According to Jenny Craig, The Ideal Mother's Day is a Walk in the Park

~ National Online Survey Asks Moms What They Want on Their Special Day ~

May 04, 2006, 01:00 ET from Jenny Craig

    CARLSBAD, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent survey
 conducted on, 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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