Christmas is behind us. New Year’s is ahead. We’re in that in between week of leftovers and pauses–a good moment to reflect and to plan.
The US Department of Agriculture has given us a present to help: The long-awaited SuperTracker, a new on-line tool that counts calories, food groups, physical activity and more for you. The USDA released the SuperTracker just before Christmas. It can also serve as your on-line personal coach to help you set goals, track your weight and keep a journal.
Need more motivation? Use your social networks to invite family and friends to participate with you on the SuperTracker. There’s also a tool to help you plan healthy meals on a budget as well as short videos with nutrition information. Check it all out at ChooseMyPlate.
Since two of every three American adults are now overweight or obese, it should come as no surprise that our dogs and cats reflect our tendencies to overeat and lead sedentary lives. The tricky question is how to find time to exercise ourselves and our four legged companions. Sure you can take your dog for a walk, but what about other ways to workout? WebMD has come to the rescue for dog (and cat) owners with a slide show and tips for new activities with your pet. My favorite: DOGA (Yes, yoga with your dog!)
How are you planning to instill healthy habits for 2012? We’d love to hear all about your tips and tricks for healthy eating and physical activity now and in the New Year. I’ve been making our daily dog walks a photo expedition which leads me to try new routes. Here are some of the sights we encountered recently in Washington, DC.