Snack the healthy way: The American Dietetic
Association recommends five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day
to reduce the risk of some cancers, beat the signs of aging, improve memory
and promote a healthy heart.
Drink water and eat dairy: The body needs water
to keep properly hydrated and individuals vary widely on how much water they
need. Joints need it to stay in motion, and vital organs such as the heart,
brain, kidney and liver need it to work properly. The calcium in dairy is
known to be important for strong bones and teeth. Studies have also shown it
can help prevent high blood pressure, kidney stones, heart disease and colon
Drink tea: There is some evidence that tea may
help in improving memory, and preventing cavities, cancer and heart disease.
Decaffeinated tea is better.
Take a daily walk:
There are plenty of opportunities to move your legs during the day. Take the
stairs instead of the elevator, walk to the store, window shop at the mall,
leave your desk and visit your co-worker instead of sending an e-mail, or
walk and talk with your friends instead of meeting for a meal.
there is, perhaps, no better word to illustrate how you can incorporate
healthy habits into your everyday life.
Good health does not happen by
accident. For the most part, neither do good fitness, skin
protection, healthy teeth, weight loss and social ties. Many of these habits
take effort that need to be scheduled into busy lives.
If you need to write time into your calendar for exercise, do it. If you
need to write out the week's menu, and make the grocery list from this
before you go shopping, do it. Do what you need to do to incorporate these
habits into your life. Make them a part of your life and you'll be healthier