3 Ways to Have a Fun and Healthy Memorial Day


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If you’re like millions of Latino families you’ll most likely be honoring those who served our country with a carne asada, pozole and other delicious, but not so healthy Latino dishes.

According to the latest national health report card, Latinos continue to suffer from obesity in the U.S. Let’s do something different this year and celebrate Memorial Day the healthy way.

Here are 3 ways to have a fun and healthy Memorial Day:

Organize a futbol match in the park:

There’s no better way to spend a beautiful day in the park than by playing a short soccer match with tios, tias and primos (as); it will not only be a perfect family bonding time, but it’ll help you burn a few calories.

Walking challenge:

Challenge your family members to go for a 1 or 2 mile walk! Walking has been linked to a healthy heart and according to research it can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 60%.

Drink water instead of sugary drinks

The most popular drinks at carne asadas tend to be sugary drinks such as sodas and sports drinks. On average a soda contains a whopping 39g of sugar and can cause diabetes and other chronic diseases. Let’s motivate our family members to stay healthy by making the switch to H2O.

Enjoy Memorial Day and don’t forget to apply sunscreen if you will be having some fun in the sun.

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Expected rise in Latino cancer cases in coming years

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