WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama says small changes in diet and exercise habits can improve health and fitness.
In other words, don't try to change everything at once.
Choose walking over driving. Add a vegetable or fruit to meals. Switch from sugary soda to water.
Mrs. Obama said Tuesday that lifestyle changes are needed because nearly one-third of U.S. children are either overweight or obese – a major public health threat, as she described it, that doesn't bode well for their future.
"Imagine what we're going to be facing in 20 or 30 years if we don't get on this issue," she said while visiting the Health and Human Services Department, her 11th stop at a Cabinet department or federal agency. "None of us wants a future like that for our children."