For the next month, Scott is living in a glass house in the middle of the Mall of America. He has been challenged to “groove his body every day, eat better and encourage others to join him in this healthy lifestyle via social media.”

This is all for the world to see his every move – on webcam, facebook and twitter.  You can even vote on what activities he should do next. :)

This is part of the do campaign by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Minnesota - they have some pretty clever commercials, I’m sure the locals have seen it  - just inspiring people to do something active.  It’s a message I can get behind!

What I’m asking you for is your favorite ideas for staying healthy whether they are related to eating, movement or just inspiration – I want to share your ideas with him!

What tips would you share with someone starting a healthier life?

10 Comments (Reply )

  1. Jen @ She said. She said.
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 8:10 am

    1. ditch the processed food. No good will come of it.
    2. fruits and veggies – your grandmother knew what she was talking about.
    3. Find an activity you love – tennis, golf, running, gardening, running….and do it! It can be a great way to spend time with friends too.

    I could likely list a million things, but I am practicing restraint today. :)

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  2. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 8:32 am

    I read about this! I want to go check it out. Sounds interesting.

    Someone starting a healthier life? Eat whole foods, move more, and don’t give up if you go back to bad habits. Get right back on track.

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  3. Dana
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 9:13 am

    What a fun way to get people thinking about their health!

    Advice I would give is to find excersize activities that you enjoy doing, and eat foods that taste good and are good for you. It’s not sustainable to run 5 miles a day if you hate it, or to eat bland steamed chicken and broccoli just because you think it’s good for you.

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    • Emily
      Mar 23, 2011 @ 10:20 am

      Can I just say that I HATE steamed veggies?!
      It felt good to get that off my chest. :)

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  4. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

    Eat mostly real food, and everything in moderation. :)

    With that said, I don’t keep junk in the house, so when I do eat it, it’s a “treat” and I actually enjoy it! :)

    I agree with ditching processed foods, too — your tastebuds will adjust to less salt, less fat, and less sugar in no time!

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    • Emily
      Mar 23, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

      I love that first qoute. So very true.

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      • catherine (FOOD SNOB)
        Mar 23, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

        well . . . I’m pretty sure I saw you post about Cheetos once! :)

        I tend to fall prey to the gloppy fruit snacks that we give the kids for a treat every once in a while . . . !! :)

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        • Emily
          Mar 23, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

          Oh yes. It’s usually the salty stuff that gets me!!! Around 3pm. :)

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  5. thehealthyapron
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 3:31 pm

    Best advice? Fidget!! Try to move or do something once every 30 minutes or so!!
    Eat a piece of produce with every meal and snack! An easy way to sneak your 5-9 a day!!

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  6. Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    Eat more WHOLE grains. Drink more water. Eat produce at every meal. :)

    xoxox
    Kathleen

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