What does Healthy Living Mean?
Healthy living means eating a variety of foods from each food group; grains, proteins, vegetables, fruits and dairy, to give your body the nutrients you need to lower your risk of disease, reach-and maintain-a healthy weight, feel good, and have energy.
It means being physically active for at least 30 minuets a day, 5 or more days per week, including activities that increase your heart rate and strengthen your muscles.
Healthy living also means see your doctor or nurse for regular check-ups, get plenty of sleep each night, manage stress, protect yourself from the sun and quit smoking.
Here are several links to information that will help you get started on a healthier lifestyle!
Want something to remind you of some simple steps you can take every day for a healthy life? Here is a
– To get started on the road to a healthier lifestyle, read this article on suggestions for losing weight without changing your diet.
– Before you go grocery shopping, take a look at this heart healthy grocery list.
– Watching your wallet and your weight? Here’s a healthy eating budget weight loss shopping list.
– Check out the heart healthy recipes provided by the Million Hearts campaign.