How to Make Your Extra Day a Healthy One

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Make the extra day healthy
You’re in luck: This year, February has 29 days, meaning you get 24 more hours to make a step towards a healthier life. With #OneMoreDay in 2016, it’s the perfect time to make a change—whether it’s a small one or something major! And you can track your new health goal with #HealthyMe. By signing up for the free site, you’ll get custom articles tailored to your interests, online goal tracking (even for those small one-day goals) and a community of Michiganders who will support you as you become healthier.
To help get you started, here are five simple goals for you to try on Leap Day:
  • Walk around the block with your family. Spending quality time with loved ones away from TV, tablets, laptops and smart phones helps build stronger relationships. Burning 100 calories in 30 minutes is a nice perk, too!
  • Call a friend to catch up. You know that one person you keep meaning to reach out to? Give him or her a ring to boost your health. Researchers have found having even one close friend to confide in extends your life up to 10 years.
We’d love to hear how you’re making use of Leap Day—whether it’s one of these goals or something completely different! Share your goal on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtags #OneMoreDay and #HealthyMe and you may be featured on A Healthier Michigan’s social media sites.
Learn more about #HealthyMe by visiting Looking for more goal-setting tips? Check out these blogs:
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