An unhealthy lifestyle can contribute to poor health.

  • Did you know that 7 out of 10 adults will have a chronic disease in their lifetime?
  • Did you know that you can reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes by 58% just by changing your lifestyle?
  • Did you know that being physically active helps decrease your risk of heart disease and cancer?

Three Tips for Improved Health 

  1. Add 10 minutes of physical activity to each day. Find a consistent time that you can walk, bicycle, or swim.  Ask a family member or friend to join you. Make the commitment – put it on your calendar for 3 times a week.  Each week add five minutes or another day. Soon you will be up to 30 minutes each day!
  2. Add one serving of a fruit or vegetable to your day. Fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, all of which play a major role in keeping your body running well and preventing  future illnesses.  The recommendation is to eat a minimum of five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.  Everyone has heard this but most of us have trouble doing it.
  3. Get your kids started early – Being active with your kids is the best way to help them develop healthy habits that they’ll continue the rest of their life.  Moms are still the top role model for children. Walk to school, play in the park, shoot some hoops before dinner. Active children learn better, have increased self-esteem, and learn how to live a healthy life. One in three of today’s kids are expected to get diabetes in their life time.  Type 2 diabetes can be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight.  Be the role model your children need!

Six Things To Remember

There are 6 important factors that can really affect your overall health.  Follow the links below to learn more about each of them:

  1. Physical activity
  2. Food choices
  3. Weight
  4. Mental well-being
  5. Smoking
  6. Alcohol

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