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Monday, February 27, 2012

It's Not a Diet, It's a Lifestyle

 Better Health, Better You

It's a new year! Are you ready to make a fresh start with new goals and smart action plans to help you reach them? No matter what you want to do this year, whether it's to lose weight, better manage a health condition, train for a marathon or eat healthier, you have the tools and support you need to get there. Throughout the year, stay tuned for simple actions you can take to bring you one step closer to better health and wellness and a healthier, happier you. 
Healthy Weight - It's Not a Diet, It's a Lifestyle

The key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is not short-term dietary changes. It's about a lifestyle that includes healthy eating, regular physical activity, and balancing the number of calories you eat with the number of calories your body uses.

If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you need to burn more calories than you consume. Do this by combining regular physical activity with a nutritious, low-calorie, low-fat diet. Here are some ideas to help you:

  • Look for ways to add activity to each day, whether it's taking the stairs or going on a walk after dinner.
  • No matter how active you are, you still need to watch what and how much you eat.
  • Think "physical activity" instead of "exercise". Find activities that you enjoy doing and that you can fit into every day. Gradually to increase the length and intensity of your workouts*.
* Talk with your doctor before beginning an exercise program if you smoke, are overweight, are over age 40 and haven't been active recently, or if you live with a chronic health condition.

Along with burning calories, regular physical activity can improve your mood and help you handle stress better so you can focus on your weight management goals.

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