14 News and Deaconess Hospital have teamed up to help the Tri-State Get Fit! For the next few months help us redefine the health of our hometown! Get results, get confidence and get started NOW!
Pledge to Get Fit! Pledge from August 29 – December 24.
Those who pledge to get fit by September 25 will receive a free fitness kit from Deaconess. Included in the kit will be educational and nutritional information as well as fitness products to help the entire family Get Fit!
Beginning the week of September 26 14News and Deaconess will provide you with weekly challenges and tips to help you achieve results. Be sure to check back each week to receive weekly tips and challenges to help you and your family Get Fit.
Turn off the TV and enjoy a meal with your family. Reduce your in-take of high fat process meats like hot dogs, bacon and lunch meats.
Why is fiber important? A high-fiber diet appears to reduce the risk of developing various conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, diverticular disease, constipation and colon cancer. Fiber is important for the health of the digestive system and for lowering cholesterol.
Makeover your traditional holiday meals.
Eat fish at least once this week.
Given the extra effort required, the following tips can help you brown bag it better.
Foods to Increase
Foods to Reduce
There's ample evidence that the simple act of eating breakfast -- every day -- is a big part of losing weight.
Roasting veggies (especially asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower & tomatoes) is a delicious way to prepare veggies.
Place veggies in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Drizzle olive oil over veggies and a sprinkle of salt & pepper OR a low sodium option is to use any combination of garlic, lemon juice, basil or parsley instead of salt. Bake at 400° for 15-25 minutes.
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