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Give the Gift of Health & Fitness!

Fitness, Fitness Tips, Nutrition | December, 13 2013

By: PCFSN Staff

This holiday season, treat yourself to the gift of health and fitness! The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition has teamed up with Litton’s Weekend Adventure to make it easier than ever to make small, but significant improvements to your health and wellbeing.

The Healthy Challenge Card is a simple way to begin integrating healthy habits into your everyday routine. The 10 “Be Active” and “Eat Well” challenges featured on the card encourage you to make incremental lifestyle changes to improve your health. Print the card, share it with a friend and work together to achieve each goal over the course of the week! Can you complete all 10 challenges?

If you use Twitter, follow PCFSN @FitnessGov and tweet using the #HealthyHolidays hashtag to share tips and get advice on ways to be active and eat well throughout the holiday season. During the next month, we’ll be sharing our favorite tips, photos and healthy holiday recipes you submit using #HealthyHolidays.

Of course, the best way to maintain good health is to be active and eat well all year long. So, after playing cards with your family or tuning into Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown on Litton’s Weekend Adventure, be sure to venture outside for a brisk walk or snowball throw with friends! When at the grocery story, compare the nutrition label on food packing and select healthier options for you and your family.

Regular physical activity and good nutrition are essential to maintaining a healthy weight, reducing your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer) and promoting overall health. Challenge yourself to make health a priority this holiday season; after all, it only takes a few small lifestyle changes to become a better YOU.

Click the links to download your Healthy Challenge Card or follow @FitnessGov.

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