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Douglas County officials want to improve residents’ health. How hard is it for you to get five servings of fruits and vegetables and exercise each day?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 23, 2013

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Photo of Amanda Thompson

“Not that hard. You have to walk to a lot of places in Lawrence, anyway, and you can always get good deals on fruit.”

Photo of Chris Orlando

“It’s pretty easy to find those things in West Lawrence, but harder the further east you go. Food desert.”

Photo of Dana Peterson

“It’s not, I do that. Everyone should think about it.”

Photo of Peggy Jones

“Not very hard.”

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jhawkinsf 4 years, 10 months ago

Is it difficult to eat a healthy diet? No, if you're motivated to do so. Yes, if you're not.

Maddy Griffin 4 years, 10 months ago

Not hard at all, but getting more expensive every day.

Leslie Swearingen 4 years, 10 months ago

The thing is that at this point I have heard so much about health and nutrition that I just tune it out. It is now boring.

Kirk Larson 4 years, 10 months ago

My bicycle is my primary means of transportation. Makes it easier to get exercise. Eating right takes a little more work.

Richard Heckler 4 years, 10 months ago

Think Green Vibrance for a hefty supplement

Think whole food multi-vitamins for an additional supplement

Supplements can never replace the produce aisle...

Drink plenty of water

Think Rolling Prairie Cookbook by Nancy O'Connor

Think Central Soyfoods as a gluten free heart healthy alternative to meat

Think local products from some grocery stores and the farmers market/ Cottin's Hardware on Thursday.

Try walking 10,000 steps a day = easier than one thinks for those who can. Try biking the equivalent.

If any of us desire to keep walking in our golden ages we need to keep moving now. Try looking at all of the above as a fun episode in our lives and be thankful many of us can do any of the above.

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