• First Steps to a Healthier Year

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    Physical activity is first and foremost an opportunity to have fun. Use these special moments to relax, forget about work, think about something else and change your mood. Physical activity is good for both your body and your mind, as well as adding years to your life and life to your years!

    Have your best year yet with these ideas for smart habits, rewarding resolutions, and more.

    Get-Healthy Checklist

    1. Make a List of Small, Attainable Goals

    Your goal may be to run a 10k or to lose a certain amount of weight, but you need to consider this: What steps are going to get me there? Think in small, doable increments — like losing 2 1/2 pounds a month.

    2. Establish an Exercise Routine

    Increase your odds of sticking with it by training for a fun run — not a marathon. Why not invest $20 in a pedometer to give yourself positive reinforcement for running and walking 10,000 steps (about five miles) a day? Studies show that simply sitting less is good for your health, too.

    3. Learn Your Vital Statistics

    These include your body-mass index (BMI), blood pressure, and waist circumference. If these stats run high, you’re at increased risk of metabolic syndrome — a group of conditions that together increase …




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