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Health Tip: Evaluating Your Environment

Does it promote a healthy lifestyle?

(HealthDay News) -- If you're trying to lose weight, evaluate your environment to figure out how it affects your choices and habits.

The American Diabetes association advises:

  • Consider whether you regularly eat in front of the TV, where you're exposed to commercials tempting you with unhealthy food choices.
  • Take a food inventory. Does what you buy support a healthy lifestyle?
  • Look at your grocery list, and compare it to one that promotes healthy eating. Do they match up?
  • Consider whether your environment outside of your home, at work and with friends is conducive to a healthy lifestyle.

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