Tips for a Safe and Healthy Life

February 13, 2015 at 6:09 pm Leave a comment

Take steps every day to live a safe and healthy life.

Eat healthy

  • Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains every day
  • Limit foods and drinks high in calories, sugar, salt, fat, and alcohol
  • Eat a balanced diet to help keep a healthy weight

Be active

  • Be active for at least 2½ hours a week. Include activities that raise your breathing and heart rates and that strengthen your muscles.

Protect yourself and your family

  • Wear helmets, seat belts, sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Wash hands to stop the spread of germs
  • Avoid smoking and breathing other people’s, or (second hand), smoke
  • Build safe and healthy relationships with family and friends
  • Be ready for emergencies. Gather emergency supplies. Make a plan. Be informed.

Manage stress

  • Balance work, home and play
  • Get support from family and friends
  • Stay positive
  • Take time to relax
  • Get seven to nine hours of sleep each night
  • Get help or counseling, if needed

Get check-ups

  • Ask your doctor or nurse how you can lower your risk for health problems
  • Find out what exams, tests and shots you need and when to get them
  • See your doctor for regular check-ups and as often as directed
  • Get seen if you feel sick, have pain, notice changes or have problems with medicine

Source: CDC

Entry filed under: Managing your health, Safety, Stress.

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