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Health and Wellness

Health is the continuous balancing of a person's physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual components to produce happiness and a higher quality of  life. Wellness is adopting attitudes and engaging in behaviours that enhance the quality of life and maximize personal potential. The responsibility for health and wellness lies within the individual and requires her participation in health-promoting behaviours.

Choosing a healthy lifestyle can be your best defense against disease and illness. Studies show that many diseases may by linked to lifestyle. Knowing this gives you the opportunity to take control of your life and play an active role in getting and staying healthy.

It is important to pay attention to your body's needs: eat when you are hungry, stop before you are too full, rest when you are tired, reduce stress and maintain a balanced and regular exercise program.

Eating Healthy

Give yourself plenty of choices. Include high fiber foods and foods with Vitamins A and C. Avoid foods high in fat and salt.

Continue to eat the foods you love by doing a few recipe changes to keep them low in fat.

Eat only for today. Eating alot one day doesn't mean eating less the next. Remember, eben though you say "this doesn't count", your body is counting.

Be sure to eat breakfast. The body handles food better when you eat several small meals starting in the morning. Try to avoid eating too much at night.

Use common sense with salt, sugar, coffee, pop and junk food. A little can go a long way.

Body Fitness

Walk farther, faster and more often. Park farther from your destinations and use stairs frequently.

Find a sport you can enjoy and practice or play whenever you can.

Help your children engage in at least one very physical activity each day.

Reduce your stress. Treat yourself to soothing activities you enjoy.

Laugh alot and love alot. Look for opportunities to enjoy your life and your family. It will pay off for all of you.



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