CARLSBAD, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent survey
conducted on http://www.jennycraig.com, the top two activities mothers
would most enjoy doing with their families on Mother's Day are walking (45
percent) and going to the park (23 percent). Nearly 2,000 moms weighed in
to vote for their favorite breakfast in bed (French Toast, 39 percent), the
gift they would most like to receive (spa or salon gift certificate, 31
percent) and their ideal way to celebrate Mother's Day (spending time with
their family, 66 percent).
Although Mother's Day is a time for families to gather and celebrate
the household matriarch, celebrations tend to lead to over indulging and
inactivity. "Mothers are role models to their children on how to lead and
maintain a healthy lifestyle," said Lisa Talamini, Chief Nutritionist and
Director of Program Development for Jenny Craig. "A perfect time to
reinforce the importance of activity is during holiday gatherings, like
Mother's Day. Family traditions can take the form of group activities
including a walk, hike, or bike ride or a trip to the zoo, local mountains,
beach or park."
Talamini's other healthful tips for active families include:
1. Grab your walking shoes and hit the pavement, beach or trails. Instead
of focusing on how far you need to walk, pay attention to the unique
sights, sounds and smells of spring. Your family will feel rejuvenated
by the time you return home.
2. Instead of watching TV after Mother's Day dinner, take a family walk or
bike ride around the neighborhood to help burn those calories.
3. Throwing around a Frisbee is an activity you can even get the family
dog involved in.
4. Plan a family hiking trip for the weekend. This is a great way to get
in shape while enjoying nature.
5. Plan a healthy picnic in the park for the family! Just remember to
pack nutritious and healthy foods.
"Staying active is an important component of successful weight
management," Talamini said. "Of course, the only way to enjoy the long-term
benefits of a healthy lifestyle is to combine regular activity with
nutritious, portion-controlled meals and a healthy mindset toward eating."
About Jenny Craig
Jenny Craig is committed to a personalized approach to weight loss by
offering clients one-on-one weekly consultations and customized weight
management plans designed to optimize individual success. The Jenny Craig
program is a long-term "Food-Body-Mind" solution that helps clients manage
their weight by creating a healthy relationship with food, building an
active lifestyle and developing a balanced approach to living.
Jenny Craig, Inc., based in Carlsbad, CA, is one of the world's largest
weight management companies, with approximately 650 Centres in the United
States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Puerto Rico.
SOURCE Jenny Craig