Get Healthy! Get Lighter!
The Council On Physical Fitness and Sports has issued some great tips for getting
healthy. We should all take these to heart!
• Start your day with breakfast.
Breakfast fills your “empty tank” to get you going after a long night without food. And it can help
you do better in school. Dr. Leslie McClellan has a program that starts your day with a healthy
• Get Moving!
It’s easy to fit physical activities into your daily routine. Walk, bike or jog to see friends. Take a 10-
minute activity break every hour while you read, do homework or watch TV. Climb stairs instead of
taking an escalator or elevator. Try to do these things for a total of 30 minutes every day.
• Snack smart.
Snacks are a great way to refuel. Choose snacks from different food groups – and eat every 3
hours so your blood sugar levels stay stable….No Sugar Spikes!
• Work up a sweat.
Vigorous work-outs – when you’re breathing hard and sweating – help your heart pump better,
give you more energy and help you look and feel best. Start with a warm-up that stretches your
muscles. Include 20 minutes of aerobic activity, such as running, jogging, or dancing. Follow-up
with activities that help make you stronger such as push-ups or lifting weights. Then cool-down
with more stretching and deep breathing.
• Balance your food choices – don’t eat too much of any one thing.
You don’t have to give up foods like hamburgers, french fries and ice cream to eat healthy. You
just have to be smart about how often and how much of them you eat. Your body needs nutrients
like protein, carbohydrates, fat and many different vitamins and minerals such as vitamins C and
A, iron and calcium from a variety of foods. Balancing food choices is Dr. Leslie’s passion. Ask
her how you can learn to eat healthy.
• Get fit with friends or family.
Being active is much more fun with friends or family. Encourage others to join you and plan one
special physical activity event, like a bike ride or hiking, with a group each week.
• Join in physical activities at school.
Whether you take a physical education class or do other physical activities at school, such as
intramural sports, structures activities are a sure way to feel good, look good and stay physically
• Make healthy eating and physical activities fun!
Take advantage of physical activities you and your friends enjoy doing together and eat the foods
you like. Be adventurous – try new sports, games and other activities as well as new foods. You’ll
grow stronger, play longer, and look and feel better! Set realistic goals – don’t try changing too
much at once.
We are dedicated to helping our patients get healthy and stay healthy. At McClellan Family
Chiropractic, we always say “the Power that made the body can heal the body”, and we must do our
part to prevent disease and heal our own body. It’s the only one we’ve got! Call Dr. Leslie today at