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This Month's Health Tip

SPRING into health!
With flowers blooming and birds chirping, spring can be invigorating. Take advantage of the warmer weather to help improve your health.

Take a walk. Walking 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week can decrease your blood pressure, help you lose weight, and give you more energy.

Play ball! Spring means the start of baseball season so get outside and play catch with your children.  Moderate physical activity like playing with your children just a few days a week can improve your health by burning calories and decreasing stress. 

Eat like a hummingbird.  Eating several small meals a day instead of 2 or 3 large meals may help you consume fewer calories and maintain more energy throughout the day.  Snack on healthy items such as raw fruits and vegetables or nuts in between larger meals rather than candy or junk food.   

Get outside! Spring means nicer, warmer weather and fewer excuses to stay inside on the couch.  So turn off the TV and do like your parents told you to when you were a kid and go outside!

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