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Rethink your drink…When it comes to weight loss, it’s not just about cutting calories from the foods we eat. Think about what you’re drinking! A great way to cut calories is to rethink your drink and make a change. Here are some ideas: 1. Choose water, diet or low-calorie beverages. 2. Carry a water bottle and refill it throughout the day. 3. Serve water with meals. 4. Add slices of lemon, cucumber, or watermelon to water. 5. Opt for smaller size coffee or latte. 6. Choose skim or low-fat instead of whole-milk or cream in your coffee drinks.For more information, go to: www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/drinks.html ... See moreSee less
Rethink Your Drink | Healthy Weight | CDC
No matter what diet you may try, to lose weight, you must take in fewer calories than your body uses. Learn more.
Warmer weather, sunny sky, beach days…the sun’s rays make us feel good and make us look good, but at what cost? Skin color obtained from laying out in the sun or from tanning beds actually accelerate signs of aging and increases risk of skin cancer. Check this link for ways to protect your skin against those UV rays: naturallysavvy.com/care/6-tips-for-healthy-summer-skin ... See moreSee less
6 Tips for Healthy Skin All Summer Long
It is easy to neglect our skin in the summer. The warmer, more humid weather means our skin isn’t as dry and itchy as it is in the winter; and the sun-kissed look of a tan can make us feel better when we look in the mirror. But the lazy days of summer don’t mean …
STAY HYDRATED! Check out these “Five Tips to Stay Hydrated this Summer” from Good Housekeeping. (1) Enjoy a cup or two of unsweetened coffee. (2) Sip unsweetened iced tea. (3) Choose sparkling water. Be sure to look for those without added flavors or ingredients. (4) Load up on fruits and vegetables, such as strawberries, spinach, melon and peppers. (5) Set a “drink water” reminder on your phone to go off every hour. ... See moreSee less
Summer is a special time…warm weather, longer days, no homework, spending time with family. Enjoying the summer is about making the most of it, doing the things you enjoy and making memories. Try these 101 ideas for activities to keep kids from getting bored this summer and create memories that they'll have for a lifetime (or at least for that first day of school when the teacher asks, "What did you do this summer?").www.care.com/c/stories/3331/101-fun-things-to-do-with-kids-this-summer/ ... See moreSee less
101 Fun Things To Do With Kids This Summer
Try these 101 ideas for activities to keep kids from getting bored this summer and create memories that they'll have for a lifetime (or at least for that first day of school when the teacher asks, "What did you do this summer?"). Want help making your way through this list? ...
Redo Your Coffee Shop StopSome fancy coffee drinks have as many calories as a small meal – and a lot more sugar than you should have in a day. Check out this link for ideas on how to “redo” your coffee shop stop:www.choosemyplate.gov/myplate-mywins-tips-redo-your-coffee-shop-stop ... See moreSee less
MyPlate, MyWins Tips: Redo your coffee shop stop
Whether going to your local coffee shop is a daily ritual or a special weekend outing, consider these ways you can move toward better choices.
Go on a grocery field trip. Use grocery shopping to teach kids about food and nutrition. Talk about where vegetables, fruits, protein foods, dairy, and grains come from and show them where they are in the grocery store. Help them make healthy choices.Click on the link below for more resources and fun games:www.choosemyplate.gov/families#kids ... See moreSee less
MyPlate, MyWins is all about finding a healthy eating style that works for your family and fits with your everyday life. The MyPlate icon is a reminder to make healthy choices from each of the five food groups, and there are many small changes you can make that add up to big success over time. Here....
Have you had your daily serving of fruits and vegetables? Chances are you haven’t! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), less than 18% of adults eat enough fruit and less than 14% enough veggies. USDA recommends at least 5 servings a day! Try adding a smoothie to your day, snack on veggies and hummus, or have fresh fruit for dessert. Blueberries, leafy greens, peaches and strawberries are all in season! Click on the link below for some tips on eating more vegetables and fruits…enjoy!www.cookinglight.com/healthy-living/healthy-habits/eat-vegetables-fruits ... See moreSee less
12 Ways to Eat More Vegetables and Fruit - Cooking Light
Join Cooking Light in our effort to change the way we approach fruits and vegetables. With our easy tips, you’ll be on your way to ...