Making healthy living a part of your regular routine can help reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Here are some tips for adding healthy habits into your life:
- Eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods. Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables, and make sure to include whole grains, lean protein, and low-fat dairy.
- Get active every day. Adults should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity per week.
- Limit sedentary behaviors, such as watching television and spending time on the computer.
- Don’t smoke, and stay away from secondhand smoke.
- Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all.
- Be aware of food safety practices.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Get regular physical exams and screenings.