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Spring Into Fitness!

Spring is the perfect time of year to improve your fitness – especially if you’ve been hunkering down all winter long. But if you think that means you have to shell out big bucks for a gym membership or Pilates classes, think again. Here are seven easy ways to integrate more exercise into your daily life this spring – without setting foot in a gym! Play With Your Kids Your children can be a great incentive to exercise. Instead of plugging them into an iPad when you have some downtime, plan fun outdoor activities like swimming, bike riding, hiking, or hitting the monkey bars in the park. You’ll both benefit from the exercise – and the chance to bond. Take the Scenic Route Whenever possible, take the stairs instead of the elevator. Doing some shopping? Park in a spot that’s as far from the store entrance as possible so you can get…

5 Easy Ways to Eat Better Now

March is National Nutrition Month, so why not use it as an excuse to revamp your eating habits? Contrary to popular belief, eating right doesn’t mean dieting – and it certainly doesn’t mean saying goodbye to great taste. Here are five easy ways to start eating better this month (and every month of the year). Watch What You Drink All those so-called vitamin and energy drinks may sound healthy, but the majority of them are just sweetened water. And most fruit juices have even more sugar than soda pop. Don’t let the labels fool you. If it’s not skim milk, plain H2O, or regular coffee or tea, it’s a treat. For a healthier thirst quencher, try lemon or mint iced tea or sparkling water with a splash of juice. Take the Mystery Out of Your Meat If your chicken has been molded into a nugget, it’s hard to say what…

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