10 easy ways to stay healthy this spring

By Adrienne Bracken

Staff Writer

  1. Instead of taking the shuttle or a car downtown or around SHU, walk, bike, scooter or skateboard.
  2. Exercise with a group or a friend that you know will motivate and support you.
  3. Be physically active while watching television.  This can include things as simple as lifting light weights, jogging in place or doing sit-ups.
  4. Take small breaks from work to go on a walk or do simple exercises.  This not only provides physical activity, but it also lowers the chances of going crazy while doing work.
  5. Try switching up exercise routines or varying types of physical activity.  It will better keep interest in the exercise and will work out different areas of the body.
  6. Instead of eating fried foods, opt for foods that are baked, steamed or grilled.
  7. Do not skip meals.  Rather, eat well-balanced and appropriately proportioned meals several times throughout the course of the day. Always be sure to eat breakfast as well.
  8. Drink water instead of soda.
  9. Eat whole wheat bread products instead of white or bleached ones- they contain a much greater nutritional value and are healthier as a whole.
  10. Avoid eating late at night.  There is not enough time at the end of the day to use the energy from the food eaten before going to bed.

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