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Eat Wisely

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The best way to manage your weight is to balance what you eat and drink with how active you are. Did you know there are simple actions you can take to eat wisely? By eating wisely, you will maximize your health. Here are tips on Getting Started with your own eat wisely plan.

No Co–payment for MOVE!® Weight Management Counseling

Get Ready: Benefits of change, how to start healthy living, and special situations

Self Management : Understand and track your progress through use of various health tools

Support and Encouragement: How family and friends can support healthy living

Caregiver Information: Caregiver resources and when to get additional help



Reviewed/Updated Date: January 2012
Clinical Advisory Board Sponsor: Dr. Linda Kinsinger
Clinical Subject Matter Experts: Dr. Kenneth R. Jones, Lynn A. Novorska
Patient Education Subject Matter Expert: Dr. Rose Mary Pries


Tip of the Day

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Are you in a bad mood? If feelings of sadness and lack of energy keep you down for long periods of time, don't pass it off as just a "bad mood." Don't listen to people who say "It's all in your head." Yes, it is all in your head! That's where depression starts. The difference between depression and sadness is a physical part that affects sleep, appetite, concentration and memory. Just as in physical illness, depression can and should be treated. If you have symptoms such as feelings of worthlessness or emptiness, sleeplessness, anxiety, lack of energy, loss of interest in life, see your Health Care Provider immediately; you may also need to see a psychiatrist or licensed psychologist specializing in depression. Depression can be treated!

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