Did you Start Your Week Strong?
Eat Healthy and Be Active!
with Elaine Hastings, RD
-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 for at least 2½ hours a week.
-Help kids and teens be active for at least 1 hour a day.
-Include activities that raise their breathing and heart rates and that strengthen their muscles and bones.
–Wash hands to stop the spread of germs.
-Avoid smoking and breathing other people’s smoke.
-Build safe and healthy relationships with family and friends.
-Be ready for emergencies. Make a supply kit. Make a plan. Be informed.
-Balance work, home, and play.
It’s OK, get a little muddy!
-Get support from family and friends.
-Take time to relax.
-Get 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Make sure kids get more, based on their age.
-Get help or counseling if needed.
This is also a good time to take inventory of your current nutritional status and make necessary lifestyles.
Also, be sure you make any annual health check-ups, including gynecological care, dental, vision and overall physical examinations to ensure that you are taking all necessary steps to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle.