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Perform gardening or home repair activities. Avoid labour-saving devices.

Take small trips on foot to get your body moving. Play with your kids 30 minutes a day. Dance to music. Keep a pair of comfortable walking or running shoes in your car and office.

Make a Saturday morning walk a group habit. Walk briskly in the mall. Choose activities you enjoy & you'll be more likely to stick with them. Stretch before bed to give you more energy when you wake.

Take the long way to the water cooler. Explore new physical activities. Vary your activities, for interest and to broaden the range of benefits.

Reward and acknowledge your efforts. Choose fruit for dessert.

Consume alcoholic beverages in moderation, if at all. Take stairs instead of the escalator. Conduct an inventory of your meal/snack and physical activity patterns.

Share an entree with a friend. Grill fruits or vegetables. .

Eat before grocery shopping. Choose a checkout line without a candy display. Make a grocery list before you shop.

Buy 100% fruit juices over soda and sugary drinks. Swim with your kids. Flavour foods with herbs, spices, and other low fat seasonings. Remove skin from poultry before cooking to lower fat content.

Eat before you get too hungry. Don't skip breakfast. .

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