How To Keep Healthy
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can sometimes be tricky especially if your favor convenience foods and are stuck in a junk food rut. Many people think that being healthy is a difficult task that involves lots of dieting and time at the gym, but that’s not actually true! Healthy eating is an important part of your growth and development.
But what do we need to maintain our health? Focus on eating the recommended daily amount of at least five servings of fruit and vegetables and it will naturally fill you up and help you cut back on unhealthy foods.
Look for the Heart-Check mark to easily identify foods that can be part of an overall healthy eating pattern. Limiting consumption of sugary drinks, limiting energy rich foods, including fast foods” and red meat, and avoiding processed meats can improve your health.
Exercising And Activities
At least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity , such as walking, on most days of the week. If you want to lose weight, meet specific fitness goals or get even more benefits, you may need to ramp up your moderate aerobic activity to 300 minutes or more a week. It’s never too late to start building your strength and physical fitness, even if you’re a senior or a self-confessed couch potato who has never exercised before.
From breath work to stretching to strengthening, focused effort just a few times a week can make a significant difference in how flexible you feel. You could jog on Monday, do upper body strength training Tuesday, swim laps on Wednesday, do a lower body workout Thursday, take a yoga class on Friday, ride your bike Saturday, and go for a light walk on Sunday.