Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Holiday Tips for Weight Maintenance

Gaining one or two pounds during the holidays doesn't seem like a lot, but these gains can add up over the years. Although the holidays may not be the ideal time to try to lose weight, you can take steps to maintain your weight.

Read 10 tips on how to enjoy your food, but eat less of it (PDF) and make exercise a regular part of your day.

Find more holiday tips to help you celebrate the season.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Toy Safety

If you plan to buy toys for the kids in your life, choose age-appropriate toys and look for labels with safety advice. For young children, avoid toys with small parts, sharp edges, and electric toys that can heat up. Always purchase safety gear in addition to sports-related gifts or ride-on toys, such as bicycles or skateboards.

Get additional toy safety tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (PDF).

Find more holiday tips to help you celebrate the season.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Last year’s program was such a success, we are having another exercise program starting in January 2013.
Bring a friend and join us for a ten week "Be Active

Be Healthy" fitness series every Wednesday evening start- ing on January 16, 2013. Classes will be held in the Alcoa Building at the Warrick County 4-H Fairgrounds from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
January 16 Lesson 1—Healthy Food That Tastes
Great January 23 Lesson 2—Quick Healthy Meals/Snack
January 30 Lesson 3—Eating Healthy on a Budget
February 6 Lesson 4—Tips for Losing Weight & Keeping it Off February 13 Lesson 5—Making Healthy Eating Part
of Your Lifestyle February 20 Lesson 6—Physical Activity is Key to
Living Well February 27 Lesson 7—Flexibility
March 6 Lesson 8—Upper Body Strength
March 13 Lesson 9—Lower Body Strength
March 20 Lesson 10—Water Aerobics
Along with the lessons we will have a work-
out session.
Call Warrick County Purdue Extension at (812) 897
-6100 to sign up.