Go Ahead, Take the ?Small Steps? Challenge to Discover a Healthier You

Did you know that shaving off 100 calories per day’that’s skipping a small cookie or swapping eight ounces of sweetened soda for water?can amount to a 10 pound weight loss over a year? Little changes like these are at the heart of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) public health program, aptly named Small Steps. Everyone knows America has a weight problem’two out of three Americans are overweight or obese (body mass index over 25.) But no matter how many times you hear those statistics, it doesn’t make living a leaner, healthier life any easier. Instead of turning to fad diets, the U.S. government is encouraging us to take part in the Small Steps program as a practical, no-nonsense solution to creating a more fit, healthier population. This program focuses on integrating better eating and activity habits, setting realistic goals, and taking small steps to meet them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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