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.


Last Updated on February 8, 2016

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