Wellness for the Family: Trying Some Easter Egg-cercises

Jelly beans, chocolate bunnies, peeps. Easter morning can often bring a sugar rush with it.

Registered Dietitian Grace Derocha, with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, is back in the Heritage House today to talk about some egg-xercises to help keep kids active and have fun.

“There is more money spent during Easter than on Halloween,” Derocha says. “$2.4 billion in candy during Easter time.”

That is a lot of candy. But Derocha has a healthier alternative.

There are other things that you can include in your Easter basket to keep the kids active and having fun.

  • Bubbles
  • Chalk
  • Sporting goods
  • Jump ropes

And Derocha says even the tried and true egg hunt can get a healthier spin.

“In your eggs, you can put some egg-xercises,” she says.

Watch the video above to learn more.

For more recipes and health and wellness tips, visit AHealthierMichigan.org.

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