Body and Soul and the Blues Community Challenge: Healthy shopping and fitness tips

In the quest towards living a healthier lifestyle, understanding diet and healthy foods is just one part of the journey. Equally significant, the second half should include fitness. Recommended by the Department of Health and Human Services, individuals should be getting approximately 30 minutes of physical activity per day. This can be in the form of walking, swimming, strength training, yoga, running, or another workout of your preference.

Grace Derocha, dietician for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and Shari Steinbach, dietician for Meijer, explain how you can incorporate small bits of extra exercise into your grocery shopping routine. Derocha notes that shopping the perimeter when you first enter the store adds steps to your exercise. You can also park farther away, walk to the store, carry items if only buying a few things, and do calf raises and lunges while waiting in the checkout line. Steinbach adds tips on putting together a home gym and stocking up on gear and apparel, both in affordable ways.

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  1. Kristin Thanks for the informative words.. I agree eating right and following a good nutritional plan is important for the health and welfare of mind, body, and soul.

    1. Anna,

      Thank you for reading! I agree; it’s about balance and a well-rounded lifestyle. Please let us know if you ever have any questions!

      Take care,
      Kristin Coppens

  2. Wow! Kristin. Really amazing post! I too agree with you that healthy eating is the main factor to stay healthy and fit. And if we will be healthy than obviously it will have its good impact on our body mind and soul. Really Appreciating 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for your comment; I’m so glad you enjoyed the post and found it to be helpful to you! We hope you continue to read and enjoy our information!

      Best,
      Kristin Coppens

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