Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fitness Tip: How To Stay Active At The Office

How can you make a sedentary job more active? You can carry a pad and pencil so you can brainstorm ideas while taking a walk, or walk to your co-worker's desk instead of calling. Try a "walking meeting" with a colleague.  Consider a wireless headset so you can pace while you are on the phone. Use the stairs as much as possible instead of taking the elevator.  If you take the bus, consider getting off a stop early and walking the rest of the way.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Getting The Most Out Of Whole-Grains

The benefits from eating whole-grain foods go way beyond dietary fiber
alone. Whole-grain foods, like whole-wheat bread, oatmeal and brown
rice, are also rich in B vitamins, vitamin E, iron and antioxidants.
Most importantly, a diet rich in whole-grain foods has been linked to
reducing the risk of diabetes and coronary heart disease, and helping
with weight maintenance.  According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for
Americans, we should aim to eat at least half of our grains as whole

Source: United States Department of Agriculture