This county provided pamphlet starts with a review of the health of county workers. It is not very flattering, but good to know I am not alone. 55 percent of the county in general, and 56 percent of county worker are either overweight or obese. I must admit I would like to get down to just being overweight. 51 percent of county workers have high blood pressure or are borderline, 44 percent are stressed or very stressed. I have to say with regards to stress, it is stressful doing more with less, which seems to be the trend.
So some answers:
Eat right. They suggest enjoying your good by eating more slowly, and eating less. Prepare portions visually by using smaller plates, have of plate should be fruits and vegetables; leafy colored vegetables over starchy ones (my favorite is potatoes which didn’t make the list). Make half your grains whole grains—watch the bread and the rice. Eat less processed food, ingredients list should be short and sweet, avoid sugary drinks and make sure to include dairy.
Get physical activity:
“Exercise is absolutely essential to a healthy lifestyle. Try to get in at least 150 minutes moderate physical activity each week; more if weight loss is the goal.”
These are goals that are attainable and time bound. They are specific identifying actions to reach the goal; measurable, how much how long etc.; attainable, outcome is within reach; relevant, start small and make sure you have skills, resources to achieve goal; and time-bound, have an end date.