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Healthy Lifestyle Tips

 

Eat Healthy & Maintain Regular Fitness Routine

There are plenty of ways and opportunities to be physically active every day. You can find time or make time in between classes, during lunch break, after work, prior to work or during work and not forgetting the weekends. By doing a variety of moderate intensity activities, such as gardening, jogging, riding your bicycle, or walking you will find it fun and easy to incorporate physical activity into your daily lifestyle.

Adults should do at least 30 minutes of physical activity daily, while children should do at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily.

If you rarely do physical activity, please begin lightly by walking every day whenever you can e.g. to the store, at lunch, with your children or at the park.

If you do physical activity sometimes, you should try to increase your heart rate by riding a bike, walk vigorously, swim, dance at a quick pace, jog and set weekly or monthly goals. Give your heart and lungs a workout with aerobic exercise three to five days a week.

If you do physical activity often, choose a mixture of aerobic, flexibility, and strengthening activities. Running, stair climbing, moderately paced hiking, sit-ups, push-ups, leg lifts, arm curls, weight lifting or use of tension bands. These activities should be incorporated with other daily activities to ensure maximum output. Mix up your routine to keep it fun. Try new physical activities and challenge yourself with new goals.

Cut down on watching TV, playing on computers, sitting at work all day and surfing the internet.

Nutrition for Student Success

Eat a Variety of Foods from "MyPlate"

The following food portion/image can be accessed through the Choose My Plate website

Choose My Plate chart of food proportion sizes.

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