Tips for a Healthy Family in 2018
Here are some suggestions from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help your family start off the new year in a healthy way:
• Choose healthy foods. A healthy eating plan emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats such as poultry and fish, beans, eggs, nuts, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products. A healthy diet is low in saturated fats, transfats, cholesterol, salt and added sugars.
• Be active. Try simple things such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Consider walking indoors in a mall if the weather is cold. Be active for at least two-and-a-half hours each week.
• Be smoke-free. If you are ready to quit, call 800-QUIT-NOW (or 855-DEJELO-YA for Spanish speakers) to obtain free resources and referrals where you live.
• Get adequate sleep. Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression.