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In a Nutshell

Adults and kids join together in the Walk to Live walkathon in order to help raise proceeds to battle childhood obesity

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Promotional value expires May 21, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person or pair. Valid only for option purchased. No drugs or alcohol allowed, but food is encouraged. Event will occur no matter the weather. Adults must accompany all children they register. Be sure to leave contact information and name of person walking when purchasing the Groupon. By registering through Groupon you are agreeing to the Imani House waiver and consent form. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Four Options

  • $10 for entry for two adults to the Walk to Live walkathon ($20 value)
  • $15 for entry for one adult ($10 value) to the Walk to Live walkathon with T-shirt ($20 value; $30 total value)
  • $7 for entry for one child ($5 value) and one adult ($10 value) to the Walk to Live walkathon ($15 total value)
  • $19 for entry for one child ($5 value) and one adult ($10 value) to the Walk to Live walkathon plus two T-shirts ($35 value; $50 total value)

The walkathon is held in Prospect Park on June 22. After the walkathon, families can play games, win prizes, and learn more about healthy living.

Food Journals: The Examined Plate

One tactic your nutrition consultant may recommend to stay healthy is keeping a food journal. Read on to learn how effective this simple tool can be.

There are few one-size-fits-all solutions for weight loss, but one of the most widely applicable tools is also one of the simplest: keeping a food journal. When used rigorously, a food journal gives you an accurate picture of what you’re actually consuming each day, potentially cutting down on mindless snacking and inspiring you to add more healthy foods such as fruits and veggies. A 2011 meta-review of 15 studies in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reported that all “found significant associations between self-monitoring and weight loss.” A smaller 2012 study in the same journal found that women who added food journaling to their diet and exercise regimens typically lost an extra 6 pounds and improved their penmanship by 50 percent.

Beyond Calorie Counting

If a doctor or nutritionist hands you a food-diary form for the first time, you may be surprised by its complexity. In addition to noting what, when, and how much you’ve eaten, you may also be asked to jot down details such as your mood, your location, who you were eating with, and whether you were doing something else at the time. Tracking your meals in context can help illuminate patterns that contribute to weight gain: patients might realize that they tend to reach for low-nutrition options when they’re pressed for time, or accidentally eat too much ice cream when they’re hanging out in the walk-in freezer. This level of detail also makes food journaling useful for health goals besides weight loss. For example, if you suspect you have a food sensitivity, a journal can help you pinpoint just when symptoms such as stomachaches crop up.

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