June 7, 2016 physical-activity-health

Physical Activity for a Healthy Weight

Why is physical activity important? Regular physical activity is important for good health, and it’s especially important if you’re trying to lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight. When losing weight, more physical activity increases the number of calories your body uses for energy or “burns off.” The burning of calories through physical activity, […]

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June 7, 2016 healthy eating

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight

A healthy lifestyle involves many choices. Among them, choosing a balanced diet or healthy eating plan. So how do you choose a healthy eating plan? Let’s begin by defining what a healthy eating plan is. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, a healthy eating plan: Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or […]

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