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Moms love pretty and stylish accessories. The new Fitbit
line up is perfect for her. It’s a great way to help
someone focus on fitness and wear the latest trends.
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Eggs aren’t the only things in pretty colors this Easter

Easter eggs aren’t the only things brightly colored or pretty in pastel
Have you seen the new Fitbit Alta HR? Not only is it slim and stylish, it monitors your heartrate. The Alta HR is just one of many trendy, sporty devices in the Fitbit line.
And….
You can get all of them with a $15 discount* in the Walkingspree store.
*$15 off MSRP. Many other Fitbit choices in the Walkingspree store. Coming soon! Sliver bangle and cobalt blue wristband are just two of many new fitbit
accessories To be offered in the Walkingspree store.
Click here to shop for a great Easter gift:
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Written by Krissy Gillaspia for Walkingspree

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Pretty and Practical: Fitbit’s New Alta HR

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Four Ways to Make Easter Healthier

Four Ways to Make Easter Healthier

Easter is less than a month away. April 16 is just around the corner. It’s time to start planning now to stick to your family’s healthier choices and preferences. Steering through the Easter holiday can be difficult if you are trying to make healthy choices and also trying to help your kids make healthier choices. Often, grandparents or well-meaning friends and family members can sabotage a healthy diet faster than a chocolate bunny served with a cream filled egg!

Here’s Four Ways to make your Easter weekend healthier:

Healthy Easter Eggs – Most Easter egg hunts consist of filling colored plastic eggs with candy and then laying the plastic eggs in the yard. Instead of filling them with candy, why not write some sort of fun activity or suggestion on slips of paper and put those in eggs? Ideas include: “Do 20 jumping jacks” and “run to the backyard fence and back” or “This slip entitles you to a walk around the lake with Dad.”  The further the egg hunt moves on, the more exercise the kids will get and the faster they will want to go to bed that night without the sugar high!

Neighborhood/Community Egg Hunt – Meet with your neighborhoods a couple weeks ahead of time. Determine who will be home and who won’t mind all the kids zipping in and out of their yard. Then develop a neighborhood-wide egg hunt. Make sure the kids know there are some cool prizes in the eggs. They will zig zag all over the neighborhood and making it a fun event for everyone.

Candy Rationing – If friends or family bring a solid 1 lb chocolate egg or a 3-foot-tall candy filled basket, you can ration the candy out to the kids at your own pace. Let your kids know ahead of time that it’s not healthy to eat all the candy in one sitting. Some parents even donate “extra” candy to other children or schools for class parties so that there is not a ton of extra candy sitting around after Easter.

Filler Ideas – Who says it must be candy in the egg? It’s perfectly fine to fill the eggs with “non-candy” items. If it fits, put it in the egg. Think stickers, toy cars, hair ties and bows, lip balm, coins and cash. Get creative and have fun with your ideas for egg fillers.

Written by Krissy Gillaspia for Walkingspree.

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It’s Not Too Late to Observe National Nutrition Month

It’s Not Too Late to Observe National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthy eating. It is also the time of year when the Academy celebrates expertise of registered dietitian nutritionists as the food and nutrition experts.

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. In addition, National Nutrition Month® promotes the Academy and its members to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically-based food and nutrition information.

2017 NNM Theme

“Put Your Best Fork Forward” is the theme for NNM 2017 which serves as a reminder that each one of us holds the tool to make healthier food choices. Making small changes during National Nutrition Month® and over time, helps improve health now and into the future. As nutrition experts, Academy members can help guide the public on gradually shifting toward healthier eating styles by promoting NNM activities and messages during March.

History

Initiated in March 1973 as a week-long event, “National Nutrition Week” became a month-long observance in 1980 in response to growing public interest in nutrition. Read more in the article, “National Nutrition Month: A Brief History.”

Key Messages for National Nutrition Month:

  1. Create an eating style that includes a variety of your favorite, healthful foods.
  2. Practice cooking more at home and experiment with healthier ingredients.
  3. How much we eat is as important as what we eat. Eat and drink the right amount for you, as MyPlate encourages us to do.
  4. Find activities that you enjoy and be physically active most days of the week.
  5. Manage your weight or lower your health risks by consulting a registered dietitian nutritionist. RDNs can provide sound, easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice to meet your lifestyle, preferences and health-related needs.

The above information was taken from EatRight.org.

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