Why is a healthy lifestyle so important?
While we can’t always stop ourselves from getting sick, if you eat healthy food, drink plenty of water and are physically active (that is you don’t sit around all day doing nothing) you’ll be more likely to live a long and healthy life.
How can a healthy lifestyle protect me from getting sick?
Healthy eating and daily physical activity can keep you healthy in many ways because a healthy lifestyle can help protect you and your family from type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, some cancers and other health problems.
Why do I need to be a healthy weight?
Eating healthy food and being active can help you to maintain a healthy weight. If you are overweight or obese, you are at risk of all kinds of health problems, such as: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attack, stroke and kidney disease.
Women who are overweight can have problems getting pregnant, or have complications during pregnancy and general women’s health issues.
Why do I need to eat a healthy diet?
Your body needs good food to keep it going. If you put bad food into your body, you are more at risk of all kinds of health problems.
We all need fruit and vegetables to be healthy and strong. Fruit and vegetables have important vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that our bodies need to keep working properly.
If you can’t get fresh fruit and vegetables, you can get the nutrients you need from canned and frozen fruit and vegetables. But try to choose canned fruit in natural juices.
Drink plenty of water.
Why do I need to be active?
Thirty minutes or more of daily physical activity can help make you feel better and help you maintain a healthy weight. It can also help to reduce high cholesterol and high blood pressure and reduce the risk of developing diseases like type 2 diabetes.