Here’s a link to an article on the differences between a lifestyle change and a new year’s resolution (why new year’s resolutions are almost set up to fail, but a lifestyle change is forever). Great key tips for making lifestyle changes.: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/lifestyle-changes.aspx.
We are also announcing an “Everybody Walks Campaign” where (at the State Office) we will be hosting two 30 minute group walking sessions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday: one leaving at 11:25 am and one at 12:25 pm (allowing folks to walk on their lunch breaks). We are hoping to start a trend at our Field Offices! Once we get in the groove, we can tailor times/days (after and before work as well) to the dynamics of each office. If you don’t think there is much to be gained from 30 minutes of walking, read this article on “Walking Lunches”: http://www.americanrunning.org/w/article/have-a-walking-lunch.
Here’s another great article from the Greatist. It offers a synopsis of the current terms that define the food choices available today (i.e. Organic, Cage-free, Free-roaming), as outlined and regulated by the USDA.
Knowledge of this information is very useful when making choices about what foods to purchase and eat. While the article discusses all foods: meats, eggs, dairy and prepared foods, there’s also a handy list of the most important produce items to buy organic.
Here’s a Spanish phrase I love: Come bien, Vive bien. Eat well, Live well!
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