I. Eat Healthy :
i)Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains every day.
ii)Keeping in balance means making sure that the number of calories you eat during a day equals the number of calories you use during a day; this balancing helps to maintain body weight.
II. Be Active By Doing Exercice:
i) Be active for at least 2½ hours a week. Include activities that raise your breathing and heart rates and that strengthen your muscles.
ii)The brain also needs to be kept active. Keeping the brain active involves using the brain daily by solving crossword puzzles or math equations, reading, writing, imagining and creating. Volunteering and being socially active is also a good way to keep the brain energized and active.
III) Manage Stress :
i) Sleep is important for people of all ages. Getting enough sleep has been shown to increase one’s ability to fight off diseases, improve your cardiovascular health and improve mood. Sleep can also help with improving one’s ability to concentrate, learning and memory in addition to reducing irritability and impatience.Get 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Make sure kids get more, based on their age.
ii)Balance work, home, and play and Stay positive.
IV. Get Regular Check-ups:
Yearly routine exams are an important part of monitoring for potential diseases. Getting blood pressure checked, cholesterol and lipids screenings, being evaluated for risks of osteoporosis and getting basic cancer screenings (mammogram, colonoscopy and prostate exams) can to help a person “BE HEALTHY.”
V. Protect Yourself:
i)Wear helmets, seat belts, sunscreen, and insect repellent
ii)Wash hands to stop the spread of germs.
iii)Avoid smoking and breathing other people’s smoke.
iv)Build safe and healthy relationships with family and friends.