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Tips to Get You Eating Better and Working Out

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Mary Claire Orenic, USA Today’s “happiest woman in America,” says her diet and exercise regimen have contributed to her high well-being. She eats five small meals a day in addition to a big breakfast, plays volleyball with her son and basketball with her husband and enjoys lots of walking with a neighbor.

“I continually eat throughout the day to keep my energy up,” she told ABC News. “I like doing sports....We love going skiing. We love going hiking. We love going down to the beach.”

Check out the following five tips to give your health a kick in the right direction.

  1. Add 2 or 3 healthy snacks to your shopping list.
  2. Ask a friend to go for a walk this week.
  3. Climb a set of stairs (at least 20 steps) today.
  4. Design a tossed salad.
  5. List a healthy activity you can do to help you manage stress.

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