During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits.There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health. We are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds, and tastes!
Eating healthy does not have to be complicated! Choose nutritious foods that have vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients.We should plan to relieve mealtime stresses.
Look at the menu before dining out to make healthful choices. #NationalNutritionMonth http://bit.ly/3aR5Uzg
You know exercise is good for you, and that it is in your best interest to make this the year you start and/or maintain physical activity.But do you know how good getting 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week really is?
According to the Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health it is found that regular physical activity:
If everyone put in 30 minutes of aerobic activity five times a week it would cut the number of chronic diseases and health costs by almost half.So, if you are interested, but are not sure how to begin, it is best to start out by walking (or doing some other type of aerobic exercise) and then add strength training later.Good forms of aerobic exercise include walking, biking, swimming, and jogging.
In addition to aerobic exercise, it is important to incorporate strength training into your program and imperative to do both because lifting weights not only builds your muscles, but also raises your metabolism, causing you to burn more calories.
Starting a program is one thing, but maintaining it is another matter entirely.Here are some things that you should consider when choosing and working a program:
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Jumping Jack stencil painted by Mr. E. Scott, Parish worker and Ms. Clifton, LSU AgCenter.Mr. R. Fiest, Civil Organization President and his brother, Mr. Fiest, volunteer, Mr. Sorapuru, volunteer, and Mrs. Noykio, Parish worker helped to paint the stencils in the park for the community to enjoy while walking.
If you are interested in scheduling a nutrition class for your organizations, please contact Cynthia Clifton, Nutrition Extension Agent, LSU AgCenter at 985-497-3261 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our parish Facebook page at http://facebook.com/lsuagcenterstjohnparish
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