With the current pandemic, Americans are moving more by taking walks and riding bicycles. We know that physical activity is beneficial, but what about for those with chronic diseases like hy-pertension? Hypertension is defined as high blood pressure and is the most common, yet pre-ventable, cardiovascular disease seen in adults. Physical activity, along with a healthful diet, can be the key in reducing your risk. Just 90 minutes per week of moderate-intensity physical activity can actually help reduce your blood pressure! Moderate-intensity physical activities in-clude playing tennis, doing general gardening work, taking a brisk walk, and even dancing in your home. If you can talk but not sing while being physically active, you are reaching the right intensity level. The more physical activity you do per week, the greater the benefit! Of course, it is always recommended to consult your physician before starting any physical activity program.
Place 1/4 cup yogurt in the bottom of a small cup.
Top with 2 tablespoons sliced fruit.
Layer 1 ½ tablespoons cereal on top.
Top with almonds or other nuts (can be omitted if you have nut allergies)
Notes: Nutrition information will change if substitutions are used.
Nutrition Information for one serving
Calories 190, Total Fat 3.5g, Saturated Fat 1.5g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 115mg, Total Carbohydrates 33g, Fiber 2g, Total Sugars 27g, Protein 10g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 30%
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Lay the foundation in July for successful fall planting. It is time to clear raised beds of any weeds or old plants and turn the soil to loosen it in preparation for new growth. Preparing the beds ahead of time will lay the foundation for August plantings. There are a few crops that can be planted now, but take this time to prune and care for your perennial crops like blackberries. Blackberries are native to Louisiana, and you might even find them growing in the wild. Summer months are the perfect time to prune your blackberry bushes. Snip off any growth from the top. It is ideal for the bush to continue growing out, not up.
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SW Region Nutrition Agents: Mandy Armentor, MS, RD, LDN, FCS Regional Coordinator; Shatonia McCarty, MS, RD, LDN; Becky Gautreaux, MA, RD, LDN; Tiffany Williams, MS, RD, LDN; Amanda Gibson, RDN; Jessica Randazzo; Maria Gonzales
Dr. Bailey Houghtaling, is conducting a study on the impact of COVID-19 on health behaviors and food security. Please consider completing the survey: Exploring the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Food Security in Louisiana to Build a Food System Responsive to Public Health Crises for the Spanish version please use this link: Explorando el impacto de la pandemia COVID-19 en la seguridad alimentaria en Louisiana para construir un sistema alimentario que responda a las crisis de salud pública.