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Healthy Lifestyles by Kelli Bonifer

What's eating you? is the title of this week's advice column from our County Agent about how to live healthier. (After you click "read more" and check out her helpful words, you may also want to e-mail Kelli at the address at the end of her article and say, "Congratulations!" on the birth of her second son.)
Many people have a fair working knowledge of what they should eat for better health, but will also confess that knowing what to do and actually doing it are two different things.

Healthy people tend to go grocery shopping regularly and to prepare food at home. They have found physical activities- like walking, biking, or gardening- that they enjoy doing and therefore will do on a regular basis.

In today's world of information overload, most people have heard plenty of advice about eating and exercise. The tricky part is finding what works for you. Begin by examining why you eat or you don't exercise.

Try to identify another coping mechanism besides eating and sitting on the couch. This is the first step toward successfully moving to a new way of doing things, because the best place to start is where you are now.

For more information, contact the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service.

Kelli Bonifer County Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Sciences Adair County, Cooperative Extension Service, P. O. Box 309, Columbia, KY 42728
PHONE: (270) 384-2317, Email:

Healthy Lifestyle advice is sponsored by Westlake Regional Hospital, an acute-care, JCAHO-accredited hospital serving Adair County since 1980. For more information, phone 270-384-4753 or visit the Westlake website by clicking on the IOP logo in the top right corner of this web site home page, or by going to

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