FITNESS AND EXERCISE TIPS

TRIM YOUR YARD AND BODY

Get outside and get to work on your lawn. Yard work can help to keep you in shape by working muscles and burning calories. 

  • 200-400 Cal: Pulling weeds
  • 250-350 Cal: Mowing the lawn
  • 350-450 Cal: Raking and bagging 
  • 400-600 Cal: Hauling dirt/rocks 

THE PURPOSE OF CARBS

Carbohydrates are essential for two distinct functions in your body -- energy and digestion. Most types of carbohydrates, such as starch and sugar, break down into glucose, which is the simplest form of carbohydrate and your body's primary source of energy. If you don't use all of your potential energy it will be converted to body fat for use later when energy is scarce.

GOALS FOR SUCCESS

Having goals is essential for any successful fitness program. Make small goals that will help you to reach your "ULTIMATE GOAL." Check off each small goal until you accomplish what may have seemed impossible when you first started your fitness journey.