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.
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