Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”–Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Day On, Not a Day Off!The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is a way to transform Dr. King’s life and teachings into community service that helps empower and strengthen local communities.
The Corporation provides tools and resources for organizations and individuals to become engaged in service activities to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Federal holiday, including grants to organizations to support volunteer projects across a state or throughout a multi-state. View the MLK Day Fact Sheet.
Visit the MLK Day of Service website for more information on how you can get involved and make the King Day of Service, "A Day On, Not a Day Off!". So use MLK Day as a chance to start your year off right by making an impact in your community .
Have you ever said “I just want to lose 5 pounds.” There are a few things you can do to make it happen. An easy way to remember these tips is the word “LOSES”. Each letter represents a tip.
Lots of fruits, vegetables, and water.
Omit fried food, fast food, sodas, ice cream, regular salad dressings, and cheese.
Subtract 500 calories/day from current diet to lose 1 pound/week. 3500 calories = 1 pound fat.
Exercise Burns calories, decreases fat and sugar cravings, improves mood.
Stay On Track- If you splurge on a high calorie food or meal, get back on track at the next meal, do not let it trigger a week long binge!
If you put your mind to it, resist temptation, and stay on track, you can do it. Make a list of reasons why you want to lose weight and post it on the refrigerator. This will keep you motivated until you reach your goal. Remember, nothing tastes as good as being fit feels!