Nutrition and Ways to Stay Healthy

Nutrition and Ways to Stay Healthy

 

Having good nutrition carries with you throughout life. Something that we eat today could have a negative effect on us in the future. A balance diet consists of consuming fresh fruits and vegetables. Be sure to choose lean meats like poultry and fish, as well as other proteins like beans, eggs, and nuts. Avoid whole milk and foods that are high in cholesterol, trans-fats, saturated fats, high sodium (salt), or added sugar.

Tips for Maintaining a healthy Diet

  1. Set yourself up for success
  2. Moderation is the key
  3. Fill up on colorful fruits and vegetables
  4. Eat more healthy carbs and whole grains
  5. Enjoy healthy fats, avoid unhealthy fats
  6. Reduce sugar and salt
  7. Add calcium foe bone health
  8. Bulk up on fiber

Staying healthy doesn’t stop there. All too often we are faced with the reality of being diagnosed with a health problem that could have otherwise been avoided. By increasing physical activity, these problems can decrease and be less problematic. Physical activity can be anything from going to the gym or simply dancing to your favorite song. The following are a list of age-appropriate activities to promote good health:

Children and Adolescents:

  1. Aerobics: brisk walking and running
  2. Muscle-strengthening: gymnastics and push-ups
  3. Bone-strengthening: jumping rope and running

Adults and Older Adults:

  1. Aerobics: brisk walking
  2. Muscle-strengthening: activities that target all the major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms)

 

*For more information, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/

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