Eating nutrient-rich foods and making sure to have an appropriate level of physical activity can make all the difference to your overall health. From your oral health to your lungs and beyond, how you live, eat and exercise can influence how your body functions.
Living a healthy lifestyle can seem like a hassle to a lot of people, but it doesn't have to be.
Every individual lives their life differently and has their own priorities, so finding the nutrition and physical activity regimens that work best for them is crucial to sustaining a healthy lifestyle.
What are the most important parts of living a healthy lifestyle?
- Eating Healthy — Fueling your body with the proper nutrients and foods sets you up for success. Consider what foods you eat on a daily basis from fruits and veggies to meats, other proteins, and grains.
- Get Moving — We all know how important physical activity is. Get at least 2.5 hours of aerobic and muscle-focused activity weekly at least twice a week.
- Be Tobacco-Free — Whether you smoke, vape, or use smokeless products, tobacco can cause damage to nearly every part of your body. Call 1-866-SD-QUITS to quit for free!
- Use Your Environment — Opportunities available where you live, work and play can have an impact on your physical activity. Consider utilizing your area's walking or biking trails and visiting any recreation centers.