Wellness Initiative: Tips for Healthy Living

  • Follow these tips for a healthier lifestyle:

    • Want to eat better? Go to eatbetteramerica.com.  Sponsored by General Mills Foods, this website is dedicated to making healthier food choices by giving recipes for eating healthy, nutritious meals without sacrificing quality or taste.
    • How much exercise do you get at your job? Buy a pedometer and wear it daily to see if you have an active or inactive job. You should get at least 10,000 steps per day. How far off are you?
    • 2000 – 2500 steps equates to approximately 100 calories burned.
    • An easy rhyme by Dr. Pamela Peck: “If you eat after 8 – you gain a lot of weight.”
    • Eat veggies with your meal! Why you ask? “Eating veggies actually makes you feel fuller so you end up eating less.” ~ Katherine Tallmadge, RD
    • Use Pam or some other cooking spray instead of margarine and you will SAVE about 100 calories. Saving calories is good. If you eat 100 less calories a day for one year, you will drop about 10 pounds by the end of the year. The same is true going the opposite direction. Eat 100 more calories a day for one year and you will be approximately 10 pounds heavier at the end of the year.
    • Do you have a stationary bike? Ride it while you talk on the phone. Even a slow speed will burn some calories.