Skip to content

Living Well In Yalobusha County

10 Common Health And Fitness Mistakes

by Pamela Redwine

Happy New Year!  Wow! Can you believe 2014 is already here. The Extension Service Staff has enjoyed our time off. We will be ready to serve you as we  re-open on Friday, January 3 at 8 a.m.
We have activities planned in January to get the new year started. Our Healthy You Exercise Classes will resume on Monday, January 6 at 9 a.m.  The nurses will be here at 8:50 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8.
If learning something new was on your New Year’s Resolution’s List then how about learning how to crochet?  
We have a crochet group that meets twice a month.  In January they will meet on Thursday, January 9 and January 23 at 10 a.m. at the Extension Office. Please bring a crochet hook and yarn.
Join us Thursday, January 9, from noon to 1 p.m. for a Floral Design Class by Lynette McDou-gald. This is part of our Quickbites noon time programs and will be presented by Lynette McDougald from University Florist on the campus of MSU.  
Lynette will show us how to warm our interior spaces and our disposition with different types of plant materials and designs. You can come and watch Lynette or you may choose to make an arrangement along with her by getting a supply list from the Extension Office.  The class is free, however please contact the Extension Office at 675-2730 if you plan on attending.
On Tuesday, January 21st at 10 a.m. the United Y.C. MHV Club will have Renasant Bank Represen-tatives on hand to tell about the 2014 Travel Tours offered by the bank. This is always a wonderful and informative program.  Please make plans to attend.
10 Common Health and Fitness Mistakes
Mistake management can be tricky. Stop mistakes before they start by sidestepping these common health and fitness errors. And if you do make a mistake, do your best to learn from it and get back to your goals right away.
Skipping meals: Break-fast jump starts your metabolism. Avoiding lunch or dinner can cause calorie-loading late at night. Eat sensibly, with three balanced meals.
Avoiding gluten: While people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities have to avoid gluten, many others banish gluten in the name of weight loss. This leads to nutrient deficiencies.
Eating huge snacks: Keep snacks to between 150 and 200 calories. Large snacks may cause weight gain.      
Overdoing fiber: Get fiber from real foods like whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds, fruits, and vegetables.
Focusing on the scale: Skip the daily weigh in. Instead, focus on how your clothes fit.
Dining Out Instead of Cooking at Home: Learn how to whip up simple and healthful meals. Dining out offers large portions.
Relying on Packaged Foods: Although packaged meals can be calorie-controlled, encourage only occasional use of processed foods.
Fasting or “cleansing”: A three-day fast may be beneficial for some, but what happens when it’s over? Have a plan once the fast or cleanse is over.
Believing that the gym is the only place to exercise: Get moving wherever you are – physical activity counts anywhere.
Skimping on sleep: Shut-eye is such an important part of your health routine. In fact, good sleep can help with weight loss.

Leave a Comment