There is more than one way to eat healthfully and everyone has their own eating style. Make healthier choices that reflect your preferences, culture, traditions, and budget. Choose fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, and protein foods to get the most nutrition and meet your personal calorie needs. Aim for a variety of foods and beverages from each food group and limit saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.
What and how much you eat and drink, along with regular physical activity, can help you manage your weight and lower your risk of disease.
For more information, visit https://www.choosemyplate.gov/healthy-eating-style
Being physically active can improve your health — today, tomorrow, and in the future. However, most people do not do enough physical activity. People of all types, shapes, sizes, and abilities can benefit from being physically active. The more you do, the greater the health benefits and the better you'll feel. The information and tips below can help you learn ways to add physical activity to your life.
Physical activity is important for everyone, but how much you need depends on your age.
Adults (18-64 years)
Adults should do at least 2 hours and 30 minutes each week of aerobic physical activity at a moderate level OR 1 hour and 15 minutes each week of aerobic physical activity at a vigorous level. Being active 5 or more hours each week can provide even more health benefits. Spreading aerobic activity out over at least 3 days a week is best. Also, each activity should be done for at least 10 minutes at a time. Adults should also do strengthening activities, like push-ups, sit-ups and lifting weights, at least 2 days a week.
Children and Adolescents (6-17 years)
Children and adolescents should do 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day. Most of the 60 minutes should be either moderate- or vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity, and should include vigorous-intensity physical activity at least 3 days a week. As part of their 60 or more minutes of daily physical activity, children and adolescents should include muscle-strengthening activities, like climbing, at least 3 days a week and bone-strengthening activities, like jumping, at least 3 days a week. Children and adolescents are often active in short bursts of time rather than for sustained periods of time, and these short bursts can add up to meet physical activity needs. Physical activities for children and adolescents should be developmentally appropriate, fun, and offer variety.
Young Children (2-5 years)
There is not a specific recommendation for the number of minutes young children should be active each day. Children ages 2-5 years should play actively several times each day. Their activity may happen in short bursts of time and not be all at once. Physical activities for young children should be developmentally appropriate, fun, and offer variety.
For more information, visit https://www.choosemyplate.gov/physical-activity
With the fast-paced life these days, it seems that there is nothing you can do about stress. There will never be more than twenty-four hours in a day to handle the demanding situations of life. It’s only when you learn to deal with stress, you’ll find yourself in a better position to take control of your life, improve your health, and make your life more enjoyable.The primary step in stress management is a simple belief in the realization, that you can control your life. Managing stress is all about taking charge of your thoughts, emotions, schedule, and the way you deal with problems.You may already be aware of some of these things, or all of them to an extent. This article will help you delve a little deeper.
Management of Stress
We can’t completely eliminate stress from our lives, but we can most certainly control how much of it affects us. Stress management includes changing our reactions to a stressful situation and making time for rest and relaxation.