When cold winter temperatures keep us indoors, what can we do to stay fit? All adults should aim for at least 2 1/2 hours, or 150 minutes, of physical activity each week. Every little bit of fitness adds to the goal. Remember, doing something is better than doing nothing! 1. Start a physical activity tradition. Instead of "cozying up" by the TV, bundle up and take a walking tour of holiday lights after dinner.
Do you enjoy the green leaves turning gold, red and orange? Nature's changing colors can be a cue to add color to your plate. How about some roasted carrots, potatoes, onions, beets and rutabagas? Vegetables provide fiber, vitamins A, C (and others), and minerals such as selenium and potassium. In general, adults and kids need about 2 1/2 cups of vegetables daily. Selecting vegetables at their best and storing them properly can help you get the best value for your money—and colorful, delicious food on your plate!