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Ways to Stay Healthy

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Here are some tips and easy ideas to help maintain a healthy life.

Healthy Eating

  • When it comes to meats, eat fish, lean means and poultry.
  • Eat raw or cooked fruits with no sugar added, canned in their own juice, or dried.
  • Whole grain foods like whole wheat breat and crackers, oatmeal, brown rice, and cereals.
  • Avoid foods that have a lot of sugar, salt, and fat.
  • Eat smaller portions of meats and larger portions of fruits and vegetables.

Exercise Ideas

  • Take a walk on your lunch break 3 days a week.
  • Take the stairs more often and skip the elevator.
  • Take 30 minute brisk walks on most days of the week.
  • Play with your kids such as tag or dance.
  • Go for long walks with the dog.
  • Go swimming.
  • Play tennis.
  • Try ice-skaring or roller-skating.
  • Go dancing.

Other Tips to Staying Healthy

  • Quit smoking.
  • Brush and flass your teeth everyday.
  • Report any changes in your eyesight your doctor.
  • Get regular checkups with your doctor.
  • Set goals you can reach and break bigger goals into steps.
  • Get the whole family involved.  Having a support team helps.
  • Reward yourself for doing well.