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6 Health Tips For National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. This month is all about learning to make informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to living a healthy lifestyle, having a good foundation allows for other healthy habits to follow. 

At Hudson Regional Hospital, we are working to build a healthier community, which is why we’re sharing 6 food, nutrition, and health tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to help you stay on track this month.

  1. Be active. Regular physical activity has many health benefits. Start by doing what exercise you can. Children and teens should get 60+ of physical activity per day, and adults at least two hours and 30 minutes per week. You don’t have to hit the gym – exercising can be as simple as a walk after dinner.
  2. Get cooking. Preparing foods at home can be healthy, rewarding, and cost-effective.
  3. Stay hydrated. Choose water over drinks with added sugar, especially if you live an extra active lifestyle, are an older person, or live/work in hot conditions.
  4. Start family meal time. Plan to eat dinner together as a family at least a few times each week. A routine can help you and your family stick to a healthier meal plan. Get kids involved with meal planning and cooking and take this time to teach them about proper nutrition! 
  5. Explore new foods and flavors. Make nutrition and eating more fun by expanding your range of food choices! When shopping, make a point to try a recipe or a new fruit or vegetable that’s new to you and your family. 
  6. Consult a registered dietitian nutritionist. Whether you want to lose weight, lower your health-risks or manage a chronic disease, consult the experts! Registered dietitian nutritionists can help you by providing sound, easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice.

Hudson Regional Hospital is here to be a resource and partner in your health and wellness. Contact us at (201) 392-3100 or at HudsonRegionalHospital.com for more information.