workout.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH
Explore the Outdoors

Take advantage of March’s nice weather – get out and get active!  Adults should have at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity 5 days a week.  If your heart rate is up and you’re out of breath, you’re on the right track.

SUNDAY, MARCH 18TH
Pack Snacks

To prevent you from making unhealthy snack choices – like stopping for fast food – while out running errands, prepare and bring along healthy snacks. Make a homemade trail mix or keep a small cooler in your car with fresh fruit and yogurt.


1 comment:

  1. Safety in the kitchen is a very important point that many people do not have in mind when cooking.

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