Lighten Up!

There is a huge amount of scientific research pointing to foods and habits that make for good health. In an ideal universe, that's good news. If we exercise and eat right, we give our bodies what they need to work at their best. Sometimes though, it's challenging to make healthy decisions and too much information can make eating well seem complicated. Real life happens, and in the rush to satisfy daily hunger and desires, we may succumb to less-than-healthy choices.

Just because we don't live in an ideal world, doesn't mean that we don't need to do our best to take care of ourselves. Stop making it hard to eat well by creating excuses that it is better to eat convenience foods. Find just one small way that you can make a positive change - it can have a big impact. We have an opportunity, each time we eat, to fuel ourselves with what will work best for us in the big picture. If you find yourself slapping together a peanut butter and jelly or having a bowl of cereal for dinner (and those are the nights that you don't swing by the drive thru), make a point to attend an on-site program at your agency or view the "Lighten Up" video link for great CommonHealth ideas about planning, purchasing, and preparing foods to make you happier and healthier.

Isn't it time that you made a change for the better? Contact your CommonHealth Agency Coordinator today to see when the "Lighten Up - Eating Well is Easy" Program will be offered at your site. The program runs March 2012 through June 2012. Each participant will receive a flexible cutting board (while supplies last) designed to make preparing more fruits and vegetables easier.

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