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Cent$ible Nutrition News Helping Families Eat Better for Less

April/May 2017

Physical Activity Physical activity is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Being active is important because it strengthens your bones and muscles, can help you reach or maintain a healthy weight, and decreases your risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Being active can also boost your mood and energy. Any activity that increases your heart rate counts as physical activity. To get the most benefit, physical activity should be either moderate or vigorous. Moderate activities increase your breathing so you can still talk but not easily. Vigorous activities make it hard to talk without stopping.

Volume 20 • Number 4

Peach Orange Delight Ingredients • • • • •

1 peach, peeled and chopped (1 cup) ¾ cup low-fat or fat free milk ¼ cup low-fat vanilla yogurt ¼ cup frozen orange juice concentrate ¾ teaspoon vanilla


1. Wash hands in warm, soapy water. 2. Blend ingredients well in a blender. Pour into two glasses and serve cold. Makes 2 servings. From the Cent$ible Nutrition Cookbook, pg. 310.

Moderate physical activities include walking briskly, slow bicycling, gardening, water aerobics, and golf. Vigorous activities include jogging, walking quickly, fast bicycling, swimming, and competitive sports. Adults should be active for at least 150 minutes at the moderate level or 75 minutes at the vigorous level each week. Aim to be active every day. The more active you are, the more your health will benefit. To help get enough physical activity each week try being active for 10 minutes at a time several times a day. Take the stairs at work, go for a walk after dinner, follow an exercise video on YouTube, or play a game outside with your kids.


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This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP, and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program – EFNEP. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, contact 1-877-219-4646.

CNP Newsletter April-May 2017 (English)  
CNP Newsletter April-May 2017 (English)