Pizza may just be the answer.
Be Healthy Tip: How do I get my children to make healthy
Involving children in meal preparation is a great way to inspire them to try — and eat — healthy choices. Making your own pizza can be a fun activity and provide a complete meal. Using whole wheat or gluten-free dough and healthy topping such as low-fat mozzarella cheese, spinach, tomatoes, peppers, and grilled chicken covers your major food groups. Now you've created a quick, healthy meal and enjoyed quality family time.
Listen to your mother...
Be Healthy Tip: Eating fruits and vegetables could help you
A Swedish study shows people who ate plenty of apples, carrots and tomatoes lived three years longer than those who never ate fruits and vegetables.
How can you avoid portion distortion?
Be Healthy Tip: Understanding portion size is important to healthy eating.
Here are a few hints:
Be Healthy Tip: Snacks are meant to keep your energy up between meals. The goal is to eat enough for fuel, without feeling full. Healthy choices can be found in all of the
Some choices are:
If you see them, you will eat them!
Be Healthy Tip: Grapes, oranges, bananas, and apples make a colorful arrangement on the table and great snacks. Keep fruits and vegetables in line of sight to tempt your taste buds.
There's more to dinner than just a meal.
Be Healthy Tip: Get your family around the table, you’ll be surprised what you may learn.
A Columbia University study found that family dinners are associated with significantly lower rates of substance abuse disorders among teenagers. Family dinners are the perfect opportunity for teens to talk with their parents and for parents to listen and learn. Family dinner is also an ideal time to strengthen the quality of family relationships. This year, 57 percent of teens report having dinner with their families at least five times a week.
Do You Know Your Numbers?
In addition to making good food choices, it's important to "know your numbers" when it comes to health. Technology is making it easier than ever before to self-monitor your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and more.
Learn more about practical ways to self-monitor from Dr. Alison Moy.
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