Use these tips to take charge of your health.
Eat healthy and get active.
Remember, it’s never too late to start healthier habits. A healthy eating routine and regular physical activity can help control your:
- Blood pressure
- Blood sugar
By keeping these numbers in a healthy range, you can lower your risk of serious health problems like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Make eating healthy and being active part of your daily routine:
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation
- If you smoke, make a plan to quit
Make small changes every day.
Small changes can add up to big results — like lowering your risk of type 2 diabetes or heart disease. Here are some examples of small changes you can make:
- Take a walk instead of watching TV
- Try a green salad instead of fries.
- Eat 1-2 cups of vegetables per day – raw veggies and salad count
- Drink water instead of soda or other sugary drinks
- Keep coffee intake to 12 ounces per day
- Cut back on fast foods
- No skipping meals
- Fruit 1-2 servings per day
- Prepare simple meals, including a vegetable, high fiber carbohydrates, and a lean protein
Checklist to Stay Healthy
Contact Family Nutrition Center to schedule an appointment with our Registered Dietitians. Let us help you meet your health and nutrition goals.