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August 02, 2014

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Hooked on Health Committee

Factoids of the month 

 

April
DID YOU KNOW? The human body has more than 650 muscles.

HOOKED ON HEALTH HINT: Move it or lose it!  2,000 steps = 1 mile.  Aim for 10,000 steps daily!

March
DID YOU KNOW? Cardiovascular exercise revs your metabolism for HOURS.

HOOKED ON HEALTH HINT: Keep your metabolism reved up...Try 2-15 minute walks, jogs or bike rides.  This will give you 30 minutes of recommended exercise daily!

February
DID YOU KNOW? 33% of children consume fast food daily!

HOOKED ON HEALTH HINT: August is a great time to take advantage of purchasing fresh vegetables from the FMS Garden!

January
DID YOU KNOW? Over 60% of adults are not physically active for 30 minutes 5 days a week.  Nearly 50% of all young people are not vigorously active on a regular basis.

HOOKED ON HEALTH HINT: Summer is a great time for families to engage in physical activities together!

December
DID YOU KNOW? The average teenager has spent 3 years viewing TV by the end of high school.

HOOKED ON HEALTH HINT: For every hour you are in front of a TV or a computer, do the same amount of physical exercise!

November
DID YOU KNOW? Students who eat breakfast have higher test results, fewer discipline problems and visit the nurse less often.

HOOKED ON HEALTH HINT: Whole grain English Muffin with peanut butter, low fat yogurt or whole grain cereal with fruit are all great choices or access our school breakfast program!

October
DID YOU KNOW? The human body has more than 650 muscles.

HOOKED ON HEALTH HINT: Move it or lose it!  2,000 steps = 1 mile.  Aim for 10,000 steps per day!

September
DID YOU KNOW? The snack your child eats impacts their learning and behavior.

HOOKED ON HEALTH HINT: Pack a healthy snack.  You are forming eating habits for life.

August
DID YOU KNOW? The child of today is less fit and more fat than the child of the 1960's!

HOOKED ON HEALTH HINT: Go sledding, skating, snowshoeing or skiing this winter (check out the HOH link for locations).

July
DID YOU KNOW? People who eat while watching TV, consume an average of an extra 167 calories.

HOOKED ON HEALTH HINT: Limit TV time. Use commercials to jog in place, perform curl-ups.

June
DID YOU KNOW? Holidays are the perfect time to give the "gift of health"?

HOOKED ON HEALTH HINT: Buy presents that promote health, such as pedometers, hand weights, health magazine subscriptions and jump ropes.

May
DID YOU KNOW? You can disguise fruits and vegetables for your finicky eaters?

HOOKED ON HEALTH HINT: Add chopped vegetables to pasta sauce or order vegetables on your pizza.

April

DID YOU KNOW? The snack your child eats impacts their learning and behavior.

HOOKED ON HEALTH HINT: Pack a healthy snack. You are forming eating habits for life.

 

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