Assess Your Environment
Your surroundings affect your health and your weight.
Think about your home, your workplace, and the neighborhood you live in. Many of us are simply surrounded by food – it is a part of most holiday occasions, events at work, and visits with friends and family.
Many of us also have the habit of eating in front of the TV or the computer. Most advertisements on TV and in magazines are for unhealthy, highly-processed foods or fast food.
Do you see how your environment might discourage healthy eating and physical activity?
Take stock of the environment you live in and see how it affects the lifestyle choices that you make every day.
Some things you have a lot of control over – like the foods you buy and keep in your home. Others you have much less control over, like whether your neighborhood is safe for walking or running outside.
Home Inventory – Does your home support a healthy lifestyle? Explore your kitchen and find out how to set yourself up for success.
Shopping List – Check out our shopping list. Do you buy any of these foods when you go to the store? Mark the foods you like or want to try and use it the next time you buy groceries.
Neighborhood & Work Inventory – How does the environment outside of your home support your healthy lifestyle efforts?
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