Another exciting Tour de France has just ended, with first and second place going to 2 British riders from Team Sky! The Tour de France is held annually, lasts 3 weeks and comprises of different stages including fast sprints and long mountain climbs. The route changes every year and sometimes the riders cycle through neighboring countries, but the Tour always ends in Paris. The riders cycle ~2,000 miles, which requires a lot of energy!
Category: Exercise and Activity
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Many studies have shown that the more TV children watch (or the more screen time in general), the more likely they are to gain too much weight.
This 13th annual initiative, coordinated by the US. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health, is a week long recognition of women’s health. This year’s theme: “It’s Your Time.” This is an effort to encourage all women to make their own health a priority, to take steps to better their overall well-being, which will ultimately help to lower their risk of disease.
Take/encourage the following steps to improve the health and well-being of all the women in your life:
• Receive regular checkups and prevention screenings:
• National Women’s Checkup Day is May14th
• Regular checkups are vital to the early detention of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other diseases.
• Get and stay active
• Eat a healthy diet
• Improve mental health by managing stress and getting adequate sleep
• Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as: smoking, excessive alcohol, and not wearing a seatbelt
Visit womenshealth.gov/whw for more information!
While Forbes magazine recently ranked Boston as the 3rd healthiest city in America, the Mayor of Boston, Mayor Thomas Menino, has set a goal to help Boston become even healthier. The aim is to lose a very impressive 1 million pounds & to move 10 million miles this year!
This year's National Nutrition Month theme is "Get Your Plate in Shape!"
Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
Make at least half your grains whole.
Switch to fat-free or low-fat milk.
Vary your protein choices.
Cut back on sodium and empty calories from solid fats and added sugars.
Enjoy your food but eat less.
Be physically active your way.
Children and Teens: Get 60 minutes or more a day.
Adults: Get 2 hours and 30 minutes more a week of activity that requires moderate effort such as brisk walking.
Check out the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' (formerly the American Dietetic Association) website: www.eatright.org/nnm, for more information, and be sure to read the National Nutrition Month Blog for some more great nutrition tips and healthy meal & snacks suggestions!