The first step is to focus on balancing calories with physical activity and consuming an overall healthy eating pattern. This will put you on the road to achieving or maintaining a healthy weight and reducing the risk of developing diet-related chronic diseases.
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables provides the necessary vitamins and minerals vital for supporting growth and development, and for optimal immune function in children. High daily intake of fruits and vegetables among adults are associated with decrease rates of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and possibly some types of cancers. Experts suggest fruit and vegetable consumption may help prevent weight gain. When total calories are controlled consuming fruits and vegetables may be an important aid in achieving and sustaining weight loss.
|For more information:|
|USDA Mixing Bowl – What’s Cooking?|
|Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight|
Farmer Markets in the Area
|Crandon Farmer’s Market||Forest County Potawatomi Farmer’s Market|
|200 E. Madison Street||5326 Everybody’s Road|
|Crandon, WI 54520||Crandon, WI 54520|
|In front of the Chamber of Commerce||In front of the Shell gas station|
|June 24-Sept 30: Wednesday 3:30-5:30pm||Thursdays from 2:00-6:00pm|
|Josh’s Cornstand||Wondering Acre Farms|
|Located in Pioneer Plaza Parking Lot||Located on intersection of Highway 8 and 32|
|Crandon, WI 54520||Laona, WI 54541|
|July 4- Sept 1: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat||July 17-October 10: Thurs, Fri, Sat|
|9:00-2:00pm or until sold out||10:00-5:00pm|
|Sept 2- Sept 20 Sat 9:00-2:00pm||WIC Approved|
|Wabeno Country Market||Tibbs Farm|
|Located in the Library Park||Located corner of Highway 8 and 101|
|Wabeno, WI 54566||Armstrong Creek, WI 54103|
|Saturdays 9:00-??||July- Sept: Saturday 8:00-1:00pm|
Some things to remember are the benefits of physical activity. These include weight control, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and some cancers, strengthens bones and muscles, improves mental health, mood and ability to do daily activities as well as increases the chance of living longer. Tips to staying active include making gradual changes to increase your level of physical activity, turning off the TV and computer and keep them out of your bedroom, incorporate physical activity into your daily routine, choose toys and games that promote physical activity and use physical activity as a reward.
For more information on physical activity, visit Physical Activity for a Healthy Weight.
For more information on things to see and do in Forest County, visit Forest County Chamber of Commerce. Or check out our Canoe Trails and Walking/Biking Trails. Please see the activities listed below to help you incorporate physical activities into your daily routine.
|Outside-the-Box Fitness||Best Western||Forest Fitness||Tri Fitness|
|605 S. Forest Ave||9075 E. Pioneer Street||306 North Lake Ave||Hwy 32 & Otto Lane|
|Crandon, WI 54520||Crandon, WI 54520||Crandon, WI 54520||Lakewood, WI 54138|
|Call Paul for details||$15/month for fitness center||$24/month||Call Beth for details|
Fitness Center & Swimming Yoga
|Mole Lake Casino and Lodge||Yog Alive|
|3084 WI 55||300 S Lake Ave|
|Crandon, WI 54520||Crandon, WI 54520|
|$5/ person each visit||Call Betty Thunder for details|
CJ Sorenson offers a fun, wild ZUMBA class for FREE at the Laona School. For more information, call CJ at (715) 330-4438
|June- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 7pm|
|July- Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm|
|August- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 7pm|
Walk with Ease
This is a laughter filled program that is offered by Commission on Aging. This class is a lower impact class offered to seniors within Forest County. Please contact Amy Gatton, RN for more information at the Forest County Health Department 715-478-3371.
A physical activity and nutrition coalition was established in January 2012. If you would like to participate, please contact us at 715-478-3371 to find out when our next meeting is scheduled. The goals of the group are to:
- Educate and promote healthy living in Forest County.
- Increase opportunities for physical activity.
- Increase access to healthier foods.
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