What Can You Do?
Eating healthy now will help us achieve overall good health and can prevent us from future health complications. Try making some small changes to your diet, like adding more fruits and vegetables. A good rule of thumb is to try to have half of your plate filled with a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables. Try to make at least half of the grains you eat whole grains, such as whole wheat bread and pasta, quinoa, oats, and brown rice. Choose healthy protein sources, such as lean meats and poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs and nuts and seeds. Eat low-fat dairy foods or use calcium-fortified soy beverages, if you are sensitive to lactose.
In addition to eating a healthy diet, it is important to work in physical activity as part of your daily routine. Adults should get at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. If getting to the gym is difficult, try working activity into your day. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk over to speak with your coworker instead of calling or emailing them. Go to pick up your materials from the printer with each print job instead of pooling them to pick up all at once.
By eating a healthy diet and working in regular physical activity, you can stay on track with your health goals and lead a healthier lifestyle for your future.