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Healthy Habits for Latino Families


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Healthy Habits for Latinos families are very important in supporting and managing health. While it is still possible for a person to improve their health by themselves, having the support of the family makes it much easier to achieve your health goals.

49.9% of Latinos and 57.1% of Latinas are physically inactive!

President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

Habits to Break :

Eating Late at night

Large portions and number of servings

Fast Food (McDonald's, Jack in the Box, Taco Bell)


Making jokes to other overweight friends, family

Healthy Habits to Make :

Exercising together, 30 minutes ĘC 3 times a week

Exercise Ideas: walking, climbing stairs, yard work, dancing Salsa!

Support friends, family in eating healthier foods, healthier recipes

If you have a busy schedule, make time to prepare food for your work week

Drink more water


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