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How to Stay Healthy

How do you stay healthy? Although the world is full of differing opinions on the best way to stay fit and healthy, a few ideas are accepted universally.  By making small changes, you can greatly increase your chances of living a fit and active lifestyle and beating diseases, injuries, or illnesses when they strike.

Steps to staying or getting healthy

Eat healthy foods-Eating a diet full of healthy vegetables and fruits with lean proteins is the building block to any healthy lifestyle. Avoid processed foods, and don't fall into the fast food trap. A good tip is to prepare food ahead of time and freeze for busy days on the go.

Exercise- Cardio and weight lifting exercises are important to burning calories, maintaining a healthy heart, and building muscle that increases metabolism.

Quit Smoking-Need help? Call the Indiana Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit their website at www.in.gov/quitline/.

Limit Alcohol Intake-Drink alcohol only in moderation or not at all.

Drink plenty of water-  Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day.

Take a daily vitamin- Today's busy lifestyles sometimes makes eating healthy difficult.  A daily vitamin will help to supplement what our diets sometimes lack.  However, remember that a vitamin is not a replacement for eating healthy foods.

Beginning with small steps will make a big impact. If you have questions or concerns about starting a health plan, contact your PMP to go over your specific health needs and risks to make sure you are on a path that is safe and effective for your situation.