Daily Challenge Friday Apr. 13, 2012

Healthy Behaviors
Healthy Behaviors

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Healthy Behaviors is about lifestyle habits, namely healthy eating and physical activity, which have proven connections to lifelong health and disease prevention.

Everyday Well-Being

Once today, use less sugar, sweetener, milk, or cream - or none at all - in your coffee or tea.

How to do it

Once today, go for one less teaspoon or packet of sugar or artificial sweetener, or cut back on the milk or cream. If you don't use sugar, artificial sweetener, or milk/cream in your morning brew, then you're already there and can click Done!

Why it matters

Habits are hard to break, especially when they are part of our coffee or tea routine. But cutting your intake of sugar, artificial sweetener, and milk or cream by just a little bit can improve your health. Extra sugar and milk (or cream) can lead to weight gain and high triglyceride levels, which can increase your risk of heart disease. Artificial sweeteners may also set the stage for problems, because research shows that they may actually motivate you to eat more.

Fun fact

Film stuntmen use plate glass windows made of sugar, also known as sugar glass or candy glass.

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