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The Importance of Staying Active
We know the importance of healthy eating, but just as important is living an active lifestyle. It is essential that you are active enough to balance the calories you eat with the calories you burn through physical activity. The benefits of being active are many and include, but are not limited to:

  • Better sleep
  • Fun
  • Increased HDL (good cholesterol)
  • Stress reduction
  • Weight control

How to Increase Your Exercise
Fitting regular exercise into your daily schedule may seem difficult at first, but you can reach your physical activity goals through different types and amounts of activities each week. It is important to choose age-appropriate activities that will give you aerobic activity, muscle strengthening, and bone strengthening movements.

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