Tips for a Healthy Family in 2018

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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.


Categories: Health, Health + Fitness, Health and Development, Nutrition