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Let’s Go! knows that one of the biggest and toughest barriers to overcome when you’re trying to improve your health is lack of time. That’s why we developed the Small Steps program, a healthy eating and active living program focused on quick wins. Small changes over time can result in big health improvements.

When it comes to your health, small steps go far.

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Move More

it’s a great way to improve your health
  • Sit less - for every hour that you sit, move for 3 minutes.
  • Move for 30 minutes each day. It’s ok to break it into small amounts – 10 minutes, 3 times a day.
  • Count your minutes – aim to get at least 150 minutes every week.
  • Make it fun. Walk with a friend, co-worker or a dog.
  • Take the stairs. You can use them in any kind of weather.
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Eat Real

foods that come from nature give you energy
  • Choose foods in their natural form. Eat less packaged food.
  • Check labels and choose foods without sugar in the first 3 ingredients.
  • Add fiber. Fill half your plate with vegetables and fruits at every meal.
  • Cut down on portions. Serve food on smaller plates.
  • Enjoy your food. Eat slowly. Pause before each bite. Stop before you’re full.
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Drink Water

it’s the best choice
  • Keep water handy. Carry a refillable bottle.
  • Fill up. Drink a glass of water before meals. It will help you eat less.
  • Add flavor. Put a fruit wedge in your water.
  • Make it easy to remember. Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator.
  • Limit sugary drinks. Reach for water instead.
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Rest Up

good sleep restores your body and mind
  • Try to get 7 - 9 hours of sleep every night.
  • Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. You’ll sleep better.
  • Unplug. Turn off the TV and mobile devices at least one hour before you go to sleep.
  • Follow the same bedtime routine every night.
  • Find time to relax. Take 10 minutes a day of quiet time to refocus and energize.

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