Physical Activity at Home, Work and Play

Adding activity into your day is possible. Choose activities that you enjoy. Adults should aim for at least 2½ hours or 150 minutes of physical activity each week. Every little bit adds up, and doing something is better than doing nothing. Most important—have fun while being active!

We met with Jennifer Stimson, the Commissioner of Chemung County Department of Social Services, to share the work being done by Eat Smart NY educators in the Finger Lakes and Chemung County to reach SNAP eligible participants. When telling her about the newly launched “Rethink Your Drink” campaign, she exclaimed that she and her nine year old daughter just saw one of the billboards in Elmira while driving home. It prompted a conversation about beverage choices, to limit soda and reach for low fat milk and water every day. Later that day her daughter reached for a soda from the refrigerator, paused, looked at her Mom and said, “not a healthy choice, right?” Then she put it back and helped herself to a glass of water instead.

Mary Lee Bourbeau

Chemung County