December 2012

Don’t Just Sit There!
Move for Your Health

Illustration of a woman wearing a pedometer and walking along a trail.

If you’re like most people nationwide, you’ve spent more than half of your waking hours sitting or inactive for long stretches of time—at work, at school, in the car or watching TV. Here’s why you should try standing up instead of putting your feet up. Read more about getting active.

Counting Carbs?
Understanding Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load

Illustration of a high-fiber cereal, wild rice, whole-wheat pasta and nuts

Have you ever heard about glycemic index and glycemic load? They’re related to carbohydrates, one of the main types of nutrients in our diets. Here’s what you need to know. Read more about counting carbs.


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