Healthy America – Get the Tools to Eat Smarter, Exercise More, And Manage Weight for a Healthier Lifestyle

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest Dietary Guidelines, which replace the 2005 edition, was developed to curb today's dramatic increase in obesity and to help people quickly take steps to a healthier lifestyle. Positive Promotions has geared a variety of unique, easy-to-read, fun tools that support these guidelines, using 3 key strategies:

1. Balance Calories With Physical Activity For Weight Management
Weight management is all about balance. When it comes to maintaining a healthy weight over a lifetime, balancing the number of calories you consume with the number you burn off is the key to maintaining a healthy weight! Think of calorie balance like a scale. To keep you in balance and maintain your body weight, the calories consumed from food must be balanced by the calories used by normal body functions, daily activities, and exercise. Positive Promotions' Eating & Exercising for Good Health Handbook; Activity & Food Tracker; and Healthy weight Loss 101 Pocket Pal, are just some of the many products that can help you lose weight and maintain a healthy weight.

2. Increase Intake of Foods That Contribute to Health
You are what you eat! Eating healthy makes us feel better and have more energy, and studies have also shown that eating healthy low-calorie foods have impressive anti-aging benefits as well. This doesn't mean you have to eat like a rabbit, but there are many healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products and lean protein that should be included in a healthy diet. The Smart Shopping Healthy Heart Pocket Pal is a handy guide you can take with you on your trips to the grocery store to keep you on the healthy track.

3. Decrease Intake Of Foods That May Lead To Disease & Obesity
Over the past 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States. Obesity is a major risk factor of cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, and type 2 diabetes. Two things that have contributed to this increase in obesity, are eating out and portion control. Check out Positive Promotions Fast Food Nutrition Guide and Portion Control Products that promote smart eating options.

Remember eating healthy leads to a world of benefits that does not end with weight loss. A healthy lifestyle will increase your energy and ward off illness, as well as reduce stress and improve sleep. If you want some more information on eating healthy there are some great websites such as The Institute for America's Health and check out Positive Promotions for some great educational tools and ideas to achieve and maintain a healthier lifestyle!