Wellness Wednesday – Week 4

Tips for Increasing Physical Activity  (information courtesy MyPlate.gov)

Make physical activity a regular part of the day

Choose activities that you enjoy and can do regularly.  Fitting activity into a daily routine can be easy — such as taking a brisk 10-minute walk to and from the parking lot, bus stop or subway station.  Or, join an exercise class.  Keep it interesting by trying something different on alternate days.  Every little bit adds up, and doing something is better than doing nothing.  Make sure to do at least 10 minutes of activity at a time; shorter bursts of activity will have the same health benefits as working out for 30 minutes a day.  For example, walking the dog for 10 minutes before and after work, or adding a 10-minute walk at lunch, can add to your weekly goal.  Mix it up – swim, take a yoga class, garden, or lift weights.  To be ready anytime, keep some comfortable clothes and a pair of walking or running shoes in the car and at the office.  Just keep moving!

Healthy Snack Idea for Your Super Bowl Party (from mensfitness.com)

Hummus Devilled Eggs                Serves: 12 (each serving = 2 halves)
Ingredients
12 hard boiled eggs, peeled
1 ½ cups low fat hummus
Paprika and Italian parsley to garnish

Instructions
Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Remove the egg yolks to a small bowl and reserve for another use. Fill each egg white shell with a tablespoon of hummus and sprinkle lightly with paprika and garnish with parsley. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to one day before serving.

Fit Factor: 100 calories, 15g fat, 26 mg sodium, 12 g carbs, 2 g sugars, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein per serving –
See more at: http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/10-healthy-super-bowl-snack-ideas/slide/4#sthash.VJncVl5F.dpuf

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