March Is Living Well Month: Week 2

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March is Living Well Month: Week 2

Take our the Living Well Challenge

March 5th-11th

Sunday: Try a new vegetable today or a try a familiar vegetable a new way.

Monday:Take 5 minutes to do some flexibility exercises

Tuesday: Swap one sugar sweetened drink for water

Wednesday: Give 3 compliments today

Thursday: Write down 5 blessings or things you are grateful for

Friday: Do 10 body-weight squats and 10 jumping jacks

Saturday: Do some research to learn about a culture that is different than yours.

This week check out some healthy eating tips and resources!

Websites: Myplate Supertracker and Myfitnesspal

Apps: Lose It! and LiveStrong

Healthy Eating Tips:

1. Choose good carbs! Whole grains are your best bet.

2. Pay attention protein! Fish, poultry, nuts, and beans are the best choices.

3. Choose foods with healthy fats, limit foods high in saturated fat, and avoid foods with trans fat. Plant oils, nuts, and fish are the healthiest sources

4. Choose a fiber-filled diet, rich in whole grains, vegetables, and fruits.

5. Eat more vegetables and fruits. Go for color and variety!

6. Calcium is important. But milk isn’t the only, or even best, source.

7. Water is best! Skip the sugary drinks, and go easy on the milk and juice.

8. Eating less salt! Choose more fresh foods and fewer processed foods.

March Living Well Calendar

Living Well Calendar

If you have an questions please contact Sarah Sowders at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Perquimans County Center at or (252) 426-5428.