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Hints for Health

12:48 PM, Mar. 22, 2013  |  Comments
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Healthy Lifestyles - Marshfield Area Coalition's goal is to promote healthy eating and active living through community educational programs and events. Coalition members bring you "Hints for Health."

Learn about Marshfield's Children's Festival as well as tips about physical activity.

Physical activity in your life

? Create a schedule and ensure that it includes time devoted to exercise.

? Join a gym.

? Find or create an exercise routine that you enjoy.

? Make small lifestyle changes that you know you can stick to.

? Walk during your lunch break, take the stairs instead of the elevator, park farther away in the parking lot.

? Work out before you start your busy day, it will result in feeling more awake and having more energy throughout the day.

? Work out with a friend who can hold you accountable for showing up.

? Do something different, change your scenery and activities every so often.

Benefits of physical activity

? Controls weight.

? Combats health conditions and diseases.

? Improves mood.

? Boosts energy.

? Improves muscle strength and endurance.

? Promotes better sleep.

Children's Festival

Marshfield's 13th Annual Children's Festival is happening from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 13 at Marshfield High School, themed "Do Your Bit to Stay Fit!"

Visit the Healthy Lifestyles booth to test your strength and get your picture taken with a 6 foot tall bodybuilder cut-out. Bring your camera. Tips on how to make your own hand weights will also be provided.

To encourage good hydration habits, all participants will receive a bottle of water donated by Festival Foods.

Parents should take advantage of this opportunity to discuss healthy snack and exercise options for themselves and their children.

We hope to see you there.

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