Healthy Living


What does Healthy Living Mean?


Healthy living means eating a variety of foods from each food group; grains, proteins, vegetables, fruits and dairy, to give your body the nutrients you need to lower your risk of disease, reach-and maintain-a healthy weight, feel good, and have energy.


It means being physically active for at least 30 minuets a day, 5 or more days per week, including activities that increase your heart rate and strengthen your muscles.


Healthy living also means see your doctor or nurse for regular check-ups, get plenty of sleep each night, manage stress, protect yourself from the sun and quit smoking.





Here are several links to information that will help you get started on a healthier lifestyle!


Want something to remind you of some simple steps you can take every day for a healthy life?   Here is a

2016 calendar in English or Spanish that you can print for yourself and share with others.


– To get started on the road to a healthier lifestyle, read this article on suggestions for losing weight without changing your diet.


– Before you go grocery shopping, take a look at this heart healthy grocery list.


– Watching your wallet and your weight?  Here’s a healthy eating budget weight loss shopping list.


– Need some healthy and budget-friendly recipes?  USDA Mixing Bowl has searchable recipes and free cookbooks.  Good and Cheap will help you eat well on $4.00 per day!


– Check out the heart healthy recipes provided by the Million Hearts campaign.


For information on ways to combat childhood obesity, check out Georgia Shape and Strong4Life.


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