Our Zumba instructors are on a mission to get the community moving! With 5 weekly classes, zumbathons and fun events, they make it fun and easy to be active!
Help your family move more each day and have fun with it. Think about what your family can do to be active together. Here are some ideas.
Bring Others Into It
Build New Skills
Use Available Resources
Make the Most of All Conditions
Adapted from: “Overcoming Barriers to Physical Activity?” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity.
What is a Healthy Weight
A healthy weight is a weight that lowers your risk for health problems. For most people, body mass index (BMI) and waist size are good ways to tell if they are at a healthy weight.
But reaching a healthy weight isn’t just about reaching a certain number on the scale or a certain BMI. Having healthy eating and exercise habits is even more important. When you’re active and eating well, your body will settle into a weight that is healthy for you.
If you want to get to a healthy weight and stay there, healthy lifestyle changes will work better than dieting. Reaching a certain number on the scale is not as important as having a healthy lifestyle.
Why pay attention to your weight?
Staying at a healthy weight is one of the best things you can do for your health. It can help prevent serious health problems, including:
But weight is only one part of your health. Even if you carry some extra weight, eating healthy foods and being more active can help you feel better, have more energy, and lower your risk for disease.
Why isn’t dieting a good idea?
In today’s society, there is a lot of pressure to be thin. But being thin has very little to do with good health. Many of us long to be thin, even though we’re already at a healthy weight. So we get desperate, and we turn to diets for help.
Since dieting doesn’t work, what can you do?
If you decide that you do need to make some changes, here are the three steps to reaching a healthy weight:
1. Improve your eating habits. Do it slowly. You may be tempted to do a diet overhaul and change everything about the way you eat. But you will be more successful at staying with the changes you make if you pick just one eating habit at a time to work on.
To find out how to improve your eating habits, see Healthy Eating.
2. Get moving: Try to make physical activity a regular part of your day, just like brushing your teeth.
To learn how to be more active, see Healthy Activity.
3. Change your thinking. Our thoughts have a lot to do with how we feel and what we do. If you can stop your brain from telling you discouraging things and have it start encouraging you instead, you may be surprised at how much healthier you’ll be—in mind and body.
To find out how to change your thinking, see Getting to a Healthy Weight: Lifestyle Changes.
Last Revised: May 1, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
CLEVELAND, Ohio — On a recent Saturday, from 8 am. until noon, volunteers pitched in to help 42 families in Cleveland’s Buckeye, Larchmere and Woodland Hills neighborhoods establish organic vegetable gardens in the families’ yards.
Creating 42 gardens in three hours might sound like back-breaking work in overdrive, but not so. The project had a relaxed, easy flow as the volunteers gathered under a huge white tent in the parking lot of Benedictine High School, on the south end of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, to kick things off with a series of five-minute instructions about what the next few hours would entail…
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CLEVELAND, Ohio — All this talk of food deserts – places lacking fresh food markets – can leave us with the feeling that people who live there have just given up on good nutrition.
Au, contraire. A little film debuting this week sends up a cheer for those who are turning that image – and themselves – around.
A documentary called “HEAL” premieres 5:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12 at Shaker Square Cinemas, Cleveland. Reservations for the free screening are now filled, but snippets of the movie are all over youtube.com. It’s also likely other screenings will be planned….
Read full article here: New Film on Buckeye Residents’…
See pictures of the film premiere event @ Shaker Square Cinemas
Watch the HEAL Documentary here
In 2012, we began filming a short documentary to share the story of how our community came together to strengthen and transform our neighborhood through healthy living. The “HEAL Documentary” – a film celebrating the work we have done together as a community to eat better, move more and strengthen our community. Check out pics from the in-theater premiere event held at Shaker Square Cinemas.
Since its inception in 2010, HEAL has grown into a powerful community-led movement involving over 1,800 residents in creating, supporting and using options for healthy living in our neighborhood.
In 2012, we began filming a short documentary to share the story of how our community came together to strengthen and transform our neighborhood through healthy living.
Check out the “HEAL Documentary” – a film celebrating the work we have done together as a community to eat better, move more and strengthen our community.
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