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Weekly Tips
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Make Health a Family Affair

Teach the children in your life how to eat well by letting The Kids Cook Monday! When families cook and eat together, children learn valuable culinary and communication skills. You’ll be helping them build a healthier life while reaping the nutritious benefits.

Pick a Petite Plate

Oversized plates lead to oversized portions, so slim your serving size this week by eating your meals on a salad plate. Your dish will seem just as full- that way you’ll be satisfied with less.

Add Some Edge to your Veg

It can be easy to get stuck in a veggie slump. This week bring at least one new vegetable into the mix to diversify your nutrients and your pallet. Add it to a tried-and-true recipe like a stir-fry or pasta dish so you can savor new flavors without feeling overwhelmed.

Find your Zeal for Zen

Meditation can cut stress by quieting the steady stream of thoughts that crowd the mind. You can meditate anywhere for any length of time, so squeeze in a mindful moment this Monday. Hone your ohm through weekly practice and patience.

Pair Up, Slim Down

Fitness is more fun with a friend! Get a pal, co-worker or family member to commit to an activity meet-up at least once a week. Live far away? Set up an exercise challenge with weekly check-in calls or e-mails.

Red White and Blueberries

Celebrate Independence Day with flavinoids! Not only are raspberries and blueberries a festive treat, they’re also packed with antioxidants and fiber. Try adding them to cereal, yogurt or salads this week for a healthy boost.

Pick a Petite Plate

Oversized plates lead to oversized portions, so slim your serving size this week by eating your meals on a salad plate. Your dish will seem just as full- that way you’ll be satisfied with less.

Wake up and Walk!

Get more steps into your day by walking whenever you can. Go to your co-worker’s desk instead of using e-mail, get off the bus a few stops early, walk while you talk on the phone or commit to a Monday Mile.

Shake your Salt Intake

A high-sodium diet raises your blood pressure, increasing your risk of stroke and heart disease. Cut back this week by ignoring your salt shaker and opting for low or reduced sodium soups, broths, beans and seasonings.

Your Health is a Laughing Matter

A good laugh can relieve pain, soothe tension and make it easier to cope with stressful situations. If you’re feeling tense this week, put a smile on your face by calling a friend, playing a silly game with your kids or swapping cheesy jokes with a coworker.

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A good laugh can relieve pain, soothe tension and make it easier to cope with stressful situations. If you’re feeling tense this week, put a smile on your face by calling a friend, playing a silly game with your kids or swapping cheesy jokes with a coworker.

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