April 2011

Booklet Offers Tips for Staying Fit

Spring is here—a perfect time to get outside and get moving. You don’t need fancy equipment or a gym membership to get fit. A new NIH booklet shows how you can use what you already have, or can easily get, to improve your health.

The 8-page publication, The World Around You: Use What You Have to Stay Healthy and Fit, has realistic suggestions for eating better and getting active. Try different activities to see what works best for you.

You might enjoy walking with “exercise buddies” around a track at the local school. For better nutrition, try adding canned or frozen vegetables to any pasta or rice dish. Set healthy goals and keep track of your progress. These activities might help you maintain a healthy weight and prevent or delay certain health problems, such as diabetes.

The World Around You is available online at www.win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/way.htm. Or you can order a free copy by contacting NIH’s Weight-control Information Network, 1 WIN Way, Bethesda, MD 20892-3665. Call toll-free at 1-877-946-4627 or email win@info.niddk.nih.gov.